26 March 2021 ESRFnews
Hercules ESRF tutorials 24 25 March 2021 Hercules is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using synchrotron radiation and neutrons for applications in biology, chemistry, physics, and hard and soft condensed matter. The one-month school includes lectures, hands-on practicals and tutorials at partner institutes, including the ESRF.
Dark field X-ray microscopy for EBSL2 workshop 6 7 May 2021 (online) Dark-field X-ray microscopy is a newly developed technique to measure orientation and strain in crystalline materials with spatial resolution down to 100 nm. Following the EBS restart, the ESRF beamline ID06-HXM is the first instrument worldwide to offer this technique via a general user programme. Furthermore, the project has been selected as one of the upgrade beamlines, EBSL2, to be constructed on the ID03 port. The aim of this workshop is to present the new instrument and seed a new user
community. Via discussion, it aims to determine the needs of future users.
CNRS ASTER X thematic school 31 May 4 June 2021 This school will offer a complete one- week training on X-ray absorption, X-ray emission and X-ray imaging (tomography and ptychography) to 20 PhD students, postdocs or scientists. The school will provide lectures on theoretical, optical and instrumentation aspects, tutorials for data analysis and practicals on the CRG FAME (BM30) and FAME-UHD (BM16) beamlines. More information at http://f- crg.fr/ecole-thematique-cnrs-asterx-2021/.
Workshop on additive manufacturing 1 3 June 2021 Following the unfortunate cancellation of WAM2020, the ILL and the ESRF are keen to welcome users to WAM2021. From process qualification to component certification, additive manufacturing presents big challenges as a new field of material processing with multiple new
parameters. For that reason, new insights into characterisation are envisaged for process and component standards and certification, as well as for experimental benchmark input for modelling. The ILL and ESRF offer a common framework for industrial investigations into additive manufacturing, where unique static (scanning) and dynamic (in situ) studies of stress and imagery, on scales from nanometres to several centimetres, are possible. More information at https:// workshops.ill.fr/event/276/.
PSB symposium: Frontiers in bioimaging 1 2 July 2021 (online) This meeting will highlight progress in 3D imaging research that bridges the gap between the atomic and cellular scales, targeting resolutions in the subnanometre to submicrometre range. Areas covered will include: cryo-electron tomography, X-ray tomography, super-resolution microscopy, and correlative light and electron microscopy. More information at www.esrf.eu/psbsymposium2021.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Stephen Streiffer has been named deputy director for science and technology at
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in Illinois, US. Streiffer is the current director of Argonne s Advanced Photon Source (APS) and associate laboratory director for Argonne s photon sciences directorate, roles he will continue to perform in parallel until replacements are found. During a 20-year tenure with Argonne, he has led numerous initiatives, most recently, since 2015, the successful development of plans for an APS upgrade, which is set to deliver first light in 2023. An engineer by training, Streiffer spent the earlier years of his career studying ferroelectric thin film physics.
Kristina Kvashnina, a physicist from the Helmholtz- Zentrum Dresden
Rossendorf in Germany and a regular user of the ESRF s BM20 Rossendorf beamline, has featured in a list of 10 strong Russian women scientists by the business magazine Forbes. At BM20, Kvashnina heads a project funded by the European Research Council called Towards the Bottom of the Periodic Table , which compares the properties of lanthanides and actinides. Published on the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Forbes list aimed to highlight researchers who are changing the idea of women s place in science .
Atef Abdelhamed Elkadime has become the administrative director of the
SESAME synchrotron in Jordan. Having a PhD in radiation chemistry from Monoufia University in Egypt, Elkadime has spent the past eight years chairing the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, where he developed his managerial skills in an organisation of 4000 employees with a large annual budget. He has also been national co-ordinator for the African Regional Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology, and Egypt s national liaison officer to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Jean Susini, the ESRF director of research in the life sciences, will join the
French synchrotron SOLEIL as director of life sciences in April. As at the ESRF, Susini s responsibilities will include contributing to the definition and implementation of SOLEIL s upgrade and its associated scientific programme. A chemical physicist by training, Susini joined the ESRF in 1989, very soon after its inception, to work on innovative X-ray mirrors, and to design, develop and construct several beamlines; from 2009 until 2015, before acting as director of research, he was head of the instrumentation services and development division.
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