CONEXS Conference 2020

Feb 18. till Feb 20.

CONEXS Conference 2020: Emerging Trends in X-Ray Spectroscopy

The Collaborative Network for X-ray Spectroscopy (CONEXS) aims to establish a UK community for X-ray spectroscopy, focusing on nurturing the synergy between experiment and theory.

The CONEXS conference will bring together leading national and international experts to discuss emerging trends in X-ray Spectroscopy, examining the intersection of experiment and theory.

18/02/20202020-02-18 - 20/02/20202020-02-20
Newcastle University Business School and the Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, UK.

Abstract submission and registration

The organisers are  now welcoming submissions for abstracts for both oral presentations and posters, the abstract guidance and the submission form are available here. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 13th January 2020.

Registration for the conference is also open:

Outline Programme

Please click here to view the conference programme. 

Please click here to see the list of confirmed speakers.


Advances in experimental methodology aligned with technological developments, such as 3rd generation light sources, X-ray Free Electron Lasers (X-FELs) and High Harmonic Generation (HHG), has led to a paradigm shift in the capability of X-ray spectroscopy, including absorption, emission, inelastic scattering and photoelectron, to deliver highly detailed information about the geometric, electronic, spin structure and dynamics on an extremely broad range of samples in a wide array of different environments. However, the complex nature and high information content of this class of techniques means that detailed theoretical studies are often essential to provide a firm link between the spectroscopic observables and the underlying structure and dynamics.

This EPSRC funded network aims to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians working in the area X-ray spectroscopy to achieve new levels of understanding, especially for the interpretation of experimental data. From the perspective of the computational community, direct engagement with experimentalists can highlight theoretical challenges and act as a catalyst for the development of new methods. For the experimental community, direct engagement with theoreticians will provide expertise in the new theoretical developments providing new opportunities for data analysis.


If you have any queries about this conference, please get in touch with Faye Harland ( 

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