As the number of preliminary registrations has exceeded the available places, NEW registrations are CLOSED (March 1, 2017)


The School will be open to 50 qualified students.

Registration fee: 200 euro, VAT 22% included. The fee covers all lectures; course material; wi-fi connections; lunches and coffee breaks; welcome party

HOW TO APPLY: Prospective participants have to fill out and submit the form below. Those asking for a financial support must upload a 1-page letter succinctly describing their educational background, current position, research interests, and motivations for participating in the School.

PREREQUISITES: Basic notions on radiation-matter interaction, diffraction and scattering techniques

SELECTION CRITERIA: The Organizing Committee will consider two separate lists of applicants: a) regular applicants from academia and industry (up to 30 attendees); b) students and young researchers requesting a partial financial support, who, depending on provenance, age and gender, may benefit from free accommodation at the Villa del Grumello Guesthouse and/or partial travel fees support (up to 20 attendees). No waiving of the school fees is however possible, except for highly  motivated cases. Preference will be given to applicants from distant or  less developed Countries.

SHORT TALKS: Young participants who intend to give a short talk (15-20 minutes), should declare it in the application form (see below) and provide a title, a half page abstract and a list of keywords (from 3 to 5). As there will be room for no more than 10 talks, in case of a larger number of proposals the Organizing Committee will select on the basis of the potential interest to the audience, the coherence with the aim and scope of the school, and the diversification of topics.


  • Opening of Registrations: December 5th, 2016
    for Regular Attendees: on a first come – first served basis (do not pay until acceptance)
    for Grantees: upon evaluation (do not pay until acceptance)
  • End of Student application: March 1st, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance (Regular Attendees and Grantees): March 7th, 2017
  • Payment and confirmation (Regular Attendees and Grantees): March 31st, 2017