Ultrafast VUV and X-ray Science

Ultrafast VUV and X-ray science Satellite Meeting

Updated Ultrafast VUV and X-ray Science Satellite Meeting Program

This satellite meeting will be held at SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford, California, the home of the Linear Coherent Light Source, on July 19-21, 2010, just after the VUVX2010 meeting.


With the successful commissioning of the LCLS hard x-ray free electron laser (FEL) in April 2009 and the advent of the user program in October 2009, a new era in ultrafast x-ray physics has begun.  Along with high harmonic generation sources and the FLASH vacuum-ultra violet/soft x-ray FEL source, researchers now have a variety of ultrafast short wavelength tools available to interrogate matter and processes on the femtosecond and even attosecond time-scale.  The Ultrafast VUV and X-ray Science satellite meeting to the Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics meeting will be held on the SLAC campus July 19-21. Invited speakers will present the current state-of-the-art of FELs and laser based ultrafast VUV/soft x-ray  along with key new scientific discoveries enabled by these new sources.  Participants will be given the opportunity to present their results in a poster session, with a few contributions selected to given brief oral presentations at the meeting.  The location of the meeting will allow participants the opportunity to tour the electron and photon beam paths of the LCLS on July 21st.  Further information about the meeting, along with travel and accommodation details can be found on the satellite meeting web site.  The registration fee for the meeting will be $250 (USD).

VUVX attendees traveling to the Ultrafast Meeting can take a direct flight from Vancouver International Airport to San Jose International Airport or San Francisco International Airport.  Flights to either of these airports depart multiple times a day from Vancouver International.  Directions from San Jose International Airport or San Francisco International Airport to SLAC can be found here.  For a more scenic trip, which is also cost friendly, attendees can travel by train from Vancouver to San Francisco or San Jose via Amtrak.

More information can be found here or by contacting the satellite meeting chair, John Bozek (jdbozek@slac.stanford.edu).