About EuroFEL
EuroFEL is part of the ESFRI Roadmap since 2006. The preparatory phase of EuroFEL (IRUVX-PP) prepared the establishment of the EuroFEL Consortium to link FEL & SPS facilities in Europe closer together. IRUVX-PP has been funded by the European Commission under FP7 from April 2008 to March 2011.

Archive 2010 - 2011

August 23 – 27, 2010
32nd International Free Electron Laser Conference FEL 2010

Malmö, Sweden

FEL 2010 will focus on the scientific, technological and some user aspects of Free Electron Lasers and will also contain tutorials on important FEL subjects. The conference is organised by MAX-lab (Lund University) and the Stockholm Uppsala FEL Center.

For further information please see http://fel2010.maxlab.lu.se/




September 27 - 29, 2010
Science with FLASH: Recent Results and Future Perspectives

DESY, Hamburg, Germany

With the start of the new Free-Electron Laser sources a new era in X-ray science has just begun. First experiments at FLASH, the XUV-Free-Electron Laser at DESY in Hamburg, and recently also at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) in Stanford, have shown that the unprecedented brilliance, the coherence, and the ultrashort pulses of these sources enable new insights in many different fields such as atomic and molecular physics, cluster physics, condensed matter physics, material science, femtochemistry, structural biology, and high energy density science.

For further information please see https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3198





September 29 - October 01, 2010
FEL 3-site meeting

DESY, Hamburg, Germany

The aim of this collaboration meeting is to exchange experience in the design, construction, and operation of X-ray Free-Electron-Lasers. The exchange of results from existing collaborations and the launch of new collaborations on specific issues is targeted. Since the last meeting, remarkable steps have been achieved in this field. We have observed the very successful start of operation of the LCLS, the construction of the Spring-8 XFEL is nearing its completion, the construction of the European XFEL is in full swing, and the decision has been made to extend the FLASH facility. The meeting shall give ample time for discussion of specific topics and for meeting colleagues from the collaborating laboratories. Following overview talks the program continues by work group discussion in the two areas of electron and photon beams.

Following the meetings at Spring-8 (Oct 2008) and at SLAC (Feb 2009), this 3rd meeting is organized jointly by DESY and European XFEL, making the 3rd site for hard X-ray FELs under construction or already in operation. The meeting will take place Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2010 at DESY, Hamburg, where the FLASH facility operates since 2005 for users and where the construction of the European XFEL is on-going.

The FEL 3-site meeting will start on Sep 29 at lunchtime and will end in the afternoon of Oct 1. Please note that in close vicinity to this event two other meetings will address issues of FLASH: FLASH II Meeting and FLASH Workshop on Linac Operation with Long Bunch Trains (postponed to Feb 2011).

For further information please see https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3067



October 11-13, 2010
Workshop on Evolution and Control of Complexity: Key Experiments using Sources of Hard X-rays

Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

During the past two centuries, much effort has gone into understanding
various types of orders in systems obeying the laws of equilibrium
thermodynamics as described using linear response theory or the
Born-Oppenheimer approximation. On the other hand, the majority of
processes in nature involve nonlinear behavior that obeys nonequilibrium
thermodynamics from the flow of energy. Nature in its
every manifestation exhibits far-away-from-equilibrium processes,
leading to complexity of order. This is true from the Big Bang to the
coming of humankind, from chemistry and biology to geosciences and
medicine, and from materials engineering to energy sciences. In spite
of the recurrence of non-equilibrium behavior in nature and, particularly,
in every aspect of our daily activities, fundamental research
lacks an understanding of the processes involved in the temporal
evolution of complex order with precision.
This workshop will identify unexplored opportunities in the emerging
field of non-equilibrium science with a focus on the use of hard x-ray
spatio-temporal techniques that are available at operating and future
x-ray sources, including compact sources, storage rings, energy recover
linacs, and x-ray free-electron lasers.

Focus Areas of the Workshop
Control of Processes in Condensed Systems
Controlling the Dynamics of Materials Processing
Nonlinear Chemical Reactions: Mimicking Nature
Controlling Biological Functions
Hydrodynamics of Flowing Fluids: Micro- & Nano-Fluidics
Transformational Dynamics in High- Energy & High-Density Matter
Nonlinear X-ray Science & Future X-ray Metrology

For further information please see http://www.aps.anl.gov/complexity



October 13-14, 2010
Nobel Prize Laureate Lecture, International Symposium "Frontiers in Photon Science"

University of Manchester, Photon Science Institute

For further information please see http://www.psi.manchester.ac.uk/



October 18 - 21, 2010
Research school on Science with XUV- and X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Club Belambra at the Presqu'Ile de Giens, Hyères, France

The research school supported by the CNRS is motivated by the emergence of a new research direction, namely the scientific applications of the novel Free Electron Lasers in the XUV and X-ray regime. These new femtosecond (1 fs = 10-15 sec) X-rays sources are of particular interest for the user community working at present with synchrotron radiation and/or with high order harmonics of an intense femtosecond laser.

For further information please visit http://www.xfel-school.com/




October 18-21, 2010
2010 LCLS/SSRL Users' Conference

Menlo Park, CA, USA

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) Annual Users' Meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of research activities from SSRL, LCLS and the light source community in general. New data, developments and plans for the future will be shared through talks, poster presentations and workshops.

For further information please see http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/ssrl-lcls/2009/2010.asp





October 19, 2010
2nd ERF seminar on Human Capital for Modern Research Infrastructures
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland

European research large-scale facilities are facing very specific challenges in recruiting and training their
expert staff as well as planning their career, marketability and mobility. Once more, the human resources
are at the corner-stone of the well-known knowledge triangle: innovation, research and training and thus a
deciding factor in the success and competitiveness of modern research infrastructures and related projects.
This ERF seminar shall bring together key stakeholders from research facilities, European RI projects
leaders, scientific communities, industry and funding agencies across Europe to discuss these relevant
matters, share valuable experiences and provide best practice guidelines.

For further information please see http://www.europeanresearchfacilities.eu/Events.aspx



December 9 and 10, 2010
2nd Joint BERII and BESSY II Users Meeting

WISTA main building & BESSY II site, Adlershof, Berlin, Germany

The meeting will provide an overview of the many exciting and inspiring research results obtained at the facilities in the past year. A key-note lecture, plenary talks, oral sessions, a public lecture and a poster session will provide vast possibilities of information and discussion.

For further informatino please visit http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/user/usermeeting/index_en.html



December 14-15, 2010
Seeded FEL sources and Time-resolved experiments

Adriatico Guesthouse - Trieste, Italy

The implementation of seeding scheme provides the possibility to have high temporal and spatial coherence together with variable polarization and precise control of the photon energy and jitter. The aim of the workshop is to bring together prospective users and experts in FEL and machine physics to discuss the most recent advancements in seeded FEL schemes and their expected impact in studies of fast phenomena in solids, liquids and gases, combining scattering and spectroscopic approaches and exploiting selection rules. This event is taking place in Trieste just before the European XFEL workshop (16-17 December).

For further information please visit http://www.elettra.trieste.it/SESTRE



December 16-17, 2010
International workshop on the X-ray science and instrumentation at the European XFEL

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy

Soft X-ray Instrumentation at the European XFEL undulator SASE 3 includes two instruments: Small Quantum Systems (SQS), dealing with investigation of atoms, ions, molecules and clusters in intense fields and non-linear phenomena, and Spectroscopy and Coherent Scattering (SCS), aiming at studies of electronic and atomic structure and dynamics of hard, soft and biological nano-scale objects.

Following the previous workshops for SQS and SCS instruments and further considering the recently achieved technological and scientific results, the purpose of this Workshop is to inform the soft X-ray scientific community about recent scientific results, current developments of FEL sources and the plans for soft X-ray instrumentation at the European XFEL. A particular aim of the workshop is the coordination and synchronization of activities by the soft X-ray community.
For further information please see http://www.xfel.eu/events/workshops/2010/soft_x_ray_science_and_instrumentation_workshop/



January 18-21, 2011
Biology with X-ray lasers: Toward the molecular movie

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Recent advances in free-electron laser technology have demonstrated the ability to collect millions of “snap-shot”
hard X-ray diffraction patterns from single bio-particles (e.g. viruses, cells) or hydrated protein nanocrystals. Other
modes, such as Laue diffraction, fast (correlation) SAXS, and pump-probe experiments aimed at observing protein
dynamics are also under development*.
The aim of this small workshop is to determine what opportunities the invention of the FEL offers to biologists.


For further information please visit https://sites.google.com/a/lbl.gov/biology-with-fels/



January 26 – 28, 2011
European XFEL Users’ Meeting – HASYLAB Users’ Meeting

DESY, Hamburg, Germany

From 26 – 28 January 2011 the European XFEL Users’ Meeting and the HASYLAB Users’ Meeting will take place at DESY/Hamburg.

On 26 January 2011 European XFEL plenary sessions with project status and workshop reports as well as scientific sessions with the special topic “Non-linear phenomena” are scheduled.

On 27 January 2011 joint sessions with European XFEL and HASYLAB on Soft X-rays/ FLASH experiments will take place.

On 28 January the HASYLAB user meeting takes place focusing on news from the photon science activities, research highlights and a report from the HASYLAB User Committee.

The event will be concluded with a joint poster session and vendor exhibition.

For further information please visit http://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3573



April 6-15, 2011
US-CERN-Japan-Russia Joint International Accelerator School "Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Lasers"

Ettore Majorana Foundation & Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy

This course will be of interest to designers, operators and users of synchrotron light sources and free electron lasers. The lectures will include both machine physics and technology plus scientific applications and experimental techniques. Further information and application forms: http://www.cern.ch/schools/CAS http://uspas.fnal.gov



18-21 April, 2011
Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers: Radiation Schemes, X-ray Optics and Instrumentation" part of the SPIE 2011 Optics and Optoelectronics Symposium

Prague, Czech Republic.

For further information and call for papers please visit http://spie.org//app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&export_id=x25149&ID=x25082&redir=x25082.xml&conference_id=936163&event_id=936086



30 March - 1 April, 2011
10th DESY Research Course on New X-ray Sciences
'Ultrafast X-ray Science with X-Ray Free-Electron Laser'

DESY, Hamburg, Germany

It is the aim of the research courses to provide young and future researchers with the fundamental knowledge about new methods of X-ray research. The
courses address students in their final terms, diploma students, PhD students and young research fellows after the PhD.

For further information please visit http://hasylab.desy.de/course2011 .
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March 30 - April 1, 2011
Ultrafast X-Ray Science with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers
X. Research Course on X-Ray Science

DESY, Hamburg

Free-electron lasers for short-wavelength radiation and the latest generation of storage rings for the generation of hard X-ray synchrotron radiation are new light sources providing extremely high brilliance radiation. These novel sources allow for new experimental techniques, therefore enabling new scientific results. The DESY course shall provide basic knowledge about new directions of X-ray research and address Diploma (Master), PhD students and young research fellows. Detailed information about the program and how to apply can be found on the web. The 10th course is dedicated to new applications in the field of ultrafast X-ray science at X-ray free-electron laser sources. Modern experimental techniques and scientific applications will be discussed.

For further information please visit: http://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3985



April 18 - 19, 2011
Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics (XDam3)

Prague Czech Republic

For further information please visit http://spie.org/app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&export_id=x25149&ID=x25082&redir=x25082.xml&conference_id=936161&event_id=936086



April 20 - 21, 2011
Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers: Radiation Schemes, X-ray Optics and Instrumentation

Prague, Czech Republic

For further information please visit http://spie.org/app/program/index.cfm?fuseaction=conferencedetail&conference_id=936163&event_id=936086&list=1



May 2 - 6, 2011
ATTOFEL Summer School

Atlantica Sensatori Resort,Crete, Greece

The school will offer an introduction into the generation of
XUV, attosecond, and free electron laser light pulses and
present a large range of physical experiments based on such
novel light sources.

For further information please visit www.attofel.eu/event-websites/summer-school



May 22 - 27, 2011
2011 International Workshops on Photoionization and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering

Las Vegas, Nevada USA

For further information please visit http://iwp-rixs.unlv.edu/



June 20-23, 2011
Ultrafast X-ray Summer School 2011

DESY, Hamburg

The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) at DESY in Hamburg, Germany will be hosting the Ultrafast X-ray Summer School 2011 (UXSS 2011). UXSS 2011 is jointly organized by CFEL and the PULSE institute at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The summer school program will be highly interdisciplinary, with topics ranging from accelerator physics to molecular biology, and is intended to give doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest developments and opportunities in ultrafast X-ray science.

Please note that the number of summer school participants will be limited. In order to facilitate the selection of participants, we are asking applicants to provide a short text describing their educational and scientific background and their motivation for applying for participation in UXSS 2011. The application deadline is March 15, 2011. Accepted applicants will be asked to pay a registration fee in the amount of 100 EUR.

For further information please visit http://conferences.cfel.de/uxss_2011/



July 10-15, 2011
FEMTO10 - The Madrid Conference on Femtochemistry
Frontiers of Ultrafast Phenomena in Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Madrid, Spain

FEMTO10 is the 10th Edition of the Femtochemistry Conference series and will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 10th to 15th July 2011. The venue will be the Universidad Complutense de Madrid campus.FEMTO10 will bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances in Femtosciences, including reaction dynamics, coherent control, structural dynamics, solvation phenomena, liquids and interfaces, fast processes in biological systems, strong field processes, attosecond electron dynamics and aggregates, surfaces and solids with contributions from both theory and experiment.

For further information please visit www.femto10.com



August 22 - 26, 2011
33rd International FEL conference

Shanghai, China

FEL 2011 will focus on the scientific, technological and some user aspects of free electron lasers and will also contain tutorials on important FEL subjects. The conference is organised by SINAP.

For further information please visit http://www.sinap.ac.cn/fel2011/



September 15-16, 2011
JUM@P'11: Second Joint Users' Meeting @ PSI

Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

The aim of the Joint Users’ Meetings @ PSI is to bring together the three user communities and to generate new synergies among the scientists driven by common scientific rather than technical interests.

For further information please visit http://indico.psi.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=42

 

Upcoming Events

21-23 May 2014
Workshop on "Advanced X-Ray FEL Development
Organized by the Seeding Experts Group of FEls-of-Europe
Venue: DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2-4 June 2014
Laserlab-Europe Foresight Workshop 'Lasers for Life'
Registration deadline: 30th April 2014
Venue: Royal Society, London
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8-13 June 2014
5th Photoinduced Phase Transitions and Cooperative Phenomena (PIPT5) conference
Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2014
Registration deadline: 31st May 2014
Venue: Bled, Slovenia
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15-20 June 2014
5th International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC’14
Abstract submission deadline: 4th December 2013
Registration deadline: 14th April 2014
Venue: Dresden, Germany
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07-11 July 2014
SXNS13 Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Diffraction
Venue: DESY, Hamburg
Abstract submission: 7th March 2014
Regular registration deadline: 15th May 2014
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25-29 August 2014
FEL 2014
Abstract deadline: 30th May 2014
Registration deadline: 15th August 2014
Venue: Basel, Switzerland
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14-19 September 2014
12th Biennial Conference on High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2014)
Venue: Grenoble & Villard-de-Lans, France
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15-17 September 2014
Science@FEL 2014 Conference
Venue: PSI, Switzerland
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29 Sept. - 01 Oct. 2014
27th Annual MAX IV Laboratory User Meeting (UM14)
Venue: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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6-8 October 2014
6th Microbunching Instability Workshop
Organized by the seeding Experts Group of FELs-of-Europe
Venue: Elettra, Trieste, Italy
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9-14 November 2014
AVS 61st conference, dedicated to synchrotrons and FELs
Venue: Baltimore, USA
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