Foresight Workshops

In the framework of a series of foresight workshops, HZB wishes to establish a discussion of future projects and research activities in strong interaction with current and future users from universities, research institutes and industry. The aim of the dialogue is to discuss future scientific fields and expectations, needs and requirements for cutting edge science with synchrotron radiation.

Hence the reason for an extended discussion session “Ideas, Suggestions and Requirements” after each topical session is to enquire the wishes of users and potential users.

Upcoming Workshops - BESSY III project definition stage

The BESSY II electron storage ring has been operating since 1998 and attracts 2000 researchers from throughout the world each year. The facility is particularly well-suited for studies needing soft and VUV X-ray emissions. This had made BESSY II an indispensable institution for the scientific community in Germany and the world for many years.

Many experts agree that the community of VUV and soft X-ray emissions user need a new next-generation light source in the medium term. Such a photon source would complement other accelerator projects in the Helmholtz Association with respect to photon energy and experiment investigative techniques.

In order to specify the requirements for a light source of the coming generation needed for specialised research on energy material, there is an active exchange of ideas between the HZB and the users. Discussions are focussing on the photon energy of the light source, the beam quality requirements, as well as the experimental methods and specialised sample environments.

The HZB is conducting foresight workshops in order to systematically involve the user community in the BESSY III project-definition stage through workshops organised by topic. Six workshops with very positive participation have been conducted so far and we will follow this successful path (Source: Strategy Paper HZB 2020+).

Our upcoming foresight workshop ‘Materials Metrology’ in cooperation with the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) will be held as a satellite workshop to our 11th Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting in December 2019.

More detailed information about the 'Materials Metrology' workshop can be found here.

Previous Workshops

Information about previous workshops can be found here.