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.
The first conference (Science@FELs 2014) took place at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland from 15-17 September 2014. The 2016 conference, organised by Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, took place Sept. 5 - 7, 2016 in Trieste, Italy. Starting in 2016, Fels of Europe award the FEL Science and Applications prize. In 2016 it has been awarded to 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, for his novel methodology developed for macromolecular diffractive imaging using imperfect crystals.
The next Science@FELs conference will take place in 2018 at MAX-LAB, Sweden.


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 was organised by Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste and took place in Trieste, Italy from 08-12 June 2015.
The next PhotonDiag 2017 workshop will be jointly organised with colleagues from LCLS, SLAC (USA)  taking place on 1-3 May 2017 in Stanford, California.