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The Department of Physics of the University of Trento and the SILS, Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society are very glad to announce that the XXIII SILS Meeting will take place in Trento, between the 8 and the 10 of July 2015, at the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento.

The conference will include:

  • plenary talks by leading scientists in the field of synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers
  • a set of thematic microsymposia on hot topics
  • an open session to be organized on the basis of received abstracts
  • industrial presentations
  • a lively poster session
  • a rich social program including a welcome aperitif and a social dinner

This event is part of the Italian program in occasion of the International Year of Light and Light based technologies and will take place under the auspices of the Italian Physical Society.


22 July: the electronic version of the Abstract book is available in the Download box

Financial support to students and research fellows

To facilitate the participation of young people, SILS, Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society will grant a partial financial support to some of the students and research fellows that will present a contribution (oral or poster) at the Conference.

The support may cover:

  • accommodation expenses (up to a maximum of euro 50,00/day for 2 days)
  • travel expenses (maximum euro 200,00)

The grant will be provided, up to the limits of available funds, to applicants on the first come first served basis.

The grant may be requested by sending an e-mail to:; the e-mailed message should contain:

  • personal data
  • affiliation
  • title of submitted contribution
  • costs estimates

Documented expenses (copies of receipts are mandatory) will be reimbursed at the Conference by SILS’s treasurer.

For more information, please contact

Young Reserchers Prizes

Thanks to the support of SPECS and MoLiRom, as previously annunced on the SILS webpage

Winners will have the opportunity to present their research during the first session of the Conference on Wednesday 8 July 2015 and will be awarded by a 1.000,00 euro prize.

For information about the winners, please see SILS webpage

Best poster award

SILS, Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society will award a best poster premium of euro 300,00, open to Ph.D. students or research fellows attending the Conference and presenting their contribution.

For more information, please contact

Scientific organizing committee

Giuseppe Dalba
Department of Physics, University of Trento

Massimo Ferrario
Frascati National Laboratories, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and SILS

Paolo Fornasini
Department of Physics, University of Trento

Paolo Ghigna
Chemistry Department, University of Pavia and SILS

Alessandro Gualtieri
Chemical and Geological Sciences Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and SILS

Sakura Pascarelli
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble and SILS

Giancarlo Pepponi
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento

Francesco Rocca
Istituto Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento

Paolo Scardi
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento

Beatrice Vallone
Biochemistry Department, University of Roma “La Sapienza” and SILS

Alberto Verdini
Istituto Officina dei Materiali, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Trieste and SILS

Plenary session invited speakers

Ralph Assmann, DESY, Germany
Progress in user-friendly x-ray sources based on plasma accelerators

Dean Cvetko, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Charge transfer times at the organic-organic and organic-inorganic interfaces

Roy Wogelius, University of Manchester, UK
Applications of synchrotron radiation to environmental geochemistry and palaeometallomics

Alessia Cedola, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italy
High resolution phase contrast imaging: biomedical applications

Parallel sessions

MicroWorkshop (MW)

MW - Joint neutron and x-ray investigations of disordered matter
Chairs: Simone De Panfilis, CLNS, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy and Daniel Bowron, ISIS, UK

MicroSymposia (MS)

MS1 - Advanced materials for energy harvesting and storage
Chairs: Andrea Goldoni, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy and Luca Pasquini, University of Bologna, Italy

MS2 - Synchrotron radiation for industry and environment
Chairs: Lara Gigli, University of Torino, Italy and Matteo Leoni, University of Trento, Italy

MS3 - Operando studies of catalytic systems
Chairs: Francesco Giannici, University of Palermo, Italy and Davide Ferri, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

MS4 - Protein dynamics: synergistic approaches
Chairs: Marco Cammarata, University of Rennes, France and Alberto Boffi, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy




Federico Boscherini
Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Bologna and SILS

Giulio Monaco
Department of Physics, University of Trento

University of Trento
Department of Humanities
via Tommaso Gar, 14
Trento, Italy


Abstract submission: 21 May
Early registration: 21 May
Late registration: 25 June


Scientific Coordination
Department of Physics
University of Trento


Organizing Secretary
Communication and Events
University of Trento
phone +39 0461 282020
fax +39 0461 281392