May 13 – 17, 2019
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Europe/Zurich timezone


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 are reserved for particularly talented (PhD) students from outside the EIRO organizations who work on instrumentation topics.

The sixth school (ESI 2019) was organized by the European Space Agency ESA and took place from 13-17 May 2019Venue of the school is ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

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

Apart from the core programme, this sixth edition of the school covered Artificial Intelligence as highlight topic and Technology Transfer during a project day.

See the programme overview here

And the school summary report here.

All the presentations are available from the timetable

Information on previous schools can be found below:

  • ESI 2017: 19-23 June 2017, DESY & XFEL (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 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)