Registration PDS 2023

Registration: Registration for the course can be done through the form found hereNote that there are only 42 spots and that course payment is required upon registration via the PayOnline system: please do not register until you are ready to make the payment via credit card, Paypal or Twint. Additionally, please read though the information below first and contact Carey Sargent if you have any questions.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the online registration link but interested students can send an email to Carey Sargent, who will notify you when registration is again possible.

Student profile: Participants should already be familiar with both the fundamentals of crystallography and X-ray powder diffraction. The school is otherwise aimed at scientists from the very early to mature career levels, from master and PhD students to senior scientists, who need or plan or want to explore the possibilities of materials analysis by synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction.

Credits: Students who attend all classes and pass a written exam may be eligible for two ECTS credits from their universities. Please contact Carey Sargent for more information.

Registration fees:

CHF 475 for undergraduate & PhD students
CHF 575 for postdoctoral fellows and staff scientists
CHF 1,500 for all other participants

This fee includes:

– Access to the school and experimental sessions
– Welcome reception on 11 September  
– Refreshments during designated breaks
– Lunches on 11 – 14 September
– Course dinner on 14 September 
– School materials

Cancellation policy: Cancellations received in writing by email before Monday, 14 August will be fully refunded. Students who cancel after that date or who do not show up to class will not receive any refund. Registered students may propose a substitute to take their place, but must contact Carey Sargent in advance. 

If PSI and CCMX cancel the Powder Diffraction School for any reason, 100% of the fee will be reimbursed.

Neither PSI nor CCMX is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation of the Powder Diffraction School. Neither PSI nor CCMX shall assume any liability whatsoever in the event that this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to an event beyond our control, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impractical, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, an event beyond our control shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather, or other emergency.

Please note that while speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations, or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, the organizers reserve the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary without any liability to you whatsoever. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible.