KFS
Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
News from research and committee
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt / Vice Chairwoman: Dr. Bridget Murphy
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.
Riboswitch
High-speed camera snaps bio-switch in action


With a powerful X-ray camera, scientists have watched a genetic switch at work for the first time. "It is the proof that the structural changes occurring in biochemical reactions or interactions between molecules can be recorded in real time with the help of powerful X-ray lasers," says co-author and DESY scientist Henry Chapman from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL). [more] [archive]


approaching deadlines:

Jan. 18, 2017: Poster-abstract deadline The Energy & Materials Research Conference, 05.04.2017-07.04.2017
Jan. 19, 2017: Abstract deadline for E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, 22.05.2017 - 26.05.2017
Jan. 22, 2017: Registration deadline for ESRF User Meeting, 06.02.2017 - 08.02.2017
Jan. 22, 2017: Registration deadline for 48th IFF Spring School Topological Matter - Topological Insulators, Skyrmions and Majoranas, 27.03.2017 - 07.04.2017


Feidenhansíl
Robert Feidenhansíl starts as Chairman of the European XFEL Management Board

As of 1 January, Prof. Robert Feidenhansíl is the Chairman of the Management Board of the European XFEL GmbH. The 58-year old physicist comes from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The European XFEL Council, the highest organ of the non-profit corporation, appointed Feidenhansíl as successor to Prof. Massimo Altarelli in September 2016. [more] [archive]
Meissener Porzellan
Evening lectures: scientific insights into art and cultural heritage

In a new series of evening lectures in Dresden, experts from France, Austria and Germany present their research on art and cultural heritage from the stone age to ancient until modern times. The participants will find out which chemical methods or how ion-, synchrotronbeams or neutrons are used to examine stone age ivory, greek bronze coins or antique paintings without doing any harm to them. [more] [archive]
KFS chair
What the KFS does

The Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS) represents scientists, who work with synchrotron radiation in the context of the BMBF-Verbundforschung Condensed Matter. The committee consists of seven elected members and of guests. The main task of the KFS is promoting the research with synchrotron radiation. To get an idea what the KFS is currently dealing with, have a look at the minutes (in German only) or at the email newsletters that are sent out quaterly. [more] [archive]