Apr 10 – 12, 2017
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW
Europe/Zurich timezone


The Paul Scherrer Institute is organising the `Photonics Spring Workshop’ from 10th to 12th April 2017.
The workshop will focus on the SwissFEL Athos soft X-ray beamline and the SLS-2 upgrade project (diffraction-limited storage ring).
We invite you to participate in this workshop. It will be guided by science rather than machine design, focusing on the identification of grand challenges in condensed-matter research, magnetism, chemistry, chemical spectroscopy, catalysis, imaging, and macromolecular crystallography.
The scientific program of the workshop will consist of invited keynote talks and working groups in parallel breakout sessions.

The workshop sessions will be held from Monday to Wednesday, with the end of Tuesday afternoon dedicated for a tour to PSI’s new large scale facility: SwissFEL with subsequent workshop dinner.

Keynote Speakers
Magnetism – Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt, Max-Born-Institut Berlin
Surface Chemistry – Prof. Dr. Anders Nilsson, Stockholm University
Imaging – Prof. Dr. Chris Jacobsen, Argonne National Laboratory
Structural Biology – Prof. Dr. David Stuart, University of Oxford
Heterogeneous Catalysis – Prof. Dr. Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University
SCES/CM – Prof. Dr. Dragan Mihailovic, Jozef Stefan Institute
Condensed Matter - Prof. Dr. Jerry Hastings, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
Luc Patthey, Paul Scherrer Institut (Workshop Chair)
Phill Willmott, Paul Scherrer Institut (Workshop Chair)
Mirjam van Daalen, Paul Scherrer Institut (LOC Chair)
Martina Füglister, Paul Scherrer Institut
Simon Gerber, Paul Scherrer Institut
Chris Milne, Paul Scherrer Institut
Nick Plumb, Paul Scherrer Institut
Ana Diaz, Paul Scherrer Institut
Vincent Olieric, Paul Scherrer Institut
Olga Safonova, Paul Scherrer Institut
Armin Kleibert, Paul Scherrer Institut
Silvia Bacher, Paul Scherrer Institut