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Quick Information

Due to the enduring COVID-19 pandemic, the RACIRI-2021 Summer School can again not take place as an event with physical presence of the participants, as in 2020. Instead, we organize for

August 24, 2021, from 10:00 – 12:40 CEST* the ZOOM event

RACIRI-2021 Summer Lecture

with a plenary lecture by Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl (FHI and MPI CEC, MPG), entitled

“Sustainable hydrogen technology for a successful energy transition”

The plenary lecture will be framed by a Panel Discussion and a Presentation on the RACIRI Summer Schools in general, as well as the plans for 2022, with hopefully again a regular school.

The ZOOM event will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Serguei Molodtsov (Scientific Director of the European XFEL). 

Find more about program and registration at the link: https://indico.desy.de/event/3085

CEST* = Central European Summer Time



The RACIRI Summer School is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Röntgen-Angström-Cluster (RAC) and the Ioffe-Röntgen-Institute (IRI).

The format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures for photons, X-rays and neutrons in the Baltic Sea region (synchrotron-radiation and free-electron-laser facilities as well as research reactors and spallation sources).

The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.


Previous RACIRI Summer Schools:

RACIRI-2020 WEBINAR , 25. - 26. August, 

Focus theme: Research with X-rays and Neutrons on Current Topics of Global Priority

RACIRI 2019 Summer School  , 4. - 11. August, Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad District, Russia.

Focus theme: "Structure, Real-time Dynamics and Processes in Complex Systems".

RACIRI 2018 Summer School  , 25. August - 1. September, Rügen, Germany.

Focus theme: "From Basic Science and Applications to Technologies inspired by Nature".


For earlier RACIRI Summer Schools: see - Archives.