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XMaS Scientist Experience 2019

The competition is now open!

The trip will take place 30th June-4th July 2019. Students will experience what life might be like as an international research scientist. They will visit the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and take part in the Synchrotron@School Programme.

For more information and to download an entry form, please click here.

Mon 24 Sep 2018, 14:23 | Tags: xmas BL, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2019

Competition details for the 2019 edition of the XMaS Scientist Experience will be announced soon! Please keep checking our website for more information.

Wed 15 Aug 2018, 15:35 | Tags: xmas BL, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2018


We are all back from Grenoble, where we had a great time. Thank you to all the people who helped make this trip memorable for our winners, and to the girls themselves, who were so enthusiastic about science!

We are looking forward to our reunion for the Student Showcase, which will take place at the University of Warwick on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Tue 10 Jul 2018, 10:51 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF News, XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS featured in the ESRF News for the World Environment Day

The 5th June was the World Environment Day. To celebrate the event, ESRF published an article on photovoltaic cells, which is focused on perovskites studies carried out at the ESRF. One of the cited studies took place at XMaS. The work resulted from a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Oxford, University of Warwick and also the Khalifa University of Science and Technology (formerly Masdar Institute, United Arab Emirates). The full article can be viewed here.

Experimental setup for in-situ GI-WAXS and opto-electrical measurements of perovskite solar cells on XMaS. Copyright: Samuele Lilliu.

Mon 11 Jun 2018, 10:57 | Tags: xmas BL, ESRF Highlights, ESRF News, ESRF Spotlight, outreach

Bill Stirling made Companion of the order of St Michael and St George

Bill Stirling, the co-originator of the XMaS project with Malcolm Cooper, was awarded the prestigious title of Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to British science and international science collaboration. (credit: David Stirling)

Bill Sterling (Credit: David Stirling)

Thu 24 May 2018, 13:47 | Tags: xmas BL, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2018

The winners have been announced. Information evenings will be held in Liverpool (8th May) and at the University of Warwick (23rd May). The 16 winners come from all over the country. Well done to them!


Fri 04 May 2018, 12:21 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 XMaS Newsletter is now available.

You can download it HERE

Thu 15 Feb 2018, 13:44 | Tags: publications, xmas BL, newsletter, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2017: a video by ESRF

Watch the 2017 winners attending the Synchrotron@school programme with Yannick Lacaze in July 2017.

Wed 17 Jan 2018, 15:30 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

Student Showcase - 13th September 2017, University of Warwick

Following the XMaS Scientist Experience trip to Grenoble last July, the 2017 competition winners come to the University of Warwick to present their views on 'What Scientists Do'

Wed 06 Sep 2017, 13:37 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

XMaS Scientist Experience 2017

Our winners are now back from Grenoble, where they were able to enjoy the XMaS Scientist Experience and the sunshine! Their feedback on the trip is very positive.

'Thank you so much for taking me on the trip it was amazing and I learnt so much!' Jasmine

'I found the whole experience invaluable, I learnt so much more physics than I would in probably a week's worth of lessons (or maybe more than that😅). I also admire how everyone became friends so easily- this was the first group of people I've met that share similar interests to me. I even found out that someone else is going to the same summer school as me so I'm less worried for that 😊.' Laura S.

Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:47 | Tags: XMaS Scientist Experience, outreach

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