CERIC at the Hercules School 2017
20-24 March 2017, Trieste - Italy

The HERCULES European School is a well-known course for students from all over the world who want to learn more about the use of Neutron and Synchrotron radiation in fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Material Science and Geosciences. Besides the 1-month main course at the European Synchrotron and Neutron source in Grenoble/France, the school contains a set of specialized 1-week courses at other large Research Infrastructures. From March 20th to March 24th, the 2017 edition of the HERCULES specialized school took place at the ELETTRA and FERMI laboratories in Trieste/Italy. 24 students from all over Europe came to Trieste and learned about the use of open access facilities.

On this occasion, CERIC was presented to the students as a research facility for multi-technique experiments. Primož Šket, senior scientist at the Slovenian CERIC Partner Facility in Ljubljana, presented the features and potentials of NMR experiments complementary to Synchrotron and Neutron radiation, by giving an overview of the research conducted at the Slo NMR and presenting some relevant case studies. Furthermore, the Czech and Austrian beamlines (MSB and SAXS) offered a hands on training and Matthias Girod from CERIC-ERIC gave a tutorial about successful proposal writing for multi-technique experiments.