XFEL 2018 2018-11-02T07:55:24+00:00

10-12 October, 2018. Gdansk, Poland

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Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and European X-ray Free Electron Laser Facility signed an Agreement on Cooperation: http://eng.kantiana.ru/news/234792/ (In Russian: https://www.kantiana.ru/news/151/234777/ )


The International School on XFEL: Science and Instrumentation is organized in close collaboration between Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia), Gdańsk University of Technology (Gdańsk, Poland), European XFEL (Schenefeld, Germany) and National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (Moscow, Russia).

European XFEL is a novel scientific tool with parameters exceeding those in already existed facilities. Being a next-generation X-ray source, XFEL is intended to face the actual challenges both in fundamental science and applications. Two-days school (seminar) in Gdansk is organized to illuminate the XFEL physics and provided methods, elucidate their potential for research, and pave the way for young scientists and introduce them to XFEL community.

The school will cover the basics of XFEL physics and instrumentation, specific topics, such as ptychography and X-ray optics for FEL’s, and give insight into possibilities for crystallography, ultrafast phenomena, magnetism, and biology. The world level scientists from the USA, Japan, Germany and etc. will share their experience and acquired knowledge.

All participants are welcome to submit the abstract for the Poster Session. For more details please see the Registration info.

The school timetable can be found here.

The school participants are welcome to make a brief presentation about their poster on October 11, at 17:05 (before the poster session).

The guidelines for these talks are as follows:
– The presentation lenght should not exceed 2 minutes (no questions);
– The presentation should include maximum 2 slides and have a PDF format;
– The slides should contain a footer or header stating your name and title of your poster.


  • Fundamentals of XFEL radiation. FEL accelerator physics.
  • Beamlines for photon transport and handling. XFEL instrumentation.
  • Advanced methods and techniques provided on XFEL.
  • Advantages of using coherent X-ray’s. Ptychography and imaging.
  • X-ray optics for XFEL.
  • Study of magnetism by XFEL.


  • Prof.  Robert Feidenhans’l (EU-XFEL)
  • Prof. Serguei Molodtsov  (EU-XFEL, ITMO University, TU Freiberg)
  • Prof. Alexandr Blagov (NRC “Kurchatov Institute”)
  • Prof. Kazuto Yamauchi (Osaka University)
  • Dr. Wojciech Gawelda (EU-XFEL)
  • Dr. Makina Yabashi (SACLA, SPring-8)
  • Dr. Oleksandr Yefanov (CFEL)
  • Dr. Aymeric Robert (LCLS)
  • Dr. Oleg Chubar (NSLS-II)
  • Dr. Dmitry Khakhulin (EU-XFEL)
  • Dr. Saša Bajt (DESY)
  • Dr. Clemens von Korff Schmising (MBI-Berlin)
  • Dr. Ryszard Sobierajski (IP PAS)
  • Dr. Adrian Mancuso (EU-XFEL)


  • Prof. Anatoly Snigirev (IKBFU)
  • Prof. Wojciech Sadowski (GUT)
  • Prof. Serguei Molodtsov (EU-XFEL, ITMO University, TU Freiberg)
  • Dr. Igor Zhukovskii (Rossotrudnichestvo)
  • Prof. Alexandr Blagov (NRC “Kurchatov Institute”)
  • Dr. Mikhail Popov (NRC “Kurchatov Institute”)

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Ksenia Chichay (IKBFU)
  • Dr. Petr Ershov (IKBFU)
  • Prof. Anna Perelomova (GUT)
  • Dr. Pawel Wojda (GUT)
  • Ms. Nataly Klimova (IKBFU)
  • Mr. Sergey Shevyrtalov (IKBFU)
  • Mr. Nikolai Novoseltsev (IKBFU)

Local Committee:

  • Mr. Ivan Lyatun
  • Mrs. Svetlana Lyatun
  • Ms. Maria Voevodina
  • Mr. Anton Narikovich
  • Mr. Dmitriy Zverev
  • Ms. Polina Medvedskaya
  • Mr. Alexander Barannikov
  • Mr. Artem Khegay

Contact person: Dr. Ksenia Chichay
E-Mail: xopticslab@gmail.com

For registration please fill in the registration form and send it together with abstract (optionally) to xopticslab@gmail.com
Deadline for registration: September 30, 2018 September 1, 2018 

Registration fee: 100 euro.
Registration fee can be paid on-site by cash.

Registration fee includes:
– admission to the welcome ceremony
– coffee/tea during the breaks
– school dinner
– admission to all scientific sessions
– access to the poster area
– school bag and the name badge
– school program and book of abstracts
– certificate of attendance

If you need an invitation letter for Schengen VISA application, please contact the organizers as soon as possible. 

The school will take place at Hotel Bartan in Gdansk (ul. Turystyczna 9A).
If you would like to book a room at Hotel Bartan please contact the organizers.

From the airport to the Hotel Bartan. 
Picture 1. The route from the airport to the Hotel Bartan
1. Gdansk Airport — Port Lotniczy Gdansk im. Lecha Walesy, ul. Juliusza Slowackiego
2. Gdansk Central — Bus and Train station, Gdansk Glowny, Główny dworzec PKP
3. Conference Place – Hotel Bartan, ul. Turystyczna 9A
There are two ways to get to the hotel from the airport:
1) Take a taxi from ul. Juliusza Słowackiego (Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy) to ul. Turystyczna 9A (Hotel Bartan). 
Travel time – approx. 40 min. – up to 1 hour. 
Taxi costs from 83 to 108 zl (1 zl = 0.23 Euro).
Tel. (+48) 58 191-91, (+48) 58 196-66
2) Get a bus №210 or N3 (night bus) from the airport to the city center (Gdansk Glowny). Travel time – approx. 40 min.
Then take a bus №112, 186 or 212 to the Hotel Bartan (Sobieszewo Wyspa).
Travel time – approx. 40 min.
Bus costs 3.2 zl.
Time interval between buses – 30 min
Picture 2. The map of the Gdansk Central area
The first day of school and the opening ceremony will be held at the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT).
The information about how to get to GUT can be found at pg.edu.pl/international/how-to-get-to-gdansk-and-gut
How to get to the school place from Kaliningrad.
Step 1. Take a bus from the Bus station (Zheleznodorozhnaya 7 st.) to the Gdansk Central (Gdansk Glowny). Travel time – approx. 4-6 hours.
Bus №802 (Zelenogradsk Trans) departs at 6:00, 7:30 and 3:00 p.m. everyday. Ticket can be bought on-site in ticket-window or booked online – avtovokzal39.ru
Bus №249 (Kenig Auto) departs at 6:45 p.m. everyday and at 4:45 p.m. on weekends. You can book a ticket online at kenigauto.com
Please, print the tickets before your trip.
Step 2.  From Gdansk Central take a bus №112, 186 or 212 to the Hotel Bartan (Sobieszewo Wyspa) (pic. 2)

Travel time – approx. 40 min.