& Associated Workshops

  Grenoble, 3 - 5 February, 2014

Users Organization




From 3-5 February 2014 Grenoble will be the place to gather for all European scientists interested in cutting-edge research using synchrotron radiation. The ESRF is heading towards the culmination of Phase I of its Upgrade Programme, which has seen significant change and development on more than half of its beamlines, and is in the conception stages of what is hoped will be Phase II of its Upgrade Programme based on a new low-emittance storage ring lattice. Exchange among users, beamline staff and  Management is of utmost importance during these crucial and dynamic times.

The plenary meeting will host lectures on recent major scientific advances in a range of different research fields covered by the wide spectrum of scientific activity taking place at the ESRF.

Three satellite workshops in areas which could benefit directly from new science made possible with a new source as well as parallel sessions and a joint poster session will offer a unique opportunity to enjoy exciting science and to debate the scientific prospects of a possible second phase of the ESRF Upgrade Programme.

Detailed information on Upgrade Programme




Young Scientist Award


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Simon Kimber (right) receiving the Young Scientist Award from Federico Boscherini in 2013

The meeting will focus on the exciting science currently performed at the ESRF. The plenary meeting will be held on February 4 - 5 and will feature five plenary lectures covering a large spectrum of ESRF activities, a report from the ESRF Directors on the status of the facility and on the status of the proposal for Phase 2 of the ESRF Upgrade Programme, and a presentation by the winner of the Young Scientist Award. The afternoon of February 4th will be dedicated to topical parallel sessions and the workshops.

A joint poster session and a banquet at the ESRF restaurant on site will give all participants the opportunity to discuss with fellow researchers and beamline staff, stimulating new ideas and new scientific collaborations.


Three workshops will be organized around the Users' Meeting on the ESRF site:

On behalf of the Users' Organization, I cordially invite you to Grenoble for an exciting few days of leading edge science.

Chiara Maurizio
Chairperson of the Users' Organization


You wish to register and organise your travel an stay

If you wish to attend the Users' Meeting 2014 and/or workshops and prepare your stay in Grenoble, you are welcome to consult our information web pages:


Click HERE to register


Meeting Secretariat

User Office
BP 220
38043 GRENOBLE Cedex, France.

Tel. +33 (0)4 7688 2552/ 2358
Fax +33 (0)4 7688 2020

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Giovanna Boumis, winner of
the 2013 Best Poster Award