18-22 September 2017
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

RREPS-17 Welcome Reception: Sunday, September 17

Join us for a complimentary drinks reception on Sunday late afternoon, starting at 7.00 pm. Register early, get to know your way around the DESY campus, and enjoy a good drink (or two...) with other early registrants.

Our conference team will be at the DESY Auditorium (building 05) to welcome you from 5.00 pm on Sunday 17th September.

Guided DESY-Tour: Wednesday, September 20

DESY, as one of the world's leading accelerator centers with different large-scale facilities, is active in three major fields:

·         Accelerator development and operation
·         Photon science
·         High energy physics
A tour of DESY will show highlights from all three fields: The HERA tunnel with the former proton electron collider still in place, user experiments at the synchrotron radiation facility PETRA III, the detector test facility at the test beams of DESY II
The tour will start at 10:30 am and lasts about 2.5 hours***. It includes a walking distance of about 2 km, partly exposed to the Hamburg weather. Please bring a raincoat if appropriate.

Please indicate your interest in the tour when registering for the workshop. This facilitates the organisation and ensures that we provide the right number of tour guides for you.

***)The tour takes place partly also in a lab environment with stairs, which are by no means accessible for people with a respective disability. 

Conference Excursion and Dinner: Thursday, September 21

The excursion includes a boat trip on the Elbe river through the port of Hamburg(approx. 2 hours). Afterwards we visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza with its impressive glass facade and wave-like rooftop. From there you can enjoy a breathtaking 360° view over Hamburg and its harbour at a height of 37 metres.

Directly following the excursion our conference dinner takes place in a picturesque Hamburg brewery which is located in walking distance to the Elbphilharmonie (approx. 10 min).

The conference dinner will take place in the GRÖNINGER brewery  in the downtown of Hamburg. In the city’s oldest brewing site you will find locally brewed beer and authentic regional cuisine.

Also vegetarian participants will be well catered with seasonal salads and additional vegetarian dishes from the buffet.

We hope that you will really enjoy a traditional meal with legendary German beer!