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29. October 2019

HERCULES 2020 - European School

02 March to 03 April 2020

HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hard & Soft Condensed Matter.

2020 Session from 2 March to 3 April 2020
Deadline for Application: 7 November 2019

The 5-week school includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals and tutorials. Exceptionally in 2020, because of the long ESRF shutdown, participants will spend two weeks in two different partner institutions in Europe among:
•    ALBA  synchrotron in Barcelona, Spain
•    KIT light source in Karlsruhe, Germany
•    DESY and European XFEL in Hambourg, Germany
•    Elettra and FERMI in Trieste, Italy
•    Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, France
•    PSI in Villigen, Switzerland
This comes in addition to tutorials or practicals which will take place in Grenoble at ILL, ESRF and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, IBS).

  The school  includes a common part and two parallel sessions:
- Biomolecular, soft condensed matter structure & dynamics
- Physics and chemistry of condensed matter

  Why join Hercules ?
- to learn new techniques using neutron and synchrotron radiation
- to expand your theoretical and practical knowledge, not only for your present research but for your scientific career
- to experiment these techniques on world-class instruments & beamlines
- to build a network of relations with fellow young researchers and experienced teachers from all around the World

 Bursaries/reduced costs
- A limited number of bursaries will be available to reduce registration fees

 More information: (see programme overview below)
•    Hercules website:
•    Full list of lectures:
•    Download the full 2019 Booklet (lectures, practicals..)




Date: 02 March - 03 April 2020
Venue: Grenoble in France and other European countries