About SRI

SRI1982 DESY auditorium

International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) is a unique, large and the most significant international forum held every three years in the community of synchrotron radiation (SR) and free electron laser (XFEL).

This triennial conference is the prime forum to highlight connections between synchrotron radiation instrumentation, science, and society. It also provides opportunities for discussion and collaborations among scientists and engineers around the world involved in development of new concepts, techniques, and instruments related to synchrotron radiation and free electron laser research.

With nearly 40 years of history, SRI has a long-standing record since the first meeting in Hamburg, Germany in 1982. Subsequent meetings were hosted by countries with the most advanced light source facilities in Europe, America and Asia-Pacific region by turns, organized by the community of worldwide SR and XFEL facilities. The determination of the host country is decided by the SRI International Advisory Committee, consists of the representatives of worldwide facilities from e.g. Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA and the UK.

Over the past years, the cities and countries of hosting SRI Conference include SRI 2018 (13th SRI, Taipei, Taiwan), SRI 2015 (12th SRI, NYC, USA), SRI 2012 (11th SRI, Lyon, France), SRI 2009 (10th SRI, Melbourne, Australia), SRI 2006 (9th SRI, Daegu, Korea), SRI 2003 (8th SRI, San Francisco, California, USA), SRI 2000 (7th SRI, Berlin, Germany), SRI 1997 (6th SRI, Himeji, Japan), SRI 1994 (5th SRI, Woodbury, New York, USA), SRI 1991 (4th SRI, Chester, UK), SRI 1988 (3rd SRI, Tsukuba, Japan), SRI 1985 (2nd SRI, Stanford, California) and SRI 1982 (1st SRI, Hamburg, Germany).

After nearly 40 years, the SRI will return to Hamburg, where the first meeting was held in 1982. At that time DORIS at DESY was the only operating synchrotron source in Hamburg. The metropolitan area now hosts three unique research facilities: the European XFEL, PETRA III and FLASH at DESY. These three facilities complement each other and open up new research opportunities for scientists and industrial users of the international synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser community. Hamburg is once again ideally suited to be the venue of the next SRI conference. In particular, the SRI 2021 will have an exciting programme for the worldwide synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser community.