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UKSR 50

26—29 June 2018 | Liverpool, UK

Venue: University of Liverpool

50 years of Synchrotron Radiation in the UK and its global impact

The UK Synchrotron Radiation effort started in the 1960’s and led to the establishment of the national Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SRF) at the NINA 5GeV electron synchrotron at Daresbury Laboratory via a five-year research grant of six million pounds (in today’s value) in 1970. The use of SRF over 5 years persuaded the UK’s Science Research Council to design and build the world’s first dedicated multi-GeV storage ring that came in operation in 1980.

In 1997 the Synchrotron world received its ultimate recognition in the form of the first Nobel prize for work facilitated by synchrotron radiation (John Walker 1997). An all insertion device third generation source was recommended by the Woolfson review giving birth to a new source that was named DIAMOND in 1995, funded in 2001 and began its operation in 2007 at the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire.

During the past fifty years Synchrotron Radiation, has become an integral part of the UK’s academic and industrial science base; and there are now over 70 synchrotron sources and FELs worldwide which facilitate an expanding range of pure and applied science.

We invite you to a conference to celebrate the achievements and explore the future of the light sources (Synchrotrons and FELs) and their applications in the coming decades. It coincides with 70th anniversary of the first publication of the International Union of Crystallography which decided to establish the dedicated Journal of Synchrotron Radiation at its Congress and General Assembly in 1993.

Nearly fifty percent of the invited talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

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