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:

Oct. 23, 2017: GeCats Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development
Oct. 25, 2017: Registration deadline for HERCULES European School 2018: Neutrons and synchrotron radiation for science, 25.02.2018 - 30.03.2018
Nov. 16, 2017: Deadline for proposals for FXE and SPB/SFX at European XFEL
Nov. 17, 2017: Registration deadline for Ninth Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting, 13.12.2017 - 15.12.2017

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]
German-Swedish cooperation: Funding of common projects (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published a call for proposals for German-Swedish projects in materials sciences and structural biology with neutrons and synchrotron radiation (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster). Deadlines are Nov. 21, 2017 in Sweden and Dec 1, 2017 in Germany, and funding is supposed to start on July 1, 2018. The Swedish application must be submitted first to obtain a registration number. The German application to the BMFB must refer to the registration number given to the Swedish application. The projects should run at least two and at most four years and they should be structured by precise milestones. [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]