20 July 2009 Accommodation Situation Update

We had used up the contingent of rooms in the lower priced hotels The Motel One and the Holiday Inn and rooms were only available in the Maritim Hotel.

Since most hotels in the vicinity of the Friedrichstrasse, where our conference venue is situated, are fully booked or offer rooms at very high rates (due to the Marathon), we have also included a new hotel into the list of hotels bookable through the Berlin tourism office link above. The Hotel Alameda Berlin offers rooms at moderate prices and there is the bus 147 that takes you to the conference venue.

We have also reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hotel Alt-Tempelhof, which is situated close to an underground station. To get to the conference venue you simply catch the U6 towards Alt-Tegel and get off at Französische Strasse. The hotel offers single and double rooms at reasonable prices, too. Please book your rooms at the Hotel Alt-Tempelhof individually and refer to the SRF09 (Fax: +49(0)30 - 75 685-100/ Phone: +49(0)30 - 75 685-0).  We have reserved the contingent until August 7th.

We recommend to book as soon as possible.

Update on 21. Aug: Upon request from a number of attendees we have added further hotel related information in the accomodation section.

25 May 2009 Special announcement swine flu (H1N1)

Swine Flu (H1N1)

On behalf of the local organizing committee, I wish to assure you that the SRF Conference will go ahead as planned. In Berlin and Dresden at the moment, it is “business as usual”. There are NO plans to cancel or postpone the Conference.

For further information, please refer to the WHO website:

16 April 2009 Second Announcement

This announcement contains updates related to the 14th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF2009).

Main Program & Conference Website
The conference will be held Sept. 20 – 25, 2009 at the dbb Forum in Berlin, Germany. The conference is being hosted by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (FZD).

Hotel Accommodation
All registrants please note: We have been able to reserve only a small number of hotel rooms for the conference. Because the Berlin Marathon is taking place at the beginning of the week, we encourage everyone to make hotel arrangements as soon as possible. Numerous hotels have also been marked on the website’s map as alternatives.

Tutorials designed to convey an introductory overview of all aspects of superconducting RF will be hosted by the FZD in Dresden from Sept. 17 – 19. Bus transportation will be available from Berlin Airports to Dresden and from Dresden to the dbb Forum on Sept. 16 and 20, respectively. The Dresden hotel reservations must be made by August 1st, after this date the rooms will be released to the general public.

Registration & Abstract Submission
Registration for the conference and tutorials, as well as abstract submission is now open. There is no additional fee for the tutorials, but it is expected that all tutorial participants will also register for the conference. Early registration is available until August 1st and abstract submission will close that date (midnight central European daylight time).

Students & Travel Grants
A reduced student registration fee is available until August 1st (to be eligible, proof of student status must be supplied). In addition, we expect to provide a limited number of student travel grants to students presenting a poster or talk. Students should apply in writing to the conference chairman (fax or mail) no later than July 1, including a letter of recommendation by their supervisor. Travel grants will cover the registration, accommodation (arranged by the HZB) and at least part of the travel cost.


Jens Knobloch
Conference Chairman, SRF 2009

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17. November 2008 First Announcement

I am pleased to announce the 14th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF2009) to be held Sept. 20 – 25, 2009 at the dbb Forum in Berlin, within walking distance of the famed Checkpoint Charlie. The Conference will be hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (formerly BESSY) and the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

Impressive advances in superconducting RF science and technology over the last three decades are responsible for a dramatic increase of SRF installations world-wide. RF superconductivity now is the key technology of many accelerators for particle physics, nuclear physics and, increasingly, light sources. The European Free-Electron Laser and the recently commissioned Spallation Neutron Source are exciting examples of the varied applications of SRF.

Continuing the successful tradition of 13 previous workshops, SRF 2009 will cover the latest advances in the science, technology, and applications of superconducting RF.  The program consists of invited review talks, poster sessions and “hot-topic” discussion sessions.  A special emphasis will be placed on providing a forum for student researchers to present their results.

Special tutorials will be held from Sept. 17 – 19 in Dresden.  These are designed to provide an in-depth overview of SRF related subjects for scientists and engineers new to the field, or those who simply want a refresher.

For now, I invite you to note this important conference in your calendar and to bookmark the conference website.  Details will be provided early next year.  I also ask you to log on to your JACOW account and activate the SRF mailing-list checkbox in your personal profile to ensure that you receive updates on the SRF Conference in the future.


Jens Knobloch
Conference Chairman, SRF 2009

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