First Circular

Dear Colleagues,
You are cordially invited to participate at and contribute to the Workshop on
“X-Ray Scattering on High Energy Density Plasmas – Status and Future Developments”.
The workshop will cover all aspects of XRTS including experiments at different facilities, data analysis, theory and simulations. It will be held at the Extreme Matter Institute, Darmstadt, March 24-26, 2014. Please note the date into your calendar. There will be no conference fee but you need to register to allow for a more efficient organization. Moreover, we have some funds to provide financial support for travel or accommodation. In particular, PhD students are encouraged to apply.
We plan a somewhat unusual schedule for the workshop as the first day will provide tutorials, in particular but not exclusively, for young scientist. These tutorials will cover both experimental techniques and the theoretical background of x‐ray scattering. This part is supposed to enhance the mutual understanding of experimentalists and theorists and, thus, to eliminating barriers for common efforts. For the second day, we invite participants to present new results with talks and posters. The last day will be devoted to the emerging possibilities of x‐ray scattering at free electron lasers. We particularly invite participants with experiences at FEL facilities (FLASH, LCLS) to present their results.
More information, registration and application for travel support will be made available through our website which will be online soon.

Please feel free to contact the workshop organizers with suggestions for the workshop program and format if you have special needs or interests.
With the best wishes,
Paul Neumayer (
Dirk Gericke (