SPring-8, the large synchrotron radiation facility

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October 1988
Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and RIKEN established a collaborative team for the synchrotron radiation facility research and development.
June 1989
Harima Science Garden City in Hyogo Prefecture was chosen as the construction site.
December 1990
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) was founded.
November 1991
Construction on SPring-8 was initiated.
October 1994
The "Law Regarding Promotion of Common Use of the Synchrotron Radiation Facility" was implemented and JASRI was assigned as the "Organization for promoting the study and use of synchrotron radiation."
March 1997
Generation of synchrotron radiation was confirmed.
October 1997
SPring-8 was opened for users.
October 2005
Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute withdrew from the management of SPring-8 and management by two bodies, JASRI and RIKEN, began.
July 2006
"Law Regarding Promotion of Common Use of the Synchrotron Radiation Facility" was revised to "Law for the Promotion of Public Utilization of the Specific Advanced Large Research Facilities" and the "Organization for promoting the study and use of synchrotron radiation" was dismantled.
March 2007
JASRI was selected as the Registered Institution for Facilities Use Promotion.
October 2007
The tenth anniversary of operations at SPring-8, an anniversary ceremony and a symposium, were held.
June 2009
SPring-8 welcomed its 100,000th user since it was opened in October 1997.
March 2011
JASRI was selected as the Registered Institution for Facilities Use Promotion which performs the Usage Promotion Services in Specific Synchrotron Radiation Facilities (SPring-8 and SACLA).
April 2012
JASRI shifted to the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
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