MATRAC 1 School - Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science

MATRAC 1 School 2018 MATRAC 1 School 2018

MATRAC School 2018

The MATRAC 1 School – Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science will be held September 2-7, 2018 in Lauenburg, Germany.

Lectures on all relevant methods to provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Three-day theoretical training and two days of hands-on experience with the instruments at DESY in Hamburg. The course is designated for students and young scientists from research and industry from all over Europe.

Venue and Arrival

The three-day theoretical course will be given at the youth hostel „Zündholzfabrik“ in Lauenburg which is located in the East of Hamburg, about 40 km from Hamburg City centre. Train and bus from Hamburg can reach Lauenburg within about an hour.
A bus transfer will be organised to shuttle the students from Lauenburg to Hamburg for the practical training at PETRA III.

Accommodation for all participants has already been booked at: Youth Hostel Lauenburg „Zündholzfabrik“
Elbstrasse 2, 21481 Lauenburg, Germany
Phone: +49-4153-598880
NB: Accommodation will be in double bedrooms!

Please note

Application deadline: 3 June 2018
Decision about participation: end of June 2018
Payment deadline: end of July 2018


To apply click here.

In addition to the application form provided on the internet, please send your CV (pdf document, maximum one page, including the status of your education, if applicable the topic of your thesis) as well as your letter of motivation, supported and signed by your supervisor also stating his/her contact address, to

Organising Committee

  • Jens Birch (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Götz Eckold (Universität Göttingen, Germany)
  • Thorsten M. Gesing (Universität Bremen, Germany)
  • Maths Karlsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Martin Müller (HZG/CAU Kiel, Germany)

Local Organisers

  • Nicola Kampner (HZG, Germany)
  • Klaus Pranzas (HZG, Germany)
  • Christina Krywka (HZG, Germany)
  • Peter Staron (HZG, Germany)
  • Martin Müller (HZG, Germany)

Nicola Kampner (Ms)
Phone: +49-4152-87-2555
Fax: +49-4152-87-2666