[SA_Scat] HERCULES 2018-Neutron & Synchrotron European School for Physics, Chemistry & Biology

stephen.king at stfc.ac.uk stephen.king at stfc.ac.uk
Tue Oct 17 15:46:29 BST 2017

                                                HERCULES 2018 - European School
                                2018 session:   25 February-30 March, 2018

                UPDATED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 25 October 2017
    HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hard & Soft Condensed Matter.

    The 1-month school includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals and tutorials at partner institutes (Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, Italy, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, PSI in Villigen, Switzerland) and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, IBS). (*)
(*)  also, participation of DESY and the European XFEL to be confirmed for 2018 due to scheduled down-time.

    The school  includes a common part and two parallel sessions:
- Biomolecular, soft condensed matter structure & dynamics
- Physics and chemistry of condensed matter

    Why join Hercules ?
- to learn new techniques using neutron and synchrotron radiation
- to expand your theoretical and practical knowledge, not only for your present research but for your scientific career
- to experiment these techniques on world-class instruments & beamlines
- to build a network of relations with fellow young researchers and experienced teachers from all around the World

    Bursaries/reduced costs
- A limited number of bursaries will be available either to reduce registration fees or cover travel costs.

    More information: (see programme overview below)
                * Hercules website: http://hercules-school.eu/
                * Full list of lectures: http://hercules-school.eu/24-session-program.htm
                * Download the full 2017 Booklet (lectures, practicals..) : http://hercules-school.eu/include/viewFile.php?idtf=226&path=99%2F226_1488268407_BookletHERCULES2017web.pdf

Contact email: hercules at hercules-school.eu<mailto:hercules at hercules-school.eu>


Common Lectures:
                * Interaction of X-rays and neutrons with matter (absorption, elastic and inelastic interactions, ...)
                * Sources (neutron, synchrotron, XFEL)
                * Detectors
                * Optics &instrumentation
                * Diffraction (single crystal, powder..)
                * Scattering (elastic, inelastic..)
                * Spectroscopy
                * Imaging (Absorption, coherent,..)

Session: Applications to Biomolecular, Soft Condensed matter  Structure and Dynamics
                * Protein structure and dynamics
                * Studies in solutions
                * Partially ordered systems
                * Membranes, fibres and muscles
                * Crystallography of large structures (viruses,...)
                * Structural genomics
                * Biomedical applications (imaging, therapy)
                * Time-resolved and ultra-fast X-ray science
                * Biology with 4th generation sources
                * ...

Session: Applications to Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter
                * Neutron and X-ray (and UV and IR) spectroscopies
                * X-ray reflectivity and diffraction of nano systems
                * Single crystal and powder diffraction
                * Coherent imaging and tomography
                * Neutron and X-ray magnetic scattering
                * Polarized X-rays and neutrons
                * FEL and ultra fast X-ray science
                * ...

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