Mar 11 – 15, 2024
Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. di interesse nazionale
Europe/Rome timezone

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is proud to host the HERCULES 2024 European School from 11 to 15 March 2024 as partner facility. 


IMPORTANT: Deadline for Registration and Access Request to enter in Elettra is Tuesday 5th March 2024. See the REGISTRATION AND ACCESS link for more information 


Following the successful experience of the past editions, 20 students will be admitted to the laboratory and spend a week interacting closely with their teachers. The program includes lectures and practicals providing an in-depth learning on the techniques and the exciting science carried out at the synchrotron ring Elettra and the free electron laser FERMI.


HERCULES aims at delivering the highest level of training for students, postdoctoral researchers, and scientists using neutron and synchrotron radiation in varied disciplines, spanning from chemistry, physics and materials science to biology and geoscience. 

Lectures are given by world leading experts and are complemented by practicals and tutorials. Synchrotron and FEL methods and instrumentation are taught as main topics. Participants can also attend specialized sessions focusing on:

A. Physics and chemistry of condensed matter.
B. Biomolecular and soft condensed matter.

HERCULES provides its attendees with the opportunity to visit also one of the following large European facilities outside Grenoble: ALBA in Barcelona, Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, DESY synchrotron and European XFEL in Hamburg, KIT Light Source in Karlsruhe, and SOLEIL synchrotron in Paris

Local Sponsors

Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. di interesse nazionale
Training Room - T1 P1 160
Strada Statale 14 - km 163,5 in AREA Science Park 34149 Basovizza, Trieste ITALY