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A Highly successful Research Conversation about X-ray Free Electron Lasers

(8 May 2019)

The Durham X-ray Centre and the Research Office jointly organised a one-day Research Conversation with colleagues from Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Engineering Departments at Durham on Wednesday 17th April 2019. X-ray free electron lasers offer new and unparalleled opportunities for ultrafast dynamic studies of atoms and lasers with atomic resolution. Invited speakers included Dr. Thomas Tschentscher, Scientific Director at the European XFEL, Dr. Allen Orville, Group Leader at the UK XFEL Hub at Diamond Light Source and Professor Malcolm McMahon, Department of Physics (specialising in High Pressure Physics) at the University of Edinburgh. The event was attended by a record number of participants and excellent talks and discussions. Hopefully this will start Durham academics taking advantage of the latest national and international x-ray free electron lasers in their research.