Workshops, Conferences and Schools 2004

The events marked with an asterisk(*) are supported within the N2 Networking Activity of the I3 Project IA-SFS. The requests for financial support must be submitted through one of the Member Representatives or one of the User Delegates


26th International Free Electron Laser Conference & 11th FEL Users Workshop *
August 29th - September 3rd, 2004
Trieste, Italy
The conference encompasses the scientific and technological issues of Free Electron Lasers. Topics covered include single pass FELs, theory and experimental results, oscillators, technologies and new concepts.

Workshop on Synchrotron Radiation and Nanobiosciences *
September 9th - 12th, 2004
Porto Conte - Alghero, Italy
The aim of this workshop, within the framework of the Elba-Max Planck Forum on Nanoscale Science and Technology occurring yearly since 1999 (see, is the dissemination and development of nanobioscience and synchrotron radiation. The emphasis is on current and future directions that are perceived to have impacts on industry and also provide societal benefit

Research with Synchrotron Radiation: 3rd ANKA Users Meeting with Special Session on X-ray Diffraction
September 23rd - 24th, 2004
Karlsruhe, Germany
During two days, the machine, the beamlines, access to beamtime for academic users or routes to full service for industrial customers will be presented. Scientists will report on their findings in different fields of research. On the second day a satellite meeting on X-ray Diffraction will take place.

Workshop on Synchrotron Radiation Detectors *
October 22nd, 2004
Rome, Italy
The workshop is meant as a vivid playground to establish an interdisciplinary communication channel between the synchrotron radiation users and detector developers of the concomitant Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference.


Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems
February 22nd - April 2nd, 2004
Grenoble, France
This six week course is designed to provide training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (session A) and for biomolecular structure and dynamics (session B): Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications.

It includes lectures, practicals and tutorials, visits of Large Facilities and a poster session.

3rd PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research - Topic: Phase transitions and critical phenomena
August 7th - 14th, 2004
Zuoz, Switzerland
The purpose of the Summer School is to give the participants an introduction to the basic principles of spectroscopy and microscopy at synchrotron and neutron facilities. The lectures will cover both theoretical and experimental aspects, with particular emphasis on the utilization of three prominent experimental probes available at PSI: synchrotron light, neutrons, and muons. For admission, no specialized knowledge of the subject is required, but a masters degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences is necessary. In addition to the lectures, there will be poster and discussion sessions in which the participants are welcome to present their own results in the field of condensed matter.

Synchrotron Radiation Summer School 2004 *
August 31st - September 10th, 2004
Chester College and Daresbury Laboratory, UK
The course will cover theory and experiment. There will be a programme of six days lectures and three days practical hands on synchrotron use. The school is aimed at research students and recently appointed PDRAs engaged in relevant research projects. The programme is wide ranging and dynamic.

Synchrotron X-ray and IR methods in the Geosciences
September 14th - 15th, 2004
Karlsruhe, Germany
This two-day short course provides an overview of the synchrotron based X-ray and IR methods available at the synchrotron radiation source ANKA of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. The course is focused on applications for geoscientific investigations.