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Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
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Chair: Dr. Bridget Murphy Vice Chair: Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
The KFS consists of the representatives of synchrotron radiation users, synchrotron radiation sources and funding institutions. It represents the synchrotron radiation users and gives advice for the future of research with synchrotron radiation.
International X-ray laser European XFEL inaugurated

European XFEL

European XFEL, the largest and most powerful X-ray laser in the world, was officially inaugurated today in an international event with musical and enlightening highlights. Research ministers and other prominent guests from across Europe joined the European XFEL Managing Directors to officially start the research operation of the facility with the first two experiments. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Jan. 24, 2018: Deadline for Long-Term Projects (LTP) PETRA III / Block Allocation Group proposals (BAG) P05 / P11 (MX)
Jan. 26, 2018: Abstract deadline for XOPT18: International Conference on X-ray Optics and Applications 2018, 24.04.2018 - 27.04.2018
Jan. 29, 2018: Abstract deadline for 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, 26.08.2018 - 30.08.2018
Jan. 31, 2018: Registration deadline for DESY Summer Student Programme 2018, 17.07.2018 - 06.09.2018
Jan. 31, 2018: Abstract deadline for XAFS2018: 17th international Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, 22.07.2018 - 27.07.2018
Feb. 02, 2018: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for DPG-Frühjahrstagung und EPS-CMD27, 11.03.2017 - 16.03.2017

Bridget Murphy is the new KFS chair

Bridget Murphy (CAU Kiel) was elected as new chair of the 11th KFS on July 17, 2017. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (KIT) is the deputy chair. The departments are taken over by Sarah Köster (Göttingen University, public relations), Christian Gutt (Siegen University, instrumentation and data strategy) and Birgit Kanngießer (TU Berlin, user affairs). [more] [archive]
League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources strengthens European collaboration

A new strategic alliance between European accelerator-based "super-microscopes" has been forged in Brussels on Nov. 13, 2017. The League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources or LEAPS aims to offer a step change in European cooperation, through a common vision of enabling scientific excellence solving global challenges, and boosting European competitiveness and integration. Representatives of 16 organisations from across Europe approved the Consortium Declaration at the European Commission. The new form of collaboration between the participating institutions is supposed to ensure that the large European research infrastructures can be used even more efficiently in the future and that major scientific and technological challenges can be tackled jointly. This will not only benefit fundamental and applied research, but also industrial research carried out at accelerator-based photon sources. [more] [archive]
BESSY II bekommt ein weltweit einzigartiges Upgrade: Article on BESSY VSR

In the latest issue of the HZB magazine "Lichtblick", the future of synchrotron radiation at HZB is in the focus. The planned upgrade BESSY VSR offers a huge added value to science and opens up the door to new research topics, explain Andreas Jankowiak and Alexander Föhlisch. The article is only available in German. [more] [archive]
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