Workshops on hard X-ray instrumentation at the SwissFEL X-ray Free Electron Laser facility

The SwissFEL team of the Paul Scherrer Institute invites you to attend two workshops on hard X-ray instrumentation at the SwissFEL X-ray Free Electron Laser facility.

The hard X-ray SwissFEL beamline „ARAMIS“ (0.1 – 0.7 nm wavelength) will begin commissioning in mid-2016, with user operation in 2017 in two experimental areas. The third area will go into operation at a later date, and the soft X-ray beamline „ATHOS“ (0.7 – 7 nm wavelength) will come online in 2019.

The present workshops will assist in the planning of the ARAMIS beamlines and experimental stations. The workshop dates and themes will be as follows:

Workshop 1: September 12, 2011: Spectroscopic experiments
Workshop 2: November 21, 2011: Scattering and diffraction experiments


In advance of the workshops, a brochure will be distributed with proposed beamline specifications. The workshops will be based on poster contributions from potential national and international user groups. Following overview talks by the SwissFEL team, short oral presentations will be made of each poster. The workshops will conclude with an open discussion of controversial issues.

Both workshops will be held at the University of Bern and will be scheduled to allow single-day train travel from all of Switzerland.

Young researchers, including postdocs and PhD students, are particularly encouraged to contribute innovative and unconventional posters. Several posters from a single research group are welcome. It is intended to collect and distribute the posters electronically prior to each workshop.

Registration for both workshops is open – please register workshop 2

CALL FOR POSTERS WORKSHOP 2 (21.11.2011); deadline 10th of November 2011

After overview talks in the morning, the afternoon session is reserved for presentation of posters: each poster will be projected onto the screen, and the author will have 5 minutes time to present the principal arguments. In this way you have the opportunity to present your new ideas about science with SwissFEL! We are looking for innovative and unconventional posters. Of course several posters from a single research group are welcome. We will collect and distribute the posters electronically prior to the workshop. Therefore, we ask you to send your poster electronically to stefanie.steinbrueckner@psi.ch by the 10th of November