Summary: LPC Workshop
January 11-12, 2000
Jefferson Lab

As the FEL program enters its tenth year, lean resources still limit the pace. Nonetheless, all the original goals are being achieved and more. Since the last consortium meeting in June 1999:

The FEL effort has been greatly strengthened by the addition of Gwyn Williams, most recently the progenitor of IR microscopy at NSLS, as the scientific program coordinator/leader.

Main characteristics of the present FEL operation are:

The future will arrive in phases spread over the next few years. Reaching the future in timely fashion depends on the same combination of solid science, bold technology and heroic effort that got us where we are today.

FEL users are already doing important experiments:

While these and other efforts are expected to continue, further exciting opportunities are now opening: