April 06-09, 2022
Trieste, Italy


Riva del Mandracchio, 4
34124 Trieste

Invited Speakers:

  • Simone DiMitri (Elettra) Introduction to short wavelength coherent light sources: present and outlook (Open the presentation here)
  • Gianluca Stefanucci, NEGF methods for realtime simulations of interacting electrons and bosons
  • Andrea Caviglia (TU Delft), Coherent spin-wave transport in an antiferromagnet (Open the presentation here)
  • Anna Bergamaschi (PSI), Position sensitive detectors for the soft X-ray and EUV energy range: overview and new developments (Open the presentation here)
  • Nirit Dudovich (Weintzman institute of Science), Attosecond Interferometry
  • Scott Cushing (Caltech), Translating excited state X-ray measurements into physical phenomenaCaviglia Smart x 2022

Early stage researchers have presented their work

It has been organized a tour to the caves which was followed by a social dinner at the Malcanton restaurant

The third day was dedicated to the Supervisory Board meeting and ESRs activities (FAME Lab, SMART-X Optica chapter), which continued on Saturday morning.

You can find more pictures of the event here

SMART-X Symposium Agenda

Online symposium about career paths in ultrafast science organized by the SMART-X Optica Student Chapter

January 27-28, 2022

Speakers: Dr. Bongiorno, Dr. Nicoletti, Dr. Negro, Dr. Marino, Prof. Cerullo, Prof. Lanzani.

The 1st SMART-X Chapter Symposium (1SCS) was planned as the first event by the SMART-X Chapter (Optica Student Chapter) and CNR-IFN, incorporating the SMART-X ITN Career Development Workshop. It took place at Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, especially in regards to traveling, it was performed in a hybrid way, with both online and in-person attendance options available.

The 1st SMART-X Chapter Symposium was held in January 2022, lasting two days, and was dedicated to the SMART-X ITN Career Development Workshop (Day 1), and Academic Career in Ultrafast Science (Day 2). It included six talks from invited speakers, three round table discussions, and a quiz session.

Apart from the six talks given by the world-recognized experts in their fields, there have been three Round table discussion sessions, which were much appreciated by the participants. Both scientific and motivational questions have been raised and analyzed.

During the symposium, every ESR, either in person or virtually, gave a talk on their activity and participated in ESR round table discussion. The ones who have participated in person, have visited the CNR-IFN laboratories.

Last but not the least, it was a great opportunity for the ESRs to finally meet each other.