The “Second RUN” (beam period between two technical breaks) of 2016, from March 10th to April 25th, has been the best in SOLEIL’s history! During those 6 and a half weeks, the synchrotron teams made the beam available to users during 99,8% of the time, therefore beating the 99,7% record established during the first RUN of 2015. [Read more]
Michel Sommer was an internationally renowned accelerator physicist, a specialist in optical settings for storage rings. Father of the Super-ACO optics, he also contributed significantly to those of SOLEIL. We look back on his career in his honor. [Read more].
Researchers have for the first time shown that ribose, a sugar that is one of the building blocks of genetic material in living organisms, may have formed in cometary ices. [Full story]