Summer School 2020

SuperSTEM in collaboration with the STFC computational physics group and CCP9

invite you to the 8th biennial SuperSTEM Summer School

Advanced Topics in Cs-corrected STEM and Spectroscopy: Theory meets Experiment

10 July - 15 July 2020

at SciTech Daresbury Campus, UK

We 're currently working on the details.. Please watch this space for more information

Building on the established series of schools and workshops held at SuperSTEM every two years, this years school is going beyond the typical syllabus of introductory courses.

Following recent advances in instrumentation, this year's school will address advanced topics in Cs-corrected STEM and spectroscopy techniques and introduce theoretical methodologies & computational tools necessary to rationalise and simulate experimental findings.

The lectures are intended for PhD students, post-doctoral researchers as well as academics and professionals that have an existing background in electron microscopy or relevant theoretical background.

Topics covered:

  • principles of aberration diagnosis & correction
  • advanced imaging theory
  • EELS & EDX spectroscopy
  • quantitative image analysis and simulations
  • Introduction to DFT and band structure calculations.

The lectures will be complemented by practicals in small groups, including hands on operation of the SuperSTEM instruments and introduction to theoretical calculations

The school program includes a scientific poster session. Participants are encouraged to bring a poster and present some of their work.


The summer school will take place at the SuperSTEM Laboratory on the SciTech Daresbury Campus in Daresbury.

The SciTech Daresbury Campus is situated between Manchester and Liverpool, about a half-hour drive from either airport, in the middle of beautiful Cheshire countryside, flanked by woodland and with the Bridgewater Canal running alongside.