The first week of the course will be held at the Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center (Hiroshima University), where lectures covering X-ray techniques will be given including a visit and/or hands-on training at the beam lines. The second week will be held at the Japanese Proton Accelerator Research Center (J-PARC) facility, where neutron scattering and muon spin rotation/relaxation techniques will be introduced in junction with a visit of the spallation source and hands-on training. Lectures will be given by well-known scientists recognized in their fields with a mix between young and well-established lecturers. This is intended to close the gap between young and old, typically found at PhD schools and motivate participants to actively exchange with lecturers about techniques, career advice and possible collaborations. An important aspect of the MIRAI PhD school will be the transfer of scientific soft-skills in general and to foster networking of the future generation in particular. 

Lectures will focus on delivering scientific literacy of each technique and try to incorporate pre-submitted questions from participants.

hiroshima / HiSOR (1st week Synchrotron based)

Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation (Dr. Nils Mårtensson, Uppsala)

X-Ray Adsorption Spectroscopy (Dr. Martin Magnusson, Linköping)

X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (Dr. Masaki Kobayashi, Tokyo)

Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Dr. Hideaki Iwasawa, Hiroshima)

X-Ray Scattering (Dr. Jens Birch, Linköping)

Resonant inelastic X-Ray Scattering (Dr. Martin Magnusson, Linköping)

Time Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Dr. Kenta Kuroda, Tokyo)

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy (Dr. Piotr Matyba, Umeå)

X-Ray Free Electron Lasers (Dr. Stefano Bonetti, Stockholm)

Introduction to the HiSOR synchrotron facility (Dr. Kenya Shimada, Hiroshima)


tentative program

Tokai / J-PARC (2nd week spalltation source based)

Introduction to Neutron Scattering (Dr. Aleksandar Matic, Chalmers)

Inelastic Neutron Scattering (Dr. Takatsugu Masuda, Tokyo)

Neutron Production (Dr. Yoshiaki Kiyanagi, Nagoya)

Small Angle Neutron Scattering (Dr. Elisabeth Blackburn, Lund)

Neutron Reflectometry (Dr. Björgvin Hjörvarsson, Uppsala)

Neutron Diffraction (Dr. Nami Matsubara, KTH)

Neutron Imaging (Dr. Takashi Kamiyama, Hokkaido)

Introduction to Muon Science (Dr. Koichiro Shimomura (KEK-IMSS))

Muon Production (Dr. Naritoshi Kawamura, KEK-IMSS)

Introduction to Muon Science (Dr. Koichiro Shimomura, KEK-IMMS)

Combining Neutrons and Muons in Quantum Materials (Dr. Martin Månsson, KTH)

Muon Spin Relaxation/Rotation (Dr. Tadashi Adachi, Sophia)

Muonic x-rays (Dr. Kenya Kubo (ICU))

Introduction of the JJR3 and J-PARC Facility (Dr. Toshiji Kanaya, J-PARC)


tentative program

scientific soft skills (both weeks)

Scientific career, advice from a retrospect

Group Collaboration

Elevator-pitch-style presentations of research projects

How to get successfull funding

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