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EXAFS Course: Theory, Experiment, and Advanced Applications

September 28-30, 2005

Brookhaven national Laboratory

Course Sponsors
National Synchrotron Light Source
DOE Catalysis Consortium at the NSLS
Yeshiva University

Purpose & Scope of Workshop:
This three-day course will partially overlap in content with prior EXAFS Data Collection and Analysis Courses held annually at the NSLS since 2001 that were aimed at beginners. Participants in this course are expected to have prior familiarity with the basics of EXAFS. The participants must be interested in learning how to correctly design, perform and analyze EXAFS experiments, and to learn about some of the potential pitfalls that must be avoided. The course will be self-contained, starting with the fundamentals and proceeding to the more advanced topics, including recent theoretical developments, data analysis techniques and specific applications of EXAFS.

The course will consist of two hands-on experimental sessions on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, three lecture sessions in the mornings (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and one data analysis session (Friday). Lectures will be taught by Edward Stern and Josh Kas (University of Washington), Grant Bunker (Illinois Institute of Technology), Anatoly Frenkel (Yeshiva University), Trevor Tyson (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Joseph Woicik (NIST), Douglas Hunter (SRNL), Scott Calvin (Sarah Lawrence College), and Douglas Pease (U. Connecticut).

The course is limited to 32 participants. All participants must bring PC laptops. Instructional materials (tutorials and links to reference information) will be posted on the course web site in advance.

In addition to submitting an Application Form for this workshop, all attendees must register in BNL's Guest Information System. Approval, which can take 30 days or more, must be granted prior to attending this workshop.

Registration Fees
General participants: $200
Students: $100

Registration fee includes on-site lodging at Brookhaven dormitories, meals and refreshments during the course. After the registration closes, the applicants accepted to the course will receive email with payment instructions.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2005
Payment Deadline: July 31, 2005
Online NSLS registration deadline: July 31, 2005
Online NSLS Safety Tests: August 31, 2005
On site registration at the NSLS: September 27, 2005, between 1pm and 4pm.
Housing Check-In: September 27, 2005