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Welcome to the Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC) Workshop

April 13 - 15, 2009

Redwood Conference Room, Building 48

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Menlo Park, CA

We welcome you to participate on the proposed 'Matter in Extreme Conditions' endstation at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the world's first hard x-ray free electron laser. The LCLS is nearing completion with operations beginning in late summer-early fall this year. There is now the real potential that support will be forthcoming for the construction of an endstation dedicated to studies of Matter in Extreme Conditions with capabilities in high energy density science and materials under extreme environments. The purpose of the workshop is to engage scientists at this early stage so that the instrumentation needs for the community can be accommodated in the endstation design. The workshop format will afford plenty of time for discussion.

We look forward to you joining us and are eager for your participation and critical input.

Jerry Hastings, Local Chair
Richard Lee, MEC Team Leader
Roger Falcone, LCLS Science Advisory Committee Chair