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.
European XFEL
The Light Machine: The Magazine Spiegel reports on European XFEL

Philipp Seibt
Source: Spiegel Online

Im Spiegel Online erschiem am 01.04.2017 ein Artikel zum European XFEL mit dem Titel „Die Lichtmaschine - Zu Besuch beim teuersten Experiment Deutschlands“. Acht Jahre Bauzeit, mehr als 1,2 Milliarden Euro teuer: Bei Hamburg soll in diesem Jahr die hellste Röntgenquelle der Welt in Betrieb gehen. Eine Forschungsanlage der Superlative. Wofür ist die gut? Eine Multimedia-Story von Philipp Seibt - lesen Sie [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Aug. 21, 2017: Abstract deadline for PETRA IV Workshop: Opportunities for Soft X-ray Science at PETRA IV, 27.09.2017 - 29.09.2017
Aug. 24, 2017: Abstract deadline for EMBL Conference: Revolutions in Structural Biology: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Sir John Kendrew, 16.11.2017 - 17.11.2017
Aug. 30, 2017: Registration deadline for Future of Science at FLASH - Opportunities with a cw XUV and soft X-ray FEL, 25.09.2017 - 27.09.2017

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]
European XFEL
With its first lasing, the European XFEL reaches the last big milestone before the official opening

In the metropolitan region of Hamburg, the European XFEL, the biggest X-ray laser in the world, has reached the last major milestone before the official opening in September. The 3.4 km long facility, most of which is located in underground tunnels, has generated its first X-ray laser light. The X-ray light has a wavelength of 0.8 nm—about 500 times shorter than that of visible light. At first lasing, the laser had a repetition rate of one pulse per second, which will later increase to 27 000 per second. [more] [archive]
gecats 2017
GeCatS Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development

DECHEMA and GeCatS organize an Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development on October 23, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main. The programme comprises talks, posters (abstract deadline is Sept. 22, 2017) and a panel discussion. Members of the KFN and KFS will give talks. The event aims not only at the exchange between both source und user communities on the current technological status, but also at the attractiveness, synergies and innovation potential of new facilities - 2017 and in the near future. [more] [archive]