CONEXS Workshop 2021

Mar 15. till Mar 17.

CONEXS Workshop 2021

The Collaborative Network for X-ray Spectroscopy (CONEXS) is an EPSRC-funded network which aims to establish stronger links between experiment and theory in X-ray spectroscopy.

This workshop is aimed at training PhDs and PDRAs (especially experimentalists) in the theory of X-ray spectroscopy and how to simulate/interpret their spectra. In this year’s workshop, the focus will be on electronic structure methods for the understanding of pre-edge features and L-edges spectra, considering multiplet theory and quantum chemistry (TDDFT/Multi-reference) methods.

15/03/20212021-03-15T10:00:00 - 17/03/20212021-03-17T16:00:00
10:00 - 16:00
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Workshop overview and provisional agenda

The workshop will take place online via Zoom over the course of 2.5 days. You will therefore need to have the following to attend the course:

  • A stable internet connection
  • A working laptop or PC
  • Webcam (if not already integrated into your device)
  • Microphone (if not already integrated into your webcam or device)

There will be a mixture of lectures and practical sessions with the following confirmed speakers:

  • Prof. Frank de Groot, Professor of X-Ray Spectroscopy, Utrecht University
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Neese, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
  • Dr. Marius Retegan, Scientist at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

Please find the provisional agenda below, but please note timings may be subject to change:

Day 1 - Monday 15th March 2021
Time  Activity
09:30-10:00 Welcome and introductions
10:00-11:00 Lecture
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Lecture
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 Practicals
15:15-16:00 Informal Q&A


Day 2 - Tuesday 16th March 2021
Time Activity
09:45-10:00 Welcome back 
10:00-11:00 Lecture
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Lecture
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:45 Practicals
15:45-16:30 Informal Q&A


Day 3 - Wednesday 17th March 2021
Time  Activity
09:45-10:00 Welcome back 
10:00-12:00 Practicals
12:00-13:00 Closing lecture
13:00 End of workshop
14:00 Start of CONEXS Conference 2021



Registration and attendance

There is no fee to attend this online workshop, however attendance will be subject to an application process. 


Please complete the online application form by 12:00 midday (GMT) on Friday 18th December 2020. You will then be contacted about the outcome of your application and any further details week commencing Monday 1 February 2021.

Contact the organisers

If you have any queries relating to this workshop, please contact the Diamond Events Team who will be able to help.

For more information on CONEXS, visit the website here.

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