A new massive-open-online course (MOOC) offered by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) via the edX platform will be published on 11th April 2022. The introductory course includes a description of the interaction of matter with x-rays, the production of x-rays at synchrotrons and x-ray free-electron lasers, and the optics and experimental instrumentation needed to carry out experiments at such large-scale facilities. The material is pitched at an undergraduate/graduate level to a broad audience from the natural and engineering sciences.
The course is nominally six weeks long, but is self-paced, meaning all the material is available once one has registered.
Certificate-track students need to obtain 60% of the graded questions to obtain their certificate; there is no time limit to this, nor the time in which the course material is accessible, as long as it remains on the edX platform. Audit-track students (no certificate) have access to the course for the six-week period after they register.