20-21 November 2014
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone
Save the date: User Meeting 2015 - 26-27 November

2014 Australian Synchrotron Stephen Wilkins Medal

This medal is named in honour of Dr Stephen Wilkins, a founder of synchrotron science in Australia.  It is awarded annually to the PhD student at an Australian or New Zealand University who is judged to have completed the most outstanding thesis of the past two years whose work was undertaken at and acknowledges the Australian Synchrotron, or the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), or whose work acknowledges and was undertaken under the auspices of the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) or the ASRP.

The medal and a monetary prize, funded by a bequest from the Wilkins family and the Australian Synchrotron, is awarded at a special session of the User Meeting.  The awardee will also usually give a presentation on their research at the meeting.

For more information on the Australian Synchrotron Stephen Wilkins Medal, please see here.

Student Poster Prize

This prize is awarded to the best poster presented by a student at the meeting.  The winner will be selected by the Organising and Program Committee after reviewing student posters at the Poster Session on Thursday, 20 November.  All student posters presented at the meeting are automatically eligible for this prize; there is no requirement to submit an application.

The winning poster presenter is awarded a funded place at the Cheiron School in the following year.  

In 2014, the School is being held at SPring-8, Japan.  Students who attended the School in 2014 will also give short talks in a dedicated session at the 2014 User Meeting.

Student Poster Slam

The Student Poster Slam is a special session in which students are given the opportunity to present their posters to all delegates at the meeting, including the Poster Prize judges.

Held in the Oliphant Auditorium, the Poster Slam format encourages students to present their work effectively but succinctly in a fast-paced session.  All student poster presenters with accepted abstacts will automatically be invited to participate.

Each student poster presenter will:
  • Have a MAXIMUM of 1 (one) minute to talk about the work contained in their poster.
  • Have a MAXIMUM of 1 (one) Powerpoint slide to aid their presentation.  Slides must be static (i.e. no animations are permitted) and be submitted to the organiser in advance.
More information will be made available to student poster presenters once their abstract is accepted.