News, Calls & Schools Calendar
News related to the Education and Training WP and calendar of supported schools.
The MATRAC school, with focus on application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science, took place from February 27 to March 3, 2017 in Utting/Ammersee (near Munich) and at the FRM II in Garching/Munich. In the video, two of the students tell us about the benefits of taking part. read more
Learn about neutron scattering and how you can benefit from using neutrons on 8 – 12 May 2017 at the 11th Central European Training School on neutron techniques in Budapest. Apply by March 15. read more
Learn about neutron scattering and how you can benefit from using neutrons on 4 – 15 September 2017 in Jülich and Garching. Apply by May 24. read more
Learn about neutron scattering and how you can benefit from using neutrons on 3 – 15 September 2017 in Oxford. read more
About 250 students and early career scientists have already benefited from SINE2020 funding to eight introductory neutron and muon schools. Grants will also be available for advanced schools soon. read more
SINE2020 will financially support a number of Neutron and Muon Advanced Schools. The call for proposals is open and the deadline is 30 November 2016. read more
Schools - 2017September
Juelich and Garching/Munich, GermanyDescription
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.Organiser
Forschungszentrum Jülich in cooperation with RWTH AachenContact URL Print
St. Anne’s College, University of OxfordDescription
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.Organiser
Victoria García Sakai, Ross Stewart, Luke Clifton and Sean Langridge (ISIS); Andrew Boothroyd (Oxford University).Contact E-Mail URL Print
Garching (near Munich), GermanyDescription
Communicating the importance of science to society
Science is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical, and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a range of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged.
This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communication officers and public relations staff to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants return home with new ideas for their work, by learning how and with which means other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society.
Deadline for abstract submission: February 10, 2017Organiser
MLZ, ERF-AISBL, EIRO forum, ESOContact E-Mail URL Print
Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UKDescription
Deuteration underpins the ability of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the structure and dynamics of complex multicomponent materials that are typical in soft condensed matter and life sciences. With a wide range of advanced neutron facilities and instruments either in place or under development across Europe, it is of crucial importance that a strong emphasis is also placed on preparing deuterated samples that will maximise the quality and impact of current and future research. This workshop, organized jointly by the STFC Deuteration facility and the DEUNET European chemical deuteration network, brings together the user community with existing and developing deuteration laboratories to present recent advances in soft matter and life sciences and to discuss the needs to development of new methods, materials and deuteration services to fully leverage the investments made in neutron instrumentation in Europe.
The workshop will consist of a series of talks by user groups presenting their science using deuteration and neutrons, as well as presentation of the current capabilities and work done at the participating deuteration laboratories.
The workshop will collect valuable input from the user community on current and future deuteration needs for the DEUNET collaboration funded by the SINE2020 project (www.sine2020.eu). Read more about the DEUNET at deuteration.net.
Registration is now open and limited to 60 participants. Abstracts for posters are welcome until the 2nd April 2017.Organiser
Peixun Li, Marek Jura, John Webster STFC Giovanna Fragneto ILL, Juergen Allgaier FZJ, Hanna Wacklin ESSContact Name
Hanna WacklinE-Mail URL Phone
Csillebérc Campus (former KFKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HungaryDescription
CETS provides insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. Apply by March 15.Organiser
Budapest Neutron CentreContact Name
Zoltán DudásE-Mail URL Print
Lise Meitner Campus / Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und EnergieDescription
The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to the fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be three and a half days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The students will be divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and will do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of experienced scientists. Furthermore, there will be a students’ poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutron scattering could benefit their research. – The school will finish with lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics etc. This course is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin.
Closing date for application: 15th October 2016Organiser
Professor Bella LakeContact E-Mail URL Print
The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques at ISIS. We stress that this is a hand-on course using the ISIS neutron instruments aimed at complete beginners.Organiser
Helen Walker, Alex Hannon, Christy KinaneContact URL Print
Neutron and synchrotron radiation for science
This 1-month school, established in 1991, provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications).
It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities: ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, and SLS/PSI in Villigen.Organiser
Université Grenoble Alpes & Grenoble Institute of TechnologyContact URL Print
Utting/Ammersee and Garching/Munich, GermanyDescription
MATRAC 2 Winter School ‘Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials’
The Winter School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of materials. The school starts with the fundamentals of synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering. The focus is subsequently shifted towards neutron techniques and their application to specific problems in materials science. Different classes of modern functional materials are presented and it will be shown how neutron scattering, on the one hand, and synchrotron radiation, on the other hand, can be used to explore the microscopic mechanisms that are responsible for their properties. While fundamental aspects are dominating, application related phenomena will be covered as well.
After a two-day theoretical course in Utting/Ammersee the participants will spend two days at the FRM II in Garching (near Munich) doing practicals. The fifth day of the school offers further talks and a final discussion. All relevant experimental methods will be covered.Organiser
Jens Birch (Linköping University, Sweden), Götz Eckold (Universität Göttingen, Germany), Thorsten M. Gesing (Universität Bremen, Germany), Maths Karlsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Andreas Schreyer (ESS, Sweden), Jürgen Neuhaus (TU München, Germany), Martin Müller (HZG/CAU Kiel, Germany)Contact Name
Nicola Kampner (Ms)E-Mail URL Phone
Institute of Materials Reseach
Centre for Materials and Coastal Research