Event Name 12th International School and Symposium on Synchrotron Radiation in Natural Science
Start Date 15th Jun 2014
End Date 20th Jun 2014
Duration 6 days
Description ISSRNS 2014

The ISSRNS is a series of biennial conference meetings organized in Poland since 1992. It has traditionally been devoted to recent advances and new techniques employing synchrotron radiation (SR) in physics, chemistry, materials science, crystallography, biology and medicine as well as in the fields of archeometry, environmental protection, geology, quality control, etc. The aim of this interdisciplinary meeting is also to bring together scientists working with synchrotron radiation and those who would like to learn more about the sources and specific experimental techniques.
The ISSRNS has a format of advanced workshop covering recent developments of synchrotrons and short-wavelength free electron lasers and providing a forum for reporting the most recent achievements in fundamental and applied research. Several introductory and tutorial lectures addressed to young researchers (M.Sc. and Ph.D. level), as well as to new potential users of the synchrotron radiation are foreseen.

ISSRNS 2014, the International Year of Crystallography and other events 

The year 2014 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Crystallography. This fact will be honored at the ISSRNS 2014 by a special session devoted to the recent milestone advances in the discipline, whose progress is strictly related to the development of modern SR sources - synchrotrons and short-wavelength FELs.
In Poland, the first national synchrotron SOLARIS in Krakow is under construction, to be operational in late 2014. A concept of POLFEL, the Polish free electron laser proposed to be constructed at National Center for Nuclear Research in Otwock/Świerk also reaches its maturity. These facts will pronouncedly extend the program of the incoming meeting beyond its traditional topics to promote integration of the SR community of users, designers and constructors of the advanced synchrotron sources. 


  • X-ray diffraction: methods and applications,
    Macromolecular crystallography,
    Structure solution in nano- and micro-scales
    Elastic scattering of X-rays,
    Synchrotron radiation in nanoscience,
    Imaging, holography, spectroscopic mapping,
    X-ray absorption, fluorescence and photoelectron spectroscopies,
    X-ray magnetic dichroism,
    Synchrotron radiation at long wavelengths (THz, IR and VUV),
    Synchrotron radiation in life sciences and medicine,
    Novel applications of Free Electron Lasers,
    Synchrotron and alternative radiation sources – new developments and instrumentation,
    Advanced optics, irradiation damage and metrology of intense beams,

Location Warsaw
Contact Jerzy Pelka
URL http://issrns2014.ncbj.gov.pl
Category schools and workshops