Grenoble, 6 - 10 February 2006

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Final Announcement

On 6-10 February 2006, the ESRF will host the annual Users’ Meeting and satellite workshops. The Meeting is a privileged forum where ESRF users, and more generally all scientists interested in cutting-edge research with synchrotron radiation, can exchange their views on the latest scientific and technical developments.

S. Margadonna Receiving the Young Scientists Award
S. Margadonna (left) receives the prize from Prof. Phil Evans (Cambridge), the Chairman of YSA selection committee.

The Plenary meeting will take place on Tuesday Feb. 7 (afternoon) and Wednesday Feb. 8 (morning) in the ESRF main auditorium. The Medium and Long Term Scientific Programme for the facility will again draw considerable attention, with technical updates, open discussions, and a plenary “hardtalk” session with the ESRF Directors. The scientific programme will also feature topical sessions, with invited talks and reports from the beamlines, and a plenary poster session. The 2006 Keynote speech, the “Young Scientist Award Talk” will complete the plenary programme.

The Meeting will be followed by two satellite workshops which will focus on dynamical phenomena in the nanoscale range in soft matter, and recent advances and future directions in science at high pressure at third generation synchrotron sources.

On behalf of the Users Organisation, I cordially invite you to Grenoble for an exciting week of science.

Marco Grioni, for the Users organisation

For further information, please consult the documents: Medium-term Scientific Programme 2006-2010 and Long Term Strategy: New Scientific Opportunities at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

Satellite Workshops and School for New Users

There will be two satellite workshops, and a school dedicated to participants who have never carried out an experiment at the ESRF:

The registration of 110 Euro covers attendance at both Plenary Meeting and workshops.


Users’ Meeting Plenary Sessions
on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 February, 2006






Tuesday 7 February 2006

14.00 - 15.30

Directors (current status and long-term strategies)

15.30 - 15.50


15.50 - 17.50

Parallel session A

News from the groups, science and discussion (6 discussion groups)

17.50 - 19.20

Posters & Cocktail

19.20 - 19.40

Plenary meeting of the users organization


Dinner - Young scientist and best poster awards


Wednesday 8 February 2006

09.00 - 10.45

Parallel session B

Science: present and future (7discussion groups)

10.45 - 11.15


11.15 - 12.00

Questions and answers

12.00 - 12.30

Young Scientist award talk

12.30 - 13.00

Aperitif and farewell