2012 Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter Conference

Banff, Alberta, Canada         1-3 July 2012

2012 Ultrafast Dynamic Imaging of Matter

This conference has already taken place.  We keep this website open for reference by conference participants and by future conference organizers.

This conference is held roughly every three years.  It will focus on novel techniques for imaging molecules and matter on the ultrafast timescale, from femtoseconds to attoseconds.  Sources such as x-ray free electron lasers (XFEL), high harmonic sources, and ultrafast electrons and femtosecond laser sources will be highlighted.  The applications of these sources to the study of the static and dynamic properties of atoms and molecules will be shown.  The conference was previously held in Italy in 2009, and in London in 2006.

For 2012, it will be located at the Banff Centre, a venue designed to "enhance creativity and knowledge through arts and culture".  Nevertheless, they also welcome scientists.  The Banff Centre is located in Banff National Park, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.

The conference will have a Gordon Conference format, with sessions in the morning and evening, leaving the afternoons open for outings and discussions.  The oral sessions will largely be composed of invited presentations, with some upgraded presentations.  Contributed posters will be shown after the evening sessions.