Conference Series


Science@FELs conference

FELS OF EUROPE organise the Science@FELs conference every two years, having started in 2014. The conference highlights recent science achievements and new developments in the boosting field of free electron lasers. It covers applications in condensed matter research, biology, chemistry, matter under extreme conditions, atomic and molecular systems as well as theory. Dedicated introductory lectures for students and young researchers are offered and student grants are allocated to support their participation. Starting in 2016, Fels of Europe award the FEL Science and Applications prize. In 2016 Dr. Kartik Ayyer, a young scientist from the Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL), a joint enterprise of DESY, the Max Planck Society (MPG), and the University of Hamburg, received this award for his novel methodology developed for macromolecular diffractive imaging using imperfect crystals.

Science@FELs 2014 - 15-17 September 2014, PSI,Switzerland
Science@FELs 2016 - 05-07 September 2016, Trieste, Italy
Science@FELs 2018 - 25-27 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

The next Science@FELs conference will take place in September 2020 at DESY Hamburg, Germany.


PhotonDiag Workshop Series

FELS OF EUROPE also organise the PhotonDiag - a workshop series on FEL Photon Diagnostics, Instrumentation, and Beamlines Design - every two years since 2015 with one predecessor in 2010 at DESY (Hamburg, Germany). The workshops focus on photon beam diagnostic techniques, time-related beam properties, FEL optics, photon beam transport, science instruments, detectors, and data handling. The workshops also provide a forum for training of facility staff and exchange with relevant industry.

PhotonDiag 2015 - 08-12 June 2015, Trieste, Italy.
PhotonDiag 2017 - 01-03 May 2017, Stanford, USA.
PhotonDiag2018 - 17-19 September 2018, Hamburg, Germany.

The next workshop will take place in September 2020 in Hamburg, Germany.