May 15th, 2013
The 1st German-French Summer School on noncontact atomic force microscopy (nc-AFM) is a joint initiative of the C'Nano PACA/CINaM-CNRS in Marseille (France) and the Universität Osnabrück (Germany) to create a platform for high level education and scientific exchange in nc-AFM research. The School is held on the Mediterranean island of Porquerolles in the région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France (map) from October 6th to 10th 2013.
The Summer School offers both, an introduction into nc-AFM and related techniques (EFM, KPFM and MFM) as well as in-depth presentations of topical issues in advanced nc-AFM imaging and spectroscopy. The target audience are students and young researchers from any country and the aim is to bring together newcomers with experts for extensive discussions in a relaxing atmosphere. Post-docs and senior researchers entering the field or seeking for an expansion of their knowledge are equally welcome.
Furthermore, we strongly encourage PhD students and post-docs to submit an abstract for an oral and/or poster presentation to show their recent scientific results and participate in the competition for 3 NC-AFM awards.
The summer school is funded by the CNRS and the German-French University (Université Franco-Allemande / Deutsch-Französische Hochschule) and supported by C'Nano PACA and the French Embassy in Germany.