Physics with Free Electron Lasers

Bad Honnef Physics School

Su, 23.09.2018 17:00  –   Fr, 28.09.2018 15:00
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Contact person:
Dr. Victor Gomer (Physikzentrum Bad Honnef),


Physics with Free Electron Lasers

Organized by
Wolfgang Eberhardt (DESY), Serguei Molodtsov (EU-XFEL), Wilfried Wurth (DESY)
23 - 28 September, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

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Free Electron Lasers (FEL’s) are the ultimate microscope to explore matter at the fundamental limits of electron motion with atomic precision. These accelerator-driven X-ray sources offer fs X-ray pulses of unprecedented brightness and peak power. This enables novel classes of physics experiments exploring non-linear and or ultrafast dynamical processes in chemistry, biology and solid state physics. Furthermore, the coherence of the FEL opens up the possibility for single shot imaging (holography) of nanosystems.
Several of these facilities have become operational during the last decade. FLASH at DESY and FERMI at Trieste were the first serving the VUV and soft X-ray range. Hard X-ray facilities are operational at LCLS in Stanford (USA) and SACLA in Japan, while the EU-XFEL in Hamburg and the Swiss FEL at PSI have just recently become available for experiments.
In this course we review the new and exciting experimental capabilities enabled by these sources and discuss the first real science results already achieved.
The School is intended for students at the doctoral or advanced master stage and early stage postdocs.

Lecturers and topics:

  • Wilfried Wurth (DESY): Accelerator driven X-ray sources; from synchrotrons to FEL’s
  • Serguei Molodtsov (EU-XFEL): Science at the European X-FEL
  • Wolfgang Eberhardt (DESY): Ultimate Storage Rings and FEL’s; why do we need both?
  • Andrea Cavalleri (MPSD-CFEL): Quantum control of solids
  • Henry Chapman (CFEL): Singly shot nanocrystallography
  • Christian Bressler (EU-XFEL) : Femtochemistry
  • Christian David (PSI-Schweiz) : Diffractive Optics for X-FELs
  • Stefan Eisebitt (MBI-Berlin): X-ray holography and magnetism
  • Shaukat Khan (TU-Dortmund): FEL accelerator physics; SASE and HGHG seeding
  • Shaukat Khan (TU-Dortmund): hands on experimental accelerator physics at DELTA (excursion)
  • Jan Lüning (UPMC, Paris): Ultrafast Magnetization Phenomena
  • Robert Mooshammer (MPI-Heidelberg): Atomic Physics at the FEL
  • Nina Rohringer (CFEL): X-ray lasing and non-linear physics
  • Robin Santra (DESY & University of Hamburg): Electronic structure at high x-ray intensity

⇒ Schedule
⇒ Booklet of Abstracts