This workshop is devoted to the recent experimental and theoretical achievements obtained from studies on the interaction of intense VUV and soft X-ray FEL radiation with matter. The aim is to present the experimental results that could stimulate novel theoretical research, define problems important for planning future experiments, where theoretical input would be required, and initiate collaborations between experimental and theoretical groups. A special session is planned for discussions of experimental and theoretical methods for studying the laser-matter interaction.

We invite all interested colleagues to participate in this workshop. We offer three days for talks, poster presentations and discussions.

We invite you to submit abstracts for poster contributions to the workshop. Posters should be in DIN A0 format (0,90 m x 1,20 m (width and height).

The conference language will be English.

The workshop fee for all participants including speakers will be 30€ (it covers the workshop dinner on October 9, 2008) and is to be paid in cash at the workshop registration desk.

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 30 June 2008

Extended Deadline for Registration: 30 September 2008.

Auditorium, entrance bldg. 6
Notkestr. 85 22607 Hamburg Germany
Conference secretary:
M. Stolper (
Phone: +49 40 8998 2304