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 2012

25-27 January 2012 European XFEL and HASYLAB Users' Meeting

DESY Hamburg, Germany

We would like to invite you to the HASYLAB Users' Meeting to be held at DESY in Hamburg on January 27, 2012. Please register early, especially, if you plan to present a poster.

The meeting will be organized jointly with the European XFEL Users' Meeting starting on January 25. In the morning of January 26 a joint XFEL / FLASH session will take place as well as several specific workshops in the afternoon.

For further information and registration please visit http://hasylab.desy.de/usersmeeting 2012

March 21-23, 2012
New X-ray Sources for Life Science Applications. XI. Research Course on X-ray Science "

DESY Hamburg, Germany

X-ray scattering and spectroscopy have become key methods to study biological materials. In particular, macromolecular crystallography and small angle x-ray scattering are techniques to reveal the structure of biological macromolecules such as proteins and ribosoms. The advent of free-electron lasers for short-wavelength radiation and the latest generation of storage rings for the generation of hard X-ray synchrotron radiation allows for new experimental techniques, therefore enabling new scientific results on biological materials.

The DESY Research Course shall provide basic knowledge about new directions of X-ray research and address Diploma, Master, PhD students and young research fellows. The 11th course is especially dedicated to new applications in the field of X-ray science in biology. Experimental techniques and scientific applications will be discussed.

Registration is free of charge and the number of participants is limited. Applications for this course should be made not later than March 11, 2012. You will receive a confirmation for your participation.

For further information please visit http://researchcourse2012.desy.de

April 10-13, 2012
503rd Heraeus Seminar on "Free-Electron Lasers: from Fundamentals to Applications"

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

In the seminar many of the leading international scientists working at FELs will present their field of research in dedicated lectures. At the same time some of the pioneers driving the technical realisation of the currently running FEL user facilities are presenting the basic concepts of free electron lasers and review the current state of FEL technology.

Furthermore, two poster sessions will allow young scientists to present and discuss their work with each other and with the attending experts. The seminar is particularly suited for students and postdocs.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is January 31, 2012. Please refer to the conference website for registration and further information:
More information on the Heraeus Foundation who will cover accommodation and subsistence for all participants, can be found here:

April 23 and 24, 2012
CRISP 1st Annual Meeting

FORTH, Heraklion, Crete

The Cluster of Research Infrastructures for Synergies in Physics (CRISP) project aims to build collaborations between the eleven Research Infrastructures (RIs) participating in the project. It focuses on four R&D tasks that are of utmost importance for these RIs: Accelerators, Instruments & Experiments, Detectors & Data Acquisition, and Information Technology (IT) & Data Management.

After the CRISP Kick-off Meeting has successfully taken place in Paris in October 2011, the 1st Annual Meeting will be held in Heraklion, Crete.

For further information on this project please visit http://www.desy.de/news/@@news-view?id=1441&lang=eng

31 May - 01 June 2012
The Socio-Economic Relevance of Research Infrastructures
ERF Workshop

DESY Hamburg, Germany

Research Infrastructures are an important cornerstone in the European Research and Innovation Area. They are instrumental for the advancement of science and stimulate through their excellence in research important innovation, learning and education processes that are most relevant for society and economy. This ERF Workshop will bring together experts from research infrastructures, science, policy makers and industry to discuss the many dimensions of socio-economic relevance of Research Infrastructures. It is the main purpose of this workshop to record experiences and real cases, refining to best practices, and to formulate proposals for the broader European community. Apart from economic returns and links to the innovation systems a focus on social, cultural and public aspects is given.

For further information please visit ERF Workshop

04 - 08 June, 2012´
X-FEL school 2012

Balcons du Lac, Lake Annecy, France

The X-FEL school 2012 will give a comprehensive overview of the research opportunities offered by X-ray and XUV Free Electron Laser facilities. The main experimental techniques will be presented in details during pedagogical lectures and illustrated by scientific highlights. The practical aspects for preparing a project of experiment will also be discussed. The school aims at scientists of different fields (physics, chemistry, life sciences,...) who are interested in using X-FEL facilities for their research. Senior scientists as well as PhD students will find their interest in this school. It will be an opportunity to bring together newcomers to X-FELs, experienced users, and beamline scientists, and to promote collaborations and projects.

More information is available athttp://xfel2012.grenoble.cnrs.fr

11 - 15 June, 2012´
13th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

Paris, France

This conference is a continuing series and will be dedicated to recent developments and applications of x-ray lasers and other coherent x-ray sources with attention to supporting technologies and instrumentation. New results in the generation of intense, coherent x-rays and progress toward practical devices and their applications will be reported. Areas of research in plasma-based x-ray lasers, 4th generation accelerator-based sources and higher harmonic generation will be presented.

More information is available athttp://icxrl2012.sciencesconf.org/

04 - 06 July 2012
The 4th International WS on Metrology for X-ray Optics, Mirror Design and Fabrication. SRI 2012 Satellite Meeting

Barcelona, Spain

The workshop merges the fifth workshop on Active X-ray and XUV optics (ACTOP 2012) and the third International Workshop on Metrology for X-ray and XUV Optics. It will provide a forum for presentation and discussion on the latest developments in X-ray optics, with particular regard to improvements in metrology and results on deformable mirrors. Contributions from private companies are welcome. The workshop will include a series of oral and poster presentations as well as a tour of the recently commissioned ALBA synchrotron radiation source.

For further information please visit http://iwxm.cells.es/

05 - 07 July, 2012
X-Ray Detectors. SRI 2012 Satellite Meeting

Zurich, Switzerland

This workshop is the 3rd in a series of workshops previously held at the ESRF in 2008 and at SOLEIL in 2010. The objective of the workshop is to provide an international platform for an in-depth discussion of both the application and instrumentation aspects of the combination of in-situ optical spectroscopy and X-ray methods. In recent years, many synchrotron-based research fields have seen an increase in applications taking advantage of the complementary information provided by UV/Vis and IR absorption, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The main advantages of such a combination are the: (i) Gain of complementary information under identical experimental conditions, (ii) Minimization of systematic errors that result from sequential measurements, (iii) Easier understanding of fast rate processes, detection and manipulation of kinetic intermediates via complementary but independent observations, (iv) Observation and avoidance of radiation damage effects.

For further information please visit www.psi.ch/csx2012

09 - 13 July, 2012
SRI 2012

Lyon, France

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and Synchrotron SOLEIL will jointly host the 11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2012). This event will take place in July 2012 in the Lyon Convention Centre, a world-class venue for international conferences in the heart of France’s second-biggest city.
SRI is the largest international forum for exchange and collaboration among scientists involved in development of new concepts, technologies and instruments related to synchrotron radiation research.
The ESRF and Synchrotron SOLEIL are established members of this community and will build on thirty years of achievement by fellow light sources having hosted these prestigious events since 1981.
SRI 2012 will feature a balanced programme combining scientific talks, personal exchanges and visits. We will make significant efforts to attract young scientists and newcomers, and put to work a new approach to involve industry and business partners.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to SRI2012 in Lyon!

For further information please visit http://sri2012.org/

15-18 July 2012
Science at FELs. SRI 2012 Satellite Meeting

DESYEuropean XFEL, Hamburg, Germany

The Science at FELs Satellite Meeting to the 11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation in Lyon, France will present science highlights achieved in the first seven years of operation of short-wavelength free-electron lasers (FELs). Applications from quantum optics to life sciences and systems from atoms to complex solids will be featured. A focus will also be placed on new directions in science at FELs and challenges to scientific instrumentation.

Hamburg is directly connected to Lyon via airplane in less than two hours. Visits of the FLASH FEL facility at DESY and the European XFEL construction site will be included in the meeting programme.

Deadline for abstract submission: February 06, 2012
Deadline for registration: April 30, 2012

For further information please visit http://science-at-fels-2012.desy.de/

19 - 20 July 2012
Science with seeded FEL beams

European XFEL, DESY Campus, Hamburg, Germany

While SASE radiation from X-ray free-electron lasers is almost fully coherent in the transverse direction the longitudinal coherence is limited. Recently, a new self-seeding scheme has been proposed that will result in Fourier limited hard X-ray pulses with bandwidths in the 1e-4 – 1e-5 range. Experimental tests at LCLS of this seeding scheme validated the principle and in parallel ideas are being developed to achieve the same goal for soft X-rays. The workshop will address the novel scientific frontiers that can be explored with seeded FEL radiation in the soft and hard X-ray regimes. Particularly, applications in atomic and molecular spectroscopies, inelastic scattering, diffractive imaging, XPCS, and scattering with coherent beams will be covered.

We invite all interested scientists to participate in this workshop.
Registration is now open at:

Invited Speakers:
H. Chapman (CFEL), J. Crespo (MPI-Heidelberg), J. Evers (MPI-Heidelberg), P.H. Fuoss (ANL), G. Gregori (Oxford), C.-C. Kao (SLAC), G. Monaco (ESRF), B. Patterson (PSI), H. Quiney (Melbourne), A. Robert (SLAC), K. Rossnagel (Kiel), R. Santra (CFEL), M. Weinelt (FU Berlin)


With best regards,
I. Gembalies, A. Madsen, M. Meyer, S. Molodtsov, and Th. Tschentscher

11 - 17 August 2012
11th PSI Summer School 2012.
Imaging Life and Matter - using photons, neutrons and muons

Institut Montana, Zugerberg, Switzerland

The PSI summer school 2012 is dedicated to the fascinating and growing field of imaging experiments at large scale facilities. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge about real space imaging from life to materials sciences. Not only methods like tomography, phase contrast imaging or image processing but also diffractive and spectroscopic imaging and reflectometry will be covered.

Evening lectures will draw the attention to applications of imaging techniques in further high-impact fields of science like medicine, cultural heritage or astronomy.

18 - 20 August 2012
Practical Training: Photons, Muons, Neutrons

Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland

Folloing the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentations using photons, neutrons, and muons.

Please register at www.psi.ch/summerschool

Contact: zug2012@psi.ch

21 - 22 August 2012
1st ARD Workshop ST3 "ps-fs Electron and Photon Beams"

DESY, Hamburg, Germany
Room: BAH Sem. Room 1, Building 03

The Helmholtz Initiative for Accelerator Research & Development (ARD) was established to strengthen development in accelerator physics and technology and to ensure international competitiveness. In this framework, accelerator scientists push the limits of today’s technology in a research network of six Helmholtz centers (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg and Zeuthen, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Helmholtz Zentrum for Heavy Ion Research GSI in Darmstadt, Karlsruhe Insitute for Technology (KIT), and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB) ), two Helmholtz institutes, eleven universities, two Max-Planck institutes, and the Max-Born institute.

The first ARD topical workshop on “ps - fs Electron and Photon Beams” will focus on three fundamental areas of current research in the field of short pulse particle accelerators, namely research related to synchronization and seeding, ultra-fast pulse diagnostics, and photon radiation and interaction. The workshop aims to bring to together scientists from universities and Helmholtz centers that are involved in the subtopic 3 (ST3) “ps – fs Electron and Photon Beams” of the ARD program. It shall serve to further strengthen collaborative projects at and between the different accelerator facilities. The workshop shall also serve to educate young researchers and students participating in projects and experiments within ST3.

On Thurstday 23 of August, a satellite meeting on "MTCA.4 for Industry and Research" as collaboration between KIT/DESY/IPP will take place. The satellite meeting is open for any members from the Helmholtz centers.

The number of participants is limited and registration is required. All workshop attendees have to register until August 16, 2012.
The workshop dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, 21 of August at the DESY Bistro starting at 7.00 pm.
To get the internet connection please select the WLAN "ARD2012" in the list of available wireless networks and enter the wifi WPA/WPA2-PSK security key.

Contact person: Dr. Holger Schlarb (+49 (0)40 8998 4454)

27 - 31 August 2012
34th International FEL conference

Nara, Japan

The 34th International Free-Electron Laser Conference will take place from Sunday August 26 to Friday August 31, 2012 in Nara, Japan.
The organizer of the conference, SPring-8 and Kyoto University, invites you to participate in this conference.
FEL2012 will focus on the scientific, technological, and user aspects of free-electron lasers.
The Scientific Programme of the conference will consist of invited talks and contributed presentations, either in the form of oral presentations or as a poster.

For further information please visit http://fel2012.spring8.or.jp/

10 - 11 September 2012
2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the Collaboration of European FEL and SPS Facilities

PSI, Switzerland

11-12 December 2012
MTCA Workshop for Research and Industry

DESY, Hamburg
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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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