The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Courses on Science using Synchrotron Radiation

The following is an incomplete list of courses on scientific techniques involving synchrotron radiation. For additional courses, also 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.

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American Physical Society

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

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National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

The National Neutron and X-ray Scattering School is held each summer at both Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs to educate students on use of National facilities. Lectures include basic tutorials and applications to research topics. Students also gain hands-on experience by conducting short experiments. Travel expenses are paid. Open to graduate students from North American universities who are mid-way in their thesis program; applications are quite competitive. For more information, see respective web pages at ORNL and the APS.

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.

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PSI Summer School on Condensed-Matter Research

The Paul Scherrer Institute holds an annual summer school on Condensed Matter Research.

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ACA Summer School on Chemical Crystallography

The American Crystallographic Association holds an annual summer school on use of single-crystal powder diffraction techniques for chemical Crystallography for application to small molecule studieCondensed Matter Research.

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