Workshop on Evolution and Control of Complexity:
Key Experiments Using Sources of Hard X-rays


The workshop is formatted to encourage discussions on visionary ideas in non-equilibrium science. The workshop format will also promote new research and collaborations in this field using hard x-ray tools. When planning this meeting, it was clear from the very beginning that the usual workshop format does not provide the appropriate framework for in-depth discussions necessary to further the workshop goals. Several ingredients are implemented in the recipe:

  • The workshop will cover a broad set of focus areas of non-equilibrium science, but the discussions will be harmonized to the current and future capabilities of hard x-ray synchrotron radiation sources.
  • The workshop will maximize discussion and participation. Organizers are attracting a significant number of potential new users, and encourage participation of young researchers, postdocs and Ph.D. candidates. There are no fees for participation.
  • In order to provide more time for discussions, the workshop will keep the introductory and formal talks to a minimum. The introductory material required for effective participation will be provided in advance to registered participants in the form of a "Workshop Planning Document."
  • In order for the attendees to fully partake in the workshop and contribute to its success, the registered participants are encouraged to submit abstract(s) on 'out-of-the-box' ideas on potential key experiment(s) for discussion in one of the focus panel sessions.
  • Each abstract must include the new science idea, the spatiotemporal tools to be used in the investigation, and likely approaches to key experiments. Toward this goal, if possible identify the needed characteristics of hard x-ray sources: accelerator-based compact sources, SR sources, ERL sources, and/or XFEL sources, along with various external energy pumps for process control such as infrared, terahertz, laser, electric/magnetic fields, dynamic shock, chemical environments (redux), etc.
  • The focus teams will meet in different meeting rooms that are co-located in Building 401 of the Advanced Photon Source. This arrangement will provide opportunity for the participants to attend more than one focus panel session and interact with other participants on the venue of the workshop.


Workshop Registration

Abstract Submission
September 10, 2010

Argonne Guest House Room Reservation
September 30, 2010

Workshop Reception (Argonne Guest House)

Sunday - October 10, 2010, 17:00 – 18:30

Local Contact

Anne Owens, Workshop Coordinator


Uwe Bergmann (SLAC)
Gopal Shenoy (ANL)
Edgar Weckert (DESY)


Argonne National Laboratory DESY SLAC