Event Name

5th Banff Meeting on Structural Dynamics

Start Date 18th Feb 2017
End Date 22nd Feb 2017

The meeting is devoted to the dramatic improvements in observing transient phenomena at the atomic scale, brought about by breakthroughs in high peak-brightness electron and X-ray sources opening up new capabilities in time-resolved X-ray and electron diffraction, crystallography, spectroscopy and imaging.

Previous meetings held in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 were extremely exciting and vibrant, with presentations and discussions on spectacular developments that have been opening up new vistas with atomic clarity. The field is continuing with its explosion of ideas and disruptive technologies that greatly benefits from the sharing of information and cross pollination of concepts from a broad range of disciplines and technical approaches. No less is expected in 2017, with new developments in electron sources, and possibly first results from the European XFEL and
the Pohang XFEL appearing at that time. The beautiful setting of Banff brings an intangible quality to the meeting that really enhances these exchanges.

Tentative session outline:
  • Latest developments in ultrafast electron and X-ray sources
  • Dynamic and diffractive imaging of molecules (diffractive imaging and laser alignment)
  • Time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of complex molecules
  • Strongly correlated materials
  • Structural dynamics in molecules and biomolecular systems
Location Banff, Alberta
Contact Henry Chapman
URL https://banff2017.desy.de

Category Conferences
Topics Biological macromolecules | Materials | X-ray optics and imaging | X-ray spectroscopy