The use of Neutrons and Photons in Earth Sciences
The use of Neutrons and Photons in Earth Sciences
A Workshop held at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University
9.00 – 17.00, Tuesday May 8, 2018
Norrland I (Gm118)
Department of Earth Sciences, Geocentrum
752 36 Uppsala
The purpose of the workshop is to convey the research potential of neutrons (spallation sources) and photons (synchrotron radiation) to geoscientists at Uppsala University. This potential is largely underexploited at the department today and, considering current developments especially at the Swedish National Synchrotron Laboratory (MAX IV) and the upcoming European Spallation Source (ESS), we would like to increase our readiness, and illustrate the capabilities of these facilities. The target audience consists mainly in PhD students and researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University (Geocentrum). We expect about 25 participants across fields of mineralogy & petrology, geophysics, paleo-biology, hydrology, meteorology, glaciology, and physical geography. If possibility arises we will expand the workshop to include participants in other departments at Uppsala University, and regionally.
An effective way to accomplish the workshop goals is to present case studies across diverse fields (e.g. environmental sciences, geology, geophysics, climate research) where application of synchrotron and neutron radiation generate data that are required to answer research questions. The chosen examples exemplifies the spectrum of techniques applied at the large-scale facilities (diffraction, scattering, imaging, spectroscopy), presented by world-leading scientists in their respective fields. There will also be a possibility to interact directly with the workshop presenters through open discussions and question periods. The goal is to increase awareness of the workshop participants in the applications of neutrons and photons in geosciences, so that they can apply these tecniques to their own research questions.
The workshop is open for 25 participants, and feel free to register by contacting Bjarne Almqvist (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Lazor (email@example.com), no later than April 20. There is no registration fee for the workshop, and lunch is included in the participation if you have previously registered.
The workshop is sponsored by the Centre for Neutron Scattering and the Centre for Photon Science .
Dr. Lawrence Anovitz – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Stephen Hall – Lund University
Prof. Martin King – Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr. Zuzana Konopkova - European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility, Hamburg
Prof. Ingmar Persson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Guoyin Shen - Carnegie Institution of Washington
8.30 – 9.00 Meeting at the entrance to Department of Earth Sciences. Coffee and tea
9.00 Workshop starts – Brief introduction and welcome by the workshop organizers and by representatives from the centres of Neutron Scattering and Photon Science.
9.20 Dr. Stephen Hall – Lund University: Investigating the Mechanics and Hydro-mechanics of Geomaterials with X-rays and Neutrons
10.00 Dr. Lawrence Anovitz – Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Characterization and Analysis of Porosity and Pore Structures using Scattering Techniques (preliminary title).
10.40 coffee break
11.00 Prof. Martin King (Royal Holloway, University of London): The oxidation of Organic Matter in the Atmosphere: Studying Reactions at Air-Water-Mineral Interfaces that may Effect Modern Climate Change
11.40 Open discussion and question period
14.00 Prof. Ingmar Persson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala: What can MAX IV do for Geo and Soil Sciences, and some examples of this
14.40 Dr. Guoyin Shen - Carnegie Institution of Washington: Synchrotron X-rays: a Key to Probing Earth’s and Planetary Interiors
15.20 Coffee break
15.40 Dr. Zuzana Konopkova - European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility, Hamburg: Studying Deep Planetary Interiors using Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser Techniques
16.20 Panel discussion
17.00-18.30 Poster session with snacks and beverages
19.00 Dinner downtown. Please contact us if you are interested to join. The dinner is not included in the registration, but you are welcome to you join!
Science@FELs 2018 will focus on the scientific highlights achieved during the last years at FELs and laser facilities world-wide.Date and venue: 25-27 June 2018, Alba Nova, Stockholm
MAX IV summer school in synchrotron radiation 2018 – Coherent Visions
21–29 May at Backagården and MAX IV Laboratory
Chalmers University of Technology and MAX IV Laboratory kindly invite PhD students interested in Synchrotron Radiation, its methods and scientific applications to a Summer School in Skåne, 21-29 May 2018. PhD students representing fields of science not utilizing synchrotron radiation yet, while having an interest on doing so, are most welcome and encouraged to provide strong motivation for participation.
More information about scope, information and speakers can be found at
MOCC: Synchrotrons and X-Ray Free Electron Lasers
EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) will give a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the , covering introductory aspects of synchrotron and XFEL radiation. A link to the course can be found at https://www.edx.org/course/synchrotrons-and-x-ray-free-electron-lasersin which more details can be found.
The course is aimed at a broad audience and includes the following themes:
1) Interaction of x-rays with matter;
2) The production and physics of synchrotron and XFEL radiation;
3) X-ray optics, beamlines, and instrumentation;
4) X-ray diffraction and scattering;
5) UV and x-ray spectroscopies;
6) X -ray imaging;
7) Extra week on phasing techniques in macromolecular crystallography.
The course begins on 5th March 2018 and lasts for nine weeks - each week consists of two to three videos, each approximately 20 minutes long, plus optional problems (and optional final exam). Enrollment on the course (see above link) is free; a Verified Certificate can be purchased at the end for those who so wish and have achieved the pass grade.
This is an excellent opportunity, especially for younger staff and students, to learn more about the fascinating and interdisciplinary world of synchrotron science in an engaging and exciting manner!
DESY Research Course 2018: Trends in Water Research
We would like to remind you of the upcoming DESY Research Course 2018 on "Trends in Water Research" to be held from 26 February to 01 March 2018 at DESY, Hamburg, Germany. The first three days of the course address master and PhD students, young research fellows, as well as interested scientists. The fourth day is organized as an international symposium focusing on possibilities and strategies for water research at DESY. Information and registration to the course can be found online:
Registration is free of charge and should be made not later than February 16, 2018.
Seminar on scientific opportunities at HIPPIEThe Center for Photon Science at Uppsala University invites you to a seminar by Prof. Joachim Schnadt Lund University:Scientific opportunities at HIPPIE, a state-of-the-art beamline for Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (APXPS).When? 13.15, January 19th, 2018Where? Ångström 80101
Chair in Photon Science with specialisation in Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics
September 29-30th: Interesting workshop on single particle imaging with X-ray Free Electron Lasers
We would like to invite you to a workshop on single particle imaging with X-ray Free Electron Lasers on September 29-30th. The focus of the workshop is on sample delivery, but it will also include related topics. A detailed schedule and a link to the registration page can be found on www.spitech.science.
Nordita School on Photon-Matter Interaction (03-07 October 2016)
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