EXRS-2020 Welcome

The University of Antwerp (AXES group), together with Ghent University (XMI group) and Liege University (CEA) have the pleasure of inviting you to the 2020 edition of the European X-ray Spectrometry conference. This edition of the EXRS conference, organised in collaboration with the European Microbeam Analysis Society (EMAS), will take place in the historic city centre of Bruges (Belgium), which is listed as UNESCO world heritage. 

The major topics to be discussed include:

  • Interactions of X-rays with matter and fundamental parameters
  • Quantification, simulation and modelling
  • XRS  Instrumentation (sources, optics and ED/WD detectors, including mobile devices)
  • TXRF and related techniques
  • PIXE and electron induced XRS                        
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Microbeams and scanning imaging techniques
  • Full field X-ray imaging and tomography          
  • X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy; X-ray diffraction
  • XRS Applications in biology/health, environment, industrial production, cultural heritage, nano technology, energy, ...

In the 15th century, Brugge was the cradle of the Flemish 'Primitive' painters and a centre of patronage and painting for artists such as Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. Many of their works were exported and influenced painting styles all over Europe. Exceptionally important collections have remained in the city until today. According to UNESCO, Bruges (Brugge in Flemish) is an outstanding example of a medieval settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric over the centuries, with various original Gothic constructions forming the town's identity.  The conference will take place in the medieval Saint John's Hospital (Oud Sint-Jan), one of the oldest European infirmaries. This is located in the heart of the city, close to the Cathedral and at walking distance to various heritage sites such as the Groeningemuseum, the Chapel of the Holy Blood, the Belfry, the Beguinage, etc.

We hope to welcome you there!

Koen Janssens (University of Antwerp), chair

Geert Van der Snickt (University of Antwerp)

Luc Van 't dack (University of Antwerp), secretary

Laszlo Vincze (University of Ghent)

David Strivay (Liège University)