New Light Source Project
aiming for unique studies of microscopic motions in matter of all kinds

New Light Source Community Meeting
Friday 24th April 2009
The Royal Society Carlton House Terrace, London

The New Light Source (NLS) project is developing a proposal for a facility, based on free electron and advanced conventional lasers, that will provide a unique capability for probing the structure and motion within matter.

This meeting is intended to update the wider scientific community on NLS and to give them the opportunity to hear how the science case and the facility conceptual design have emerged from last year’s consultation. There will be breakout sessions for discussion and feedback on how the proposed machine enables the science case and to identify additional scientific opportunities for NLS.


09.45 Registration and Refreshments
10.30 Introduction
Prof. Tim Wess (University of Cardiff)/Prof. Jonathan Marangos (Imperial College)
10.40 Up-date on the NLS Project
Prof. Jonathan Marangos
Overviews of key science drivers for NLS:

11.10Nanoscale Imaging and Long Wavelength
Capabilities with NLS
Presenation 2
Prof. Louise Johnson/Prof. Peter Weightman
11.35 Capturing Fluctuating Systems
Prof. Andrea Cavalleri/Prof Justin Wark
12.00Structural Dynamics Underlying Physical and Chemical Change
Prof. Wendy Flavell/Dr Jonathan Underwood
12.25 Ultra-fast Electron Dynamics
Prof. Jonathan Marangos
12.50 Question and Answer Session

13.10 Lunch City of London Rooms 1 & 2

14.00 Conceptual Design for NLS Facility
Prof. Richard Walker
14.20 Recent Science from Flash
Prof. Robert Donovan
14.40 Breakout Sessions

15.20 Tea Break

15.40 Feedback from Breakout Sessions and Discussion

16.10 NLS in the International Scene
Prof. Elaine Seddon

16.30 Meeting Close