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Three-way Meeting 2012 and Associated Optics Workshop


Dates: 30 January - 2 February 2012
Venue: ESRF Auditorium
ESRF: Gary Admans, Fabio Comin, Jürgen Härtwig
APS: Stefan Vogt
SPring-8: Masayo Suzuki and Masaki Takata
PETRA III: Hermann Franz
Administrative Assistants: Myriam Dhez and Fabienne Mengoni (ESRF)
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The Three-way Meeting and its associated Optics Workshop will take place at the ESRF from 30 January to 2 February 2012. The Optics Workshop will be held on the first two days, followed by the Three-way Meeting on 1 and 2 February 2012. The plenary session will be held during the afternoon of Wednesday 1 February.

The Three-way Meeting brings together the high-energy X-ray source storage rings, APS, ESRF, Petra III and SPring-8. The meeting takes place roughly every 2 years, this being the 13th iteration. It is a chance for staff from the four X-ray sources to discuss and compare, and even coordinate research and development between the four synchrotrons. PETRA III is a new member of the meeting, and its staff will participate in all sessions. The title of the meeting has been kept for continuity with earlier meetings and now reflects the three continents, America, Asia and Europe, hosting high-energy third generation synchrotron sources.

Attendance is restricted to the staff of the member institutes. If you wish to attend, please contact the organisers from your own institute and then register through the ESRF event registration application

Registration deadline: Friday 20 January 2012

Sessions are being organised with the following themes:
  • Plenary session (DG reports and facility upgrades and future plans)
  • Accelerator R&D
  • Data management and online data analysis
  • Automation and control for nanobeams
  • Collaboration and partnerships at the local level


The Optics Workshop will cover X-ray optics together with engineering and detectors.