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Finney to discuss European Spallation Source Prospects

Dr. John Finney, Quain Professor of Physics at University College London, will present "Scientific Prospects for the European Spallation Source," during a lecture at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Weinberg Auditorium.

Finney will discuss how the full scientific potential of neutrons can be realized with the exploitation of a next generation source. The case for this proposed source shows how effective flux gains of more than two orders of magnitude are likely in some areas, opening up major new opportunities for the exploitation of neutron studies in fundamental, strategic and applied science.

In the Physics and Astronomy Department at University College London, Finney works on disordered condensed matter, from disordered crystals such as the ices, to glasses and liquids.

Finney is a fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.

The lecture is open to the public. Those wishing to arrange a visitor's pass should call the ORNL Public Affairs office in advance at 574-4160.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.