Joint ICTP-TWAS Workshop on Portable X-ray Analytical Instruments for Cultural Heritage
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), and TWAS will jointly organize, along with Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., a 'Workshop on Portable X-ray Analytical Instruments for Cultural Heritage' to be held at ICTP from 29 April to 3 May 2013. Deadline for applications: 13 January 2013.
The workshop will train physicists and other scientists in X-ray physics, nondestructive analytical techniques, and state of the art instrumentation for the study and conservation of materials of interest to cultural heritage, archaeology, palaeoanthropology and palaeontology.
Among several analytical techniques, X-ray based methods such as radiography, computed micro-tomography, fluorescence and diffraction have been widely used in recent years to characterize archaeological and artistic materials. Scientific investigations of cultural heritage materials have received an impressive impulse with the development of portable instruments that can perform non-invasive in-situ analyses.
The workshop will provide participants with theoretical and experimental background to carry out different X-ray based analyses. Participants will also learn how to meet specific requirements by designing their own instrumentation with commercial off-the-shelf devices. The workshop will also give participants hands-on experimental training with state of the art instrumentation and software present at the ICTP Multidisciplinary Laboratory.
Workshop dates: 29 April–3 May 2013
Location: ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Deadline for applications: 13 January 2013.