Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), covering introductory aspects of synchrotron and XFEL radiation.

5 March 2018 and lasts for nine weeks: https://www.edx.org/course/synchrotrons-and-x-ray-free-electron-lasers. This now includes a short 'teaser' video, also viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOk5fgVvqMg The course is aimed at a broad scientific audience from historical-artefact restorators and paleontologists, through biologists, biochemists and chemical engineers, to materials scientists and physicists. It includes the following themes: 1) Interaction of x-rays with matter; 2) The production and physics of synchrotron and XFEL radiation; 3) X-ray optics, beamlines, and instrumentation; 4) X-ray diffraction and scattering; 5) UV and x-ray spectroscopies; 6) X-ray imaging (mainly tomography and lensless imaging/ptychography); and 7) Extra week on phasing techniques in macromolecular crystallography.

Date: 
Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00