Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

APS/IIT Summer XAFS School

Type Of Event: 
Sponsoring Division: 
Illinois Instutite of Technology, Chicago, IL
Start Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Thursday, July 12, 2018

This XAFS summer school is a continuation of the week-long summer school offered previously at the Advanced Photon Source;  the venue will again be at IIT in Chicago, but will run Sunday-Thursday. Course material will cover fundamental and practical aspects of X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy:  basics, sample preparation, experiment,  theory, data analysis.

One day of hands-on experiments will be carried out by participants at several APS beamlines, followed by a guided data analysis laboratory using Athena/iFEFFIT/Larch and other programs. Several computers will be available for those participants attending without their own laptops (best to bring your own). The target audience is graduate students, postdocs, and experienced scientists who are new to XAFS and want to use it in their own research. Space is available for up to 40 students. 
Instructors include: Dr. Steve Heald (ANL), Dr. Matt Newville (UChicago),  Prof. Bruce Bunker (U. Notre Dame),  Prof. Carlo Segre (IIT), Prof. Grant Bunker (IIT), and a number (positive, integer) of other experienced XAFS researchers also will participate.

The cost of the course is $500 USD, which covers most but not all meals via an IIT meal card.  Participants will be responsible for their own housing (available on and off IIT campus) and travel to/from their home institutions.  IIT is readily accessible by car, cab, and CTA train from O’Hare and Midway airports.  Free time will be available most evenings including dinner time for participants to visit Chicago attractions such as Grant Park, the Loop, Millennium Park, Lake Michigan; music, architecture, art,  theater; Chinatown, White Sox,  Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and Navy Pier, and numerous restaurants and pubs.

Please email with subject line “2018 XAFS School” for more info.

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