Event Name

Advanced Light Sources: Principles, Designs, Developments and Multidisciplinary Applications

Start Date 20th Apr 2020
End Date 1st May 2020

The proposal submitted by LAAAMP, ICTP, IAEA, ESRF and the University of Johannesburg has been funded by a joint IAEA/ICTP grant to host a student workshop at the Abdus Salam ICTP under the title “Advanced Light Sources: Principles, Designs, Developments and Multidisciplinary Applications”. The activity will take place from 20 April to 1 May 2020 in the Leonardo Building Budinich Lecture Hall in Trieste, Italy.

The Abdus Salam ICTP has allocated the following resources as its contribution towards the workshop’s budget:

  • Free rooms in the ICTP guesthouses for participants from developing countries and for speakers. All other participants can stay in the guesthouses at their own cost, based on availability.
  • 30,000 Euros to cover all other expenses.
Registrations are open at http://indico.ictp.it/event/9080. DEADLINE: 1 March 2020.

The School targets young scientists to introduce them to the exceptional research opportunities offered by synchrotron and free-electron-laser (FEL) facilities worldwide for exploring the properties of all types of matter.The school will provide an overview of the production and characteristics of synchrotron and free-electron-laser light, its interaction with matter and the numerous experimental methods enabled by these interactions that have become indispensable tools spanning over all domains of basic and applied research. The school lecturers will demonstrate the multidisciplinary applications and the most recent instrumental developments and science breakthroughs in the fields relevant to their expertise. The program will also include discussions of the lecturers with the students, talks describing the open access to these facilities based on the merits of the proposed project and possible industrial application. Demonstration sessions will be organized at the beamlines of Elettra’s synchrotron and FEL facilities.


  • Production of Synchrotron and FEL Radiation
  • Properties of Synchrotron and FEL Light
  • Photon-Matter Interactions
  • Photon Transport and Beamline Instrumentation
  • X-ray Absorption and Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Photoelectron Spectroscopy Methods
  • X-ray Diffraction Methods
  • X-ray Scattering Techniques - SAXS, WAXS, XPCS, RIXS
  • Imaging Techniques using Synchrotron and FEL Light
  • X-ray and IR Spectromicroscopy
  • Time-resolved Approaches and non-linear X-ray Optics


A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Organizing Committee

Nadia Binggeli (ICTP)
Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg and AfLS)
Maya Kiskinova (Elettra Sincrotrone)
Alessandro Migliori (IAEA)
Edward Mitchell (ESRF)
Sekazi Mtingwa (LAAAMP)
Sandro Scandolo (ICTP and LAAAMP)
Ian Swainson (IAEA)

Location Trieste
Contact Sandro Scandolo
URL http://indico.ictp.it/event/9080