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LCLS-II Scientific Opportunities Workshops, 9-13 February 2015


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LCLS-OO Scientific Opportunities Workshops

 LCLS-II Scientific Opportunities Workshops

February 9-13, 2015 
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA

Material Physics Workshop  
Material Physics Workshop**
9-10 February 2015
12 February 2015 (MEC Breakout)
Life Sciences Workshop  
10-11 February 2015  
Chemistry Workshop  
Chemistry Workshop
12-13 February 2015 

     Invited Speakers:

    Peter Abbamonte
    John Hill
    Theo Rasing
    Oleg Shpyrko
    Thomas Russell
    Justin Wark
    Keith Nelson
    Wah Chiu
    Richard Kirian
    David Eisenberg
    Robert Stroud
    George Phillips
    Marius Schmidt
    Dmitri Svergun
    Reinhard Dörner
    Jon Marangos
    Robert Schlögl
    Villy Sundströ
    Franz Himpsel


   **The matter in extreme conditions (MEC) breakout session and speakers are scheduled for Feb. 12.  To attend this session, register for the Material Physics Workshop and select MEC Breakout Session for the 12th Feb.   


The LCLS-II project will provide a major upgrade to the functionality of the LCLS x-ray free electron laser facility, delivering a compelling, internationally-leading capability that will open up significant new areas of science.

Following a series of major reviews, a baseline design for LCLS-II has been established that incorporates a 4 GeV superconducting accelerator and two undulators capable of delivering femtosecond-scale x-ray pulses at up to 1 MHz repetition rate for photon energies between 250 eV and 5 keV. These upgrades will also enable photon energies as high as 25 keV (in the fundamental beam) at 120 Hz repetition rate using the existing accelerator.

The LCLS team is organizing a series of three separate workshops to discuss the scientific opportunities of this new facility, and refine the technical requirements to ensure maximum impact during early operations and into the future. Each of workshops will focus on a different scientific topic: Materials Physics, Life Sciences and Chemistry. The results of these workshops will feed directly in to the science strategy for LCLS, and will help guide the design, commissioning and ultimate operation of the upgraded facility, as well as informing the R&D roadmap for instrumentation and machine performance.

We encourage everyone interested in applying LCLS-II to his or her scientific problems to attend. Separate registration is required for each of the three workshops. Registration is free and very simple. For more information and to register please click on the individual workshop links above.


For questions please contact:
​​​Bob Schoenlein (
Jerry Hastings (
Bill Schlotter ( 
Phil Heimann (​



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