The MEADOW 2013 workshop (MEtrology, Astronomy, Diagnostics and Optics Workshop) will be held in Trieste from the 28th to the 30th of October 2013, at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). The workshop represents the natural continuation of the ACTOP and IWXM series of workshops, both dedicated to the x-ray optics and metrology world. This year it has been decided to broaden the covered fields by adding sessions dedicated to diagnostics for both FEL and synchrotron radiation facilities. In this way we think that the workshop will serve as a meeting point where to exchange the latest updates and achievements in the following fields:

  • Standard and deformable x-ray optics (SR, FEL and Astronomy)
  • In- and ex-situ metrology
  • Mirror design and realization (SR, FEL and Astronomy)
  • Wavefront sensing (SR, FEL and Astronomy): simulations, instrumentation, measurements
  • Photon diagnostics for FELs and synchrotrons
  • Beamline design

Scope of the MEADOW workshop is to bring together synchrotron and FEL optics communities (optical and mechanical engineers, manufacturers, designers, users) to discuss the latest developments and trends, as well as the future directions of such fields. The workshop also aims at providing young researchers and graduate students with a good introduction to this rapidly advancing field.

The previous editions of the ACTOP/IWXM workshops were held in France (2006), Italy (2008), Japan (2009), UK (2011), and Spain (2012) with a typical attendance of about 50-70 people.

As organizers of the MEADOW workshop, we are willing to ask your company whether you may be interested in sponsoring this event. As a Sponsor, with a fee of 500, you will:

  • make a 15-presentation about your products and capabilities;
  • have your logo and a web-link in the workshop homepage;
  • have a DIN A4 leaflet (to be provided in due time) distributed to all attendees;
  • set up a poster during the workshop (possibility of an exhibitor desk/booth upon request).

Moreover, there will be the possibility to have your logo displayed on the coffee break tables, with a fee of 350 for the two morning breaks, and 280 for the two afternoon breaks. Finally, there will be the chance to contribute to the workshop social dinner, with a fee of 500.

Other initiatives can be arranged in accordance with the local organizing committee.

Note: all representatives at the workshop must also register (150).

Should you have any questions and/or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.