COHERENCE 2020 :  International Conference on 
Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

COHERENCE 2020 :  International Conference on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

June 20th - 24th, 2022  Shanghai, China

June 20th - 24th, 2022  Shanghai, China


Important Notice : The conference has been further postponed from July 6-9, 2020 to June 20-24, 2022 due to the continuous influence of the current COIVID-19 pandemic.


The International Conference on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering is the top meeting on coherent scattering methodology. It focuses on the latest developments and prospects of coherent scattering methods and phase retrieval algorithms for X-ray, EUV, electron, laser and beyond, aiming at high-resolution structure determination and dynamic analysis of matters. The conference first took place at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in 2001 and traditionally held in a waterside location every two years (Palm Cove 2003, Porquerolles 2005, Asilomar 2007, Warnemüde 2010, Fukuoka 2012, Evanston 2014, Sanit Malo 2016, and Port Jefferson NY 2018).

The 2020 edition will be held in Pudong, Shanghai on June 20-24, 2022 (originally planned on July 6-9, 2020). The conference site is close to Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SSRF), Shanghai HIgh repetition-rate XFEL aNd Extreme light facility (SHINE) and Shanghai soft X-ray Free-Electron-Laser Facility (SXFEL). During the conference, there will a tour to these facilities. Additionally there will be a cruise tour on the Huangpu River as well as a onboard banquet, where attendees will enjoy the beatiful nightview of the "Bund".

Important Dates

Early registeration and abstract submission open Opened
Abstract submission deadline To be announced
Early registration deadline To be announced
Late registration deadline To be announced
Conference June 20-24, 2022 *
* Original date: July 6-9, 2020.

 Invited speakers ( in updating )

Kartik Ayyer
Max Planck Institute
Irene Calvo-Almazan
Argonne National Laboratory
Vincent Favre-Nicolin
Megan Hill
Northwestern University
Felix Hofmann
Oxford University
Nozomu Ishiguro
Tohoku University
Dmitry Karpov
Paul Scherrer Institute
Peng Li
Fresnel Institute
Ruxin Li
Michal Odstrcil
Zeiss SMT
Changyong Song
Yanwen Sun
Stanford University

International Advisory Committee

  • Felisa Berenguer (SOLEIL)
  • Gerardina Carbone (MAX IV)
  • Henry Chapman (The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science)
  • Ana Diaz (Paul Scherrer Institute)
  • Paul Fuoss (SLAC)
  • Stephan O. Hruszkewycz (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Tetsuya Ishikawa (SPring-8)
  • Jan Lüning (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin)
  • Harry Quiney (University of Melbourne)
  • Ian Robinson (University College London)
  • Béatrice Ruta (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)
  • David Shapiro (ALS)
  • Yukio Takahahsi (Tohoku University)
  • Pierre Thibault (University of Southampton)
  • Makina Yabashi (SPring-8)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Jiang Huaidong (ShanghaiTech University)
  • Chen Bo (Tongji University)
  • Zhao Zhentang (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute)
  • Dong Yuhui (The Institute of High Energy Physics)
  • Feng Donglai (University of Science and Technology of China)
  • Liu Zhi (ShanghaiTech University)
  • Tai Renzhong (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute)
  • Tian Yangchao (University of Science and Technology of China)
  • Wang Zhanshan (Tongji University)
  • Xu Xuguang (ShanghaiTech University)
  • Zhang Fucai (Southern University of Science and Technology)

Contact us

Dr. Qing Xie
ShanghaiTech University 
SPST-8-302, No. 393 of Middle HuaXia Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, China 
Tel: 86-21-20685547 

Dr. Xianping Liu
Tongji University 
No.4800 Cao'an Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, China 
Tel: 86-21-39526230 

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