News, Calls & Schools Calendar
News related to the Education and Training WP and calendar of supported schools.
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
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
Schools - 2019September
Garching bei München, GermanyDescription
Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is happy to announce that
application is open for the 23rd Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
taking place September 2-13, 2019 in Juelich and Garching/Munich,
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
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
Deadline for application is May 12, 2019.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Juelich and Garching!Organiser
Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)Contact E-Mail URL Print
St Anne’s College, Oxford, UKDescription
About the School: 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. The school has its origins in 1966,as the first one of its kind, and many famous neutron practitioners have attended the schools of the past 50 years.
Programme: The first week of the school introduces students to the core concepts of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation, neutron diffraction and spectroscopy. The second week splits tuition into three focused science areas, physics, chemistry and soft/bio, and provides lectures on neutron techniques and concepts which are most relevant to each area. Each lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial session. The students will be asked to make short presentations to their peers about their current research projects and work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility in Didcot, and to attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the neutron community. In addition, this year are providing an option maths refresher for those students who may want it.
Application: To apply for the school you will need to submit both a personal statement and a statement from your academic supervisor that will be used in the selection process. Applications should arrive no later than the 12th May 2019. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are selected for the course based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Applicants will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide.Organiser
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Science and Instrumentation for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (CANS)
More information coming soonOrganiser
Co-organized by SISN and JRC, the school is addressed to PhD students, post-doc and early-career scientists.
The 5-day programme presents pedagogical lectures on the most advanced neutron and muon techniques followed by class exercises and hands-on tutorials using the best cutting-edge software packages for data reduction and analysis, data visualization, data fitting, and theoretical modelling of magnetic properties. Introductory lectures will provide insights into the application of magnetic materials. Lectures will be held in English.
The school registration fee is 200€. It includes full board and lodging. Partial support of travel cost may be provided through the SINE2020 funding.
Application closes at 24:00 GMT on Friday 31st May 2019. Participant places will be confirmed shortly thereafter.Organiser
SISNContact E-Mail URL Print
Herrsching/Ammersee (near Munich) and at the FRM II in Garching/MunichDescription
The MATRAC 2 School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials and will focus on neutron scattering and imaging experiments. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.Contact E-Mail URL Print