19-23 June 2017
European XFEL
Europe/Zurich timezone
Deadline for application: 1 May 2017


The EIROforum School of Instrumentation (ESI) is a biennial event, jointly organized by the Instrumentation Working Group of the EIROforum organizations.


The objective of ESI is to teach the basic principles of instrumentation to young researchers (PhD students, postdocs) and engineers, mainly from the EIRO organizations. A fraction of the places will be reserved for particularly talented (PhD) students from outside the EIRO organizations who work on instrumentation topics.

The fifth school (ESI 2017) is organized by the European XFEL in Schenefeld, Germany, and will take place from 19-23 June 2017. Venue of the school is DESY, Hamburg.

The scientific programme of ESI addresses all aspects of instrumentation related to the missions of the EIROforum organizations.

Apart from the core programme, this fifth edition of the school will cover Gravitational Waves as highlight topic. 


The application form can be found here. The participants to the school will be selected by the Organizing Committee from the number of students registered. The deadline for application is 1 May.

Participants will be informed about the outcome of their application by 15 May


Participation to the school is free of charge. The welcome reception on Monday evening and the dinner on Thursday evening will be covered by the organisers. Travel, accommodation and lunches are at the expense of the participants (i.e. financed by their home institutes). Financial support to cover travel expenses and accommodation is available to a limited number of students from the AIDA-2020 community (for more information see: Financial support)

Information on previous schools can be found below:

  • ESI 2015: 15-19 June 2015, ESO & EUROfusion (Garching, Germany)
  • ESI 2013: 27-31 May 2013, CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • ESI 2011: 15-22 May 2011, ILL and ESRF (Grenoble, France)
  • ESI 2009: 11-15 May 2009, CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)




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