I am pleased to announce the 19th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF2019) to be held from June 30 to July 5, 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Dresden. Overlooking the Elbe River and the famous Frauenkirche, the venue is ideally located in the heart of the historic city, allowing easy access to all major monuments. The Conference will be hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
Impressive advances in superconducting RF science and technology over the last four decades are responsible for a dramatic increase of SRF installations world-wide. RF superconductivity is currently the key technology of many accelerators for particle physics, nuclear physics and light sources. Free-Electron Lasers, such as the European XFEL with its 1.7 km long superconducting LINAC or the upcoming European Spallation Source are just two exciting examples of the varied applications of SRF.
Continuing the successful tradition of 18 previous conferences, SRF 2019 will provide a stimulating forum for scientists, engineers, students and industrial partners to present and discuss the latest developments in SRF science and technology. The program will consist of invited talks, poster sessions and 'hot-topic' discussion sessions, as well as a boat trip into the Saxon Switzerland with its beautiful Sandstone Mountains. An industrial exhibition will accompany the conference.
As in previous conferences, special tutorial sessions will be held prior to the conference from June 27-29 at the campus of HZDR. These sessions are designed to provide an in-depth overview of SRF related subjects for scientists and engineers new to the field, or those who simply want a refresher. Some financial support for students will be available.
For now, I invite you to mark this important conference on your calendar and bookmark the conference website. Details will be provided early next year.
Conference Chairman, SRF 2019