CONEXS aims to support the next generation of researchers to study X-Ray Spectroscopy. With this goal in mind, we will be running an annual Workshop which will be open for PhDs and Postdocs to attend free of charge.
CONEXS Workshop 2022
Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 March 2022
Newcastle University, UK
The CONEXS Workshop 2022 will be an in-person event hosted by Newcastle University, UK, on the 28-30 March 2022. The workshop will train PhDs and PDRAs (especially experimentalists) in the theory of X-ray spectroscopy and how to simulate/interpret their spectra, with a focus on FEFF and Quantum ESPRESSO. The workshop will be a mix of lectures and practical exercises, the lectures will be recorded and made available on the CONEXS website following the event.
The workshop is free to attend and accommodation and all meals will be provided.
The workshop will be led by:
Joshua Kas - Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Matteo Calandra - Full Professor, University of Trento
FEFF is a software program used in x-ray absorption spectroscopy. It contains self-consistent real space multiple-scattering code for simultaneous calculations of x-ray-absorption spectra and electronic structure. Output includes extended x-ray-absorption fine structure (EXAFS), full multiple scattering calculations of various x-ray absorption spectra (XAS) and projected local densities of states (LDOS). The spectra include x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), x-ray natural circular dichroism (XNCD), and non-resonant x-ray emission spectra.
Quantum ESPRESSO is an integrated suite of Open-Source computer codes for electronic-structure calculations and materials modeling at the nanoscale. It is based on density-functional theory, plane waves, and pseudopotentials.
Applications for the Workshop have now closed. We will be in touch shortly with all applicants to let you know whether you have been accepted.
The CONEXS Workshop 2021 (our postponed 2020 Summer School) was held as a virtual event on the 15-17 March 2021. The workshop was aimed at training PhDs and PDRAs (especially experimentalists) in the theory of X-ray spectroscopy and how to simulate/interpret their spectra, with a focus 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. Training resources from this event are available here.
Our first Summer School was hosted by Newcastle University on the 10-12 September 2019, focusing on the near-edge structure of X-Ray absorption spectra including FDMNES and CP2K. Training resources from this event are available here.