International Baltic School 2019 2019-07-18T18:09:32+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.

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)
Prof. Nikolay Vinokurov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RAS, Russia)
Prof. Andrei V. Petukhov (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  “Coherence for microradian resolution in studies of colloid self-assembly”
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)
Dr. Yakov Rakshun (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RAS, Russia)
Dr. Luca Peverini (Thales SESO, France)
Dr. David Laundy (Diamond, UK)
Dr. Ralf Menk (Elettra, Italy)


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

For registration please fill in the registration form and send it together with abstract (optionally) to
Deadline for registration: August 10, 2019

If you need an invitation letter for Russian VISA application, please contact the organizers as soon as possible. 

Also it is possible to get an electronic visa to visit Kaliningrad. All the information can be found here: .
Please read carefully the conditions for issuing an e-visa!

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