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8th International Workshop on Infrared Microscopy and Spectroscopy using Accelerator Based Sources


The next Workshop on Infrared Microscopy and Spectroscopy using Accelerator-based Sources (WIRMS) is being planned for Fall of 2015 on Long Island, New York, USA. The program will include most aspects of infrared and THz studies that utilize relativistic electron beam sources such as synchrotron storage rings and linacs/FELs. Suitable topics include:

New sources and characteristics

  • Synchrotron light sources and beamlines for infrared
  • Facilities for large area imaging
  • Coherent THz from ultra-short electron bunches
  • Novel instrumentation to exploit the unique source characteristics

Microspectroscopy applied to scientific problems in:

  • Biology, Biomedicine
  • Environment
  • Earth (geology) and Space sciences
  • Materials science (e.g. polymers, interfaces, catalysis)
  • Condensed matter physics

Measurements using Special Instruments and Techniques

  • Near-field spectroscopic microscopy / nanoscopy
  • Ellipsometry
  • Extreme environments (high pressures, high and low temperatures, high B-field)
  • Photo-induced and Time-resolved

This website will provide updates on Workshop details and venue as well as abstract submission and registration. To be added to our email list, please send your request to

Evening Events

Registered attendees are invited to attend the following:

Sunday Night Welcome Reception
Hyatt Place East End
Riverhead, NY 11901 USA
October 11, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday Evening Excursion
Jason’s Vineyard
1785 Main Road, Jamesport, NY 11947
October 13, 2015 4:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday Night Dinner
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
October 14, 2015 7:00-10:00 PM

NSLS-II Facility Tour
Participants will be able to tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II on Thursday, October 15, 2015. View Details

Abstract Submission

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Plenary and Invited Speakers

  • Rus Hemley (Carnegie Institution for Science)
  • Markus Raschke (University of Colorado)
  • Shin-ichi Kimura (Osaka University)
  • Michael Martin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Rohit Bhargava (University of Illinois)
  • Juliane Raasch (Karslruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Hans Bechtel (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
  • Mark Tobin (Australian Synchrotron)
  • Xiaoxiang Xi (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Gwyn Williams (Jefferson Lab)

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Important Dates

May 22, 2015 Abstract submission opens for contributed oral or poster presentations.
Jun 29, 2015 Deadline to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral presentation.
Aug 10, 2015 Notification of acceptance of abstracts selected for oral presentation.
Sep 8, 2015 Deadline to submit an abstract (poster presentation only).
Sep 11, 2015 Latest acceptance notifications for poster presentations.
Oct 2, 2016 Last day to register for the conference (registration closes).

Local Organizers

  • Larry Carr (BNL)
  • Lisa Miller (BNL)
  • Randy Smith (BNL)
  • Mercy Baez (BNL)


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