Meeting report

India-Italy Synchrotron Workshop

The Workshop, held in November 1998, was sponsored by the Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Italy. 100 participants attended 11 technical sessions and poster sessions. Topics covered included: Surface Structures, Protein Crystallography, Soft X-ray Microscopy, X-ray Standing Waves, Photoemission and ESCA, High pressure XRD and Structure from Powders, EXAFS, SAXS, Novel Materials, etc. Italian scientists presented possibilities and future experiments at Elettra. Because Indian Synchrotron Facilities are under construction, this collaborative workshop opened up a new phase in Indo-Italy cooperation with implication for the future.

S. P. Sen Gupta