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2016 European XFEL Users' Meeting and Satellite Meetings

Date: 27-29 January 2016, DESY Hamburg, Germany

Location: DESY, Hamburg, Germany

The European XFEL Users’ Meeting is an annual opportunity to strengthen the interaction between the European XFEL project and the scientific user community. The scope of this meeting includes:

  • Progress and current status of the European XFEL
  • Instrument design developments & advances
  • Selected science applications
  • Current developments in the field of XFEL facilities
Update 18 January 2016 (68KB)


Massimo Altarelli, European XFEL (4.7 MB)
Winfried Decking, DESY (6.9 MB)
Silvia Bertini, European XFEL (808KB)
Max Lederer, European XFEL (2.6 MB)
Joachim Schulz, European XFEL (3.0 MB)
Christian Bressler, European XFEL (8.2 MB)
Adrian Mancuso, European XFEL (4.4 MB)
Anders Madsen, European XFEL (3.3 MB)
Ulf Zastrau, European XFEL (1.8 MB)
Michael Meyer, European XFEL (11.2 MB)
Andreas Scherz, European XFEL (2.2 MB)
Claudio Masciovecchio, Elettra (4.3 MB)

Satellite Meetings

Sample Environments for Biology at XFELs

Date: 26 January 2016, 09:00-17:00
Location: Albert-Einstein-Ring 19, Hamburg - Seminar Room 3.11

The satellite workshop on Sample Environments for Biology at XFELs is organized as a satellite of the 2016 European XFEL Users’ Meeting. The day before the users’ meeting, we’re inviting users with interest in biology sample environments to share their ideas and views with us. The focus this year lies on liquid jets, single particle imaging and the sample environment activities at LCLS, SACLA, SwissFEL and European XFEL. In the last session, there will be time for short contributed talks about new developments in biology sample delivery. There will be sufficient time for discussion.

From Picoseconds to Femtosecond X-Ray Experiments

Date: 26 January 2016, 08:30-18:00
Location: DESY campus, Building 28c, Seminar room FLASH

This workshop seeks to bring together scientists interested in time-resolved X-ray experiments at both synchrotron and XFEL facilities for structural dynamics research on solids and liquids. Recent developments at Petra III now exploit the high X-ay photon flux available with a newly developed high repetition rate (up to 7.8 MHz) detection system, which will also be used at the FXE Instrument of European XFEL. The high X-ray signal quality, which can be now routinely achieved at Petra III at MHz rates, opens up new venues for studies of photophysical and photochemical processes occurring on the sub-nanosecond to sub-microsecond time scales. Some initial studies presented during the workshop point to challenging new research avenues to be pursued the next years, both at Petra III and at European XFEL, and at other local x-ray sources. A suitable laser lab infrastructure at Petra III should serve as an important ingredient for preparation of such time-resolved X-ray experiments using ultrafast optical-only tools beforehand. A discussion round about user needs for time-resolved x-ray studies at the different Hamburg light sources (Petra III, Flash, European XFEL, lab-based x-ray tools) should trigger new ideas on how to further improve the available x-ray sources for the broader scientific user community.

4th Satellite Workshop on Photon Beam Diagnostics

Date: 28 January 2016, 14:00-18:00
Location: DESY campus, Building 5, Main Auditorium

The Satellite Workshop on Photon Beam Diagnostics is organized as part of the European XFEL Users' Meeting, like in previous years. The target of this Workshop is to bring together the experts in FEL Photon Diagnostics, to strengthen existing collaborations and create new ones, to share the latest progress but also to discuss new experimental methods and instrumentation suited as FEL photon beam diagnostics. Last but not least, progress in this field at the European XFEL facility is presented, and there will be sufficient time for discussions.
This time the discussions will particularly revolve around the topic of commissioning which is approaching in 2016 for several XFEL facilities currently under construction.


Status and Science at HED instrument and of the HIBEF UC

Date: 28 January 2016, 14:00-17:30
Location: DESY campus, Building 90, Seminar room ZOQ

The workshop on the HED instrument and the HIBEF UC is organized as a satellite of the 2016 European XFEL Users’ Meeting. We will present the current status of the HED instrument with emphasis on the expected setups and early user experiments. Further the status of the HIBEF project in general are presented and linked to the schedule of the HED installation. The recent activities in the US and at DESY are presented. Talks will give an overview of planned instrumentation and science at HED as well as recent achievements at the LCLS.