last update March 30, 2011, at 10:03 AM
by Elena Cantori

Aim of the School

The Italian Society of Synchrotron Radiation (SILS) in collaboration with Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA organizes in September 2011 the XI 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 two editions at Duino. The present edition will again be held at Duino Castle, in the nearby of Trieste (Italy), where the III generation synchrotron Italian radiation facility Elettra has been operational for fifteen years. A new IV generation source, FERMI@Elettra, is also being constructed and the first experiments are expected in the next few months.

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 Physics
University Roma TRE
Via della Vasca Navale, 84
00046 Roma

Tel. +39 06 57336451
Fax +39 06 94032304

Prof. Gilberto VLAIC
former professor Department of Chemistry
University of Trieste


"Carla Cauletti" Fellowships

As in the previous editions, the SILS will grant some fellowships to facilitate participation in the School. Fellowships are dedicated to Carla Cauletti, an Italian chemist pioneer in the use of synchrotron radiation. Fellowships will cover the registration fee and, in some selected cases, part of the accommodation expenses.