The Theory Institute for Photon Sciences (TIPS) Workshop will be held as part of the annual Advanced Light Source User Meeting on October 4 and 5, 2011. This workshop brings together leading theorists and computational scientists from the physical, chemical, and materials sciences whose work impacts the kinds of experiments possible at current and future x-ray light sources (currently, from synchrotrons to x-ray free electron lasers). Their research is vital to understanding the limits of what new science can be achieved at light sources through prediction, interpretation, and design of future experiments.

Invited Speakers include:
Arun Bansil, Northeastern University
Tom Devereaux, Stanford
Giulia Galli, UC Davis
Dan Haxton, LBNL
Martin Head-Gordon, UC Berkeley
Steven G. Louie, UC Berkeley
Shaul Mukamel, UC Irvine
John Rehr, University of Washington
Eric Shirley, NIST
Ashvin Vishwanath, UC Berkeley
Lin-wang Wang, LBNL
Li Yang, Washington University, St. Louis