Aim of the School

The Italian Society of Synchrotron Radiation (SILS) in collaboration with ELETTRA-Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA organizes in September 2015 the XIII edition of the School :

"Synchrotron Radiation: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications"

The first seven editions of the School were organized by SILS at S. Margherita di Pula in Sardinia, the VIII at the INFN Frascati Laboratory and the last three editions at Duino (Italy). This edition of the school will be held in Grado (Italy) from the 14th to the 25th of September, 2015. Grado is a pleasant seaside resort town close to Trieste, where ELETTRA, the Italian 3rd generation synchrotron radiation facility, and FERMI, the new seeded Free Electron Laser source, are located.

This edition of the school is partially supported by:

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.


Prof. Settimio MOBILIO
Department of Science
University Roma TRE
Viale Marconi, 446
00046 Roma


Dr. Andrea GOLDONI
Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
SS 14 KM 163,5 - Basovizza
34149 Trieste


"Carla Cauletti" Fellowships

As in the previous editions, SILS will grant some fellowships to facilitate participation to the School. Fellowships are entitled to Carla Cauletti, an Italian chemist who pioneered the use of synchrotron radiation. Fellowships will cover the registration fee and, in exceptional cases, part of the accommodation costs. Fellowships will be assigned to PhD student on the basis of their curriculum.

"IUCr" Fellowships

The International Union of Crystallography has allocated some funds to cover travel and subsistence costs for young scientists (graduate students, post-graduate students or post-doctoral fellows with a maximum age of 30) from developing countries. If you wish to apply for the IUCr fellowships please mention it in the application form.


The Organizing Committee of the SILS School shall observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At this school no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.

last update May 26, 2015, at 09:21 AM by Stefano Deiuri