Workshop on ePDF

The ePDF workshop will be held on September 1-2nd, 2021 as an online event. Detailed information about the program and registration will be available here as soon as possible. Please send all questions to Tatiana Gorelik. Stay healthy!

30th of August – 1st of September 2020, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

The workshop will comprise two and a half days of lectures by renown international researchers complemented by ample opportunities for discussions. The topical focus is devoted to electron scattering phenomena beyond Bragg diffraction, calculation of pair distribution function from electron diffraction data (ePDF), interpretation of the data and the strength and limitation of the method. The broad range of topics and lecturers aims to open up new perspectives and will help participants to identify synergies in existing research and give rise to new ideas and initiatives.

The program will include sessions devoted to

  • the methodology of PDF and its applications
  • the specialities of electron total scattering data collection, processing and interpretation
  • present modern software for ePDF calculation
  • refinement of ePDF data
  • applications of Debye scattering techniques for electrons
  • ePDF calculation from textured diffraction data

Preliminary Program

We will have morning sessions from 9:00 till 12:00, and afternoon sessions from 14:00 till 17:00.

30th of August, Sunday
Morning Session Introdution to (e)PDF, applications, data collection, processing
Afternoon session Processing software demos
Visit of the cathedral  
31st of August, Monday
Morning session Refinement of (e)PDF: RMC Profile, DISCUS, PDFGui
Afternoon session Working in reciprocal space: FEM, Debye scattering technique, Debussy Suite, Applications
1st of September, Tuesday
Morning session Texture in PDF
~14:00 transfer back to Prague  

Confirmed speakers:

  • Thomas Proffen, Oak Ridge, USA
  • Martin U. Schmidt, Frankfurt am Main University, Germany
  • Xiaoke Mu, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Simon Billinge, Columbia University, USA
  • Tim Petersen, Monash University, Australia
  • Tatiana Gorelik, Ulm University, Germany
  • Janos Labar, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science Center for Energy Research, Hungary
  • Cheuk-Wai Tai, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Wojciech Slawinski, Warsaw University, Poland
  • Reinhard Neder, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Antonietta Guagliardi, Institute of Crystallography, Como, Italy
  • Ruggero Frison, EMPA, Center for X-ray Analytics, Switzerland

Scientific advisory board:

  • Reinhard Neder, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Antonietta Guagliardi, Institute of Crystallography, Como, Italy
  • Tim Petersen, Monash University, Australia

Organisational issues

  • The workshop will be located in the historic city Kutná Hora.
  • It is organized as a satellite event to IUCr meeting in Prague, Czech Republic on 22-30 August 2020.
  • To facilitate participation in both events, a bus transfer after the IUCr closing ceremony from Prague to Kutná Hora on August 29th and return to Prague on Sep. 1st will be provided (less than 1 hour by bus).
  • The registration for the workshop is done via the registration mask of IUCr Congress in Prague. The  registration deadline is 30th of June 2020.
  • The registration fee covers the bus transfer from Prague to Kutná Hora and back, the accommodation costs during the workshop, and the meals. Information of the workshop costs as well as the payment procedure can be found on the webpage of IUCr Congress in Prague.
  • Statement on gender balance: the organizers encourage female researches, students and early career scientists to participate and contribute to the discussion. The organizes follow the gender related recommendations and rules of IUCr.


Tatiana Gorelik          



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