Workshop in the use of Neutrons and Photons in Earth Sciences


The purpose of this workshop is to convey the research potential of neutrons (spallation sources) and photons (synchrotron radiation) to geoscientists at Uppsala University. This potential is largely underexploited at the department today and, considering current developments especially at the Swedish National Synchrotron Laboratory (MAX IV) and the upcoming European Spallation Source (ESS), we would like to increase our readiness, and illustrate the capabilities of these facilities. 

The target audience consists mainly in PhD students and researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University (Geocentrum). 

We expect about 25 participants across fields of mineralogy & petrology, geophysics, paleo-biology, hydrology, meteorology, glaciology, and physical geography. If possibility arises we will expand the workshop to include participants in other departments at Uppsala University, and regionally. 

The workshop is open for 25 participants, and feel free to register by contacting Bjarne Almqvist ( or Peter Lazor (, no later than April 20. There is no registration fee for the workshop, and lunch is included in the participation if you have previously registered. 

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