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Dr. Giovanna Scarel 
James Madison University


Wednesday May 16, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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Festival Center, Ballrooms B&C                               James Madison University 
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Driving Directions


Please park in the C11 and C12 lots across the street from the Festival Conference Center on Carrier Drive.

JMU Campus Map

Hotel Suggestions

Jameson Inn

Hampton Inn

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

Airport Suggestions

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Dulles International Airport

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

Science Enabled by Photon Sources:      Local Research Interests in Virginia

As we continue into the 21st century, our ability to explore natural phenomena is pushing toward limits previously unknown.  A compelling need is emerging in solid state physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, and geology, to investigate ultrafast (femto second frame rates) events, electronic and phonon excitations, relaxation phenomena, and out of equilibrium dynamics in complex and strongly correlated systems.  The practical application of such investigations will have profound benefits in the areas of energy/environmental sustainability, healthcare, and national security.  Join James Madison University as we provide an interactive environment in which to identify and document current and envisioned advanced photon source research. Click here to view the program and agenda!

Call for Posters

Faculty members are invited to present photon science research during poster presentations throughout the day.  Please contact Chris Overton at if you would like to present a poster.


We would like to thank the following departments for their contributions:

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JMU Center for Materials Science

JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


For those traveling by air, please check the airport suggestion links listed in the lefthand column to inquire about rental cars provided through each airport, as a shuttle service will not be available.  There will be a dedicated parking lot on JMU's campus for this event.  Additional parking information can also be found in the lefthand column below the map.  The suggested hotels are all located within one-half mile of the Festival Center.  Please feel free to contact us with any logistical questions.