RREPS was founded in September 1993 by an initiative of the Nuclear Physics Institute at Tomsk Polytechnic
University, Russia, with the intention of strengthening basic and applied research focused on radiation from
relativistic particles in natural and artificial periodic structures. Since then, the symposium has developed
into a forum attracting scientists from different fields and from many countries all over the world.
The RREPS scientific program remains traditional as well and covers a broad spectrum of problems connected with radiation from charged particles in condensed matter and natural and artificial periodic structures. Such kinds of radiation (coherent bremsstrahlung, channeling radiation, resonant transition radiation, diffraction radiation,
parametric X-radiation, etc.) reflect specific processes of fundamental atomic physics and classical and quantum
electrodynamics, and may have specific applications in accelerator physics, nuclear physics, material science and medicine.
Electromagnetic radiation studies cover electron energies from a few MeV up to hundreds or GeV in many
laboratories through the World.
RREPS symposium series are initiated by Tomsk Polytechnic University in collaboration with different scientific and educational centers.
Beautiful areas of Russia and other countries were chosen for RREPS symposiums like Tomsk Siberian
region (1993, 1995,1997), Baikal Lake with a beautiful nature and specific domestic culture (1999),
Aya Lake at well known Altai Mountains (2001), again in Tomsk at the high bank of Tom-river (2003)
and in Golden Prague in Czech Republic with wonderful historical memorials and Czech beer (2007).
The Organizing Committee will continue this tradition at RREPS-09, too.
Other traditions should be mentioned of as well. Almost all contributions presented at all symposiums
beginning from RREPS-97 were published in the Topical Issues of "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research,
Section B" (V 145, No. 1–2, October 1998; V 173, No. 1–2, January 2001; V 201 (1) January 2003; V 227, Issues 1–2,
January 2005 and V.266, Issue 17, September 2008).