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HERCULES 2024: opening of the application

The application to HERCULES 2024 is now open and will close on 8th October 2023.
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HERCULES 2024 - European School
Neutron & Synchrotron Radiation Science since 1991


2024 session: 26th February - 28th March, 2024


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
  • Elettra/FERMI in Trieste, Italy
  • KIT light source in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • SOLEIL in Saint-Aubin, France
This comes in addition to practicals, labs, and tutorials which will take place in Grenoble at ILL, ESRF and Grenoble Laboratories (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)
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, 4, 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 also for 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 fellowship grants will be available to reduce registration fees

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