Workshop on the Science and Technology of 4th Generation Light Sources Based on Superconducting Technology

AlbaNova University Center Stockholm, Sweden

AlbaNova University Center Stockholm, Sweden


We are pleased to announce that the Stockholm-Uppsala FEL Center will organize a two-day workshop on the science and technology of 4th generation light sources based on superconducting technology in the fall of 2012.

The aim of the workshop is to identify those areas of science for which these light sources – as compared to 4th generation light sources based on ‘warm’ technology – can be expected to have the biggest impact, and to single out those technical issues for which further research and development is needed in order to be able to fully exploit the potential offered by these sources.

Mats Larsson Ulf Karlsson Joseph Nordgren

The workshop is sponsored by

Stockholm-Uppsala Free Electron Laser Center

The Nobel Committee for Physics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Swedish Research Council (VR)

Conference Venue

The workshop is scheduled to take place at the AlbaNova University Center (Stockholm University and The Royal Institute of Technology).

For information on how to get to AlbaNova click here.


Monday, November 26

09.00 – 09.45 Registration and Coffee
09.45 – 10.00 Opening Remarks
10.00 – 10.45 Winfried Decking: European XFEL - Status and Perspectives
10.45 – 11.30 Joseph Bisognano: Design Choices for CW FEL Facilities
11.30 – 12.15 Richard Walker: NLS and the UK scene
12.15 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.45 Hiroshi Kawata: Present status of the ERL project in KEK
14.45 – 15.30 Andreas Jankowiak: High current cw SRF technology: Enabling technology for BERLinPro and BESSY_VSR
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 16.20 Volker Ziemann: FREIA in Uppsala, a facility to test super-conducting spoke cavities
16.20 – 17.05 John Corlett: Design Studies for a Next Generation Light Source at LBNL
17.05 – 18.00 Panel discussion headed by Ingolf Lindau
18.15 Workshop dinner

Tuesday, November 27

09.00 – 09.45 Grzegorz Wrochna: POLFEL - the Polish free electron laser project
09.45 – 10.05 Sverker Werin: FEL strategies at the MAX IV laboratory
10.05 – 10.50 Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie: The LUNEX5 project
10.50 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00 Robert Rimmer: Experience with CW SRF at Jlab
12.00 – 12.45 Peter Michel: Scientific Capabilities and Technology of the Superconducting Accelerator Based ELBE Facility
12.45 – 13.00 Closing remarks
13.00 Lunch

The conference programme in PDF format can be found here.

Conference dinner

The participants will be offered a conference dinner in the evening of the 26th of November.


The registration is now closed.
The number of participants is limited to 60.


Accommodation has to be arranged by the participants themselves, except the invited speakers for whom hotel is already booked. The organizers recommend

  • Elite Hotel Arcadia
    Participants get a better rate at Hotel Arcadia by specifying "AlbaNova" when booking.
    Single room SEK 1197:-

  • Hotel Birger Jarl
    Participants get a better rate at Hotel Birger Jarl by specifying reference number 1802351 when booking.
    Single room SEK 925:-
    Double room for single use SEK 1009:-
    Superior room for single use SEK 1176:-
    Double room SEK 1185:-
    Superior room SEK 1354:-


Mats Larsson, Director of Stockholm-Uppsala FEL Center
tel: +46 8 5537 8647

  • Monday, November 26
    • 9:00 AM 9:45 AM
      Registration and Coffee 45m
    • 9:45 AM 10:00 AM
      Opening Remarks 15m