A novel users facility for the nano-sciences providing ultrashort photon pulses (fs-ps) from THz to the X-ray energies and instrumentation from CDI to SP-ARPES and XMCD supported by advanced sample preparation and characterization at the nanoscale is presented as a joint effort of the NFFA-demonstrator and T-ReX groups at Elettra and IOM-CNR. The expansion of the NFFA Demonstrator facilty programme will integrate with the T-Rex and FERMI FEL facilities to offer table-top fs-laser beamlines and pump-probe set-ups for user experiments.

The workshop will discuss the development of facilities to invstigate the electronic structure dynamics in nanomaterials and/or low-dimensional matter. Research goals shall be discussed as well as technologies adapted to provide efficient and high-users-turnover laser-based beamlines capable to supporting an effective users program integrating and expanding the offer of the FEL sources and of the pump-probe SR beamline experiments.

The workshop is open to interested sceintists and engineers as well as all prospective users and students. No fee.

The workshop will be held in AREA Science Park (Padriciano) on the 1st and 2nd of December 2014. =Auditorium in the building C =

Invited speakers
Y. Acremann (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
C.H. Back (Univ. Regensburg, Germany)
F. Baumberger (Univ. Geneva, Switzerland)
M. Chergui (EPFL, Switzerland)
M. Danailov (Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
G. De Ninno (Univ. Nova Gorica, Slovenia and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
C. Giannetti (UniCatt. Brescia, Italy)
P. Grychtol (JILA, Univ. of Colorado, US)
M. Nisoli (Politecnico Milano, Italy)
L. Perfetti (Lab. Solides Irradiés, Ecole Polytechnique, France)
R. Schoenlein (LBNL-Berkeley, US)
F. Sirotti (Synchrotron Soleil, France)
E. Springate (Central Laser Facility, Didcot, UK)
E. Stratakis (Lab. FORTH and LASERLAB, Greece)
W. Wurth (Hamburg Univ. and DESY-FLASH, Germany)

Scientific Organizing Committee
F. Parmigiani(Univ. Trieste, Italy )
G. Rossi(Univ. Milano, Italy)
G. Panaccione(CNR-IOM, Italy)
F. Cilento(Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)

Local Organizing Committee
K. Fujii, kaori.fujii@nffa.eu
F. Bottaro, flavia.bottaro@elettra.eu