The coherent light of synchrotrons and FEL sources has opened multiple opportunities for exploring the structure and properties of matter with lateral and time resolution that was not possible a decade ago. The workshop will be focused on recent advances and future prospects in imaging technologies and their applications. The main topics that will be tackled are phase-sensitive X-ray imaging, synchrotron X-ray tomography, coherent X-ray imaging methods (with X-ray optics and/or lensless) and ultrafast time resolved imaging using FELs. Special attention will be paid on progress in image analysis (reconstruction of 3D images and phase-retrieval algorithms) with reference to applications in different research fields, from medicine and biology to material science. Relevant topics, such as low-dose phase-contrast computed tomography and 3D coherent diffraction imaging, are in common with the European research network EXTREMA (Enhanced X-ray Tomographic Reconstruction: Experiment, Modeling, and Algorithms) MP1207 COST Action aimed at facilitating collaboration between X-ray tomography experimentalists and the mathematical image reconstruction community. In this joint event, presentations from experts in the field and topical round table sessions will illustrate current achievements and future developments.

Workshop topics

- Phase-sensitive X-ray imaging
- X-ray tomography
- Coherent Diffraction Imaging
- Image reconstruction and phase-retrieval algorithms
- Applications

Topics of the round tables

- Low-dose phase-contrast computed tomography
- From 2D to 3D Coherent Diffraction Imaging

Sponsored by

Scientific Program Committee

Joost Batenburg (CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Flavio Capotondi (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
Diego Dreossi (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
Alessandra Gianoncelli (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
Janos Kirz (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA)
Maya Kiskinova (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
Lucia Mancini (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
Keith Nugent (La Trobe University, Australia)
Giuliana Tromba (Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)

Local Organizing Committee

Flavio Capotondi
Diego Dreossi
Alessandra Gianoncelli
Maya Kiskinova
Lucia Mancini
Giuliana Tromba