CHESS-U Magnet Program update

To minimize the shut down (“dark”) time, we are placing all new magnets on girders. Then, when CESR operation is stopped for the upgrade, the girders will be moved to the tunnel and fitted into the storage ring. Each of the twelve girders contains two horizontal focusing quadrupole magnets, one large combined function magnet (bends the beam trajectory and focuses the beam vertically), and four small correcting magnets.


Parking and Directions

Should you wish to park in Wilson Lab, there is no additional charge they are limited you must request the permit when you register and pick up the permit from CHESS reception to place on your vehicle. You will then need to walk from there to the Biotechnology Building.

Parking around campus can be found using Cornell's interactive map; be sure to checkbox the "Metered Parking" and "Pay-by-Cell Parking" options.

Humanity helper: CHESS-made device rode into space

On April 8, the In-Situ-1 crystallization plate – developed by Robert Thorne, professor of physics, and the company he founded, MiTeGen, LLC – was used in experiments for Eli Lilly onboard the history-making SpaceX CRS 8 mission.

“It was personally exciting to me,” Thorne said, “because the U.S. space program of the 1960s and 1970s was one of the reasons I became a scientist.”

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

The workshops open with the annual CHESS Users Meeting, June 7-8. This meeting brings together CHESS users, scientists and staff to discuss research taking place at the facility, as well as the ongoing upgrades to both CHESS and the Cornell Electron Storage Ring.

“There are lots of things going on at CHESS, including the upgrade,” said Ernie Fontes, associate director of CHESS, noting that the upgrade projects that visitors will hear about should be complete during the current $100 million National Science Foundation funding award period, which expires in 2019.