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Byline: Susan Newman

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CHESS celebrates 75 years of synchrotron light

Sixty feet below the Cornell University campus, at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), researchers utilize X-rays that are 100 million times more intense than Röntgen's first beams of light.
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NSF awards $1.3M to CCAT-prime telescope project

The award will help researchers develop instrumentation that will measure galactic dust polarization and the oldest light in the universe.


Freeze! Researchers develop new protein crystallography tool

Combining state-of-the-art X-ray technology and cryogenics, Cornell physics researchers have developed a new method for analyzing proteins in action, a breakthrough that will enable the study of far more proteins than is possible with current methods.
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CHESS to restart in June for COVID-19 research

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) will partially restart operations in June to conduct research related to treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.