Courses on Synchrotron Radiation

The following is an incomplete list of courses on Synchrotron Radiation. For additional courses, check

XAFS School
The APS XAFS School covers advanced topics in the analysis of XAFS data. The three-day program includes classroom lectures and hands-on advanced data analysis with Artemis and Ifeffit. The course is aimed at scientists with some experience in XAFS analysis and modeling.

American Physical Society
A variety of short courses, workshops and tutorials are offered at the respective meetings.

Berkeley and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Summer School
The Berkeley-Stanford and SMB Summer Schools provide lecture programs on the synchrotron radiation process, requisite technologies, and a broad range of scientific applications in the Physical and/or Life Sciences. The goal of the Summer Schools is to disseminate information about scientific opportunities in synchrotron radiation applications and train students on experimental techniques.

CERN Accelerator School
CERN accelerator school covers Synchrotron Radiation in the first and second courses with an occasional course on synchrotron radiation and FELs.

Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems
These courses cover neutron and synchrotron radiation for Physics and Chemistry of condensed matter and for Biomolecular structure and dynamics. The 5-week courses of lectures, practicals and tutorials are held annually during February - March in Grenoble, France.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
There are short courses offered at nearly every meeting, links to on-line education, and courses offered for sale already recorded. Many of the courses are for hard engineering, but the magnetics society, laser society, and Nuclear and Plasma Physics Societies are of interest to both beam and beam-line scientists.

International School and Symposium on Synchrotron Radiation in Natural Science
Based in Poland.

National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering
The Sixteenth annual National Neutron and X-ray Scattering School will be held from June 14-28, 2014 at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs. The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridge's Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. Students interested in attending should submit an application at by Monday, March 10, 2014.

Nordic Summer School
Presentations on accelerators and the production of synchrotron radiation, insertion devices and instrumentation. Applications treated during the school include not only materials science, spectroscopy and lithography but also structural analysis: EXAFS and crystallography. Hosted every other year.

Optical Society of America
Short Courses are taught at almost all of their meetings. Past short courses may have been video-taped and copies are sometimes available through the presenters. Upcoming courses are listed on the meeting web-sites.

PSI Summer School on Condensed-Matter Research
The Paul Scherrer Institut holds an annual summer school on Condensed Matter Researhc.

Soft X-Rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation (UC Berkeley)
Live / archived and credit / non-credit courses available.

SPIE Society of Optical Engineers
They have a complete selection of course titles on-line, on video, and on CD. They also offer live course on-site, at conference and at SPIE Events.