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SMART LIGHTHOUSE Summer School


Postponement of the SMART Summer School 2020


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the SMART Lighthouse Summer School to next year.
The new dates are June 14-19th 2021 at the same location, Sandbjerg Gods in Southern Denmark.

We look forward to welcoming you all next year with a similarly engaging scientific program on synchrotron, neutron, XFEL and electron sources.

In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.    


Photo: Poul Ib Henriksen

School on Materials Research with Synchrotron, Neutron, XFEL & Electron Sources


This engaging summer school is designed for potential young users at the new ESS and MAX IV facilities in Lund. The school will teach a wide range of techniques and methodologies used within materials research at large-scale particle accelerator facilities.

The success of the previous summer school in 2018 has enabled us to attract a significant number of high-profile experts from both Danish research institutions and international facilities (see program). The program also allows for a full-day excursion to the DESY facility in Hamburg to give participants an opportunity to visit a working synchrotron and XFEL facility. Not only does the location of the summer school at Sandbjerg enable an excursion to a facility like DESY (only 2 hrs away), it is also conveniently placed for students to participate from across Denmark where we can meet and network in an excellent environment.

Aimed at young materials researchers at all academic levels, this school is conceived as a ’Nordic’ counterpart to the popular HERCULES course held at ESRF/ILL in Grenoble every year, and offers a 2 ECTS equivalent. Students connected to groups in the SMART consortium are encouraged to apply, and applications from GTS institutes and industry outside of the consortium are also very welcome to apply.


Venue - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021


The SMART Lighthouse Summer School will be held from 15-20 June 2020 at the Aarhus University Conference Center:

Sandbjerg Estate, Sandbjergvej 102, 6400 Sønderborg, DK



   Click on the picture to download the program as PDF


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