SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Pittsburgh Diffraction Society

78th Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference at SLAC
September 27-29, 2020


Date: September 27-29, 2020

Venue: The conference program will be held at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA in building 48 at the Redwood Conference Rooms (A/B for keynote lectures and biology, C/D for posters, vendors, coffee break and sponsored lunches) and just above at the 2nd floor conference room for powder diffraction and material science lectures.

Conference social events include an opening reception on September 27th, poster reception and luncheon, and banquet on September 28th.

The conference will preceed the 2020 SSRL/LCLS Users' Meeting and Workshops September 29th - October 2nd.

Session Topics

The conference includes parallel sessions for two days covering the following topics:

Biology Sessions

  • Membrane Proteins - Organizers: Crissy Tarver (SU) and Eddie Snell (HWI)
  • RNA/DNA Complexes and Pathogens - Organizers: Wah Chiu (SLAC) and Marc Hunter (LCSL)
  • Metals in Biology - Organizers: Sarah Bowman (HWI), Nozomi Ando (CU) and Jeney Wierman (SSRL)
  • Powder Diffraction and Material Science Sessions

  • Powder Diffraction
  • Materials Research: batteries, superconductors - Organizers: Kevin Stone (SSRL) and Yijin Liu (SSRL)