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BESSY@HZB User Meeting

With the series of annual user meetings we bring together our user community to intensify scientific exchange and stimulating new collaborations. The meetings will provide an overview of the many exciting and inspiring research results obtained at our facility in the past year. A keynote lecture, plenary talks, discussions, a public lecture and a poster session will provide vast possibilities of information and discussion.

The bestowals of the 'Prizes for Young Scientists' donated by the Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin e.V. (FHZB) are traditional highlights of the user meetings.

Participation in the BESSY@HZB User Meetings is free of charge.


An important part of our user meeting is the vendor exhibition, which is running alongside the meeting. We provide your organisation with the great opportunity to present your products to a large number of high impact customers. Each year we expect some 450 participants; surely a significant number for presenting your company, and a good chance to get in contact with new customers using synchrotron radiation and performing experiments at BESSY II.

More than 50 companies have the opportunity to present their most recent products related to the field of synchrotron radiation.

For more detailed information on how to join the vendor exhibtion please go to the vendor exhibition webpage.


The poster session - an important and integral part of the user meeting - is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your latest research results.

A committee will recognize the best poster presentation and will select a 'Best Poster Award' winner on the basis of the poster's content, appearance and presentation quality. Poster award winners must be present during winners announcement time to be eligible for the 'Best Poster Award'. All posters will be on display in the BESSY II experimental hall until next year's user meeting.

Please note that all posters have to be in DIN A0 landscape format:  120 cm (width) x 84 cm (height)

In case you need to print your poster on site, please go here.