Simposio Anual de CERU

Simposio Anual de CERU: del 7-9 de julio en Londres

Para los socios de RSEF (no residentes en UK) tendrán una cuota reducida de £10 y podrán acceder a las ayudas que se otorgan (el deadline para poder pedirlas se ha extendido hasta el 29 de mayo (por venir desde fuera del Reino Unido podrán optar a la ayuda de £75).


Open Readings 2017

Dear Colleagues,

we invite You to the international conference for students of physics and natural sciences – Open Readings 2017, which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 14-17th of March, 2017.

The deadline for registration is 3rd of February. Participants can take part in oral and poster sessions presenting on extensive range of topics. Participation is free of charge. Do not hesitate – register now!

Conference programme consist of oral and poster sessions on extensive range of topics, social events and amazing invited speakers:

  • Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester, USA
  • Nobel laureate Ben Feringa, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Philip Russell, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
  • John Ellis, King’s College London, United Kingdom; CERN
  • Michael Grätzel, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Naomi Halas, Rice University, USA
  • Two more speakers will be announced soon

We believe that such experience is essential for students, especially for those who are seeking a career in science. Our conference is open for any enthusiastic student from all over the world. This year we will gather more than 300 presenters – be one of them!

Please forward this letter and its attachments to the adequate departments and students representatives. We also encourage you to place the attached invitation as a poster on your institution’s notice boards.

For more information please visit:

IWP/RIXS2017 – International Workshop on Photoionization / Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering

Deadline for abstract submission: Jan. 15th 2017

Notification of acceptance for oral/poster contribution: Jan. 31st 2017

Deadline for registration: Feb. 17th 2017


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that registration for IWP/RIXS2017 is now open. We invite you to register and start planning your travel. Please follow the link:


You can also submit an abstract for an oral (progress report) or poster contribution. Abstract template and related submission information are available at:

Abstracts Submission

The IWP & RIXS workshop series have been organized every three years since 1992, the last three ones were held near Uppsala (Sweden) in 2008, in Las Vegas (US) in 2011 and Erice (Italy) in 2014. The 2017 edition of IWP/RIXS will take place in Aussois, France from the 26th to the 31st of March 2017. Aussois is a beautiful authentic ski resort nested in Savoie in the French Alpes.

The joint IWP/RIXS2017 workshop aims at covering a broad field related to photoionization/RIXS processes on dilute matter: atoms, molecules, ions, transient species, molecular complexes, clusters, nanoparticles and liquid interfaces. Both experimental and theoretical approaches should be covered as well as new methodologies associated with synchrotron radiation and with short-wavelengths and/or short pulses sources such as FELs and HHG. We intend also to foster interfaces with chemistry, life sciences, and nanosciences.

The program will be composed of invited speakers, contributed oral progress reports (selected from abstract) and posters. A list of invited speakers can be found here. The participation of young researchers and students is particularly welcome.

Further scientific and practical information can be found on the workshopwebsite.

Don’t hesitate to ask for any queries at:

We are looking forward in seeing you in Aussois next March.

On behalf of the IWP/RIXS2017 Organizing Committee,

The 3 co-chairs Alfred Maquet, Laurent Nahon & Marc Simon


NB:  We have tried to maintain registration fees at a very reasonable level and including lodging and food. However, we have limited funding to provide partial financial support for particular cases.
More information can be found on the website.

HERCULES 2017 – European School

HERCULES 2017 – European School
27 Years of Neutron & Synchrotron Radiation Science

2017 session:   27 February-30 March, 2017

    HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons andSynchrotron Radiation for applications in BiologyChemistryPhysicsHard & Soft Condensed Matter.

The 1-month school includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals and tutorials at partner institutes (Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, ESRFILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB near Paris, SLSin Switzerland) and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, IBS).

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)

Contact email:

XII Quark Confinement and Hadron Spectrum


Inaugurated in 1994 in Como, Italy, this series of conferences has become an important forum for scientists working on strong interactions, stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists as well as across related fields.

The twelfth edition of this conference series will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 29th August to 3rd September 2016 in Makedonia Palace conference centre. Thessaloniki, founded more than 2500 years ago in the north Greece, overlooking the gulf of Thermaikos, has always been a meeting point for people of different cultures. Today, a modern city with marks of the past, is an inspiring place welcoming international events and conferences.

This edition of the conference is dedicated to the memory of Michael Müller-Preußker. His scientific contribution will be remembered during the conference.

The conference will also include a variety of events addressing school children and general public as well as different cultural events open to the public.

The conference will be followed by a Workshop on “Accelerators Revealing the QCD Secrets” that will take place from 3rd to 5th September 2016 in Makedonia Palace conference centre.


Winter College on Optics 2017

The College will address fundamental and experimental aspects of advanced Microscopy, Spectroscopy and related techniques. The scope of the course is to promote new theoretical and experimental methods, concepts, instruments, measurement techniques and data analysis routines for both Laboratory and industrial applications to train students and scientists, as well as to coordinate international activities and collaborations in this area. By focusing on both theory and applications, the College will also provide an interesting intersection of emerging techniques and experimental methods with theoretical advances in the field. The lectures will focus on a variety of topics related to biological applications, environmental research and material characterization. Hands-on sessions will be organized every day of the college in the ICTP laboratories accompanied by library documentation finalized with round-table discussion.