2-6 May, Related event: ATTOFEL Summer School, Crete, Greece

  • When May 02, 2011 12:00 AM to May 06, 2011 12:00 AM (Etc/GMT+2 / UTC-200)
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The ATTOFEL Marie Curie Initial Training Network deals with two new ultrafast XUV/x-ray sources that are presently coming available. Attosecond XUV pulses by high-harmonic generation (HHG) will allow for the first time to “make movies” of ultrafast electron motion, and thereby to investigate photochemical processes beyond the Born-Oppenheimer limit. At the same time, XUV/x-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) based on self-amplification of spontaneous emission (SASE) of relativistic electrons moving through an undulator structure will allow for the first time to track structural changes in (bio)-molecules using femtosecond time-resolved x-ray diffraction.

A full-week summer school in Crete will provide young researchers with training vital to this research field and offer ample opportunities for scientific exchange among senior researchers.

All speakers will be asked to provide a book chapter covering their topic. The resulting textbook should cover all relevant topics for the ATTO and FEL communities and thereby provide an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the field.

The summer school will also offer courses on 'soft skills' not directly related to research. Poster sessions, short talks, or hands-on sessions will increase the involvement of young researchers.