News, Calls & Schools Calendar

News related to the Education and Training WP and calendar of supported schools.

Call for proposals - Organization of Neutron and Muon Introductory or Advanced Schools

Call for proposals - Organization of Neutron and Muon Introductory or Advanced Schools

12/09/2017

Education and Training within the SINE2020 networking activities has the mission of enhancing the preparation for new generations of future users of European neutron and muon facilities.
The second call for the second half of the SINE2020 project is launched now, and refers to the period of 1 January 2018 – 30 September 2019. read more

Interviews with students of the MATRAC2 school

Interviews with students of the MATRAC2 school

31/03/2017

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

Registrations open for CETS2017

Registrations open for CETS2017

13/02/2017

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


 Registrations open for the JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering

Registrations open for the JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering

07/02/2017

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

Apply now to the Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

Apply now to the Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

01/02/2017

Learn about neutron scattering and how you can benefit from using neutrons on 3 – 15 September 2017 in Oxford. read more

The first year of SINE2020 support of neutron and muon schools

The first year of SINE2020 support of neutron and muon schools

16/01/2017

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


Schools - 2017

November
13. November 2017 - 17. November 2017 2017 ISSE Training School
Location

Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Description

The second biannual ISSE training school on sample environments will be held from Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year’s training school is devoted to soft matter sample environments.
The course is targeted towards technical staff, engineers, instrument scientists or facility users interested in learning about sample environments for scattering instruments. The combination of introductory lectures and training will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with the sample environments deployed at the beam instruments and their applications.
Examples of the sample environment topics that will be covered are: basics of rheology, advance flow measurements, ultrasonic, vapor flow, langmuir troughs, liquid cells, syringe pumps, humidity chambers and several others.

Attendance for the training school is limited to 20 students.

For further information, and/or to apply, please go to: https://sampleenvironment.org/isse-training-shools/2017-se-school/.
Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and we typically receive more applications than the maximum number of participants.

Registration Closes November 6th, 2017

Organiser

Yamali Hernandez (School Principal), Tanya Dax and Paul Butler

Contact Name

Yamali Hernandez

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URL

https://sampleenvironment.org/isse-training-shools/2017-se-school/

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September
04. September 2017 - 15. September 2017 JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
Location

Juelich and Garching/Munich, Germany

Description

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 Aachen

Contact URL

http://www.neutronlab.de

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03. September 2017 - 15. September 2017 Oxford School on Neutron Scattering
Location

St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford

Description

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

http://www.oxfordneutronschool.org

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May
29. May 2017 - 30. May 2017 Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures II
Location

Garching (near Munich), Germany

Description

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, 2017

Organiser

MLZ, ERF-AISBL, EIRO forum, ESO

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://webapps.frm2.tum.de/indico/event/43/

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15. May 2017 - 17. May 2017 Deuteration for Neutron Scattering – DEUNET Workshop
Location

Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UK

Description

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 ESS

Contact Name

Hanna Wacklin

E-Mail

URL

https://indico.esss.lu.se/event/756/

Phone

+46468883044

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08. May 2017 - 12. May 2017 CETS2017: Central European Training School on neutron techniques
Location

Csillebérc Campus (former KFKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Description

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 Centre

Contact Name

Zoltán Dudás

E-Mail

URL

http://www.kfki.hu/cets/

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March
02. March 2017 - 10. March 2017 37th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering
Location

Lise Meitner Campus / Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Description

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 2016

Organiser

Professor Bella Lake

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URL

http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/neutronschool/

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February
28. February 2017 - 09. March 2017 ISIS Neutron Training Course
Location

Oxfordshire, UK

Description

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 Kinane

Contact URL

http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/learning/neutron-training-course/isis-neutron-training-course9135.html

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27. February 2017 - 30. March 2017 HERCULES European School
Location

Grenoble, France

Description

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 Technology

Contact URL

http://hercules-school.eu/

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27. February 2017 - 03. March 2017 MATRAC 2 Winter School
Location

Utting/Ammersee and Garching/Munich, Germany

Description

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.

For more information please visit the following websites which will regularly be updated: http://www.hzg.de/winterschool or http://www.hzg.de/matrac2

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

http://www.hzg.de/matrac2

Phone

+49-4152-87-2555

Address

Institute of Materials Reseach
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Max-Planck-Str. 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany

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