Schools

15th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

Date: 3-15 September, 2017

Location: St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK.

Deadline for application is 1st May, 2017.

The school is intended primarily for scientists, student and postdoctoral researchers, who are new to the field of neutron scattering. It provides an excellent introduction to the field, which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of a variety of neutron scattering techniques will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.

Topics covered during the school include: Neutron sources, Neutron instrumentation, Neutron scattering theory, Diffraction, Disordered Materials, Spectroscopy, Small angle scattering, Reflectometry, Spin-Echo, Engineering.

Website: http://www.oxfordneutronschool.org/


21st Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering

Date: 4-15 September, 2017

Location: Juelich and Garching/Munich, Germany.

Deadline for application is May 14, 2017.

The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power.

Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are  invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee.  Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits.

For further information and to apply for participation please visit our website: http://www.fz-juelich.de/jcns/EN/Leistungen/ConferencesAndWorkshops/LabC...


38th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering

1st - 9th March 2018 -  Lise Meitner Campus / Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

A Practical Introduction to Neutron Scattering

The Berlin Neutron School is one of the oldest established neutron schools. It was founded in 1980 by Prof Hans Dachs and is organised by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB). The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to neutron scattering with an emphasis on hands-on, practical experience using the instruments at the BERII reactor. 

Applications are accepted until 15 October 2017.


The 14th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied To Soft Condensed Matter"

  19 - 26 June 2018, "LES BRUYÈRES" in Bombannes, Carcans-Maubuisson, Gironde, France

The Bombannes summer school is devoted to the practical «state-of-art» approach to scattering methods, using neutrons, as well as X-ray and light sources - today’s key techniques to study structure and dynamics in systems containing colloids, polymers, surfactants and biological macromolecules. Since 1990 the Bombannes school series introduces, on a fundamental level, the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their applicaiton to soft matter systems. It provides with a period of 2 years advanced training for young researchers with a working place in European laboratories at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

Deadline for pre-registration: 21 February 2018


11th CETS - SUMMARY

The 11th Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques was held between 8 - 12 May, 2017 by the Budapest Neutron Centre (consortium of MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics and MTA Centre for Energy Research). The primary aim of the school was to provide insight into the neutron beam based structure analysis of the materials on theoretical, and also practical level.

In this year the school hosted 29 participants (PhD students, post-doc students and researchers) from 13 countries (Argentina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom), who have shown great interest learning the basics of the theory, practice and data treatment of neutron science.

The 10 hours of theoretical training was given, besides BNC staff, by the researchers from ILL-France, ESS-Sweden, JINR-Russia, and HZB-Berlin. Employing the BNC neutron facilities 15 hours of practical training were conducted focusing on scattering techniques, such as small angle neutron scattering, neutron diffraction, neutron reflectometry, prompt gamma activation analysis and neutron radiography.

On the last day of the school the students presented their own research via short, three minutes talks and posters as well. In the end, they received their well-earned certificates. Special awards were given for the most active participants.


10th CETS - SUMMARY

The jubilee 10th edition of the Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques was organized by Budapest Neutron Centre (Wigner Research Centre for Physics and Centre for Energy Research) between 2nd and 6th of May 2016. The school follows a more than ten-year tradition: at first it was organized every 2-3 years, in recent times annually. The primary aim of the school is to provide insight into the neutron beam based structure analysis of materials. In addition it provided a forum for the attending students to connect their own area of research with the neutron investigation methods.

This year the school hosted 31 participants (PhD students, post-docs, graduate students and researchers) from 18 countries (Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Hungary, Malaysia, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan , Turkey, Ukraine ), who have shown strong interest to learn the basics of the theory, practice and data treatment of neutron science.

The 15 hours of theoretical training was given in Budapest Neutron Center (BNC) by researchers from ILL-France, ESS-Sweden, JINR-Russia, and University of Vienna - Austria. Employing the BNC neutron facilities 14 hours of practical training were conducted. As a conclusion to the school, well-earned diplomas were delivered and special awards were given to the most active participants.

cets 2016