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2017 Andrea Kirsch

(Solid State Chemical Crystallography) visiting the Hercules European School (Université Grenoble Alpes)

27 February 2017 - 30 March 2017

In March 2017 I got the chance to attend the international Hercules school. It is a 5-week course and one of the most regarded schools worldwide for users of synchrotron or neutron radiation sources. It has been held in Grenoble, France at the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and includes lectures, practical courses, tutorials, the visit of large facilities and a poster session. The lectures cover fundamentals in physics and chemistry, basic methods and instruments of synchrotron and neutron radiation as well as specialized topics in the application to physics, biology, engineering and chemistry of condensed matter.

I gratefully thank the University of Bremen and the Mapex Center for Materials and Processes giving me the opportunity to make this outstanding experience that clearly added a great value to my PhD as well as personal development.

Andrea Kirsch
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