The Italian Society of Synchrotron Radiation (SILS) in collaboration with ELETTRA-Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA organizes in September 2021 the first on-line edition of the School on Synchrotron Radiation “Gilberto Vlaic”: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications

This edition will be organized online due covid situation.

The school is dedicated to the memory of prof. Gilberto Vlaic, who founded in 1990 the first SILS school held in Sardinia that was followed by biannual editions till 2019. Prof. Vlaic was one of the pioneers of the X-ray absorption spectroscopy and contributed significantly to its development and its multiple applications.

The School will give a general overview of the characteristics and potentiality of synchrotron radiation to graduated students and young researchers interested in its use. The emission of synchrotron radiation both from the storage rings and from free electron lasers, its properties, most of the experimental methods used, their fundamentals and applications in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Material Science and Medicine will be illustrated. Data analysis sessions, as well as experimental training on some of the ELETTRA beam-lines, are also foreseen.

The lecturers will be well known scientists with long standing experience on the use of synchrotron radiation in each specific topic; the lectures will be given in English.

IUCr support:

We have applied for support from the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr). If granted, the registration fee for some students from developing countries will be reduced to 50 €.

School's Director: Giorgio Paolucci and Settimio Mobilio

Scientific Committee : Federico Boscherini, Andrea Di Cicco, Cinzia Giannini, Settimio Mobilio, Giorgio Paolucci, Giovanni Stefani

Organizing Committee: Elisa Borfecchia, Cinzia Giannini, Teresa Sibillano and Elena Cantori

Secretariat: Elena Cantori, Beatrice Butelli and Teresa Sadar