Dates & Place

The meeting will take place from Thursday Sept. 20th to Friday Sept 21st in Rennes

GDRi XFEL-Science

The International Research Network XFEL-Science, supported by the CNRS  as an international research group (GDRi), aims at fostering the French user community interested in exploiting the unique properties of soft and hard X-ray Free Electron Laser sources. The intense, coherent and extremely short X-ray pulses of these sources enable experiments which were impossible until their very recent advent.

More information on the network can be found here:

XFEL-Science Annual meeting

The XFEL-Science network organizes an annual meeting to inform the interested user community about recent results, news from the facilities and future projects. The 2018 meeting, organzed by Marco Cammarata from the Insitut of Physics in Rennes, will take place on 20-21 September at the University of Rennes 1.

Registration for the meeting is free but mandatory. As in the previous years, financial support is available for French participants for ticket purchase and lodging in Rennes. Requests will be taken into account in the order received within the given budget limitations!

A particular goal of this meeting is to develop a short white paper to summarize and document the needs of the French XFEL user community to become and remain competitive in this highly international field of research.

Topics Include

  • XFEL radiation generation and properties
  • Coherent Scattering and diffraction
  • X-ray absorption and X-ray emission spectroscopies
  • Structural dynamics in the solid phase
  • Chemical reactions
  • Biological sciences
  • Magnetism
  • Matter in extreme conditions
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics


For any question, comment, doubt, ask Marco Cammarata:

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