Upcoming Events and Activities

EUCALL Joint Foresight Activities Workshops


Addressing Societal Challenges Using Advanced Laser Light Sources

DESY, 26 - 27 April 2018 

The workshop highlights research using synchrotron, free-electron laser and optical laser light sources in areas of high relevance to societal needs. Requests for research driven by these needs and the challenges in addressing these requests will be introduced. Examples of experiments using light sources will demonstrate the contributions light sources already provide.

A special topic will be to discuss how a combined use of synchrotron, free-electron laser and optical laser light sources opens a route to obtaining additional information in these research fields.


2nd Workshop on Building a Targetry Network at Advanced Laser Light Sources

ELI-Beamlines, 29 - 30 May 2018 

The interest in this activity arises from the recognition that the high-repetition-rate laser experiments, which will soon become possible at facilities such as ELI, ESRF, European XFEL, and ESRF, as well as at other ALL-RIs, will require targets (or samples) in the quantity of few 1000 up to as high as few 100000 per year. This leads to the requirement of target production facilities capable of producing a range of complicated targets in large number with the needed high-precision. While in the USA and Asia certain support networks for targets supply exist, the European community has no coordinated strategy to access target fabrication infrastructure. A possible solution could be a consortium of European ALL-RIs, target suppliers and specialized laboratories. This issue/need has been addressed in a first workshop held in August 2016 at HZDR as a satellite to the EUCALL 1st Annual Meeting, in collaboration with members of WP6. Following up on this workshop a report has been written and was published, and all information can be found at www.eucall.eu/target_network. A meeting of facility directors of the above mentioned RIs was held on 10 April 2017 to define timeline and scope of this activity.


Theory and Simulation of Photon-Matter Interaction 

ELI-ALPS, 01 - 06 July 2018

There is a recognized need for theory development to accompany experiments at ALL-RIs and interpretation of results. This area could span an enormous range, for example from light-matter interaction, over FEL theory to complex time-dependent theories describing transition states. Furthermore, there is a need for advanced simulations to accompany (predict and explain) experiment results. Finally, computing issues (both hardware & software) were raised in response to the upcoming challenges to deal with very large quantities of data and the need for high performance computing for complex calculations or simulations. The organization committee is in place, and a coherent concept of a foresight workshop responding to this topic is underway.


Future Strategies for Research Infrastructure Operation 

Brussels, 09 September 2018

The main purpose of this activity is the dissemination of EUCALL synergy results to its stake-holders and policy makers. A focus of this workshop will be the presentation/discussion of strategies, operation needs, and possible frameworks for future collaborations between ALL-RIs.


Events within Laserlab-Europe



Events within FELs of Europe