KFS
Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
News from research and committee
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:

Dec. 15, 2017: Registration start for DESY Summer Student Programme 2018, 17.07.2018 - 06.09.2018
Dec. 20, 2017: Registration deadline for 49th IFF Spring School: Physics of Life, 26.02.2018 - 09.03.2018
Dec. 31, 2017: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for SYNERGI 2018: SYnchrotron and NEutron Radiation Go Industrial New analytical tools for engineering materials science, 08.03.2018 - 09.03.2018
Dec. 31, 2017: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 26th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK), 05.03.2018 - 08.03.2018


Murphy
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]
LEAPS
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 VSR
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]