This international conference will bring together scientists from countries all over the world working in the field of developing synchrotron, laser, or plasma based sources of electromagnetic radiation in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV), soft X-ray and hard X-ray regions, and/or developing novel applications of these sources in a variety of fields.  Topics to be presented range from basic physics to materials science and technology, from molecular reactions to the characterization of catalysts under working conditions, from biology to medical diagnostics, from metrology to the development of advanced optical instrumentation. 

Emerging areas which are likely to receive special attention at VUVX2010 include:

  • Fourth generation free electron laser light sources
  • Atto-second photon and electron dynamics
  • High kinetic energy photoemission spectroscopy
  • Soft and hard X-ray spectromicroscopy
  • Resonant elastic and inelastic X-ray scattering
  • Advances in theoretical understanding of high energy electronic states
For questions concerning the scope, program, etc. of the conference, please contact Adam Hitchcock