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HERCULES 2023: opening of the applications

The applications to HERCULES 2023 are now open, until 15 October 2022.
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HERCULES 2023 - European School
Neutron & Synchrotron Radiation Science since 1991


2023 session: 27th February - 31st March, 2023


    HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hard & Soft Condensed Matter.

    The 5-week school includes lectures (60%), hands-on practicals, labs & tutorials (30%), visits, a poster session, group work sessions, ...
Participants will spend one week in a partner institution in Europe among:
  • ALBA in Barcelona, Spain
  • DESY and European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany
  • Elettra/FERMI in Trieste,Italy
  • PSI in Villigen, Switzerland
     This comes in addition to practicals, labs, and tutorials which will take place in Grenoble at ILL, ESRF and Grenoble Laboratories (CEA, CNRS, IBS).

      The school  includes a common part and two parallel sessions:
- Physics and chemistry of condensed matter (session A)
- Biomolecular and soft condensed matter (session B)
     New from this year: the school will be held in an hybrid format. Thus, a part-time online participation is also possible, consisting only in following online the lectures held in Grenoble during weeks 1, 2, 3, and 5.

     Why join Hercules?
- to learn new techniques using neutron and synchrotron radiation
- to expand your theoretical and practical knowledge, not only for your present research but falso or your scientific career
- to experiment these techniques on world-class instruments & beamlines
- to build a network of relations with fellow young researchers and experienced teachers from all over the World

    Bursaries/reduced costs
- A limited number of bursaries will be available to reduce registration fees

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HERCULES 2023 poster