In a new discussion paper, EIROforum identifies five main criteria that enable Research Infrastructures to be sustainable in the long term and can provide guidance for additional funding commitments.
Optical lasers: setting the stage for X-ray laser pulses
At X-ray free-electron lasers such as the European XFEL, ultrabright high-intensity laser-like X-ray light is generated using accelerated electrons travelling through special magnetic structures. While the X-ray laser is the star of the show, there are many supporting characters that are also lasers – namely, optical ones. Currently, scientists at European XFEL are preparing specialised laser setups for the scientific instruments and other parts of the facility.
EIROforum Directors General meet at European XFEL
On 23–24 November at its headquarters in Hamburg, European XFEL hosted the EIROforum Directors General Autumn Meeting.