International Baltic School 2019 2019-08-26T10:34:41+00:00

26-29 August, 2019. Kaliningrad, Russia

International Baltic School 2019 “4-th Generation X-ray Sources: coherent optics and techniques” is organized by Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University. The school will be held in Kaliningrad, a city located on the Baltic coast in Russia, from August 26 – 29, 2019.

The school is aimed to highlight the features and potential of the 4th generation X-ray sources. The school program will cover the basics of synchrotron and XFEL physics, coherent X-ray optics and provided methods.

International Baltic School 2019 “4-th Generation X-ray Sources: coherent optics and techniques” is organized with the support of Russian Science Foundation.

Invited Lecturers:

Prof. Kazuto Yamauchi (Osaka University, Japan)
  “Mirror based X-ray optical system for the next generation beamline”
Dr. Gleb Bourenkov (EMBL Hamburg c/o DESY, Germany)
  “Macromolecular crystallography applications at a low-emittance storage ring”
Prof. Nikolay Vinokurov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RAS, Russia)
  “Multifunction university-scale x-ray source with 1.5 GeV storage ring: feasibility and capabilities”
Prof. Andrei V. Petukhov (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  “Synchrotron radiation in soft matter and nanomaterials research”
Dr. Motohiro Suzuki (SPring-8, Japan)
  “Magnetism with circularly polarized X-rays: fundamentals and future perspective”
Dr. Alevtina Smekhova (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany)
  “Are synchrotrons desired for magnetic studies?”
Dr. Oleg Konovalov (ESRF, France)
  “Soft surfaces seen by grazing synchrotron X-rays”
Prof. Ragnvald H. Mathiesen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  “On the usage and tuning of beam coherence in ultra-fast high-energy X-ray transmission microscopy”
Dr. Kahraman Keskinbora (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
  “Design, fabrication, and testing of Micro-Diffractive Optics for Coherent Control of X-rays”
Dr. Konstantin Klementiev (MAX IV, Sweden)
  “Partially coherent beam from an undulator source: effects of emittance, undulator detuning and tapering analysed by the mode decomposition and wave propagation”
Dr. Yakov Rakshun (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RAS, Russia)
Dr. Luca Peverini (Thales SESO, France)
   “Reflective Optics for EUV/X-Ray Sources at Thales SESO: possibilities and perspectives”
Dr. David Laundy (Diamond, UK)
  “Measurements and simulations of errors in the X-ray wavefront and optics for wavefront correction”
Dr. Ralf Menk (Elettra, Italy)
  “Detectors for 4th generation x-ray sources in a (very limited) nutshell”
Dr. Eduard Pruuel (Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics of SB RAS, Russia)
Dr. Maxim Polikarpov (EMBL Hamburg c/o DESY, Germany)
  “High-throughput phase-contrast X-ray imaging and tomography for biological applications at EMBL Hamburg”
Dr. Vladimir Kaganer (Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics, Germany)
  “X-ray diffraction from strongly bent crystals and spectroscopy of XFEL pulses”
Prof. Ronald Frahm (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany)
  “Time resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy: New methods and scientific applications”
Dr. Evgeny Clementyev (IKBFU, Russia)
  “Neutron and X-ray spectroscopies: lucky benefits and birth defects”
Dr. Igor Artyukov  (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Russia
  “X-ray optical system for Thomson X-ray source” 
Dr. Mikhail Platunov (L. V. Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch of the RAS, Russia)
  “The use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the study of magnetic materials”
Dr. Michael Jentschel (ILL, France)
  “Extreme hard X-ray optics – getting access to the nuclear degrees of freedom”
Dr. Alexei Kuzmin (Unversity of Latvia)  
  “Recent advances in X-ray absorption fine structure interpretation using atomistic simulations”
Dr. Sergey Turishchev (Voronezh State University, Russia)  
  “Local Atomic Surrounding Studies of Functional Materials and Structures by Ultrasoft X-rays Synchrotron Radiation”
Prof. Sergey Antipov (IKBFU, Russia)
  “Dps protein of E.coli as a ferritine and nanoparticle”
Prof. Alexander Turyansky (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS, Russia)
  “Angular Dispersion of X-ray Polychromatic Beams by Diamond Prism Optics”

The School Chair:

  • Prof. Anatoly Snigirev (IKBFU)

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Ksenia Chichay
  • Mrs. Svetlana Lyatun
  • Mr. Sergey Shevyrtalov
  • Mr. Ivan Lyatun

Contact person: Dr. Ksenia Chichay


Registration fee: 13500 rubles (200 euro)
Registration fee can be paid by bank transfer via electronic form:

Registration fee includes:
– admission to the welcome ceremony
– coffee/tea during the breaks
– lunches during the school
– school dinner
– admission to all scientific sessions
– access to the poster area
– school bag and the name badge
– school program
– certificate of attendance

The School Program can be downloaded here.

Book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

The school will take place at the Kaiserhof Hotel in Kaliningrad (Octyabrskaya st. 6A).