On 1 March 2024, the official opening ceremony was held for the POLYX beamline which is used to X-ray microimaging and X-ray microspectroscopy in the energy range 4-15 keV. POLYX enables imaging of 2D and 3D structure, elemental distribution, and chemical phases in investigated samples. The infrastructure was created in close cooperation with scientists from the Jagiellonian University, the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences.
SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre is pleased to announce the Crosscarpatian Synchrotron School (CSS2024), taking place from Monday, 10th to Friday to 15th of June 2024 in Kraków, Poland. The CSS2024 is aimed at students, postdoctoral, and senior scientists who have little, or no experience in the field of synchrotron radiation or dedicated synchrotron techniques. The planned hands-on workshop will consists of a concise introduction to synchrotron radiation, an overview of synchrotron experimental methods with particular focus on applications in various research fields as well as a practical training at SOLARIS infrastructure.
The SYLINDA International Symposium will be held in hybrid mode from 7th to 8th of March 2024. The speakers of the Symposium will be hosted by the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) while the participants will attend via Zoom. The objective of the Symposium is to gather internationally renowned specialists in X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) who will share their experience in using this analytical method for academic and industrial research.
The SOLARIS Centre has inaugurated an international project integrating several European scientific communities. The first meeting of the NEPHEWS project partners was held in the first days of February in Krakow.
For four days, the experimental hall of the SOLARIS Centre became a cytoplasmic ocean thanks to a unique event – the opera "Solaris" based on the novel by Stanisław Lem. An unobvious world of sounds pulsating, growing and piercing the viewer, opera singing supported by artificial intelligence, the play of lights and perfect acting made Waldemar Raźniak's work remain in the memory of the audience for a long time. The performance of the National Old Theatre was part of the Opera Rara festival.