D.I. Mendeleev A.M.Butlerov

XAS/XES Spring School 2020 on
Advanced Synchrotron Methods:
X-ray Absorption and Emission spectroscopy

12-14th of May 2020
Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU)
Moscow, Russia

Dear Participants,
We regret to inform you that in the context of preventive actions with regards to the Coronavirus COVID-19, the XAS/XES Spring school in Moscow has to be postponed. We consider the beginning of October for the school. A new date will be communicated to you in due course. Thank you for your understanding!
Kind regards,
Organizing Committee

Scope: X-ray spectroscopy is one of the demanded technique at the synchrotron light sources and XFELs. LMSU offers a 3 days training course in X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy (XAS and XES) and related techniques, as high-energy-resolution fluorescence detection (HERFD), Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) and X-ray RAMAN/NIXS. The course will gather experienced scientists, active in the field of X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy, who will share their expertise with MS/PhD students, post-docs and young scientists, interested in learning about the fundamental principles and applications of X-ray spectroscopy methods in their research. The school is also open to senior scientists.

Language: English


  • Core Level Spectroscopy:
  • Data Analysis and Electronic Structure Theory
  • Applications of Advanced Synchrotron Methods in Catalysis, Environmental Science, Nuclear Materials, Biochemistry and Medicine.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof. Frank de Groot, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Anatoly Frenkel, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  • Prof. Sam Shaw, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Andrew Berry, Australian National University, Australia
  • Prof. Alexander Soldatov, Southern Federal University, Russia
  • Prof. Dorota Koziej, Univeristy of Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. Yves Jolly , Institut Néel, France
  • Prof. Yan Zubavichus, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Russia
  • Dr. Peter Glatzel, Dr. Christoph Sahle, Dr. Kiril Lomachenko, The European Synchrotron - ESRF, France
  • Dr. Maria do Sameiro Marques Fernandes, Paul Scherrer Institut, The Switzerland
  • Dr. Andreas Scheinost, Dr. Lucia Amidani, The Rossendorf Beamline at the ESRF, France and HZDR, Germany
  • Dr. Matjaz Kavcic, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • Dr. Tonya Vitova, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and KARA Synchrotron, Germany
  • Dr. Philippe Martin, CEA Marcoule, France
  • Dr. Dimitrios Magnanas, Max Planck Institut for Kohlenforshung, Germany

Fee: (includes coffee breaks, a get together reception and school dinner)

  • 100 EUR for PhD and Master Students (certificate is required)
  • 150 EUR for post-docs and senior scientists.

Accommodation: Participants are requested to arrange their accommodation themselves.


  • Prof. Kristina Kvashnina (kristina.kvashnina@esrf.fr)
  • Prof. Stepan Kalmykov (stepan@radio.chem.msu.ru )

The deadline to submit an application is March 15th, 2020 and accepted participants will be notified by April 6th, 2020

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