The European Synchrotron Light Source Workshop (ESLS) is an annual event designed to give the synchrotron community the opportunity to keep abreast of operation and developments taking place in facilities throughout Europe.

Due to the sanitary restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ESRF will host the 28th ESLS Workshop via Zoom video conference, from 16th to 17th December. The workshop programme will cover all relevant aspects of the design, construction, operation and improvement of synchrotron light sources.  It will focus on storage ring based sources and the status report of each facility will be divided into three parts:

  • Operation status,
  • Upgrades and developments,
  • Management of the COVID-19 pandemic

Institute Coordinators
Please contact the coordinator of your institute for further information.

Past ESLS workshops


All participants should register via the Events Registration facility. An ESRF User Portal account is mandatory to be able to register. Instructions on how to create an account are given in the Registration facility. Existing account holders should first migrate their accounts to the new single sign-on server by following the instructions given.

Participation is restricted to members of the institutes specified in the Institute Coordinators list. For exceptional requests, please contact the Local Organising Committee at

Local Organising Committee

J-L Revol
N Carmignani
A Franchi
P Lean (Administrative coordinator)

Workshop Secretariat