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Coherence 2018: International Workshop on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

Early Conference Registration (Deadline: May 25, 2018)

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"Coherence 2018" is a conference dedicated to the use of X-ray, electron and optical coherence for phase retrieval and coherent scattering, imaging matter as well as probing structure and dynamics. The conference first took place at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, in May 2001, and is now held every 2 years. It is traditionally held in a waterside location (Palm Cove 2003, Porquerolles 2005, Asilomar 2007, Warnemunde 2010, Fukuoka 2012, Evanston 2014 and Saint Malo 2016) which encourages a relaxed interactive experience.

This year's conference will be held at Danford’s Inn, in Port Jefferson NY from June 24–28, 2018. Science sessions will be in the Diplomatic Ballroom (across street from the main hotel). Social sessions will be in the Brookhaven ballroom, overlooking the harbor.

Financial Assistance for Students

We have limited funds available to support students who require financial assistance: if you would like to apply for this, you must submit your request and an abstract by March 18, 2018 in order to be eligible for financial assistance.

Students will be selected by the workshop committee based on merit.

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Evening Events

Registered participants are invited to attend the Meet & Greet, Conference dinner/banquet and NSLS II Facility Tour.

Meet & Greet
Danfords Hotel and Marina's Lobby
Sunday , June 24, 2018
Time: 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.

Banquet Dinner
Vineyards at Aquebogue
978 Main Road (Route 25)
Aquebogue, NY 11931
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

NSLS-II Facility Tour
Participants and guests (age 16+) can tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
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Invited Speakers

  • Claire Donnelly (ETH Zurich)
  • Leonie Flückiger (La Trobe U.)
  • Tais Gorkhover (SLAC)
  • Chris Jacobsen (Argonne/Northwestern U.)
  • Felix Lehmkuehler (DESY)
  • Derek Mendez (Stanford U.)
  • Bill Pedrini (Paul Scherrer Inst.)
  • Daniel Pelliccia (Instruments & Data Tools, Australia)
  • Frank Seiboth (DESY)
  • David Shapiro (LBNL)
  • John Spence (Arizona State U.)
  • Akihiro Suzuki (Hokkaido U.)
  • Irene Zanette (Southampton U.)
  • Qingteng Zhang (Argonne)
  • Diling Zhu (SLAC)

Conference Organizers

  • Ian Robinson (BNL)
  • Yong Chu (BNL)


Click on the "Conference & BNL Information" tab above to find accommodation information.

Important Dates

Jan 17, 2018 Abstract submission, apply for student support, and registration opens
Mar 18, 2018 Submission deadline for student support assistance
Mar 18, 2018 Deadline to submit an abstract for oral/poster presentation
Apr 18, 2018 Notification of acceptance for student support (by e-mail)
Apr 18, 2018 Notification of accepted oral and poster presentations
May 25, 2018 Early registration deadline
Jun 15, 2018 General registration deadline

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