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Geology, Archaeology and Culture Heritage studies in a new light


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Join us in Lund for a workshop from Tuesday (15th) to Thursday (17th) of January!

The Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS) is organizing its first thematic workshop titled Geology, Archaeology and Culture Heritage studies in a new light - What we can learn from x-rays, synchrotron light and neutron radiation

Topic

The symposium and the following workshop will focus on how X-rays, synchrotron light and neutron sources can be used in archaeology, geology and cultural heritage studies. The new large infrastructures at Lund University (MAXIV and ESS) will play an important role to merge interests across faculties and move research forward. To achieve this, many researchers in archaeology, geology and cultural heritage studies need to gain knowledge about how both synchrotron and neutron sources can be used. Different methods will be described through relevant case studies. The event focus on “problem solving” i.e how better methodological knowledge can generate new research fields and possibly solve traditional questions.

Workshop Description

The GeoArchaeology workgroup, under the LINXS Imaging theme, announces its first open symposium and workshop.

The event will take place on the 15th-17th of January. We will start in the afternoon the 15th with a visit to MAXIV-facility (Fotongatan 2) in Lund. On the 16th the venue will be at LUX-building (Helgonavägen 3). This all-day activity day is filled with lectures and discussions which will cover many of the suitable techniques, methods and applications. Special emphasis will be given to different interaction mechanisms and complementary contrasts between neutron and electromagnetic radiation. Also, there will be a "1-slide challenge" were the participants will propose a research problem of their own. Perhaps some of these will be solved during the days? Or maybe, a new research project is born?

The last day (half day) is devoted to strategic group discussions and will end with a concluding panel discussion. The last day will take place at LINXS offices, at Scheelevägen 19, in the workshop room on the 5th floor.

We encourage participation of early stage researchers and scholars/professionals not already acquainted with the topic.

Speakers

Federico Bernardini, researcher at the Centro Fermi (Rome) and at the Multidisciplinary Laboratory of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)

Mikael Calner, professor in geology at Geology Department, Lithosphere and Biosphere Science, Lund University, Sweden

Lovisa Dal, conservator at Lund University History Museum, Sweden

Lucia Mancini, senior beamline scientist in the SYRMEP group at Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy.   

Rajmund Mokso, professor and senior scientist at the MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Sweden

Björn Nilsson, researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University and internal fellow and coordinator of the GeoArchaeology WG at LINXS.

Burkhard Schillinger, researcher and instrument scientist for the neutron imaging facility ANTARES at Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, FRM II, München, Germany

Christoph Quitmann, professor in X-Ray Microscopy, Division of Synchrotron Radiation, Lund University, Sweden

Franco Zanini, beamline scientist at SYRMEP, the X-ray microimaging and microtomography beamline of Elettra -Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy) and adjoint professor of Chemistry of Cultural Heritage, University of Trieste, Italy

Organising committee

Björn Nilsson - researcher at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University and internal fellow and coordinator of the GeoArchaeology WG at LINXS
Rajmund Mokso -
professor and senior scientist at the MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Sweden
Åsa Grunning -
science activities manager at LINXS