Diamond Light Source, the UK’s Synchrotron Light Source, and Lightsources.org invite you to attend our symposium celebrating the history of the Braggs.
This symposium will take the audience on a journey, looking at the impact of Bragg’s law and advances in X-ray science over the past century, whilst focussing on the latest breakthroughs in the biomedical field, where diffraction is used to unravel the dangerously beautiful structures of HIV, the hand foot and mouth virus, and provide valuable information on life-threatening heart diseases.
Bragg's Law has given us vital insights into everything from HIV to the ribosomes that produce the thousands of proteins which make our bodies work.
In 1912, M. von Laue recorded the first X-ray diffraction pattern. His data caught the eye of W. L. Bragg who, along with his father, set about re-interpreting the pictures published by von Laue’s group. This led to Bragg’s law, which provided a powerful new tool for working out crystal structures using X-ray diffraction – a vital technique in modern science.
Room 207, Hynes Convention Center, Boston. For more information contact the Diamond representative at the AAAS: Silvana Westbury, PR Manager, on 0044 7920 594660.
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