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I am pleased to invite you to the 17th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure scheduled from 22–27 July 2018 in Kraków, Poland.

XAFS Conferences have a well -established tradition. The first one was held in 1981, and since 2000 they have been organized every three years, each time in a different part of the World. In 2018, the Central Europe will host it for the first time. It will be in Kraków, the former capital of Poland, the town of the 650 years old Jagiellonian University where on its modern campus the first Polish synchrotron – SOLARIS was built.

The XAFS17 is being organized by the Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society, under the auspices of the International X-ray Absorption Society (IXAS) in cooperation with: Synchrotron SOLARIS, Jagiellonian University and the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, under the honorary patronage of the Major of the City of Kraków, Rector of the Jagiellonian University and the General Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN in Kraków.

The conference will be focused on recent advances in synchrotron radiation science and technology in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and medicine. As the organizers, we will do our best to follow the XAFS tradition by inviting outstanding researchers as keynote lecturers, and by ensuring enough time for stimulated panel discussions. The meeting will be therefore very attractive for experienced researchers wishing to share and discuss novel ideas, and for young scientists alike. The latter will not only receive a unique opportunity to hear from the masters but also to discuss with them their current work and results, not to underestimate an opportunity to establish good scientific liaisons.

I will be delighted to meet you all, at the XAFS17 in Kraków, a great place to do science and to enjoy Polish culture and cuisine, and a wealth of social activities.

With my very best regards,

Prof. Wojciech M. Kwiatek
XAFS17 Chairman

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The deadline for nominations
May 1, 2018

Due to abstract deadline extension the following changes have been made to the deadlines.

IUCr scholarship application deadline: March 15th, 2018
Abstract Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2018
Early Bird registration deadline: April 30th, 2018

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