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Travel report on HERCULES Summer School 2016 in Grenoble, France

Maik Kahnt at HERCULES Summer School 2016 in Grenoble, France. Photograph: Private.

Maik Kahnt, PhD student at DESY, received a PIER travel grant and went to HERCULES Summer School 2016 in Grenoble, France. Here is his report.

Thank you PIER team! Due to the PIER travel grant I was able to participate in the 2016 Higher European Research Course For Users of Large Experimental Systems, or in short HERCULES. This one month long course captures a large variety of topics from physics, chemistry, biology, material science and geology. With 72 other PhD students and post-docs, I listened to four to five lectures a day or participated in hands on tutorials and practicals. During these practicals I had the possibility to perform experiments myself on two synchrotrons: the ESRF in Grenoble, France and Elettra in Trieste, Italy, one nuclear reactor: the ILL neutron source in Grenoble, one free electron laser: FERMI in Trieste and in some labs on the CEA campus in Grenoble. I really liked the wide spread of topics. As my field of work covers mostly hard X-rays, I was delighted to hear and learn so much about state of the art science and techniques with neutrons and softer X-rays. But not only hearing from it in lectures but doing it myself and meeting PhD students doing it as part of their thesis was definitely one of the best thing during this summer school.

Maik Kahnt

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Event Calendar
05 Dec. 2018 to 17 Dec. 2018
Chaired by: Axel Lindner
17 Dec. 2018 to 21 Dec. 2018
Location: Seminar room 3
17 Dec. 2018 16:30
Speaker: Diego Guadagnoli (Annecy)
Location: seminar room 2
18 Dec. 2018 11:00
Speaker: Seva Chestnov
Location: SR2
18 Dec. 2018 16:45
Speaker: Massimiliano Ferro-Luzzi (CERN)
Location: Auditorium
19 Dec. 2018 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
19 Dec. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Nemanja Kaloper (UC Davis)
Location: build. 2a, SR2
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