Future challenges for the theory of x-ray spectroscopy

Apr 11. till Apr 12.

Future challenges for the theory of x-ray spectroscopy

This workshop was intended not only to support theory for current x-ray experiments, but especially to anticipate the development of new theory ahead of experiments. It reported on the boundaries of knowledge and enlightened us why we need to think about the x-ray spectroscopy and scattering of the future.

Date
11/04/20132013-04-11 - 12/04/20132013-04-12
Location
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

Organiser: G. van der Laan

Continuous interplay between theory and experiment has been particularly fruitful in synchrotron radiation research. The theory of x-ray spectroscopy has strongly evolved over the last few decades and is entering a new phase with the arrival of XFELs. Many new theories can now be tested in unprecedented way. This workshop was intended not only to support theory for current x-ray experiments, but especially to anticipate the development of new theory ahead of experiments. It reported on the boundaries of knowledge and enlightened us why we need to think about the x-ray spectroscopy and scattering of the future.

Invited speakers

Massimo Altarelli (European XFEL, Hamburg) “Theory challenges from X-ray FEL's”
Gustav Bihlmayer (Juelich, Germany) "Spin-polarization of topologically protected edge states: DFT calculations and photoemission results"
Jeroen van der Brink (IFW, Dresden) “Challenges for the theory of resonant inelastic x-ray scattering”
Patrick Bruno (ESRF, Grenoble) "Geometrical Phases"
Steve Collins (Diamond Light Source) "Unusual temperature effect in x-ray spectroscopies" 
Yves Joly (CNRS, Grenoble) “Time dependent DFT, Hubbard correction, multipole transitions and spin-orbit effects in soft X-ray absorption spectra”
Rino Natoli (INFN, Frascati) “A unifying approach for calculating excited and ground state properties of correlated systems for the simulation of x-ray spectroscopies”
Andrei Rogalev (ESRF, Grenoble) “ Optical activity in the hard X-ray range”
Jan-Erik Rubensson (Uppsala, Sweden) “ Next-generation RIXS on free molecules, liquids, and molecular materials”
Philippe Sainctavit (IMPMC, Paris) “XMCD under extreme conditions (sub-kelvin temperatures and huge magnetic fields)”

Registration

There was no registration fee for this two-day workshop which included coffee breaks, lunches and a dinner. However places were limited and registration requests were evaluated.

Meals were included, but delegates had to arrange and fund their own travel and accommodation. A limited number of rooms were reserved at a local venue for the night of 11th April. These were allocated on a first come first served basis for successful applicants.

Registration is now closed.

All applicants were notified by email of the result of their application.

Contributed talks

There was an opportunity for participants to give a contributed talk (15+5 min). They emailed their request with title and abstract to Gerrit van der Laan. Deadline 1st March.

Registration for this workshop is now closed.