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Short Course on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure: Theory, Data Analysis and Modeling

About this Course

Every year NSLS-II offers a 3-day training course to those interested in learning about the use of x-ray absorption spectroscopy methods. This year, the course will be offered on November 13–15, 2019. It continues the annual tradition of gathering a group of scientists, active in the field, to share their expertise with those interested in learning about the use of x-ray spectroscopy methods in their research.

The course will be useful for those scientists' who want to advance their knowledge of XANES and EXAFS data analysis, and its many applications to fundamental and applied sciences. The course will include lectures, software demonstrations, and data analysis sessions. X-ray spectroscopy is one of the main techniques of the DOE light sources, and the course supports the DOE mission by educating new users in the applications of this technique.

The course will be open to 40 participants, selected based on their application materials.

  • Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 will be devoted to lectures and demonstrations of the software packages.
  • Friday, November 15 will be devoted to the practical session, in which participants will practice problem solving methods discussed in the previous days. Registered participants will have an option to analyze their own data, in addition to the projects chosen for training purpose


  • Anatoly Frenkel (Stony Brook/BNL)
  • Erjia Guan (Stony Brook)
  • Ji Hoon Lee (Columbia U.)
  • Jiahao Huang (Stony Brook)
  • Yuanyuan Li (Stony Brook)
  • Kirill Lomachenko (ESRF)
  • Lu Ma (BNL)
  • Nicholas Marcella (Stony Brook)
  • John Rehr (U. Washington)
  • Yiyao Tian (Stony Brook)
  • Fernando Vila (U. Washington)
  • Joseph Woicik (NIST)
  • Zhenhua Xie (Columbia U.)

Note: This event falls under Exemption D (Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference as outlined in the Conference/Event Exemption Request Form.) Participation is contingent on application acceptance.

Last Modified: October 07, 2019