XFEL: User experiments postponed

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User experiments postponed

As a measure to reduce spread of SARS-CoV-2 the user run has been rescheduled

Due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections all over the world and travel restrictions introduced by many countries, the European XFEL Management Board decided to postpone the remaining user experiments planned in the current run until June 2020 to a later date.

As a consequence, the allocation period for the following user run 6, for which proposals have been submitted, will also have to be postponed and very likely shifted to 2021. The exact dates will depend on the development of the COVID-19 situation worldwide.

Researchers affected by this decision can contact the European XFEL user office at useroffice@xfel.eu

As a precautionary measure only European XFEL staff, registered guests and interns, DESY staff, registered users and external contractors carrying out necessary work are allowed to enter the European XFEL campus until further notice. The company restaurant beamstop is also closed for external visitors.