FEL98 CONFERENCE &
5th FEL USERS WORKSHOP
AUGUST 16-21, 1998
Williamsburg, VA, USA
W. B. Colson
K. J. Kim
J. M. J. Madey
G. R. Neil
J. M. Ortega
M. W. Poole
C. W. Roberson
M. van der Wiel
N. A. Vinokurov
T. L. Yang
Conference Program Chair
User Workshop Chair
Local Committee Chair
About the Conference:
The 20th International FEL Conference and the 5th
FEL Users Workshop will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge and
Conference Center in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia,
August 16-21, 1998. The Conference will focus on the scientific
and technological aspects of Free Electron Lasers. The Scientific
Program (see enclosed preliminary schedule) will consist of invited
talks and contributed presentations. Since there are no parallel
sessions, most of the contributed papers will be presented as
posters. Joint sessions with the FEL Users Workshop will take
place during the Conference.
Experimental and Theoretical contributions will be in the
following areas of interest:
About the Workshop:
The 5th FEL Users Workshop will be held from August
19-21, 1998, in conjunction with the FEL98 Conference in Williamsburg,
Virginia. The overlap of the Conference will allow FEL users
and machine developers to interact and to define future trends
and capabilities of FEL facilities. Presentations should focus
on experimental techniques and applications research that best
utilize the capabilities of FELs. Issues common to the users
community and the machine developers will be the subject of a
joint session. Applications in the following areas will be covered:
One of the joint sessions will include presentations by Nahon and
Litvinenko reporting recent advances in storage ring capabilities at
Super-ACO and the Duke OK-4, respectively, and emerging X-ray and
Gamma-ray FELs summarized by Guertler and Lindau. The second joint
session will report a representative sampling of advances in FEL
applications, including autoionization of gas-phase Fullerenes reported by
von Heldon, macromolecular IR-MALDI reported by Haglund, terahertz
spectroscopy of quantum wells reported by Su, and isotope separation
reported by Hashida. The Users Workshop will feature Tadjeddine,
four-wave mixing by Garrett, and near-field spectroscopy by Cricenti.
Emerging medical applications will be discussed by Jansen and ophthalmic
FEL applications will be reported by Fowler.
Preliminary session schedule is attached or you can view from the website at the following address:
The registration fee covers both the Workshop and the Conference. A joint Conference and Workshop banquet will be held on Thursday, August 20th.
Nominations are sought for the annual FEL prize given
each year to the person who has contributed most to the advancement
of the field. The prize winner will be chosen from nominations
by a committee chaired by C. Brau and announced at the conference
banquet. Please e-mail your nominations to C. Brau (email@example.com).
Abstracts can be viewed from the website at the following address:
If you are planning to attend, please send in a formal registration form in order for all pertinent information to be included in our database.
Conference registration is scheduled from 5:00-8:00 pm on Sunday, August 16th at the Williamsburg Lodge.
The fee (includes both Conference/Workshop) for registrations
received with payment prior to July 17, 1998, is
$425. USD. An e-mail acknowledgment of registrations will
be sent upon receipt of Registration Form and Payment.
The registration fee for payments received after July 17, 1998,
is $500. USD. The fee includes registration materials,
book of abstracts, opening reception, banquet at the Mariners'
Museum, admission to all sessions, coffee breaks, Jefferson Lab
tour, and a copy of the Conference Proceedings.
For both meetings, upon registration at the Williamsburg Lodge
and Conference Center, each participant will receive the book
of abstracts, a list of registered participants, a name badge,
and information about Williamsburg, the Mariners' Museum and Jefferson
Payment for registration shall be by cash in US dollars, personal
check or International Bank Transfer in US Dollars.
or complete the web site registration form (http://www.jlab.org/intralab/calendar/fel98/fel98reg.html) with credit card information.
Please be sure all credit card information is accurate. Acknowledgment of
registration will not be sent until payment has been received.
Please complete the attached Registration Form and mail with
Attn: Susan Ewing
12000 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA USA 23606
Registrations may be submitted by fax +1-757-269-7002 or from
the website (http://www.jlab.org/intralab/calendar/fel98/fel98.html) if payment
is by Bank Transfer or you have elected to pay at a later date.
If paying by Bank Transfer please fax your payment receipt before
July 17, 1998. You will not receive acknowledgment of registration
until payment is received.
Companion names must be included on the Registration Form in order
to have a name badge. There will be a fee of $50. USD for companions
wishing to attend the Conference & Workshop Banquet on Thursday,
August 20th. This fee should be enclosed with the registration
form or paid at the registration desk.
for details on accommodations and Colonial Williamsburg)
Blocks of rooms have been set aside for participants of the Conference
and Workshop from August 16 - August 21 as follows:
Williamsburg Lodge & Conference Center
Located in the historic district, the Lodge specializes in elegant
yet casual colonial hospitality. Facilities on the grounds include
fitness center, cafe, restaurant, wide verandahs.
Main/East/South Wings $110.00 USD per night
plus 8.5% tax
Main Bldg. - contains guest registration area, dining room,
coffee shop, gift shop, cocktail lounge and 41 guest rooms.
East Wing - 48 guest rooms overlooking the swimming pool
and garden vistas.
South Wing - 51 guest rooms with queen-size bed. Also
available, parlors or hospitality suites.
Tazewell/West Wings $131.00 USD per night plus
Tazewell - 114 guest rooms, including 9 suites, all with
mini-bars, surrounding an inner courtyard. Most have balconies
and two queen-size beds.
West Wing - 57 guest room, including 12 suites planned
for conference hospitality, looking out on duck ponds and the
scenic Colonial Parkway.
Governor's Inn $79.00 USD per night plus 8.5% tax
Also a colonial Williamsburg property, the Governor's Inn
is located 3 blocks from the historic area, approximately 3/4
of a mile from the Lodge. Free shuttle service is available.
Facilities include swimming pool and gift shop.
Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements
(ask for FEL98 Conference/Workshop rates). Reservations
for the blocks of rooms must be confirmed by July 17, 1998.
After this date rooms will be confirmed on a space available
only basis at the conference rate. The toll-free number
for reservations for both the Williamsburg Lodge and the Governor's
Inn is +1-800-447-8679, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
EST. The hotels do accept credit cards (Discover, Visa, Mastercard,
American Express, and Diner's Club) and require one night's deposit
for room and tax. Deposits are refundable with receipt of at
least a 48-hour cancellation notice prior to arrival. Check-in
time is after 3:00pm on the day of arrival and Check-out
time is 12:00 noon on the day of departure. All participants
wishing to stay the nights of August 21, 22, 23, can do so, space
available, at the special Conference rate with required advance
I. By Phone
Call +1-800-261-9350 (toll-free) or +1-757-220-7735 (direct to group reservation office) Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Ask for FEL98 (or Jefferson Lab) Have credit card information ready
II. By Fax
Fax reservations to +1-757-220-7729 Include credit card information and signature
III. International Registration
International callers can go through the AT&T Translation Service 1) Call +1-800-874-9426 2) Operator asks "What language?" 3) Tell the operator you want to make reservations at Colonial Williamsburg and you will be connected to the reservations office. 4) Proceed as above
IV. Electronic Access
Website reservations www.history.org Locate the reservation page and follow instructions E-mail reservations firstname.lastname@example.org
V. Without Credit Cards
For people who do not have credit cards: 1) Call in to make reservations (by phone above) 2) Specify FEL98 (or Jefferson Lab) 3) State that you do not have a credit card and would like to mail a check or money order 4) Find out the amount required and MAIL IT IMMEDIATELY 5) A "courtesy hold" will be put on your room reservation for up to 14 days but a check or money order must be received by the hotel within this 14 day hold to confirm your reservation
BY AIRLINE: Three nearby airports serve Williamsburg. Newport
News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News is 14
miles away. Richmond International Airport and Norfolk International
Airport are approximately 45 miles from the city. Regular limousine
service is available between each airport and Colonial Williamsburg's
BY RAIL: Williamsburg is served by Amtrak from Boston, New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond with daily
BY AUTOMOBILE: Williamsburg is easily accessible from Interstate
64, about midway between the cities of Richmond and Norfolk.
FEL 98 cannot accept liability for injuries or losses sustained
from accidents or other occurrences that may arise in connection
with the conference/workshop. We recommend that participants
subscribe to appropriate travel and health insurance.
There will be a welcome reception on Sunday, August 16th from
5:00-8:00pm in the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.
The acclaimed Mariners' Museum, with its world-class maritime
collections, will be the site of the conference/workshop banquet
on Thursday evening, August 20th
The conference/workshop schedule includes a tour of the Continuous
Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, at the Jefferson Lab site
in Newport News. Visitors will be able to see the new high average
power FEL facility with over 600m2 of user laboratories
devoted to industrial applications
For tour information of Colonial Williamsburg call this toll free number +1-800- 447-8679. There will also be information available at the conference registration desk and at the hotels (www.history.org).
A tour of the Duke University FEL Laboratory will be conducted after the FEL98 Conference and Workshop in Williamsburg. Duke University is approximately three hours from Williamsburg. It will be a good opportunity to visit an operational UV/VUV FEL facility. The storage ring driven OK-4 FEL at Duke lased at 226 nm, the shortest wavelength for a free electron laser in April, 1998, and will attempt to lase at 193 nm this summer. This source has been and will continue to be used for a variety of applications in the areas of medicine, solid state physics, and chemistry. In addition, a monochromatic polarized gamma-ray beam generated by the FEL system will be used for extensive nuclear physics research and cancer therapy. We will demonstrate FEL lasing during the tour. Besides the FEL Lab tour, a visit to one of the historical James River plantations, the Duke University campus, and the Duke garden will be included. The planned schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 22, 1998
*Cost: $20.00 per person (includes transportation and lunch)
*This tour is partially supported by the Department of Physics at
If you are interested in the "Tour of the Duke FEL Laboratory" and need
more information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or fax +1 919
660 2671, phone +1 919 660 2681 (Doris Albright or Denise Gemble) by
August 14, 1998. Please sign up in advance.