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.
European XFEL starts operation of second X-ray light source

European XFEL, Hamburg

The second X-ray light source has successfully been taken into operation at European XFEL. The X-ray light source SASE3 successfully produced X-ray laser light flashes in one of the underground tunnels. SASE3 will serve two experiment stations scheduled to begin user operation at the end of the year. Since the start of operation in September 2017, 340 scientists from across the globe have already used the facility for their research. The successful start of operation of the new SASE 3 source will enable the facility to increase the number of users further. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Feb. 28, 2018: Deadline for proposals SLS/SINQ: joint X+N powder diffraction
Feb. 28, 2018: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for The 5th International Conference on Competitive Materials and Technology Processes, 08.10.2018 - 12.10.2018
Mar. 01, 2018: Deadline for proposals PETRA III beamlines P01-P11 and for beamlines P22, P23, P24, P64 and P65 at the PETRA III Extension
Mar. 01, 2018: Deadline for proposals HZB
Mar. 01, 2018: Deadline for proposals CERIC-ERIC
Mar. 04, 2018: Registration start for German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (SNI2018), 17.09.2018 - 19.09.2018
Mar. 04, 2018: Abstract submission start for German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (SNI2018), 17.09.2018 - 19.09.2018
Mar. 05, 2018: Abstract deadline for Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2018), 10.06.2018 - 15.06.2018
Mar. 07, 2018: Registration deadline 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]