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:

Dec. 04, 2016: Poster-abstract deadline 1st Biology for Physics Conference: Is there new Physics in Living Matter?, 15.01.2017-18.01.2017
Dec. 08, 2016: Registration deadline for MATRAC 2 Winter School 2017: Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials, 27.02.2017 - 03.03.2017
Dec. 09, 2016: Abstract deadline for Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference, 10.04.2017 - 13.04.2017
Dec. 11, 2016: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 1st Biology for Physics Conference: Is there new Physics in Living Matter?, 15.01.2017 - 18.01.2017


European XFEL
European XFEL starts commissioning of the world’s largest X-ray laser

European XFEL, a large international research facility with eleven European member countries, has begun the commissioning of the 3.4-km long underground X-ray laser. Around 350 guests from politics, administration, the diplomatic corps, scientists from around the world, and employees of European XFEL and its closest partner institute DESY celebrated this big milestone today on the new research facility’s campus in Schenefeld in the metropolitan area of Hamburg, Germany. [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]