The annual event dedicated to the ESRF user community: learn about, discuss and experience the science and cutting-edge research made with ESRF synchrotron light

In 2021, we have all continued to live and work with COVID-19. Since the beginning of the year, the ESRF has been gradually re-opening to onsite users according to the pandemic indicators and travel and health rectrictions in place in France and in the home countries of our users. Since the summer, all users are invited back onsite and most user teams are now able to come to the ESRF to carry out their own experiments - we are delighted to welcome you back!

The uncertainty in the evolution of the public health situation over the winter months, the travel difficulties still encountered by many scientists and the limited social interactions currently possible at the ESRF due to local sanitary measures have led us to choose to hold a fully online meeting. The programme has been designed to encourage users and scientists from all over the world who are interested in the ESRF to attend and to directly interact with ESRF scientists and fellow users, and to present the results of their ESRF research.

The program of the User Meeting will tackle broad topics such as climate change, gender equality and COVID-19 vaccines, as well as highlighting more specific user research activities and updating the community on the status of ESRF beamlines. The meeting will be the perfect occasion to discover the most recent experimental results from the ESRF-EBS and to discuss new science and new possibilities enabled by the new source and new beamlines.

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Overall programme

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Monday 7 February 2022

   Tutorials & Poster Session
  • 12 tutorials of direct interest to ESRF users will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from the fundamental principles of techniques, through beamline control tools, to optimisation of data measurements and the best exploitation of these data. They will be complemented by a science communication tutorial that will discuss tips for promoting user research.

Tutorials: programme and scopes

Tuesday 8 February 2022

   Plenary Session day

Opening of the Plenary Session with a presentation by Valérie Masson-Delmotte, (CEA Senior Scientist, IPSL/LSCE, Université Paris Saclay and Co-Chair, IPCC WGI, France) on the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change.

  • Four Keynote Speakers
  • Young Scientist Award
  • ESRF-EBS facility report
  • Poster session and prizes
  • Virtual commercial exhibition of synchrotron-related equipment

Plenary Session programme

Wednesday 9 February 2022

  3 User-Dedicated Microsymposia

Microsymposia: programmes & scopes


The electronic registration form is now available


Additional information regarding the organisation of the online event will be announced by the end of December.