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1st Brazilian X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy School (EBARX).

09 Feb 2015 - 13 Feb 2015

Now accepting applications

The 1st Brazilian School of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (EBARX, by the acronym in Portuguese) aims to present to the users of the X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) technique a complete view from the physical principles, cover fundamental and practical aspects as theory, sample preparation, experiment and data analysis.

A significant part of the school will be dedicated to hands-on guided data analysis using iFEFFIT package. In addition, a demonstration of the program FEFF for theoretical analysis of the XAS spectra, which is currently the most widely used worldwide for obtaining the phase and amplitude functions used while adjusting the EXAFS spectra. Additionally, the XANES simulations with FEFF, will be introduced.

Will be five days reviewing theoretical and practical aspects of XAS. Computers will be available for those participants attending without their own laptops. The target audience is graduate students, postdocs and other scientists who have some experience as users with XAS and want to improve their knowledge. Participants who are new to XAFS will be accepted depending on the number of inscriptions.

Instructors include: Prof. John Rehr (University of Washington, USA), Prof. Anatoly Frenkel (Yeshiva University, USA), Prof. Valmor R. Mastelaro (IFSC-USP-São Carlos), Prof. Rogerio Junqueira Prado (IF-UFMT), Prof. Gustavo Azevedo (IF-UFRGS), Dr. Santiago J. A. Figueroa (CNPEM, LNLS, Brazil).

The course is offered free of charge, but will be limited to 40 participants. The selection of candidates will be made by the organize committee. They will take into consideration the academic performance of the candidates (based on CV), their participation in scientific activities, the case expressed by the candidates in the letter that they present for acceptance and recommendations letters made by their Professors (only required for graduate students/posdocs applications). Depending on the availability of financial resources, some selected graduate students may have their travel to São Carlos partially or fully funded. However, the organizers ask that those interested make efforts with its institutions and funding agencies to obtain funds that enable their participation. Participants will be responsible for their own housing and meals.

Please e-mail to valmor@ifsc.usp.br with subject line “2015 – 1st EBARX” for more information and inscription (inscription will close 25 January 2015)

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09 Feb 2015
13 Feb 2015


Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP) - Campus de São Carlos Av. Trabalhador São Carlense, 400, Arnold Schimidt
São Carlos, Brasil