The SRI conference is the largest international forum for information exchange among scientists involved in development of new concepts, technologies and instruments related to synchrotron radiation research. Among the five satellite events planned both before and after SRI 2012, the Paul Scherrer Institut is organising a workshop on X-Ray detectors that will held at ETH Zurich.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in synchrotron radiation detection and detector developers working in the field, and provide a comprehensive review of recent detector development activities and projects targeting both storage rings and XFEL applications. The workshop is organized in topical sessions that will be covered by invited speakers and will mainly focus on progress recently achieved or expected from new projects at detector labs and manufacturers. The topical sessions will also include presentations about application requirements with emphasis on limitations of the detector systems that are in use today at synchrotron radiation facilities.

The workshop topics are:

  • Energy dispersive detectors
  • Detectors for soft X-ray applications
  • Direct detection 2D detectors for storage rings
  • Area detectors for X-ray FELs
  • Sensor and interconnect technologies
  • Hard X-ray indirect detection
Deadline for registration is 15th of June.


ETH Zürich
The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: Matter and Material; Energy and the Environment; and Human Health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science.