Eighth International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources

The Eighth International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources (RadSynch15) is being organized at the Deutsches Elektronen−Synchrotron, Notkestr. 85, D−22607 Hamburg, Germany from June 3-5, 2015. This is the eighth conference in this series. The previous conferences were held at APS (2001), ESRF (2002), Spring8 (2004), CLS (2007), Elettra (2009), PAL (2011) and NSLS (2013).

Participants of the RadSynch2015 workshop at DESY, Hamburg



Presently there are nearly 40 operating synchrotron radiation sources in the world with a large scientific user community. There are also several more synchrotron radiation sources in different stages of design, construction and commissioning. These workshops established a forum where the experts of radiation safety at the synchrotron radiation sources can meet and discuss the specific radiation safety and protection issues of the facilities. This kind of dialogue immensely benefits the design, operation and upgrade of the present and future synchrotron radiation facilities and beamlines.


  • To bring together the radiation physicists and radiation safety professionals of the synchrotron radiation facilities around the world in one forum;
  • To promote the exchange of scientific information mutually beneficial for the design and operation of these facilities;
  • To identify areas of improvements in radiation measurements and shielding calculation methodology for the present and future synchrotron radiation sources;
  • To plan and initiate specific collaborative efforts in radiation physics between these facilities.

Attendees are invited to present a talk on the following topics pertaining to accelerators and beam lines of synchrotron radiation sources.

  • New Facility Reports on Commissioning Experience.
  • Radiation Safety Design and Assessment.
  • Measurements to Evaluate Shielding Designs.
  • Radiation Safety Issues of Future Upgrades of Light Sources.
  • Radiological Implications of Top-up Operation.
  • Radiation Protection for Experiments at XFELs using High Power Lasers.
  • Radiation Safety Issues of Next Generation Facilities.