3rd Autumn School on
X-ray scattering from surfaces
and thin layers

Smolenice, Slovakia

October 1 - 4, 1997




This autumn school is the third on this topic. The last school, held 1995 in Petzow close to Potsdam/Germany, was organized as "low cost" panel meeting for especially graduate and post-graduate students and other young scientists to present their actual and often unpublished results. Because no proceeding appeared the discussion was very lively and fruitful. Following these experience we planned to continue this type of school in 1997. A "low cost" conference site we found in Smolenice/Slovakia, a romantic castle in the pleasant countryside of the Small Carpathians, kindly provided by the Slovakian Academy of Science. The decision for organizing the school in Eastern Europe was not made by the very low costs for board and lodging only but to give more Eastern Europe young scientist the opportunity to attend the autumn school. On the other hand the conference site, located 40 km north from Bratislava, is very close to Germany and Austria, too. The "how-to-get-there" instructions will be sent to all participants at least three weeks before the conference.

Main Topics


As in Petzow the school program will consist in a limited number of lectures to the above named general topics (90 minutes each). As speakers are invited

After these tutorials a lot of 20-minutes oral presentations are planned followed by an unrestricted discussion. A small poster presentation will be organized additionally. The content of the invited lectures will be distributed at the beginning of the school. No official proceeding will be published.


Additional support of the Deutsche Kristallographische Gesellschaft, the International Union of Crystallography, and the Masaryk University inquired to give a sponsorship for several under-graduate students and participants from Eastern Europe.

Conference fee

The conference fee of 200 USD includes board and lodging and a conference dinner. The money is to be paid at the beginning of the conference. The registration should be sent up to May 31, 1997 to one of the organizers.

Mailing addresses

Dr. Vaclav Holy
Department of Solid State Physics,
Faculty of Science Masaryk University,
Kotlarska 2, 61137 Brno,
Czech Republic
phone: (00420)-5-4112 9441
fax: (00420)-5-4121 1214
e-mail: holy@physics.muni.cz


Prof. Dr. Ullrich Pietsch,
Institute of Solid State Physics,
University of Potsdam,
Am Neuen Palais 10, 14415 Potsdam,
phone: (+49)-331-977 1286
fax: (+49)-331-977 1083
e-mail: upietsch@rz.uni-potsdam.de

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