The workshop “Short Pulse Science with the Extremely Brilliant Source” in the framework of the EBS workshop series, took place on 28th to 29th October 2019 in the auditorium. It was animated by 21 invited speakers and 5 ESRF beamline scientists.

The meeting was attended by 30 participants from Europe and 20 local participants from the EPN campus. The presentations covered the following techniques: time-resolved diffraction, scattering, spectroscopy, imaging and dynamic compression for studies ranging from fundamental physics to structural biology. The experiments all exploit the 100 picosecond X-ray pulse produced by single bunches in the storage ring for “filming” fast processes as a function of time. New results from X-ray diffraction, X-ray imaging and X-ray fluorescence dominated the meeting. Thanks to the EBS, experiments with higher spatial resolution will be feasible in the near future.

The workshop ended with a round table discussion where among others things different access models were discussed.