This workshop discusses specifically future strategies for the sustainable and synergetic operation of advanced light sources in Europe providing open access to users, whereas the results will be applicable also to other types of Research Infrastructures (RIs).
The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light sources (EUCALL) brings together synchrotrons, free-electron lasers and laser RIs and is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Being one of the first projects bridging the gap between accelerator- and optical laser-driven RIs, EUCALL has sparked a lot of interest and response from the corresponding communities.
EUCALL supports the exchange of, and thereby enhances, operational expertise of the involved light sources, and analyses opportunities for future synergies and common activities. Beyond key ESFRI facilities, these cluster activities involve major national laser, FEL and synchrotron facilities through their direct participation and the involvement of the networks Laserlab-Europe and FELs-of-Europe.
In the four technical EUCALL activities – Simulation of Experiments from source to detector, Ultrafast Data Acquisition, High Repetition Rate Sample Delivery, and Pulse Characterisation and Control – teams from laser- and accelerator-based light sources work successfully together to solve problems impacting the operation and use of the Advanced Laser Light source facilities. Details can be found at www.eucall.eu.
The Joint Foresight Workshop on Future Strategies for Research Infrastructure Operation will focus on the presentation of the results of the synergy analysis performed within EUCALL and discuss with you the future opportunities for improved and sustainable operation of major European photon science facilities and the respective needs. We look forward to your participation and contribution to this important event.