20 participants join the first Photon School at HZB

From 14 to 24 March, the first Photon School takes place at HZB. 20 students from 8 countries get an unique opportunity for a first-hand training covering a wide range of experimental and theoretical methods for probing the molecular structure, function, and dynamics of complex material systems. Leading experts from all fields of spectroscopy give lectures, share their latest results, and present future research strategies.

The Photon School comprises of a 5 days learning course and 4 days hands-on measurements in small groups at several experimental stations at HZB and at the Laser Lab at Freie Universität Berlin. The Photon School includes a one-day simulation exercise where participants perform standard calculations of spectra, and develop an understanding of how experimentalists and theoreticians work together.

The school is intended for students in chemistry, physics, and physical chemistry. Although it is the first Photon School at HZB, there was a strong demand for the 20 places (more than 150 applications). It is organized by the institute “Methods for Material Development” of HZB.