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.
Taking high-speed snapshots of living cells with an X-ray laser

European XFEL

X-ray imaging method captures living cells with unprecedented speed and resolution: An international team led by Uppsala University and including scientists from DESY and the European XFEL has for the first time successfully imaged whole living bacterial cells with an X-ray laser. The method used in this experiment can produce results that are of higher spatial and temporal resolution than even the best optical microscopy techniques, with the added possibility of creating detailed 3D models of the cells. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Mar. 08, 2015: Abstract deadline for 16th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, 13.09.2015 - 18.09.2015
Mar. 08, 2015: Abstract deadline for , 18.06.2015 - 19.06.2015
Mar. 11, 2015: Registration deadline for 79. Jahrestagung der DPG und DPG-Frühjahrstagung, 15.03.2015 - 20.03.2015
Mar. 15, 2015: Abstract deadline for VI International Conference of Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science, 07.09.2015 - 10.09.2015
Mar. 15, 2015: Abstract deadline for 16th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS16), 23.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
Mar. 20, 2015: Abstract deadline for 11th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids (DSL 2015), 22.06.2015 - 26.06.2015

Henry Chapman
Leibniz Prize for DESY scientist Henry Chapman

DESY scientist Professor Henry Chapman was awarded one of the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes 2015 by the German research foundation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)on March 3rd, 2015. This important research award in Germany honours outstanding scientists. Henry Chapman received the 2.5-Million-Euro prize for his pioneering work in the development of femtosecond crystallography. It allows to decode the structure of complex biomolecules in its natural environment at the atomic level with the help of X-ray lasers. [more] [archive]
The United Kingdom joins European XFEL

The United Kingdom will become the 12th member state of European XFEL. The Minister for Universities and Science Greg Clark and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announced that the United Kingdom will invest up to 30 M£ (about 38 M€) to become a full member. The European XFEL will produce extremely bright X-ray flashes that will allow scientists to investigate nanometre-scale structures, fast processes, and extreme states; take three-dimensional pictures of viruses and proteins; and film chemical reactions. [archive]
Stefan Eisebitt is the new KFS-chair

At the constituent meeting of the 10th KFS, Stefan Eisebitt (TU Berlin) was elected as new KFS-chair. Vice chair is Bridget Murphy (Uni Kiel). The departments are: Public Relations: Andreas Schreyer (HZG), Instrumentation: Tim Salditt (Uni Göttingen) and Users: Birgit Kanngießer (TU Berlin). [more] [archive]