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 BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020 will provide an overview of the many exciting and inspiring research results obtained at our facility in the past year. Plenary talks, discussions, an online poster session and a virtual vendor exhibition will provide vast possibilities of information and discussion. The bestowals of the 'Prizes for Young Scientists' donated by the Freundeskreis HZB e.V.  (FHZB) will also be held.

We are very pleased to announce the BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020, which will take place as a video conference on December 10, 2020.

BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020 - Join us from home

Please save the date and revisit this page for more information soon. We are looking very much forward to welcoming you online this year. Participation in the BESSY@HZB User Meeting is free of charge.


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

This years’ virtual poster session will be accompanied by an online poster slam and will take place on Thursday afternoon. If you are interested in participating in the poster slam or would like to present a poster, please indicate your request in the registration form. As the number of posters and time slots for poster slam are limited, posters and time slots will be considered on a first come first serve basis. Apart from that, all poster presenters must be available online for the entire duration of this session.

All posters will be available on the HZB website during and after the meeting. To give interested users the opportunity to contact you after the meeting, we would like to ask all presenters to provide their contact data or email address on the poster.

Format of the poster:

  • only one slide
  • 16:9 landscape/horizontal
  • font size >14
  • PDF export from PowerPoint (no video, no animation) or jpg

The same poster will be used for the presentation and the poster slam and it will not be possible to zoom in, so keep it short and simple.

The online registration will be opened in a few days.