You are invited to the 40th International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics!
|VUVX is a major international conference series that covers important aspects of fundamental and applied research in photon sciences. The VUVX19 Conference continues a series of meetings held every three years, most recently in Zurich, Switzerland (2016), Hefei, China (2013) and Vancouver, Canada (2010). In 2019, VUVX will hosted jointly by Berkeley Lab and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
The VUVX19 conference be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in the heart of San Francisco from July 1-5, 2019. We are expecting over 300 scientists from around the world whose work employs electromagnetic radiation in the spectral range from vacuum ultraviolet to hard X-ray radiation from synchrotron, laser, and plasma based sources. Presentations will cover recent progress in instrumentation, methods development, and novel applications in physics, material science, chemistry, biology, and technology.
The welcome reception on Sunday, June 30th, in the Italian Room on the mezzanine level of the St. Francis Hotel is a first opportunity for conference participants to pick up the conference materials (badges, program booklet) and to network. Light refreshments are provided. The event starts at 4pm and concludes by 8pm.
The scientific program of VUVX19 will consist of plenary sessions that are attended by all conference participants. Two parallel oral sessions feature invited talks and contributed presentations. Moreover, four poster sessions take place concurrently wit the vendor and industry exhibitions.
A very important part of the conference will be two days of vendor and industry exhibitions providing participants with the opportunity to catch up on latest developments in commercially available instrumentation and services.
The conference dinner takes place on Wednesday, July 3rd, in the beautiful Golden Gate room on the 32nd floor of the St Francis hotel. Accessed by five glass elevators, the Golden Gate room is one of the most spectacular special event venue in Northern California. It has floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views of San Francisco, highlighting Coit Tower and both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. This is an exquisite venue for the VUVX conference dinner and will provide an additional important opportunity for participants for informal discussions and exchanges. Moreover, the dinner speaker will be Thomas Bristow (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA). Dr. Bristow is the Principal Investigator for the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument on Curiosity and will talk about topics related to x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy on Mars.
We are looking forward to welcoming all of you to VUVX19 in San Francisco in July 2019!
Elke Arenholz and Hendrik Ohldag
Questions? Email: [email protected]