14-16 May 2019
Europe/Paris timezone

The first OASYS school will be a hands-on meeting to fully exploit the possibilities of the different tools in the OASYS suite. They perform full simulations on synchrotron radiation beamlines and associated instruments.

The school will cover the calculations of the power and flux emitted by the different synchrotron sources, the simulation of complete beamlines using ray tracing and wavefront methods, and the automation of the simulations using python-scripts. It will conclude with a code camp to learn how to program new OASYS add-ons and applications.

Audience is typically composed scientists, engineers, technicians, or managers who wish to learn more about simulations in x-ray optics applied to synchrotron instrumentation using OASYS. In particular, they will understand the characteristics of a synchrotron beam and obtain quantitative information on emitted flux and power, simulate the optical performance of a beamline, and apply a variety of tools to simulate partial coherent beams.


This course will enable you to:

  • describe/import the beamline elements in terms of the SYNED containers
  • calculate power and flux emitted by synchrotron (white) sources and affecting the optical elements
  • select and combine rays and wavefronts to describe synchrotron radiation by ray tracing and wavefront propagation, respectively. Be familiar with SHADOW, WOFRY and SRW.
  • quantify the beam characteristics (flux, dimensions, intensity profiles) and compute optical images from geometrical and synchrotron sources
  • transfer coherence into and throughout optical systems using Monte Carlo methods (SRW) and coherence mode decomposition (COMSYL).
  • automize tasks and perform long calculations using python scripts. learn how to extend OASYS functionality writing new widges and new applications.
Starts 14 May 2019 08:30
Ends 16 May 2019 17:00

Participation is free of charge and catering during the School is provided by the organisers.

Travel and accommodation are at your expenses.

Practical information on how to get to the ESRF in Grenoble:


EU flag The First OASYS School is sponsored by PaNOSC as part of the PaNOSC Training program. PaNOSC has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823852.