|17 September - 23 September||Lecture 1: Introduction to Materials|
Current paradigm shift in materials sciences. Good overview of the field.
|24 September - 30 September||Lecture 2: Ancient Materials||
Introduction to ancient materials and their specificities. Brief presentation of typical fields of studies by means of case-studies.
|8 October - 14 October||Lecture 3||
Review of imaging techniques and sample preparation for imaging
Example of imaging in cultural heritage (various techniques)
Example of chemical imaging (X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy)
Example of nanoscale imaging of catalysts at work (by STXM imaging)
|15 October - 21 October||Lecture 4 : Synchrotron and XAS||
General overview of light-matter interactions. Focus on X-ray absorption spectroscopy.
|22 October - 28 October||Robinet_AnalChem_2011|
|29 October - 4 November||Assigment 1 - Correction|
|5 November - 11 November||Lecture 6: Calculate depth of penetration X-rays|
|Lecture 6 (with corrections)|
|12 November - 18 November||Lecture 7: Van Gogh Head|
|Van Gogh AnalyticalPathway_Deciphered|
|National Geographics movie "Behind the Scene"||
Several examples of imaging techniques for painting and their use to draw conclusions about degradation states, later changes by the artists and from an art history perspective.
Attention!! Some scientific imprecision that you should be readily able to detect...!
|Movie XRF imaging||
Example of XRF scanning on painting (Rembrandt)
|26 November - 2 December||Lecture 8||
X-ray absorption tomography and its application in ancient materials. Basic introduction to image acquisition and image treatment for analysis.
Example of the use of X-ray tomography to investigate transport phenomena in corroded archaeological artefacts.
|3 December - 9 December||Correction Assignment 2|
|10 December - 16 December||How to make a good presentation||
Simple but efficient tips to do a good presentation, that is getting enough attention of the audience so that they remember you and your message.
|Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint||
Laugh at it, you will retain the message better. :-)
|Susan McConnell (Stanford): Designing effective scientific presentations|