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Q2XAFS 2023

August 17 - August 19

The International Workshop on Improving Data Quality and Quantity in XAFS Spectroscopy (Q2XAFS2023)
will be held at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne (Australia), August 17-19, 2023.
This will be a satellite meeting of the 2023 IUCr Congress.

The workshop aims to bring together experts in the field of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy to discuss aspects of the technique that affect data quality in XAFS experiments. Q2XAFS2023 will provide a forum for discussions with the goal of reviewing international standards and protocols and developing revised recommendations for best practices when performing XAFS experiments. The workshop will be attended by scientists working at international facilities as well as academics.

Early Career Poster Award

Q2XAFS2023 will include a poster session for early career scientists, including students and post-docs. Please present your achievements and your own problems concerning XAFS data quality including, experimental and theoretical efforts. To promote your participation, the IXAS has created poster awards based on the kind donation from Dr. Matthew Newville and Dr. Bruce Ravel who received the Edward Stern Prize in XAFS2022 in Sydney. We need all young powers to blow in a new wind. Please join the Q2XAFS and get the prize!!

Statement on Gender Balance
In this workshop, the organizers will promote women in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and ensure equal opportunity for male and female delegates. Taking into account the statistics of previous workshops, organizers constructed a program in which:

  1.  a) Gender balance was a priority for the International Program and Local organizing committee’s members’ selection.
  2.  b) Gender balance was a priority for speakers’ invitations considering their availability and representation of different fields.
  3. c) Financial support was requested to partially cost the attendance of early career scientists. If received, support will be given to ensure gender balance.

International Programme Committee

  • Sofia Diaz-Moreno (Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom)
  • Christopher T. Chantler (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Matthew Newville (Advanced Photon Source, USA)
  • Edmund Welter (Desy, Germany)
  • Simon Bare (SLAC, USA)
  • Giuliana Aquilanti (Elettra, Italy)
  • Wantana Klysubun (SLRI, Thailand)
  • Kiyotaka Asakura (Japan)
  • Ritimukta Sarangi (SLAC, USA)

Local Organising Committee

  • Christopher T. Chantler (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Chanh Q. Tran (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • Peter Kappen (Australian Synchrotron, Australia)
  • Richard Garrett (ANSTO, Australia)
  • Rosalie Hocking (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
  • Claire Weekley (The University of Melbourne, Australia)


August 17
August 19


Australia Synchrotron
Melbourne, Australia + Google Map

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