Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS Scientific Computation Seminar Series

Sessions will normally be held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

This seminar series focuses on scientific computation for APS experiments. The series focuses on advanced software and computing infrastructure for analysis, reduction, reconstruction, and simulation. It provides an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art computational techniques and tools and how they are being applied to science at the APS. It will start with talks from Argonne staff who are working on projects in collaboration or in support of APS science.

Next Seminar:
Title: XRF-Maps:  X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy Software to Streamline Data Analysis
Presenter:  Arthur Glowacki, Software Engineer, Scientific Software Engineering & Data Management Group, X-Ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Date: July 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: 401/A1100

X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy (XFM) experiments require attention and time to properly set up and analyze the results.  The accurate analysis of XRF data involves multiple parameters and deep knowledge of the scanning equipment.  While simple fast approaches exist (e.g., ‘spectral ROIs’), these tend not to work well with more complex data (e.g., overlapping peaks).  We have implemented several different fast and more accurate analysis methods with the XRF-Maps software.

To streamline the analysis, and make optimum use of dedicated analysis computers, we created a web interface to submit XRF analysis jobs that provides feedback on processing status and the results of specific jobs.  The interface significantly simplifies the analysis process and can be expanded to pass jobs from one technique to another.  We will also show the latest collaboration with the MONA Project where we are streaming the analyzed results as the scan is running to give a live view to users.

Previous Seminars:

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015