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News, 23 June 2017

Representatives of the diplomatic corps visit European XFEL

More than 20 representatives of the diplomatic corps visit European XFEL

Thursday 23 June, more than 20 representatives of the diplomatic corps, including many ambassadors from Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania, visited European XFEL. The federal government of Schleswig Holstein invited the guests to join them on a visit as part of the Kieler Woche currently taking place in Kiel. The guests were accompanied by Ralph Müller-Beck, state secretary in the Schleswig Holstein Ministry for Internal and Federal Affairs; Burkhard Tiemann, district president of the district Pinneberg; Christiane Küchenhof, Mayor of Schenefeld and members of the state parliament. The European XFEL managing directors Prof. Feidenhans’l and Dr. Claudia Burger welcomed the guests and introduced them to aspects of the construction, functionality and applications of the new X-ray laser. During a visit to the underground experiment hall, the guests could then see for themselves the installation of the instruments and the preparation for the begin of the user operation in September.

The diplomatic corps in the European XFEL foyer
European XFEL / Frank Babies