Neutronsources | School http://neutronsources.org/ http://www.neutronsources.org en-us Copyright (C) neutronsources.org JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 04.09.2017 - 15. 09.2017 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=757 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=757 Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 03.09.2017 - 15. 09.2017 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=756 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=756 X-ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer Programme 03.09.2017 - 30. 08.2017 - The ILLESRF International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research g roup of ESRF or ILL, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc.. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=764 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=764 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 07.08.2017 - 17. 08.2017 - Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The efficient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain. High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.We kindly invite you to the upcoming Neutron School 2017 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 2015. The school is organized jointly by University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Tartu, Estonia. It will be held from 7th 17th of August 2017 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin HZB, Berlin, Germany.The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to: Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies Fundamentals of the gas storage Basics of the neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diffraction and neutron spectroscopy Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refinements Characterization of gas diffusion and mass transfer propertiesLectures: M. Russina HZB, H. Kurig University of Tartu, Estonia, D. Tbbens HZB, D. Wallacher HZB and M.C. Schlegel BAMTarget GroupThe course is primarily aimed at early stage researchers with basics knowledge in Thermodynamics and Solid State Physics. It is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Modul 741A and is credited with 4 credit points.RegistrationIf you are interested in attending the school, please contact school organizer at margarita.russinahelmholtz berlin.de:mailto:margarita.russinahelmholtz berlin.de.The register due date is June, 15th, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=776 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=776 19th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 05.08.2017 - 19. 08.2017 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students attending North American universities in the use of major neutron and X-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne National Laboratorys Advanced Photon Source and at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor, which provides hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. The selection process is highly competitive with priority given to students who are in an early stage in their research projects and who are likely to use a wide range of X-ray andor neutron techniques and thus will benefit from the breadth of the school.Application deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=771 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=771 1st SPSLNX 17.07.2017 - 21. 07.2017 - The main objective of 1st SPSLNX is to introduce young PhD students, postdocs and researchers, from different areas and background, to the applications of light, neutrons and X-rays scattering. During a full and exciting week, worldwide experts will introduce the students to theoretical aspects and discuss advanced applications using scattering techniques for structural characterisation. Topics Covered: Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Small-Angle Neutron Scattering X-ray Diffraction Neutron Diffraction Dynamic Light Scattering Static Light Scattering Diffusion Wave Spectroscopy X-ray Imaging Neutron Imaging Advanced applications New Brazilian SynchrotronSirius Multipourpose Brazilian ReactorRMB http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=758 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=758 Erice School Neutron Science and Instrumentation 01.07.2017 - 08. 07.2017 - The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities for compact neutron facilities. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design techniques as part of their present andor future research activities.The course is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities would also be welcomed. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various scattering techniques including diffraction, quasi-elastic, inelastic and deep inelastic scattering, neutron imaging, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and neutron-spin-echo. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=755 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=755 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 19.06.2017 - 23. 06.2017 - A one-week Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy will be held from June 19 - June 23, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. For information about the summer school go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html.Please note that this year the school will not cover SANS or neutron reflectometry.This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at NIST including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, and neutron spin echo spectrometer NSE. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the dynamics of materials over time scales ranging from 1 ps to 100 ns with length scales from under 1 nm to over 100 nm. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research on soft and hard condensed matter systems. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide the technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored by the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering CHRNS, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and NIST. Limited support for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.For further information, andor to apply, please go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html. Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and typically we receive more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 11, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=774 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=774 Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis 18.06.2017 - 23. 06.2017 - The third annual Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis school will be held from June 18-23, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory:https:www.ornl.gov in close partnership with the Shull-Wollan Center Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences:http:swc.ornl.gov University of Tennessee and ORNL and Bruker-AXS. The principal organizers of this course are Prof. Peter Khalifah:https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edupgkpgk and Dr. Katharine Page:https:neutrons.ornl.govcontactspagekl.The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on US national user facility beamlines optimized for structural analysis such as the 11-BM, 17-BM, and 11-ID-B synchrotron beamlines at the APS of Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD synchrotron beamline at the NSLS-II of BNL. The combination of advances in instrumentation and in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods will be provided. This course will emphasize traditional solid state compounds non-molecular, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement complementary trial license will be provided to participants. There will be a special secondary emphasis this year on the complementary use of pair distribution function PDF data to carry out small-box refinements for average unit cells, highlighting the new functionality of the TOPAS software to carry out both Rietveld and PDF refinements. Both NOMAD neutron PDF and 11-ID-B synchrotron PDF beamline scientists will be present as instructors at the course, and there will be an opportunity for participants to have data suitable for both Rietveld and PDF refinement collected on their own sample at both synchrotron and neutron beamlines.Confirmed 2017 instructors include Prof. Peter Khalifah SBU, Prof. Cora Lind U. Toledo, Dr. Katharine Page ORNL, NOMAD, Dr. Ashfia Huq ORNL, POWGEN, Dr. Jue Liu ORNL, Dr. Karena Chapman ANL, 11-ID-B, Dr. Saul Lapidus ANL, 11-BM, Dr. Wenqian Xu ANL, 17-BM, and Dr. Nathan Henderson Bruker-AXS.Information from the 2015 and 2016 MMRRSA past schools, including all lecture notes and hands-on exercises, is available here:https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edummrrsa-portalpast. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=773 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=773 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School 15.05.2017 - 19. 05.2017 - The school is aimed at graduate students and post-docs with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, or materials science who may have no prior knowledge of how to use neutron beams to study materials. Undergraduate students, professors and other researchers are welcome as well. The curriculum covers a wide range of scientific areas, such as magnetism, industrial alloys, and thin films.Program Details:You may participate in two sessions relevant to your research interests. Each session will include in-depth introductory lectures, hands-on experience on the beamline at the NRU reactor, and detailed data analysis after the experiment. At the end of the summer school, you will be in a position to apply neutron scattering methods to your own research projects.Please review the schedule and experiment descriptions and select your three most-preferred sessions when registering: Hydrogen and deuterium absorption in thin Ti films 1 session Polarized Neutron Reflectometry 1 session Crystallographic Texture 1 session In-Situ Deformation of a Zirconium Alloy 1 session Quantification of Residual Stress in Steel-Encapsulated Metal Matrix Composites 1 session Rietveld Analysis 2 sessions Triple-Axis Neutron Scattering Study of the Magnetic Properties of MnF2 2 sessions http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=752 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=752 CETS2017: Central European Training School on neutron techniques 08.05.2017 - 12. 04.2017 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=759 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=759 US School on Total Scattering Analysis 08.05.2017 - 12. 05.2017 - This school is aimed at introducing total scattering data and modelling methods, demonstrating their use in understanding complex functional materials, and reviewing recent developments and future directions in the technique. Most of the school will be focused on providing hands-on training with total scattering analysis software, with the balance focused on providing a technical foundation and highlighting exemplary work in the community. The final day of the workshop will highlight a special area of interest and this year will discuss and demonstrate the capabilities of single crystal diffuse scattering data obtained from the CORELLI and TOPAZ instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source.Total scattering and the associated pair distribution function technique, an extension of diffraction methods, is increasingly prevalent in modern materials studies. The unique combination of Bragg and diffuse scattering has related vacancies in high temperature ceramics to both their superionic conductivity and phase stability, nanometer-sized polar domains or nanoregions in relaxor ferroelectrics to their enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric properties, and vacancydisorder arrays and other subtle local correlations to the mechanisms of high-Tc superconductivity. These methods have further proven critical in understanding guest-host interactions, amorphous to crystalline transitions, local spin correlations, and other disordered crystalline materials phenomena. Total scattering is most informative when modelled atomistically with computational methods. Modern software spans small and large box approaches and can incorporate neutron and x-ray PDF, EXAFS single crystal diffuse scattering data. Resulting atomistic models aid scientists from diverse disciplines in understanding the inner-workings of property mechanisms, and ultimately in optimizing and controlling them through atomic structure modification. Topics covered:Introduction to Total ScatteringModern Total Scattering Instruments and DataHands-on Data Analysis with: Small box modeling with PDFGui Diffpy-CMI Large box modeling with RMCProfile EXAFS data Building and refining nanoparticles with DISCUS Single crystal diffuse scattering data analysis http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=762 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=762 European School on Interfacial Engineering 03.04.2017 - 06. 04.2017 - Registration is open to the European School on Interfacial Engineering - Fundamentals, Applications, and Analytical Methods to be held April 3-6, 2017, at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland. The School is devoted to the discussion of analytical methods and data analysis flavoured by selected topics of Colloids and Interface Science.Interfacial regions between bulk media, although often comprising only a fraction of the material present, are frequently the site of reactions and phenomena that dominate the macroscopic properties of the entire system. Hence, the understanding of the self-organization of molecules at interfaces and their corresponding static and dynamic properties defines a central theme of Colloids and Interface Science. To study such properties powerful analytical tools are available namely linear and nonlinear optical reflection techniques, X-ray and neutron scattering and scanning probe techniques. Unfortunately, presentations at international conferences provide at most overviews of applications of scientific methods, but do not allow a meaningful in-depth discussion of the particular experimental and theoretical background. Textbook provide sound information, but there is a lag time between the development of new methods and their incorporation in textbooks and University courses.The European School on Interfacial Engineering will bridge this gap and is designed for motivated PhD students and Post-doc in the field of Colloid and Interface science. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increased our understanding of fluid interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed and deepened in small workgroups on the basis of problem sheets. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop.Registration to attend this school is open with deadline March 20. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=760 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=760 48th IFF Spring School 2017 27.03.2017 - 07. 04.2017 - Topological Matter: Topological Insulators, Skyrmions and MajoranasOverview:Topology is the branch of mathematics that deals with properties of spaces that are invariant under smooth deformations. It provides newly appreciated mathematical tools in condensed matter physics that are currently revolutionizing the field of quantum matter and materials. Topology dictates that if two different Hamiltonians can be smoothly deformed into each other they give rise to many common physical properties and states are homotopy invariant. Thus, topological invariance, which is often protected by discrete symmetries, provides some robustness that translates into the quantization of properties; such a robust quantization motivates the search and discovery of new topological matter.So far, the mainstream of modern topological condensed matter physics relies on two profoundly different scenarios: the emergence of the complex topology either in real space, as manifested e.g. in non-trivial magnetic structures or in momentum space, finding its realization in such materials as topological and Chern insulators. The latter renowned class of solids attracted considerable attention in recent years owing to its fascinating properties of spin-momentum locking, emergence of topologically protected surfaceedge states governed by Dirac physics, as well as the quantization of Hall conductance and the discovery of the quantum spin Hall effect. Historically, the discovery of topological insulators gave rise to the discovery of a whole plethora of topologically non-trivial materials such as Weyl semimetals or topological superconductors, relevant in the context of the realization of Majorana fermions and topological quantum computation.At the same time, the physics of skyrmions with complex magnetic real-space topologies is rapidly moving to the centre of attention in spintronics owing to the bright prospects of skyrmionic materials related to topological protection and robust dynamics. The discovery of skyrmions in various geometries bulk, thin films, interfaces, the complex interplay of their properties with their topology, the fascinating aspects of their dynamics and transport properties are believed to result in skyrmions and other topological spin structures as basic building blocks for information manipulation and storage.Overall, the expanding manifold of materials, phenomena and concepts, which are born from the combination of ideas and methods of topological characterization and geometrical analysis with the most advanced developments in modern solid state physics, marks one of the most exciting moments in the history of physics related to a paradigm shift in our understanding of matter. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=731 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=731 37th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 02.03.2017 - 10. 03.2017 - 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=724 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=724 ISIS Neutron Training Course 28.02.2017 - 09. 03.2017 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=735 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=735 HERCULES European School 27.02.2017 - 30. 03.2017 - Neutron and synchrotron radiation for scienceThis 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 SLSPSI in Villigen. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=734 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=734 MATRAC 2 Winter 27.02.2017 - 03. 03.2017 - MATRAC 2 Winter School Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of MaterialsThe 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 UttingAmmersee 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.Registration deadline is December 1, 2016 - postponed to week of Dec 8For more information please visit the following websites which will regularly be updated: http:www.hzg.dewinterschool:http:www.hzg.dewinterschool or http:www.hzg.dematrac2:http:www.hzg.dematrac2 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=736 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=736 FAN du LLB 2016 28.11.2016 - 01. 12.2016 - This school is mainly trainings devoted to young researchers interested in the use of neutron scattering for the study of condensed matter. This training is completely free of charge. Fully delivered in French, its aim is to strengthen the French neutron scattering community. Usually oversubscribe by a factor 2, the selection of the participants will be done on the basis of the interest of neutron scattering for the research project of the applicant and their surroundings. Foreign researcher may apply, but in that case a strong link and support with a French laboratory will be requested.The deadline for online registration is October 16th 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=727 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=727 The Neutron and Muon School 22.11.2016 - 26. 11.2016 - The School provides neutron and muon beam research training for newcomers through overall perspective of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and more. In addition to lectures, the course provides practical sessions of hands-on experiments and data analysis. All neutron and muon techniques are generally covered.Application deadline is on 15 September 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=725 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=725 BornAgain School and User Meeting 2016 21.11.2016 - 22. 11.2016 - BornAgain http:bornagainproject.org:http:bornagainproject.org is a novel software package to simulate and fit small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering at grazing incidence. It provides a generic framework for modeling multilayer samples with smooth or rough interfaces and with various types of embedded nanoparticles.This School will introduce students, instrument scientists, and both novice and experienced researchers working in the field of GISAS or reflectometry at large to new opportunities for simulating and fitting their data. In compact introductory lectures, we will outline the theory implemented in BornAgain, and explain the design of the software. Extensive hands-on tutorials will highlight practical aspects of GISAS simulation.Registration is available at https:webapps.frm2.tum.deindicoevent34:https:webapps.frm2.tum.deindicoevent34At the User Meeting, users of BornAgain are kindly invited to share their experiences, to present first results, but also to report on difficulties, to suggest improvements and to request missing features. This feedback offers a unique opportunity to influence the further development of BornAgain.For convenience of colleagues from overseas, this event is scheduled as a satellite of the GISAXS2016 workshop https:indico.desy.deconferenceDisplay.pyconfId14264:https:indico.desy.deconferenceDisplay.pyconfId14264, which takes place on November 16-18 in Hamburg. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=712 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=712 20th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 05.09.2016 - 16. 09.2016 - Juelich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS is happy to announce that application is open for the 20th Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering taking place September 5-16, 2016 in Juelich and GarchingMunich, Germany.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.Deadline for application is May 29, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=691 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=691 Hydrogen School 2016 22.08.2016 - 31. 08.2016 - Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The effi cient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain.High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to: Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies Fundamentals of the gas storage Basics of neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diff raction Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refi nements http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=718 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=718 RACIRI Summer School 2016 21.08.2016 - 28. 08.2016 - The novel format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons in the Baltic region.The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.The first RACIRI Summer School was organized 2013 in Petergof, Russia. Focus theme: Soft Matter and Nano Composites.The second RACIRI Summer School was held from 24-31 August 2014 in the Stockholm area, Sweden, under the focus theme Imaging with X-rays and Neutrons in Life and Materials Sciences.The third RACIRI Summer School was held during 22-29 August 2015 in Sellin, Island of Rgen, Germany. Its focus theme: Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications.Currently, the fourth RACIRI Summer School is being prepared. RACIRI 2016 will take place in Repino near Saint Petersburg, during 21-28 August 2016. You will find more information on RACIRI 2016 soon on this website. This years focus theme: Convergent Sciences and Technology for the Society. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=694 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=694 2nd annual Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis school 08.08.2016 - 11. 08.2016 - The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on national user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM synchrotron beamline at the APS at Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD beamline at the NSLS-II synchrotron at BNL. The combination of advances in instrumentation and advances in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods will be provided. This course will emphasize traditional non-molecular solid state compounds, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement complementary trial license will be provided to participants. Confirmed 2016 instructors include Prof. Peter Khalifah SBU, Prof. John Parise SBU, Prof. Cora Lind U. Toledo, Prof. Tyrel McQueen Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Eric Dooryhee BNL, XPD Dr. Saul Lapidus ANL, 11-BM, Dr. Wenqian Xu ANL, 17-BM, and Dr. Christina Drathen Bruker-AXS. Further information about the course, including the application materials, are available through the website: https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edummrrsa-portal:https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edummrrsa-portal. There will be no registration fee associated with this course. There are ongoing fundraising efforts to additionally support the lodging and meal expenses of most or all participants in this program, though all travel expenses will remain the responsibility of participants. While this course is open to all applicants, priority will be given to Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers from North American institutions. Completed applications should be received by June 15, 2016, although later applications may still be considered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=716 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=716 2nd Croucher Summer Course on Neutron Scattering 07.08.2016 - 13. 08.2016 - This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. While this years summer course will continue to cover fundamental scattering theory and commonly-used scattering techniques, the focus will be on inelastic neutron scattering. There will also be several practical sessions on the analysis of neutron scattering data.Application deadline: 4 May 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=708 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=708 18th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 30.07.2016 - 13. 08.2016 - Purpose: The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.Jointly Conducted by: Argonne National Laboratorys, Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Neutron Sciences Directorate.Scientific Directors: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis and Brian H. Toby, Argonne; Bryan C. Chakoumakos and John D. Budai, Oak Ridge. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=686 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=686 GISAS summer school 2016: experiments and data analysis 17.07.2016 - 22. 07.2016 - This summer school invites Master students and PhD students to join with their own thin film samples suitable for grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering GISAXS and grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering GISANS measurements. The unique program will consist of lectures on experiment design and scattering theory, necessary to understand the method and to choose experimental parameters. The x-ray experiments will be carried out remotely at the ALS, Berkeley, USA, while the neutron experiments will take place at the FRM II on site. Furthermore there will be practical sessions with introduction to data analysis tools HipGISAXS and BornAgain and tutorials in applying them, where each student will work on their own data. Overall, this summer school will prepare students to carry out grazing incidence experiments at large scale facilities including the relevant data analysis.Novel, smart thin film materials are the focus of many research projects ranging from sensing to displays and from wireless communication to energy conversion and energy storage. These are all active research fields where understanding of material properties will lead to innovation. Although the list of resulting applications is very wide, all these novel materials have something important in common: the physical properties, and therefore the industrial usefulness, is closely related to the molecular and nano-morphology of these materials.Therefore, methods of characterizing such thin film materials are needed. Grazing incidence scattering techniques have proven here to be very successful. With this method the morphology inside thin films can be probed on the nanometer scale not just on small micron spots but on macroscopic areas of the sample, yielding industrially relevant information.To aid students to carry out successful grazing incidence scattering measurements this summer school will kick-start beginners and introduce new data analysis tools for students with scattering experience. The course is an on-site course only, that means accommodation is not included in the workshop fee. On the left you find suggestions for accommodation in the area. The school takes place at the TUM Garching Campus and can be easily reached using public transport U6 Garching Forschungszentrum.This a joint effort from the Graduate Center of the Munich School of Engineering TUM MSE:http:www.mse.tum.demse-home, Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS:http:www.fz-juelich.dejcnsENHomehome_node.html and the Advanced Light Source LBNL:https:www-als.lbl.gov. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=715 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=715 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry 27.06.2016 - 01. 07.2016 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering SANS and neutron reflectometry NR at the NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales ranging from 1nm to 20 mm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering, and NR instruments that are available to qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. The school emphasizes hands-on training in the use of SANS, USANS, and NR instruments in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, and so on. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited: typically we receive many more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 3, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=672 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=672 13th European Summer School on Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter 20.06.2016 - 27. 06.2016 - 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 - todays 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=670 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=670 24th Journes de la Diffusion Neutronique JDN 02.05.2016 - 04. 05.2016 - The French Neutron Society SFN organises with the Institut Laue Langevin and the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin neutron facilities the 24th Neutron Diffusion Meeting.This multidisciplinary workshop traditionnally entitled Rencontres Rossat-Mignod will be dedicated to new results, obtained using neutron scattering techniques, in various scientific domains representative of the whole neutron users community.Four sessions will be organised, in Magnetism, Soft Matter and Environment, Condensed Matter, and Biology. Each session will be introduced by an invited talk, which will be followed by a series of shorter oral communications. A Poster session, encompassing all the scientific topics cited above, and an Instrumentation session, will also take place.Abstracts for oral presentations should be sent by e-mail before March 2nd, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=666 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=666 Central European Training School CETS2016 02.05.2016 - 06. 05.2016 - Application deadline: 20th MarchWe are welcoming PhD and master students, post-doc scientists as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc.The training consists of 5 days of lectures and experimental works.Available instrumentsSmall Angle Neutron Scattering YSReflectometer GINATriple Axis Spectrometer TASNeutron Diffractometer NDPrompt Gamma Activation Analysis and Neutron Induced Prompt Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Station PGAANIPS-NORMAGrants are available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=678 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=678 COST School on Surface Analytical Techniques 04.04.2016 - 07. 04.2016 - The workshop is designed for motivated PhD students and Post-doc in the field of Colloid and Interface science. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increased our understanding of fluid interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed and deepened in small workgroups on the basis of problem sheets. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=664 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=664 Erice School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation 01.04.2016 - 09. 04.2016 - ERICE School Neutron Science and Instrumentation 2nd CourseXIV School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo RicciDesigning and Building a Neutron InstrumentApplication is now open for Designing and Building a Neutron Instrument the 2nd Course within the Erice School Neutron Science and Instrumentation and the XIV School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo Ricci. Application deadline: 1 March 2016The School is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted. The 2016 Course focuses on the design and construction of neutron instruments for large-scale facilities. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various neutron scattering techniques. Students will be organized into groups which will design and build a neutron instrument during the week. The course thus includes instrument design, as well as instrument project management activities, at the end of which each student will have an overview of the process of designing and building a neutron instrument. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design and construction project techniques as part of their present andor future research activities.The school is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities with an interest in neutron instrument projects would also be welcomed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=665 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=665 HERCULES School 29.03.2016 - 29. 04.2016 - Neutrons 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: ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, SLSPSI in Villigen, and new in 2016: DESY and European XFEL in Hamburg and ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=703 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=703 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 25.02.2016 - 04. 03.2016 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=640 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=640 47th IFF Spring School - Memristive Phenomena - From Fundamental Physics to Neuromorphic Computing 22.02.2016 - 04. 03.2016 - Memristive phenomena combine the functionalities of electronic resistance and data memory in solid-state elements, which are able to change their resistance as a result of electrical stimulation in a non-volatile fashion. In nanoelectronics, this functionality can be used for information storage and unconventional logic, as well as neuromorphic computing concepts that are aimed at mimicking the operation of the human brain.A multitude of fascinating memristive phenomena has emerged over the past two decades. These phenomena typically occur in oxides and higher chalcogenides and are one of the hottest topics in current solid-state research, comprising unusual phase transitions, spintronic and multiferroic tunneling effects, as well as nanoscale redox processes by local ion motion. They involve electron correlation, quantum point contact effects and exotic conformation changes at the atomic level. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=639 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=639 FAN du LLB 07.12.2015 - 10. 12.2015 - _NB: Lectures delivered in French._Registration opens: 19 SeptemberRegistration deadline: 18 October http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=625 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=625 Inelastic neutron scattering school 22.11.2015 - 27. 11.2015 - Introduction This school provides an introduction to inelastic neutron scattering techniques including hands-on experiments and data analysis conducted using triple axis, time-of-flight and backscattering instruments. The school also includes a practical sample environment training session. About the schoolThe Bragg Institute:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggindex.htm hosts 13 neutron scattering instruments. The four spectrometers; Taipan:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsTaipanindex.htm, Pelican:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsPelicanindex.htm, Sika:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsSikaindex.htm and Emu:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsEmuindex.htm provide the capability to observe energy transfers between 1eV 60meV encapsulating science in fields as diverse as protein dynamics to phonon dispersion, from magnetic dynamics to observation of the hyperfine structure of the nucleus. During a one week intensive study course you will have the opportunity to perform cutting edge science on some of the worlds top neutron spectrometers. Scientists, engineers and technicians will be on hand to assist your learning experience, providing you with skills that you can utilise at neutron sources across the world. Who should attendGraduate students, PhD students, post-doctoral and early-career researchers who want to learn about inelastic neutron scattering. Selection criteriaThe school is open to both local and international participants, however there is a strict limit of 20 participants, to ensure small group sizes for the practical experiments. The registration fee will cover your accommodation and meals for the entire week, however, travel costs will not be reimbursed by the school and are the responsibility of each participant. Applicants are requested to complete the application form with justification for their attendance. While previous knowledge of neutron scattering techniques is not essential, it is preferred. Preference will also be given to those applicants who can demonstrate a future need for inelastic neutron scattering techniques in their scientific research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=632 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=632 Fifth Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop-School on ESS Science: Condensed Matter Theory and Advanced Software 09.11.2015 - 13. 11.2015 - The fifth workshop and school on ESS Science will focus on the use of sophisticated data analysis methods along with extensive computational modeling to extract as much information as possible from the experimental observations and thereby gain profound scientific insights from scattering experiments. The future is now. New intense neutron sources and advanced instrumentation will revolutionize the use of neutrons for a wide range of investigations in materials, macromolecules, surface phenomena, condensed matter, and many other systems of significant interest. Both the improved quality of the data collected and the increasing complexity of the materials under study pose a challenge for the optimum extraction of information from these experiments. To reliably and fully interpret the data will require the use of advanced software in data analysis, modeling and close collaboration between experimentalists and theoreticians.The goal of this workshop-school is to describe the manner in which static and dynamic processes in materials give rise to their neutron scattering profiles. The school will demonstrate how current data treatment and computational analysis can effectively be used to improve the scientific understanding derived from data obtained on current and next generation of neutron scattering instruments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=633 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=633 MATRAC 1 - Summer School 2015 21.09.2015 - 25. 09.2015 - The Summer School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.The school will take place from September 21 to 25, 2015 in Ammersbek near Hamburg and at GEMSDESY in Hamburg. The focus of the practical training will be on synchrotron experiments. Neutron data analysis will also be practised. Therefore the participants will spend two days doing experiments at GEMSDESY.The Summer School is significantly funded by German and Swedish authorities for their respective students. Therefore, the participation fee amounts to 50 . Students from other European countries can request reimbursement of their travel expenses from a NMI3 grant applicable for this school.The fee includes accomodation and food for the duration of the school as well as the book Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science which has resulted from previous summer schools with the same title.A registration form will be provided within short. Please use this form to register and send in parallel an e-mail with a short CV pdf document, maximum one page, including the status of your education, if applicable the topic of your thesis to:summerschoolhzg.de:mailto:summerschoolhzg.deRegistration deadline: 31 May 2015Decision about participation: end of June 2015Payment deadline: mid July 2015Payment details will be sent to you when a decision about the participation has been made. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=621 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=621 Mantid training Courses 2015 21.09.2015 - 23. 09.2015 - Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in September 2015. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:Monday 21st September 1-5pm: Mantid IntroductionAn introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.Tuesday 22nd September 9-12am: Introduction to PythonThis half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional if .. then logic will be expected.Tuesday 22nd September 1-5pm: Python in MantidThis course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.Wednesday 23rd September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using PythonFor the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.Booking a placeIf you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to nick.draperstfc.ac.uk:mailto:nick.draperstfc.ac.uk letting us know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 13 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let us know and well let you know about any subsequent courses.Well send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked. Next run of these coursesThe specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in Jan-Mar 2016For visitors from UK academic institutions:We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and well get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then your travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.For visitors from elsewhere:While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let us know that you will be visiting when you reply so that we can arrange site access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=635 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=635 19th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2015 07.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - 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 ourwebsite:http:www.neutronlab.de.Deadline for application is May 25, 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=599 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=599 14th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 06.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 14th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering, which will take place in St Annes College Oxford between the 6th and 18th September 2015.Come join us for an introduction to neutron theory and techniques6th September -18th September 2015, University of OxfordApplication deadline: 1st May 2015About 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.Programme: The first week of the school introduces students to the core concepts of the theory of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation, and neutron diffraction. By the end of the first week, the school moves to more specialised neutron scattering techniques and applications to scientific fields of interest. Among the techniques covered are: inelastic scattering, imaging techniques, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, neutron-spin-echo and quasi-elastic neutron scattering. In the final two days of the course, students can choose to follow three of the following six scientific subject areas; magnetism, soft matter, biology, engineering, chemical applications and amorphous materials. The students will also 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.Application: To apply for the school you will need to submit 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 1st May 2015. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Students are selected for the course, based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Students will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide. To apply please visit http:wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.ukuserofficeOSNS2015Application.asp:http:wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.ukuserofficeOSNS2015Application.asp Fees: School fees for 2015 are 420 560 per residential student which includes the cost of a bedroom during the school, breakfast and evening meals, teaching materials, drinks reception and the gala dinner. There are 50 residential places available. There are also 10 non-residential places for students who do not require local accommodation, at a school fee of 100 140, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.For further information, visit: http:www.oxfordneutronschool.org:http:www.oxfordneutronschool.org http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=594 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=594 X-Ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer Programme at ILLESRF 06.09.2015 - 03. 10.2015 - ScopeThe ILLESRF International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research g roup of ESRF or ILL, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc..ProgrammeDuring the first days of your stay, a series of introductory lectures will make you familiar with the basic principles of neutrons and x-rays : Fundamental principles Techniques used for their production nuclear reactor, synchrotron Instrumentation and measurement techniques Interaction with matterFurther on during your stay, various scientists from the ILL and the ESRF will give you insight into some more specific aspects of the application of neutrons and x-rays in a number different scientific fields, such as: Diffraction and structure of materials Imaging Nuclear and particle phyiscs Structural biology Magnetism Spectroscopy and inelastic scattering Soft matter studies and other examples of todays scientific questionsIn general, the content and the difficulty of the presentations will be adapted such that they are accessible for a third-year student who is interested in these subjects.In addition to the series of lectures and your work on a project with one of our research groups, some activities will be organized in the evenings or on weekends, like excursions into town or into the mountains which are surrounding Grenoble. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=606 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=606 manuSciences 15 06.09.2015 - 12. 09.2015 - manuSciences 15 is a Franco-German Summer School covering Interdisciplinary approaches to manuscript studies combining philology, materials studies, computer science and digital humanities.Topic will be interdisciplinary approaches to manuscript studies combining lectures in history and philology with materials analysis, imaging techniques, digital humanities and computer science, complemented with practical courses on mobile instruments XRF, RTI and on computer programs.This is an offer to up to 40 max. young researchers, from master and Ph.D. students to researchers and university lecturers. Active participation is expected including poster presentation. The lectures and courses will be in English.The final Programme is still subject to change. For more information please visit the events website:http:humanum.ephe.frenmanusciences-15. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=620 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=620 RACIRI Summer School 2015 22.08.2015 - 29. 08.2015 - The RACIRI Summer School is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Rntgen-Angstrm-Cluster RAC and the Ioffe-Rntgen-Institute IRI.The novel format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons in the Baltic region.The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.The first RACIRI Summer School was organized 2013 in Petergof, Russia. Focus theme: Soft Matter and Nano Composites.The second RACIRI Summer School was held from 24-31 August 2014 in the Stockholm area, Sweden, under the focus theme Imaging with X-rays and Neutrons in Life and Materials Sciences.The third RACIRI Summer School will be held during 22-29 August 2015 in Sellin, Island of Rgen, Germany. Its focus theme: Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications.The call for applications for RACIRI Summer School 2015 can be found here:http:www.raciri.orghow_to_apply. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=619 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=619 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 17.08.2015 - 26. 08.2015 - Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The efficient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain. High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.The school is organized jointly by University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Tartu, Estonia. It will be held from 17th 26th of August 2015 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin HZB, Berlin, Germany. The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to: Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies Fundamentals of the gas storage Basics of the neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diffraction Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refinements Lectures: M. Russina HZB, H. Kurig University of Tartu, Estonia, D. Tbbens HZB, D. Wallacher HZB, M.C. Schlegel and Roman Svetogorov NRC, Mocsow Target groupThe course is primarily aimed at early stage researchers with basics knowledge in Thermodynamics and Solid State Physics. It is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Modul 741A and is credited with 4 credit points. RegistrationIf you are interested in attending the school, please follow this link and register until May, 25th 2015:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventshydrogen-school:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventshydrogen-school http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=627 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=627 2015 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 15.08.2015 - 21. 08.2015 - The PSI summer schools on condensed matter physics have a long standing tradition. Based on the previous schools on neutron scattering starting back in 1992 the PSI summer schools aim to train young researchers in the methods being used at large scale facilities such as neutron and muon sources or synchrotron photon sources.International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge not only on methods but also on those phenomena, which are presently at the forefront of modern solid state physics and chemistry.Following the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation using photons, neutrons, and muons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=602 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=602 5th School on Representational Analysis and Magnetic Structures RAMS 03.08.2015 - 07. 08.2015 - The school is targeted towards researchers interested in applying representational analysis for solving magnetic structures with neutron diffraction. The school will cover representational analysis and the theory of magnetic structures. The program will include both lectures and labs working with software such as SaraH and FULLPROF. This year, we will also cover magnetic symmetry tools developed on the Bilbao crystallographic server. Invited lecturers include Andrew Wills U. College, London V. Ovidiu Garlea ORNL Clarina Dela Cruz ORNL and Juan Manuel Perez-Mato Universidad del Pais Vasco. The school will be hosted at the University of Maryland College Park campus and participants can stay on campus at discounted prices. The school will begin Monday morning, August 3rd, and end Thursday late afternoon, August 6th. Visit the schools site at magnetism-school.orgstatic2015:http:www.magnetism-school.orgstatic2015 to learn more and register.The deadline for early registration is May 31, 2015. Attendance will be limited to 30 participants, so please apply soon. For questions regarding the school please contact us at efrainumd.edu:mailto:efrainumd.edu or William.ratcliffnist.gov:mailto:William.ratcliffnist.gov http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=626 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=626 International School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation 28.07.2015 - 04. 08.2015 - The International School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation is a specialized course within the School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation Directors: Ian S Anderson and Carla Andreani. The school will be held at the ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, Erice Sicily, IT between the 28th July and the 4th of August 2015The School is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted. The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities, though a session will be devoted to instrumentation at compact neutron facilities. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design techniques as part of their present andor future research activities.The school is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities would also be welcomed. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various scattering techniques including diffraction, quasi-elastic and inelastic scattering, imaging, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and neutron-spin-echo.Accommodation of participants is organized by the Ettore Majorana Foundation:http:www.ccsem.infn.it EMFCSC either in their premises or in local hotels on the basis of the indications provided by the Organizing Committee and by participants in the Travel Form. Special requests should be addressed to the School Scientific Secretary:mailto:school_fpricciits.me.cnr.it.RegistrationTo apply, click here:http:www.sonsfpricci.orgsons-school-2015. Places at the school are in high demand. To register you will need to fill out the travel form:http:www.sonsfpricci.orgwp-contentuploads201311travel_form_son2014.pdf, submit a personal statement and, in the case of students, a statement from your supervisor. Travel forms must be returned to roberto.caciuffoec.europa.eu:mailto:roberto.caciuffoec.europa.eu and ken.andersenesss.se:mailto:ken.andersenesss.se with copy to school_fpricciits.me.cnr.it:mailto:school_fpricciits.me.cnr.it. Applications should arrive no later than April 15th, 2015.The Registration Fee is 900 per student. School fees include the cost of lodging during the school, breakfast, lunch, evening meal, teaching and all course materials. There are 25 residential places available.A web site for on-line payment will be available in the near future.Directors: Ken Andersen ESS and Roberto Caciuffo JRC KarlsruheFor further information, visit: http:www.sonsfpricci.orgsons-school-2015:http:www.sonsfpricci.orgsons-school-2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=588 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=588 2015 Asia-Pacific Edition of HERCULES in TAIWAN 06.07.2015 - 24. 07.2015 - At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the internationally known HERCULES Course,we will organize a three-week HERCULES School from July 6 to 24,2015 in Hsinchu, Taiwan where the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center NSRRC is located. The NSRRC is a national laboratory which operates a 1.5-GeV synchrotron named Taiwan Light Source and is constructing another 3-GeV one called Taiwan Photon source. This 2015 Asia-Pacific Edition of HERCULES in TAIWAN, Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter and Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, is a three-week training course including a week of practicals and tutorials. It will be opened to PhD students, postdoctoral, young scientists working in the fields relate to physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. The language of the course is English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=567 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=567 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 13.06.2015 - 27. 06.2015 - The 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13-27, 2015. This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities. Students interested in attending should complete an application at the NX School website:https:www1.aps.anl.govConferences-and-Workshops2015national-school-neutron-and-x-ray-scattering by February 23, 2015. Please note that all the travel and lodging costs for students accepted to attend will be covered as part of the school. Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the students advisor, department chair and other professors.Lecture notes and videos of the 2014 NXS School are available at: http:neutrons.ornl.govconfnxs2013:http:neutrons.ornl.govconfnxs2013Please distribute to your graduate students as they may be interested in this opportunity. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=587 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=587 Learning Days of the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy 2015 13.06.2015 - 22. 06.2015 - Learning Days of the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy SISN 2015Giornate Didattiche della SISN 2015Introduction to neutron techniques for condensed matter studies, with applications to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth sciencesThe Learning Days organized by the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy are addressed to degree and specializing students, PhD students, post-doc and young researchers interested in acquiring the basic principles of neutron spectroscopy, in understanding the advantages and potentialities of this technique, and in exploiting it for their research.The Learning Days are characterized by two sessions. The first session provides the students with the fundamentals of neutron spectroscopy and the basic principles of data analysis. The lectures in Italian on the basic theoretical and experimental tools will be paralleled by tutorials about data analysis.During the second experimental session the students will carry out real neutron scattering measurements at the most important facility for neutron research: the high flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL in Grenoble, France http:www.ill.eu:http:www.ill.eu. Depending on the tutors nationality the language spoken during the experiments might also be English.Deadline for applications: 10 April 2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=589 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=589 NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 08.06.2015 - 12. 06.2015 - A one-week Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy will be held from June 8 - June 12, 2015 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. For information about the summer school go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html.Please note that this year the school will not cover SANS or neutron reflectometry.This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at NIST including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, and neutron spin echo spectrometer NSE. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure and dynamics of materials at length scales of approximately 1 nm to 500 nm and at time scales from 1 ps to 100 ns. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques.Applications of structural and dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research for soft and hard condensed matter systems.The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide the technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals.The Summer School is sponsored by the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering CHRNS, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and NIST. Limited support for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty will be available.Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.For further information, andor to apply, please go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html. Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and typically we receive more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 1, 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=595 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=595 School on Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis 19.05.2015 - 21. 05.2015 - There will be a 3-day school on Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis held May 19-21 at Florida State University Tallahassee, FL immediately preceding the 2015 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference NASSC.The primary goal of this workshop is to teach participants Rietveld refinement methods for evaluating 3D crystal structures from 1D powder diffraction data, with an emphasis on data collected on high-resolution structural user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM synchrotron beamline at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, or the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the Spallation Neutron Source of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The combination of high-resolution data and advances in modern software algorithms are allowing many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods and advanced techniques will be provided. Some synchrotron and neutron instrument time has been allocated for the collection of high quality structural data on samples provided by course participants. This course will emphasize traditional solid state compounds non-molecular, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement complementary trial license for participants to facilitate teaching. Instructors will be Prof. Peter Khalifah Stony Brook University, Prof. Cora Lind University of Toledo, Dr. Pamela Whitfield ORNL, Dr. Katharine Page ORNL, Dr. Saul Lapidus ANL, and Dr. Arnt Kern Bruker-AXS.Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2015. The application package and further information is available at the website: http:www.chem.fsu.edunasscc2015workshop.html:http:www.chem.fsu.edunasscc2015workshop.html. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=607 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=607 Central European Training School CETS 2015 04.05.2015 - 08. 05.2015 - 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. Anticipated attendanceWe are welcoming PhD students and post-doc scientists as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc. The number of participants is limited to 30 because of the training facilities available. There is no limit for the tutorial lectures.GrantsFor young scientistsstudents grants are available in limited number to cover travel on reduced rates andor accommodation maximum 6 nights, local transport and lunches. Dont forget to notify your grant request on the Application form. Presenting a poster will be highly appreciated in the selection of attendees and grant awards http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=608 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=608 COST2015 School London 13.04.2015 - 16. 04.2015 - The meeting is designed and aimed particularly for PhD students and Post-docs in the field of Colloid and Interface Science, it will also include advanced neutron and X-ray scattering as well as AFM characterisation techniques for interfacial studies. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increase our understanding of interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed further in small workgroups on the basis of problem solving sessions. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop.There are limited number of grants of 600 Euro offered by the COST office to promote attendance at the School by PhD students working in Europe. To apply for these a CV and a letter of recommendation from PhD Supervisors are required please see the Conference web pages:http:webspace.qmul.ac.ukazarbakhshCOST2015COST.htm. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=600 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=600 7th ILL Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment 02.03.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - Have your attention drawn to the 7th ILL Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FULLPROF suite, to be held in Grenoble at the Institute Laue-Langevin from 2 to 6 March 2015 . Please visit the website http:www.ill.euFPSchool2015:http:www.ill.euFPSchool2015 for more information applications can be submitted starting from 1st November 2014.Scientific scope:FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data.The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an intermediate level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be given particular attention.Lectures:The school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to general applications plus 2.5 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data.There are 6 theoretical modules plus 10 hands-on sessions for which each participant should bring hisher own laptop with the FullProf Suite already installed.Participants:The school is intended for PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge of diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even to try to follow a few of the online tutorials for which some videos will be available soon.The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the training provided. The selection of candidates is based on hisher motivation letter and CV plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students. If necessary, balance between laboratories and nationalities will be taken into account. For information, about 1 out of 3 candidates is accepted. Note that there is an optional excursion Saturday 7 March that you should consider when making travel arrangements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=571 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=571 FullProf School 2015 02.03.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data.The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite.The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an intermediate level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be given particular attention.The 7th FPSchool will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin, in Grenoble, from 2 to 6 March 2015. LecturesThe school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to general applications plus 2.5 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data.There are 6 theoretical modules plus 10 hands-on sessions for which each participant should bring hisher own laptop with the FullProf Suite already installed. ParticipantsThe school is intended for PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even try to follow a few of the online tutorials for which some videos will be available soon.The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the training provided. The selection of candidates is based on hisher motivation letter and CV plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students. If necessary, balance between laboratories and nationalities will be taken into account. For information, about 1 out of 3 candidates is accepted.See here a report about the FullProf School on the NMI3 website.For detailed information please also visit the schools website:http:www.ill.eufpschool2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=605 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=605 HERCULES European School 01.03.2015 - 01. 04.2015 - Neutrons Synchrotron Radiation for Science:This school 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.The 4-week school is a yearly event, established in 1991.The next HERCULES session will take place from March 1st to April 1st, 2015.The registration is opened between August 31st and October 31st, 2014 new: EXTENDED deadline http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=569 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=569 35th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 26.02.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - 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 fr 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. The first three days of the school consist of detailed lectures on the principles and techniques of neutron scattering followed by a tour of the instruments and an introduction to sample environment. As well as the course lectures given by members of HZB, external guest lecturers will be invited to review current issues in the field of neutron research. Previously Prof Michael Steiner ENSA has discussed the future of neutron sources in Europe and Dr Dimitri Argyriou ESS has discussed the planned European Spallation Neutron Source. After attending the lectures the students begin the hands-on experiments. They are divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of the instrument scientists. The experiments last three hours each and take place over three and a half days. On the penultimate day we will hold a students poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss how neutron scattering could benefit their research with the HZB scientists. The poster session will be followed by the Neutron School dinner. Finally, on the last day of the school the students will attend lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in various subject areas e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering, energy and physics. Closing date for application is 15th October 2014.This Event is supported by NMI3:http:nmi3.org and the IAEA:http:www.iaea.org. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=562 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=562 46th IFF Spring School - Functional Soft Matter 23.02.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - This years Spring School aims to give both an introduction to and an overview of current research topics of soft matter systems with the emphasis on biological and technological functionality.Synthetic and biological polymers, polyelectrolytes, amphiphiles and colloids are the building blocks of many different materials. An understanding of their structural and dynamical properties is important for the rational design of structures with predescribed functionality, in itself a challenging task due to the enormous complexity of these systems.The goal of this Spring School is not only to teach selected topics from soft matter science and biophysics to students and postdocs in physics, chemistry and biology, but also to establish the interdisciplinary connection between these fields. This includes, in particular, introducing biologists and chemists to physical experimental methods and theoretical modelling, and acquainting physicists with the large variety of fascinating chemical and biological phenomena.Introductory lectures will present the basics of soft matter science and biophysics. These lectures aim at establishing a common level of basic interdisciplinary knowledge. Subsequent lectures will then treat more advanced topics within both disciplines and emphasize interdisciplinary aspects. In addition, experimental and computer simulation techniques will be presented and explained, and examples of applications will be given. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=570 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=570 11th LANSCE School on Neutron Scattering: Materials at the Mesoscale 18.02.2015 - 27. 02.2015 - Educational GoalsStudents will become familiar with neutron scattering techniques and how they may be utilized to address important questions in materials science. Particular emphasis of this school will address properties that are not exclusively dominated by the atomic structure, but by larger length scales andor interfaces.Intended AudienceThe 11th School is intended primarily for graduate students post-docs in chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, materials science, physics, and related fields. Students should have a basic understanding of scattering and diffraction phenomena.OverviewThe 11th School will cover: Basic concepts of neutron production, scattering methods, and instrumentation. Introduction to phenomena in mesoscale science with emphasis on areas of basic and applied research, where neutrons and other scattering techniques can and do make fundamental contributions. Technical aspects of measurement techniques and data analysis. Computational techniques that complement and aid in the planning, analysis, and interpretation of neutron measurements. Students will give presentations on their favorite hands-on experiment on the final day of the school. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=572 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=572 The 2nd MLF School MLF School 2014 16.12.2014 - 19. 12.2014 - The Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC ispleased to announce the MLF School 2014 that will be held during 16-19December 2014 at J-PARC in Tokai, Japan.The School is targeted at postgraduate students and early-careerresearchers from anywhere in the world who are interested in usingneutron or muon beams in their research but who have limited or noexperience with these techniques. The program will includeintroductory-level lectures and hands-on practical sessions on theneutron and muon instruments at the MLF.For more information about the MLF School 2014 and applicationinstructions, please see the MLF School 2014 website or email us atmlfschool-regml.j-parc.jp:mailto:mlfschool-regml.j-parc.jp. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=559 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=559 The 6th AONSA Neutron School 12.10.2014 - 17. 10.2014 - As the one of the neutron scattering research communities in the region, an association in neutron scattering community, AONSA Asia-Oceania on Neutron Scattering Association has been formally formed and then established in 2008. This association accommodates the neutron scattering societies and facilities in the region and has a regular activity, i.e. neutron school to promote the neutron science for the young generation, scientists and students. The AONSA Neutron school has been organized regularly every year since 2008 in Korea, Australia 2009, India 2010, Australia 2011 and China 2012 as more than 200 young scientists have been exposed with the neutron scattering techniques.This year, the AONSA Neutron School will be taking place in part of the International Year of Crystallography 2014 IYCr2014, the official program of the International Union of Crystallography IUCr and UNESCO. After the opening ceremony at the first day, a general lecture on crystallography using X-ray and neutron the history, the impact on sciences and the future challenging issues will be given as a part of celebrating the IYCr2014 in Indonesia. The 6th AONSA Neutron School is also part of the International Scientific Week on Science and Technology of Advanced Materials organized by the Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials of National Nuclear Energy Agency BATAN Indonesia where the other events are the International Conference on Materials Science and Technology 2014 ICMST 2014, the International School on Solid State Ionics Battery Research and the International Workshop on Nanometrology. Those events will be held in Puspiptek Serpong for a whole week, 12th 17th October 2014 as more than 250 participants are expected attend this join event, in the morning session of the first day of school.The rest of the first day of the school, general lectures on neutron scattering including X-ray will be delivered on materials science, biology and industrial applications. And about 50 participants will continue to join the school program lectures, laboratory visit, experiment, data analysis and presentation for a 5 full day. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=565 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=565 Journes de la Diffusion Neutronique JDN22 21.09.2014 - 26. 09.2014 - Since more than 20 years, the French Neutron Scattering Society SFN organizes a neutron school during its annual meeting. In 2014, les 22mes Journes de la Diffusion Neutronique JDN22 will be held from September 21-26 at the ile dOlron France. The 3.5 days school will be devoted to Neutron and Crystallography September 21-24 and will be followed by the Rencontres Rossat-Mignod Sept. 24-26, giving the opportunity for the scientists to exchange their latest results and trends. The School aims at an audience including researchers and academics as well as beginners or advanced graduate students or post-docs in Solid State Physics, Chemistry and Material Science expected number of participants is 80. The training objectives of the school are: to highlight the specific contribution of neutron scattering for studying the wide variety of crystalline materials with respect to other techniques, to present the different neutron techniques diffraction, reflectometry, 3-axes spectroscopy, ... with their most relevant limitations and their application fields, to promote exchanges between the participants and the senior researchers and well-trained users working on large scale facilities.Introductory lectures crystallography, properties of neutrons and neutron sources will be given at the beginning of school before detailing more specific techniques for neutron measurements applied to the various problems nuclear structure dynamics magnetism and studied materials powder single crystal thin film as well as the main technical characteristics associated with spectrometers. Practicals on data analysis will be organized to complete the theoretical training. The whole training will be published in a volume of the collection SFN EDP sciences. All previous published books can be dowloaded via http:www.neutron-sciences.org:http:www.neutron-sciences.org free access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=517 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=517 Learning Days of the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy 13.09.2014 - 22. 09.2014 - Giornate Didattiche della SISN 2014_Introduction to neutron techniques for condensed matter studies, with applications to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth sciences_The Learning Days organized by the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy are addressed to degree and specializing students, PhD students, post-doc and young researchers interested in acquiring the basic principles of neutron spectroscopy, in understanding the advantages and potentialities of this technique, and in exploiting it for their research. The Learning Days are characterized by two sessions. The first session provides the students with the fundamentals of neutron spectroscopy and the basic principles of data analysis. The lectures on the basic theoretical and experimental tools will be paralleled by tutorials about data analysis. During the second experimental session the students will carry out real neutron scattering measurements at the most important facility for neutron research: the high flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL in Grenoble, France. Deadline for applications: 30 April 2014Further information will soon be provided on the website of Societ Italiana di Spettroscopia Neutronica:http:www.sisn.it under the link Scuole SISN. Please also consult the document attached. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=530 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=530 18th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2014 01.09.2014 - 12. 09.2014 - The course consists of two parts: a series of lectures, combined with the opportunity to take part in neutron scattering experiments. The lectures encompass an introduction to neutron sources, along with scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research are be presented.Lectures are held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experiments take place at the neutron facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich.The aim of the course is to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique of neutron scattering and its scientific potential. Forschungszentrum Jlich supports students from out of the area with free accommodation and half-board. Travel stipendia for foreign students are also available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=531 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=531 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 20.08.2014 - 29. 08.2014 - The third international school on _Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials_ will be held in August 20 29, 2014 at the HZB.The school will introduce you to the basics of hydrogen storage and show what kind of information can be provided by neutron scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=524 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=524 Neutron scattering: a powerful method for materials research 11.08.2014 - 15. 08.2014 - This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. It will present several commonly-used scattering techniques that can be made relevant to various research, and include several sessions focusing on analysis of neutron scattering data.Apply online:http:apply.croucher.org.hkroundseventneutron-scattering-summer-course-2014 Closing date 5:00PM Hong Kong time on 1 June 2014The discovery and development of new materials hinge on our understanding of their structures and dynamics. Neutron scattering is a powerful and versatile method to characterize the structure and dynamics of materials. Originally developed as a tool for physics, it has led to major advances in many areas of science and technology such as clean energy, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, materials engineering, information technology and fundamental physics.The last few decades have brought about tremendous advances in neutron scattering sources and instrumentation. This includes the new China Spallation Neutron Source CSNS under construction in Dongguan, China. 60 miles from Hong Kong, it is destined to become an international hub for materials research. This course will be a rare chance to become familiar with the techniques that will be employed there.As neutron scattering is relatively new to the Hong Kong scientific community, the summer course will emphasise on commonly used scattering techniques employed in materials research such as Neutron Diffraction ND, Small-Angle Neutron Scattering SANS, Neutron Reflectivity NR, Inelastic Neutron Scattering INS and Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering QENS. The number of participants in the course will be limited to 30, in order to facilitate greater interaction between participants and lecturers. Participants will be able to approach the eminent scientists engaged both in educational settings such as classrooms and laboratory sessions, as well as network casually in working lunches.For a list of included speakers see here:http:projects.croucher.org.hksummer-coursesneutron-scattering-a-powerful-method-for-materials-research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=546 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=546 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 09.08.2014 - 15. 08.2014 - The PSI summer school 2014 is dedicated to the topic: Exploring time, energy and length scales in condensed matter. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge not only about these scientific topics but also about the main methods applied at PSI large-scale facilities to understand the phenomena, which are presently at the forefront of modern solid state physics and chemistry.Large-scale facilities such as neutron, muon and synchrotron sources offer a wide variety of techniques to reveal the secrets of condensed matter. Scattering, spectroscopy and imaging experiments enable to study a topic from different scientific points of view and to contribute to fundamental and applied research projects. In this school the focus is on the study of dynamic processes at different time and length scales looking at the electronic, magnetic and structural properties of condensed matter using the capabilities of the large-scale facilities. Evening lectures will draw the attention to the importance of time, energy and length scales in other scientific fields.Following the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation using photons, neutrons, and muons.Deadlines: Early registration: April 30, 2014 Grant application: April 30, 2014 Regular registration: June 30, 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=509 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=509 NIST Summer School 2014 14.07.2014 - 18. 07.2014 - Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron ReflectometryThis school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering SANS and neutron reflectometry NR at the NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales ranging from 1nm to 20 mm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering, and NR instruments that are available to qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. The school emphasizes hands-on training in the use of SANS, USANS, and NR instruments, in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, and so on. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited. Deadline: April 1 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=522 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=522 16th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 14.06.2014 - 28. 06.2014 - Purpose: The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.Jointly Conducted by: Argonne National Laboratorys Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Neutron Scattering Science Division.Scientific Directors: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis, Esen Ercan Alp, Argonne; and Bryan C. Chakoumakos, John D. Budai, Oak Ridge.Application Deadline: Monday February 24, 2014How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to register electronically through the Argonne Division of Educational Programs website at www.dep.anl.govnx:www.dep.anl.govnx. Applicants not having internet access may request an application form by using the contact information given below. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=511 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=511 Bachelor Summer Program on introduction to larger scale facilities 02.06.2014 - 13. 07.2014 - The Universit Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, is organizing, for the third consecutive year, a bachelor summer program to attract more undergraduate students in Science especially in subjects related to large scale facilities.It is a 6 weeks program with a 45 hours French course including cultural visits and a 60 hours scientific course taught in English.Three scientific courses are available among which Introduction to large scale facilities: probing matter with synchrotron and neutron radiation.This course will consist of lectures, tutorials and practicals, as well as visits of ILL and ESRF. Students are welcome to participate.For partner universities, there are no tuition fees.Grants associated with a research institute in Grenoble may also be available for the best students willing to spend a couple of weeks until the end of July in a research environment.Application deadline: 22nd of March http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=523 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=523 Structural Basis of Pharmacology: Deeper Understanding of Drug Discovery through Crystallography 30.05.2014 - 08. 06.2014 - Diseases, from bacterial and viral infections to cancer to chronic maladies, are still among the greatest problems for mankind, in spite of tremendous progress in genetics, biology, and chemistry. Approaches to developing new treatments have changed over time, and so have the methodologies used, in order to solve the varied, new, challenging problems that may happen on the path to drug discovery. Together with ever-evolving experimental techniques, a variety of computational approaches have been applied at the various stages of the drug design process, and in the past two decades structure-based drug design has become one of the mainstream approaches. This method can be used to target protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions and nowadays is applicable to all aspects of drug discovery, including lead identification, lead optimization, ADMET prediction, and drug repurposing. The scientific plan includes a session on High Resolution Protein-Ligand Interactions by X-rays and Neutrons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=497 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=497 Central European Training School CETS2014 19.05.2014 - 23. 05.2014 - 8th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering: Insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. 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. Registration deadline11th April 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=516 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=516 European Summer School on Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter 16.05.2014 - 23. 05.2014 - 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 - todays 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=470 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=470 MDANSE school 2014 09.05.2014 - 10. 05.2014 - The purpose of this school is to train students and scientists in the use of atomistic simulation tools to analyze and interpret neutron scattering data. Lectures on simulation and analysis methods will be followed by examples adapted to the fields of interest of the participants. The school will focus mainly on practical training using a range of simulation and analysis codes on personal computers and the cluster at ILL, so the number of participants will be limited to 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=505 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=505 Second Baltic Neutron School BNS 2014 04.05.2014 - 08. 05.2014 - BNS 2014 primarily addresses graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. A series of lectures and hands on- tutorials by experienced scientists will introduce different neutron scattering techniques for investigations of structure and dynamics of condensed matter in various scientific fieldslike e.g. nanotechnology, magnetism or biology. The neutron scattering methods covered include quasi- and inelastic scattering, triple axis spectroscopy, small angle scattering, reflectometry, high-pressure experiments or diffraction. Students and young scientists will be given the opportunity to present their own research in short talks and poster sessions. Limited support for attending BNS will be available for students upon request. Important dates Abstract submission: February 28 Application for student support: February 28 Registration and payment of participation fee: March 31 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=507 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=507 XII School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo Ricci 30.04.2014 - 09. 05.2014 - Introduction to the theory and techniques of neutron scattering and applications to Cultural HeritageApplication is now open for the XII School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo Ricci: Introduction to the theory and techniques of neutron scattering and applications to Cultural Heritage.The school will be held at the ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, Erice Sicily, Italy as a specialized course within the International School of Solid State Physics Director: Giorgio Benedek, between the 30th April and the 9th of May 2014._Application deadline:_ 1st April 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=494 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=494 34th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 13.03.2014 - 21. 03.2014 - 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 fr 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. The first three days of the school consist of detailed lectures on the principles and techniques of neutron scattering followed by a tour of the instruments and an introduction to sample environment. As well as the course lectures given by members of HZB, external guest lecturers will be invited to review current issues in the field of neutron research. Previously Prof Michael Steiner ENSA has discussed the future of neutron sources in Europe and Dr Dimitri Argyriou ESS has discussed the planned European Spallation Neutron Source. After attending the lectures the students begin the hands-on experiments. They are divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of the instrument scientists. The experiments last three hours each and take place over three and a half days. On the penultimate day we will hold a students poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss how neutron scattering could benefit their research with the HZB scientists. The poster session will be followed by the Neutron School dinner. Finally, on the last day of the school the students will attend lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in various subject areas e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=471 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=471 45th IFF Spring School 10.03.2014 - 21. 03.2014 - Computational materials physics is concerned with the complex interplay of the myriad electrons and atoms in a solid, thereby producing a continuous stream of new and unexpected phenomena and forms of matter. An extreme range of length, time, energy and entropy scales gives rise to the complexity of an extremely broad range of solids and associated properties.There are literally hundreds of thousands of solids. Some solids exhibit useful or exotic phases, such as ferroelectricity, magnetism, superconductivity, or take on exotic states of matter such as the heavy fermion state. Other solids exhibit interesting metal to insulator transitions or show transversal, quantum and non-equilibrium transport processes, to mention but a few.Every day, new solids are synthesised or grown and novel properties are discovered. These solids find applications as present and emergent materials with specially-designed functionalities on which technological advances in fields such as information technology, energy harvesting, storage and conversion, material science, chemistry and even biology depend.It sounds rather miraculous, but the formation and stability of all solids and their properties are encoded in the statistical physics and quantum theory of the many electrons in the solid interacting via the Coulomb potential. Therefore, the Schrdinger equation of many electrons provides a fundamental theoretical concept for the understanding of a large variety of quantum phenomena that could be exploited in future technological devices.The exact solution for this type of Schrdinger equation in a solid is not yet in sight. Instead, over the past decades, powerful theoretical concepts have been developed that allow effective approximations, aimed at reducing complexity while retaining those ingredients necessary for a reliable description of the physical effects in the system.The approximations of the quantum many-body problem may be roughly divided into three different classes: wave function based methods, ab-initio density functional approaches, and realistic model Hamiltonians, that are solved in part with sophisticated and highly specialized many-body methods such as renormalization techniques or quantum Monte Carlo. Due to the length and the time scales of the systems investigated, the complexity of the interactions and the possible degree of non-equilibrium, this field has benefited tremendously from the exponential growth of computer resources, in part with new computer architectures. Adapting existing computer codes or developing new codes for these new infrastructures is an increasingly pressing and demanding issue in computational based research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=466 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=466 Fan du LLB school 02.03.2014 - 05. 03.2014 - Fan du LLB is an annual school delivered in French and offering young French-speaking researchers a first contact with real experimental neutron scattering. The school is aimed at students and post-docs working in all scientific areas where neutrons can provide valuable insights, although priority is given to those having never had any contact with neutrons scattering.After an introduction to neutron sources and neutron scattering, ten different thematic subjects based on different scientific problems that can be addressed by neutron scattering, are proposed to the students. In groups of four to five, the students are then introduced to two different neutrons scattering technique, during three days devoted to experiments and data analysis. One of the distinguishing features of our school is that the students often come with their own samples, which are tested during the training together with our demonstration samples. This ensures a good and efficient participation of the students. The course lasts for 3.5 days.Registration opens: September 19Deadline for registration: October 19 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=543 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=543 ISIS Neutron training course 2014 24.02.2014 - 06. 03.2014 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=495 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=495 HERCULES School 2014 23.02.2014 - 26. 03.2014 - Neutrons Synchrotron Radiation for ScienceThis school 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=481 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=481 FPSchool 2013: 6th ILL Annual School on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite 18.11.2013 - 22. 11.2013 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite.The 6th FPSchool will take place the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble from 18th to 22nd November 2013. The lectures and tutorials will give the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an average level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be specifically addressed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=462 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=462 LANSCE School on Neutron Scattering - Geosciences Materials in Extreme Environments 16.10.2013 - 25. 10.2013 - The 2013 LANSCE School on Neutron Scattering will focus on outstanding issues in fundamental and applied earth and geosciences research and materials behavior under extreme environments where characterization with neutrons can and do make important contributions. The school will provide an overview and training, through hands-on exercises, of concepts, instruments and data analysis in neutron scattering techniques such as: diffraction, small angle neutron scattering, local structure determination and neutron reflectometry. Educational GoalsStudents will become familiar with neutron scattering and how it may be utilized to address important questions in geosciences and materials in extreme environments as well as emerging Earth, energy environmental issues. Intended AudienceThe 2013 School is intended primarily for graduate students post-docs in geosciences, earth sciences, materials science and related fields. Students should have a basic understanding of scattering and diffraction phenomena. OverviewThe 2013 School will cover: Basic concepts of neutron production, scattering methods and instrumentation. Introduction to geosciences and extreme environment research with emphasis on areas of basic and applied research to issues where neutrons can and do make fundamental contributions. Why neutrons and isotope contrast enhancement techniques Detailed case studies in earth, geo science and extreme environments research using diffraction, small-angle neutron scattering, reflectometry and chemical neutron spectroscopy. High pressure, strain, temperature and other sample environment capabilities in earth and geosciences research. Technical aspects of measurement techniques and data analysis. Computational techniques that complement and aid in the planning, analysis and interpretation of neutron measurements. Students will give presentations on their favorite hands-on experiment on the final day of the school.Costs Registration for the school is free. All local expenses lodging, meals, etc. are covered for accepted participants. Travel to and from Los Alamos is covered up to a maximum amount of 500. Sponsors Student participants are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation NSF.:http:www.nsf.govindex.jsp Instructors and local expenses are supported by the Department of Energy DOE:http:www.energy.gov Office of Science.:http:www.er.doe.gov Logistics support is provided by: Los Alamos Neutron Science Center:http:lansce.lanl.gov and New Mexico State University.:http:www.nmsu.edu To Apply:All application materials must be submitted electronically. A statement by the applicant of anticipated benefits of the neutron scattering school to their research program. Unofficial transcripts emailed to: neutronschoollanl.gov:neutronschoollanl.gov One letter of reference submitted by an advisor or mentor. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Important dates: 13 August: Deadline for all application materials. 16 August: Notifications to applicants. 19 August: Confirmation of attendance.Deadline for foreign national students to submit required documentation. Contact Us: neutronschoollanl.gov:neutronschoollanl.gov http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=463 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=463 HZG Autumn School 2013: Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 07.10.2013 - 11. 10.2013 - The Autumn School will provide a systematic overview of application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.The school will take place from 7 to 11 October 2013 in Ammersbek near Hamburg and Hamburg. The focus of the practical training will be this time on synchrotron experiments. Therefore the participants will spend two days doing experiments at HASYLABDESY.The participation fee includes accomodation and food for the duration of the school as well as the book Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science which has resulted from previous autumn schools with the same title. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=444 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=444 Neutrons in Soft Matter Science: Complex Materials on Mesoscopic Scales 03.09.2013 - 05. 12.2013 - The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences JINS between University of Tennessee and ORNL are coordinating the 2nd cyber enabled collaborative graduate course taught by scientists and professors from sixteen contributing institutions. Scattering experiments using neutrons, X-rays and light are critical in studying structure and dynamics of soft-matter systems including water, colloids, polymers, surfactants solutions and biological macromolecules. The present cyber course draws together an array of internationally recognized experts in both fundamental and applied aspects of soft matter scattering to provide a timely didactic presentation of theory, techniques and applications in this field. Multi-site interactive lecture sessions will be delivered live online. They are simultaneously recorded and made freely available subsequently via streaming from the NSMS course resources page at ORNL, which will also contain various other materials associated with the course. To participate in the course, please go to the URL at the bottom and follow the registration instructions therein. Once you have registered, you can enter the course resources page via the login button.Registration is free to everyone interested in the subject areas. Note that registration does not mean actual credit in a formal sense but rather is a means to gain access to the material of the course and for us to keep track of the utilization of the course resources page. Graduate students can enroll and participate for credit within their program if the course is set up and formally acknowledged within the graduate program at the given institution. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=465 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=465 17th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2013 02.09.2013 - 13. 09.2013 - The Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS at Forschungszentrum Jlich, Germany, organises in cooperation with the University of Mnster Prof. D. Richter, Dr. R. Zorn and the RWTH Aachen Prof. G. Heger, Prof. G. Roth, Prof. T. Brckel a laboratory course in neutron scattering.The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research will be presented. Lectures will be held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experimental part will take place at the research reactor FRM II in Garching close to Munich.The laboratory course is part of the curriculum of the University of Mnster and the RWTH Aachen.It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique neutron scattering and its scientific power. Forschungszentrum Jlich supports non-local students with free accommodation and half board. Travel stipendia for foreign students are available.Registration for the course will open in Spring 2013. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=425 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=425 13th Oxford School of Neutron Scattering 02.09.2013 - 13. 09.2013 - The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Students are selected for the course, based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities.The school provides an excellent introduction to neutron scattering which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. As such it is ideally suited to research students and postdoctoral researchers. The school consists mainly of lectures and tutorials in the theory and practicalities of neutron scattering, and includes a tour of the ISIS pulsed neutron facility in Didcot.In the first week of the school, students are introduced to the core concepts of the theory of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation and neutron diffraction. In the second week, the school covers more specialised neutron scattering techniques, and applications to scientific fields of interest. Among the techniques covered in the second week are; inelastic scattering, polarized neutrons, imaging techniques, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, neutron-spin-echo and quasi-elastic neutron scattering. For the final two days of the course, students can choose to follow three of the following six scientific subject areas; magnetism, soft matter, biology, engineering, chemical applications and amorphous materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=445 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=445 Summer school Advanced Imaging for Industrial Applications 26.08.2013 - 30. 08.2013 - 30 young scientists from all over the world are participating in the first summer school Advanced Imaging for Industrial Applications at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Lise-Meitner-Campus in Wannsee. The school is scheduled for August 26th through the 30th and is jointly organized with the IAEA Training Workshop on Advanced Use of Neutron Imaging for Research and Applications.Beside lectures and workshops, the young scientists, who come from 26 different countries, enjoy as well the occasion to connect with colleagues and exchange their experiences.Lecturers from leading imaging labs worldwide cover different imaging methods with x-rays and neutrons like absorption and phase-contrast tomography, Bragg-edge mapping and magnetic imaging with neutrons as well as neutron autoradiography. Talks related to data processing and analysis will show the new trends in this field.Applications related to industry and science will be in the focus of the school. The participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on instruments and perform imaging experiments with x-rays and neutrons in the labs of HZB.More information:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsischool:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsischool http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=473 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=473 12th PSI summer school on condensed matter physics 17.08.2013 - 23. 08.2013 - The PSI summer school 2013 is dedicated to Materials, structure and magnetism - probed by neutrons, muons and photons. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge about this thematic.Following the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation using photons, neutrons, and muons August 24-26, 2013 at PSI. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=426 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=426 RACIRI Summer School 17.08.2013 - 25. 08.2013 - The RACIRI summer school Advanced Materials Design at X-ray and Neutron Facilities is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Rntgen-Angstrm-Cluster RAC and the Ioffe-Rntgen-Institute IRI.The novel format of the RACIRI summer school is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons in the baltic region.The RACIRI summer school will be held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.The first RACIRI summer school will be held under the focus theme Soft Matter and Nano Composites on 17 - 25 August 2013 in Petergof or Peterhof, a district of St. Petersburg, Russia.NRC Kurchatov Institute will host the first RACIRI Summer School 2013.The Kurchatov Institute was founded in Moscow in 1941 and became in 2010 the National Research Centre NRC Kurchatov Institute as a multi-disciplinary research laboratory with an advanced experimental base in nuclear research reactors, dedicated synchrotron source, thermonuclear Tokamak facilities and many more physics, chemical, biological and computer laboratories.At present NRC Kurchatov Institute is one of the leading research institutes in the world. It is a model of a future research centre as an interdisciplinary national laboratory, a prototype of a new approach to realize scientific and technological global challenges of the 21st century. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=460 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=460 15th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 10.08.2013 - 24. 08.2013 - This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=436 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=436 NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy and Small Angle Neutron Scattering 17.07.2013 - 21. 07.2013 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, small angle neutron scattering SANS, and neutron spin echo NSE spectrometer. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1 nm to 500 nm and at time scales from 100 ns to 1 ps. The NCNR is home to world-class neutron scattering instruments that are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of structural and dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research for soft and hard condensed matter systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=450 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=450 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 17.06.2013 - 21. 06.2013 - The nineteenth annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering CHRNS Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy will be held from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, 2013 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. This years summer school is devoted to methods and applications of neutron spectroscopy with a session on small angle neutron scattering. Neutron reflectometry technique will not be covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=442 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=442 12th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School 02.06.2013 - 07. 06.2013 - The curriculum is a broad overview of neutron methods and applicationsin a wide range of scientific areas, such as magnetism, industrial, thinfilms and soft materials. The school is aimed at graduate students andpost-docs who have no prior knowledge of neutron scattering techniques, and with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, or mineralogy. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=435 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=435 7th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering CETS2013 27.05.2013 - 31. 05.2013 - 7th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering: insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. The aim of this school is to provide insight into neutron scattering techniques small-angle neutron scattering, triple axis spectroscopy, neutron reflectometry, prompt gamma activation analysis, neutron diffraction, time of flight spectroscopy and neutron radiography 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=433 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=433 School on Surface Analytical Techniques 02.04.2013 - 05. 04.2013 - School on Surface Analytical Techniques Probing Macromolecules at Water-Solid Interfaces This school will introduce the key analytical techniques available to study macromolecules adsorbed at water-solid interfaces, such as proteins or polyelectrolytes. The topics covered will include optical, X-ray, and neutron reflectivity, scanning probe microscopy, and direct force measurements.The school addresses PhD students, postdocs, and professionals working in areas where characterization of adsorbed macromolecules is essential, and who would either like to be introduced to the available state-of-the-art techniques or to deepen their knowledge in those. The school may also be of interest to researchers in surface based sensors, functional coatings, or biofilms. The school will mainly focus at novel technical developments and data interpretation, rather than on applications to specific systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=441 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=441 33rd Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 28.02.2013 - 08. 03.2013 - The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be four days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The school will finish with lectures on how neutron scattering can be used for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=52 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=52 IFF Spring School Quantum Information in Jlich 25.02.2013 - 08. 03.2013 - Quantum Information Science QIS is a cross-disciplinary subject that has arisen in the last twenty years. It concerns itself with the consequences of our most complete description of the physical world that is, quantum mechanics for the reliable, secure, private, and rapid processing of information, both in communication and computation. While its invention is often ascribed to the famous theoretical physicist Richard Feynman in the 1980s, his contributions were only one of many that initiated the field around that time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=429 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=429 NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy and Small Angle Neutron Scattering 25.02.2013 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, SPINS triple-axis spectrometer, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, small angle neutron scattering SANS, and neutron spin echo NSE spectrometer. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1 nm to 500 nm and at time scales from 100 ns to 1 ps. The NCNR is home to world-class neutron scattering instruments that are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of structural and dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research for soft and hard condensed matter systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=437 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=437 3rd Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 11.01.2013 - As a continuation of our traditional summer school on neutron scattering we initiated two years ago an extended type of school which is called PSISummer School on Condensed Matter Research. While the experimental methods provided by PSI to the scientific community, that is neutrons, muons and synchrotron light - should still play a crucial but not exclusive role, the emphasis of the school should be on a particular topic, to be defined every year. The topic of this third school 2004 will be Phase Transitions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=288 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=288 A school covering the breadth of neutron scattering applications 10.01.2013 - The summer school aims to cover the breadth of neutron scattering techniques using thermal neutrons. Planned experiments include: magnetic neutron scattering, powder diffraction, stress measurement, reflectometry and diffraction on biologically relevant material. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=281 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=281 9th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 03.01.2013 - The main purpose of the School is to educate US graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source Division and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=206 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=206 FAN du LLB 2012 26.11.2012 - 29. 11.2012 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=54 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=54 International PhD School on Radiography Techniques and Analysis 24.09.2012 - 28. 09.2012 - Even if image contrast obtained from X-rays absorption is poorly sensitivity to weakly absorbing objects consisting of light elements, such as polymers and biological soft tissues, since the discovery of X-rays, transmission imaging has been extensively used. Nowadays, however, such drawback can be overcome due to the development of X-rays phase imaging. In fact, X-rays phase imaging based on grating optics has become widely used due to its practical advantage, i.e. laboratory X-rays sources are quite competitive. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=41 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=41 2012 LANSCE Neutron Scattering School 12.09.2012 - 21. 09.2012 - The 2012 Lujan Neutron Scattering School will cover neutron techniques in basic and applied soft matter research with a focus on applications in energy, medical and materials science. The school will include a special track on neutron crystallography for structural enzymology. Participants will receive travel and local support. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=38 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=38 16th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 03.09.2012 - 14. 09.2012 - The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research will be presented. Lectures will be held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experimental part will take place at the research reactor FRM II in Garching close to Munich. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=32 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=32 14th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 12.08.2012 - 25. 08.2012 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=20 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=20 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: Imaging Life and Matter 11.08.2012 - 17. 08.2012 - The PSI summer school 2012 is dedicated to the fascinating and growing field of imaging experiments at large scale facilities. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge about real space imaging from life to materials sciences. Not only methods like tomography, phase contrast imaging or image processing but also diffractive and spectroscopic imaging and reflectometry will be covered. Evening lectures will draw the attention to applications of imaging techniques in further high-impact fields of science like medicine, cultural heritage or paleontology. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=22 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=22 International Neutron Scattering Instrumentation School INSIS 15.07.2012 - 27. 07.2012 - The school is intended as a pipeline initiative, to promote increased activities in instrument design and develop the next generation of instrument designers with a target audience of about 25 students. The school is composed of two distinct parts: the first week 15th 20th July will introduce basic instrumentation and components used in neutron scattering research; and the second week 22nd 27th July will provide a more in depth insight into neutron detector technologies. Students may participate in the first week, the second week, or both. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=35 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=35 LANSCE Neutron School - Energy and the environment 12.07.2012 - 22. 07.2012 - This years theme focusses on the study of materials for energy andenvironment research. The school aim at introducing a variety of neutron scattering techniques to the students and demonstrating how they complement other analytical methods in elucidating material structure and properties.Besides introductory lectures on neutron scattering, experts will present contemporary research on materials related to materials science aspects of energy and environmental research Afternoons will be devoted to hands-on exercises in neutron scattering data analysis small-angle scattering, reflectometry, powder diffraction, pair distribution function analysis, neutron vibrational spectroscopy, radiography. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=76 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=76 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Reflectometry and Spin Echo 18.06.2012 - 23. 06.2012 - This years summer school is devoted to methods and applications of small angle neutron scattering SANS, neutron reflectometry NR and neutron spin echo NSE techniques. Other spectroscopy instruments will not be included. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=26 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=26 Third Course on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 04.06.2012 - 08. 06.2012 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 . Using contrast variation by HD exchange, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes by small angle neutron scattering, and protein-membrane interactions are revealed by Reflectometry and protein dynamics measured. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=30 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=30 ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course 22.05.2012 - 31. 05.2012 - 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=21 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=21 XI Edition of SONS Neutron School 22.05.2012 - 29. 05.2012 - The 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. The course concentrates on theoretical and practical aspects of neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=27 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=27 6th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering 14.05.2012 - 19. 05.2012 - The scope of this school is to provide 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. We would like to welcome graduate and PhD students as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology etc. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=24 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=24 11th Neutron Scattering Summer School 08.05.2012 - 13. 05.2012 - Lecture topics focused on techniques available at a thermal neutron source. They included properties of neutrons, basic theory of neutron scattering, powder diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, stress, strain and texture measurements and analysis, small-angle neutron scattering SANS, neutron reflectometry, and polarized and magnetic neutron scattering. Lectures also illustrated the application of these methods in a variety of areas including quantum materials, soft materials and industrial components. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=64 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=64 Molecular Dynamics to Analyse Neutron Scattering Experiments 27.03.2012 - 30. 03.2012 - The purpose of this school is to train students and scientists in the use of atomistic simulation tools to analyze and interpret experimental neutron scattering data. Lectures on simulation and analysis methods will be followed by examples adapted to the fields of interest of the participants. The school will focus mainly on practical training using a range of simulation and analysis codes on personal computers and the cluster at ILL, so the number of participants will be limited to 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=16 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=16 5th ILL annual school on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatement using the FULLPROF Suite FPSchool 2012 23.01.2012 - 27. 01.2012 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite.FPSchool-2012 will take place over 4 days at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, with lectures in the morning and hands-on tutorials in the afternoon. The tutorials will give the essential tools necessary to use productively the FullProf Suite at an average level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be specifically addressed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=10 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=10 FPSchool-2012: 5th Annual School on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FULLPROF suite 23.01.2012 - 27. 01.2012 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of theFullProf Suite. It will take place over 4 days with lectures in the morning and hands-on tutorials in the afternoon. The tutorials will give the essential tools necessary to use productively theFullProf Suite at an average level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be specifically addressed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=98 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=98 Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 12.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The school will provide a systematic overview of application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. The relevant experimental methods will be covered in a three day course followed by a practical in the remaining two days. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=92 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=92 12th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 05.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=68 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=68 12th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering : An ideal introduction to the theory, techniques and applications of neutron scattering 05.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=89 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=89 10th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 13.08.2011 - 19. 08.2011 - In this Summer School more than 20 world-class experts will introduce the different aspects of phase transitions from an experimental and theoretical point of view. Phase transitions are not only a well known fact of everyday life, but also an important field of current research and of technological applications. At the end of the school you will not only understand why water turns into ice. You will know how to apply modern methods to the problem of phase transitions and you will have established contacts to the speakers and participants allowing you to utilize the gained knowledge for your own research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=87 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=87 Summer School on Modeling Neutron Data of Biological Systems 11.07.2011 - 15. 07.2011 - This course is intended to introduce students to modern atomistic approaches to model neutron scattering data. The modeling methods to be covered are molecular dynamics and molecular Monte Carlo simulations of protein and protein-nucleic acid systems. The format of the course will involve a short daily lecture followed by a set of hands-on exercises. Students will learn to use single molecule and ensemble methods to model both rigid and inherently disordered systems. Models will be used to interpret small-angle scattering, neutron reflectivity, and backscattering data. In addition, each day an invited speaker will give a presentation on the application of neutron scattering in their current research activities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=86 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=86 AIC international school in crystallography 04.07.2011 - 08. 07.2011 - The school is aimed at providing the theoreticaland practical skills needed for the characterisation of crystallinestructures at different length scales, by means of the combined applicationof diffraction techniques classical and total scattering, spectroscopiesvibrational, XAS, RIXS and NMR and computational methods. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=58 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=58 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 12.06.2011 - 23. 06.2011 - This year, the school will be split into two sections: soft condensed matter from June 12-16 and hard condensed matter from June 19 to 23. The soft matter section will cover both neutron spectroscopy and small angle neutron scattering SANS while the hard matter section will only cover neutron spectroscopy. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=61 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=61 13th National School on Neutron X-ray Scattering 11.06.2011 - 25. 06.2011 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=62 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=62 Neutron Instrument Design School 07.06.2011 - 17. 06.2011 - The Neutron Instrument Design School aims to help train the people working on neutron instrument design to optimise a long-pulse instrument for neutronic performance. The first 1.5 days will consist of introductory lectures, giving an overview of the science enabled by neutron scattering. We will then transfer to the cosy fishing village of Vik on the East coast of Skne for eight full days of instrument design. The first week will consist of lectures and tutorials in which simple analytical and conceptual methods are covered for the optimisation of different instrument types. The second week will cover Monte Carlo simulation tools, such as McStas and Vitess, with a similar programme to the previous simulation school held on the island of Ven 17th-21st of May 2010. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=83 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=83 McPHASE 2011 10.05.2011 - 13. 05.2011 - The general scheme of the school was dealing with fundamental and applied aspects of d and f elements. The school was organized in two main sessions: on the mornings introductory talks on different subjects were given exchange interactions, crystal field anisotropy, high order interactions,..; while the afternoons were concentrated on practical sessions using the McPhase software suite . http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=74 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=74 32nd Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 08.03.2011 - 16. 03.2011 - The program will consist of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to methods of neutron scattering in condensed matter research. After the lectures, there will be several days of hands-on experiments at various neutron scattering instruments. The practical part will cover Triple-Axis-Spectroscopy, Powder Diffraction, Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Reflectometry, Time-of-Flight Techniques, Tomography and Polarisation Analysis. The school is primarily aimed at early stage researchers, e.g. PhD students and postdocs and is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=94 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=94 43rd IFF Spring School: Scattering Methods for Condensed Matter Research: Towards Novel Applications at Future Sources 05.03.2011 - 16. 03.2011 - Most of what we know about the structure and dynamics of condensed matter systems on an atomic length- and timescale stems from X-ray and neutron scattering. The IFF Spring School 2012 comes timely to the centennial anniversary of the discovery of X-ray scattering from single crystals by Max von Laue, Walter Friedrich and Paul Knipping in 1912. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=96 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=96 HSC12: Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Extreme Condition Studies 27.09.2010 - 02. 10.2010 - The purpose of this Hercules Specialised Course is to give the participants an introduction to high pressure research at large experimental facilities such as the synchrotron and the neutron reactor. The basic principles of SR and neutron techniques used to explore matter at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature will be illustrated. The school will also provide cross-disciplinary examples in a representative range of scientific areas, covering fundamental physics, earth and planetary science, chemistry and material science. The lectures will cover both theoretical and experimental aspects for a non-expert audience. They will be complemented by tutorials and practicals at several ESRF and ILL beam-lines and include an introduction to high pressure cell loading techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=119 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=119 X INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEUTRON SCATTERINGFRANCESCO PAOLO RICCI : Electronvolt Neutron Spectroscopy of Materials: Microscopic Dynamics and Enabling Techniques 25.09.2010 - 04. 10.2010 - This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduatestudents or postdoctoral with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials, practicals and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering diverse aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation designed to study the : Microscopic Dynamics of Simple and Hydrogen-bonded Quantum Fluids, Quantum Momentum Distributions, Effective Born-Oppenheimer Potentials, High Energy Excitations, High Energy Neutron Imaging, Deep Inelastic neutron scattering , High Energy Neutron Irradiation Effects. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=117 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=117 9th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: Zuoz 2010 07.08.2010 - 13. 08.2010 - Magnetic phenomena are not only fascinating research topics, but also of key importance to a modern society. Magnetic phenomena and the understanding of these are basis for technologies with applications in information technology, energy conversion, diagnostics, sensors and actuators etc. The school will introduce magnetism and strongly correlated electron systems and show how large scale facilities providing beams of photons, muons, and neutrons are used to study magnetic phenomena. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=111 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=111 2010 LANSCE Neutron School 05.08.2010 - 13. 08.2010 - Scientific Scope of the Lujan Center Neutron School on Structural Materials. For nearly 3 decades, neutron diffraction has been used for engineering applications. In combinations with modeling techniques, in particular self-consistent polycrystal deformation models, neutron diffraction has contributed significantly to the understanding of material deformation. More recently, neutron scattering has been utilized to probe microstructural evolution and deformation behavior of structural materials under conditions approximating those seen during processing and operation. Neutrons are an ideal probe of internal strains, texture evolution, and defects, allowing in-situ study of these parameters in a phase-sensitive manor to investigate e.g. composite materials. This school will focus on the measurementtechniques that have developed in response to demands to understand increasing complex materials. Many of the world leaders in the field, including those who invented the technique, will present lectures on subjects such as texture analysis, diffraction line profile analysis and residual stress measurement as well as on complementary synchrotronX-ray scattering techniques and modeling. Students will have the chance to participate in four hands on experiments using state of the art neutron scattering instruments at the Lujan Center, and interact with advanced polycrystalline plasticity models developed at LANL. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=118 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=118 The Power of Neutron Techniques in Nano and Biosciences 12.07.2010 - 16. 07.2010 - The school aims to present the enormous potential that neutron techniques provide for the resolution of scientific problems within Nano and nBiosciences covering a subject not normally included in PhD courses. The University of Zaragoza officially recognizes the course. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=115 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=115 Polarised neutron school 28.06.2010 - 02. 07.2010 - The PNCMI School will give a comprehensive introduction to polarised neutrons, the techniques and their scientific applications. A series of morning lectures from preeminent scientists in the field will focus on state-of-the-art polarised neutron scattering techniques and their applications to small-angle scattering, reflectometry, diffraction and inelastic scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=104 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=104 12th National School on Neutron X-ray Scattering 12.06.2010 - 26. 06.2010 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=102 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=102 Neutron Scattering techniques in Structural Biology 07.06.2010 - 11. 06.2010 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtain from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 . Using contrast variation by HD exchange, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes by Small Angle Neutron Scattering, protein-membrane interactions are revealed by Reflectometry and protein dynamics measured. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=106 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=106 5th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering 31.05.2010 - 04. 06.2010 - The scope of this school is to provide 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=113 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=113 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 10.05.2010 - 14. 05.2010 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering SANS and neutron reflectometry NR at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1-1000 nm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering, and NR instruments which are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training in the use of SANS, USANS and NR, in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, magnetism, and structural biology. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 32 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=112 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=112 FullProf School-2010 02.05.2010 - 07. 05.2010 - Precise crystallography has significantly contributed to the success and recent developments in materials science, solid state physics and chemistry. Among the available programs for diffraction data analysis, the FULLPROF SUITE is one of the most widely used packages by the scientific community working in these fields.By creating a regular school on the FULLPROF SUITE, our aim is to contribute directly to the training of the upcoming generation of scientists. These intensive, hands-on, schools are focus on the analysis of diffraction data with the FULLPROF SUITE. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=108 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=108 Data Analysis for Quasielestic Neutron Scattering with FRIDA 28.04.2010 - 29. 04.2010 - The JCNS school on data analysis for QENS using the program FRIDA is dedicated to users and instrument scientists of neutron time-of-flight and backscattering spectrometers, who like to use or do use the program FRIDA in their work. Topics will include: 1. routine and non-routine steps of raw data processing 2. interactive visualisation and conditioning of pluridimensional data 3. foundations and practice of curve fitting 4. typical problems in analysing quasielastic neutron data 5. discussion of future software developmentsConfirmed speakers and tutors are: 1. Sebastian Busch TU Mnchen 2. Florian Kargl DLR Kln 3. Tobias Unruh TU Mnchen 4. Joachim Wuttke JCNS Garching http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=105 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=105 31st Berlin Neutron Scattering School 11.03.2010 - 19. 03.2010 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=160 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=160 11th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 31.08.2009 - 12. 09.2009 - The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering and has been teaching students for over 40 years. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=138 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=138 Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 31.08.2009 - 04. 09.2009 - The school will provide a systematic overview of application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. All relevant experimental methods will be covered in a three day course finishing with a two day practical one day neutrons, one day photons on various strain scanners, texture diffractometers and tomography stations available at GKSS and DESY. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=158 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=158 2nd AONSA Neutron School 2009 16.08.2009 - 21. 08.2009 - This school provides training for newcomers to neutron scattering focussing on nanoscience. We will not only have lectures, but also practical sessions with hands-on experiments and data analysis. All neutron techniques available at ANSTO will be covered in the school, i.e. powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, strain scanning, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and inelastic scattering using three-axis spectrometers. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=145 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=145 8th PSI Summer School: Functional Materials 01.08.2009 - 07. 08.2009 - Functional materials are omnipresent in the modern world. They are the basis for technologies with applications in energy, environment and health. The school will introduce the concepts behind the design and use of such materials and show how large scale facilities providing beams of photons, muons, and neutrons are used in this field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=150 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=150 LANSCE Neutron School 07.07.2009 - 17. 07.2009 - The school will include lectures from some of the preeminent scientists in the field and hands on experiments on the HIPPO, SMARTS, NPDF, FDS, and LQD instruments at the Lujan Center.The school is focused of graduate students beginning there thesis research and post doctoral researchers. Industrial applicants will also be considered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=146 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=146 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 22.06.2009 - 26. 06.2009 - Using lectures and hands-on demonstrations NCNR staff will introduce attendees to a variety of scattering methods that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution. These methods enable researchers to study dynamical processes that occur over a wide range of time scales spanning 100 ns to 1 ps. The demonstrations will be based on data acquired using five different neutron instruments: a disk chopper spectrometer, a backscattering spectrometer, a spin-echo spectrometer, a cold triple-axis spectrometer, and a thermal double-focusing triple-axis spectrometer. The NCNR summer school is targeted to those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. Note: small-angle neutron scattering and neutron reflectometry techniques will not be covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=134 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=134 10th Canadian Neutron Summer School 15.06.2009 - 19. 06.2009 - The aim of the school is to cover a wide range of topics associated with thermal neutron scattering, including powder diffraction, stress analysis, texture, reflectometry, magnetism and neutron scattering, SANS, inelastic scattering together with the underlying theory associated with neutron scattering. Lectures will be held in the mornings. A variety of demonstration practical experiments on the neutron instruments will be held in the afternoons, from which the attendees will be able to select four hands-on practicals at the reactor with the neutron instruments. The aim of the school is to give a broad overview of neutron methods and applications, concentrating on those techniques available at a thermal neutron source. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=133 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=133 11th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 30.05.2009 - 13. 06.2009 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source APS and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source SNS and High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=135 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=135 IX School of Neutron Scattering Francesco Paolo Ricci APPLICATION OF NEUTRONS TO STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION IN SOFT MATTER: FROM SHORT AND MEDIUM RANGE ORDER TO WETTING PROCESSES 22.09.2008 - 03. 10.2008 - This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduatestudents or post-docs with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will include lectures, tutorials and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering various aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation oriented towards the study of Near and Intermediate Range Order in Liquids and Soft Matter, along with Wetting Processes. An international group of recognized experts will constitute the teaching body. The school will be held in the Conference Centre of the Hotel Flamingo, Santa Margherita di Pula CA . The official language of the school is English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=181 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=181 7th PSI Summer School: Probing the Nanometer Scale with Neutrons, Photons and Muons 16.08.2008 - 22. 08.2008 - As a continuation of our traditional summer school on neutron scatteringwe initiated six years ago an extended type of school which is calledPSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research. While the experimental methods provided by PSI to the scientific community, that is neutrons, muons and synchrotron light should still play a crucial but notexclusive role, the emphasis of the school is on a particular topic, tobe defined every year. The topic of this seventh school 2008 will bededicated to Probing the Nanometer Scale with Neutrons, Photons andMuons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=170 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=170 5th LANSCE Neutron School on Magnetism in Bulk and Nanostructured Materials 23.07.2008 - 01. 08.2008 - This years school is designed to be of interest to graduate level Ph.D. students and postdocs and will emphasize the novel properties of magnetism in bulk and nanostructured materials. The school is designed to provide an expansive knowledge of neutron scattering particularly from magnetic materials, to illustrate applications of neutron scattering to solve modern problems, and to provide hands-on opportunities to collect and analyze neutron scattering data. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=172 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=172 Int. School on Surface Analytical Techniques 11.03.2008 - 14. 03.2008 - The primary objective of this school is a sustainable program centred on detailed discussions of analytical methods and data analysis flavoured by selected topics of Colloid and Interface Science. It is part of the European COST D43 programme. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=168 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=168 FPSchool-2008 ILL: 1st Annual School on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment 11.02.2008 - 15. 02.2008 - Precise crystallography has significantly contributed to the success and recent developments in materials science, solid state physics and chemistry. Among the available programs for diffraction data analysis, the FULLPROF Suite is one of the most widely used packages by the scientific community working in these fields.By creating a regular school on the FULLPROF Suite, our aim is to contribute directly to the training of the upcoming generation of scientists. These intensive, hands-on, schools will focus on the analysis of diffraction data with the FULLPROF Suite and will concern heterogeneous data coming from powders, single crystals, X-rays and time-of-flight neutron diffraction. FPSchool-2008 will focus on the analysis of large amount of diffraction data on passing through phase transformations. It will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin and will be open to a maximum of 30 participants. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=217 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=217 Scattering for Biologists 23.10.2007 - 26. 10.2007 - An international school on Scattering for Biologists is organized at PSI, Switzerland, which hosts the neutron source SINQ and the synchrotron source SLS, to teach interested young researchers and students in x-ray and neutron scattering methods. The school will consist of lectures by leading scientists in the different techniques of x-ray and neutron scattering appropriate in structural biology and biophysics. The lectures will be accompanied by hands on experiments at x-ray and neutron instrument stations of SINQ and SLS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=209 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=209 PNAM Autumn School Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 17.09.2007 - 21. 09.2007 - PNAM Autumn School Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=210 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=210 6th PSI Sommer School on Condensed Matter Research 18.08.2007 - 25. 08.2007 - The purpose of the Summer School is to give the participants anintroduction to the basic principles of spectroscopy, microscopy, anddiffraction at synchrotron, neutron, and muon facilities as applied tocorrelated electron materials. The lectures will cover both theoreticaland experimental aspects, with particular emphasis on the utilization of three prominent experimental probes available at PSI: synchrotron light, neutrons, and muons. For admission, no specialized knowledge of the subject is required, but a masters degree or equivalent in natural sciences is necessary. In addition to the lectures, there will be poster and discussion sessions in which the participants are welcome to present their own results. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=205 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=205 Summer school on representational analysis and magnetic structure determination 23.07.2007 - 26. 07.2007 - Modern science has given rise to exotic materials with interesting blukproperties which can only be understood in light of their magnetic structures. However, these magnetic structurs are increasingly complex and characterized by a large number of parameters. In order to reduce this complexity one must apply Representatoinal Analysis to take advantage of the inherent symmetries in the crystallographic systems studied.The school is intended for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young scientists working in condensed matter physics, materials science, and related fields. The main goal is to provide an overview of this rapidly growing field so that young scientists will have the opportunity to work at the frontiers of this new exciting field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=204 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=204 LANSCE Neutron School on Hydrogen in Materials 12.07.2007 - 20. 07.2007 - The school is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in physics, chemistry, and materials science interested in the application of neutron scattering techniques elastic and inelastic to investigate the structure and dynamics of materials containing hydrogen. Senior undergraduate students and junior faculty members are also invited to apply.The lectures will cover an introduction to a variety of neutron scattering techniques diffraction, small-angle scattering, inelastic scattering, and reflectometry, and will highlight recent development in hydrogen research as supported by neutron scattering. Hyrides, porous materials, clathrates, proton conductors and fuel cell materials, and other materials will be discussed. The formal lectures will be supplemented by hands-on experiments on five instruments at the Lujan Center to illustrate with important classes of hydrogen-containing materials the neutron scattering techniques presented during the school. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=197 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=197 28th HMI School on Neutron Scattering 26.02.2007 - 02. 03.2007 - The School emphasizes hands-on experience of neutron techniques. The program will consist of a theoretical introduction to methods of neutron scattering in condensed matter research, and then continue with practical experiments at various neutron scattering instruments at BENSC. The course will cover Triple-Axis-Spectroscopy, Powder Diffraction, Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Reflectometry, Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Neutron-Spin-Echo, Sample Environment and Industrial Applications. The school is free of charge, contributions to travel expenses may be available on request. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=241 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=241 VIII INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEUTRON SCATTERINGFRANCESCO PAOLO RICCI : NEUTRON SCATTERING FROM MAGNETIC SYSTEMS 25.09.2006 - 06. 10.2006 - This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduatestudents or postdoctoral with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering diverse aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation designed to study the Structure and Dynamics of Magnetic Systems. An international group of acknowledged experts will form the teaching body. The Conference Centre is the Hotel Flamingo, Santa Margherita di Pula CA. The official language of the school is English. The School will commence on Monday, September 25th 2006, with a series of introductory lectures covering the fundamental aspects of neutron scattering and neutron instrumentation. During the next few days, a series of lectureswill provide the basis to understand Magnetic Symmetry, Magnetic Structure Description, Solution and Refinement from powder and single crystals data, Spin Density Determination using polarised neutron techniques, Neutron Polarimetry, Magnetic Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, Magnetic Neutron Reflectometry and Inelastic Neutron Scattering from Single-Ion, Magnetic Clusters and Collective Magnetic Excitations. Each of these topics will be expanded in a series of tutorials, to be held in small groups, which will also include hands-on data analysis sessions. The combination of introductory lectures, scientific sessions and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their applications to current research topics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=231 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=231 PNCMI Polarised Neutron School 19.09.2006 - 22. 09.2006 - The PNCMI School will focus on state-of-the-art polarised neutronscattering techniques and their applications to small-angle scattering,reflectometry, diffraction and inelastic scattering. The school will include lectures from preeminent scientists in the field and practical training with hands-on experiments on BENSC instruments. The school is jointly organized by HMI, BENSC and the Polarised NeutronTechniques JRA of NMI3. It is primarily intended for Diploma PhD students or young postdoctoral scientists familiar with scattering techniques who are seeking additional training in polarized neutrons. The maximum number of participants will be limited to 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=227 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=227 International Summer School on Neutron Techniques in Molecular Magnetism 31.08.2006 - 09. 09.2006 - The International Summer School on Neutron Techniques in Molecular Magnetism will be held in Jaca, Spain from the 31st August until 9th September, 2006. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=234 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=234 5th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: Neutron, X-ray and Muon Studies of Nano Scale Structures 19.08.2006 - 26. 08.2006 - Each summer PSI organises a summer school on a researchtheme where key new insight can be obtained through accessto and use of its large scale research infrastructures. The topic for the 2006 school is: Neutron, X-ray and Muon studies of nano scale structures and will mainly focus on the study of soft matter systems. The school is addressed mainly to the education of PhD or postdoctoral students without prior knowledge of or experience with neutron, X-ray or Muon techniques. The school will start with 3 days ofintroduction to the techniques and conclude with a series of lectures providing an overview of state of the art in research using these techniques. The school is open to the national and non-national public, the language of the school will be English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=226 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=226 8th United States National School of Neutron and X-ray Scattering 13.08.2006 - 27. 08.2006 - The main purpose of the School is to educate US graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source Division and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=232 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=232 NCNR SANS and Reflectivity summer school 26.06.2006 - 30. 06.2006 - Since 1995, The NIST center for neutron research hosts an annual summer school, sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, with the alternating themes of inelastic scattering one year and SANSUltraSANS USANS and reflectometry the next. These schools emphasize hands on training with plenty of experiments scheduled on both instrument types. These are world-class facilities for the examination of bulk and interfacial microstructure on a scale from roughly 1 to over 500 nm, even into the micron regime with USANS, and are available to any qualified researchers who submit experiment proposals for peer review. This weeklong course will provide potential new users of these techniques with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and methodology along with hands-on training in the use of the SANS and NR facilities at the NCNR. Applications of the techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, magnetism, and structural biology. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques, and the NCNRs instruments, to their own research interests and provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. This years school will follow the ACNS meeting in Chicago which is being held the prior week June 19-22. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=228 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=228 LANSCE Joint Neutron Scattering School in Soft Condensed Matter and Structural Biology 18.05.2006 - 26. 05.2006 - The school will focus on outstanding issues in soft matter and structural biology where neutrons make fundamental contributions. It will provide an overview of and training in neutron scattering in soft condensed matter and structural biology, including the basics of neutron scattering diffraction and reflection, neutron production; small-angle neutron scattering, reflectometry, diffraction on thermal and cold neutron instruments; experimental methods, data reduction and analysis techniques; and hands-on experiments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=223 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=223 9th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 05.09.2005 - 15. 09.2005 - The School is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. The School will comprise lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and neutron spectroscopy will be given by international experts. Techniques at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources are covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=256 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=256 7th United States National School of Neutron and X-ray Scattering 14.08.2005 - 18. 08.2005 - The main purpose of the School is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source Division and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=258 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=258 4th PSI Summer School: Spectroscopy Microscopy 14.08.2005 - 21. 08.2005 - This school is primarily intended for young scientists at the beginning of their career, who look for research opportunities or have just started their research in this field. Part of the lecture program is devoted to the role of neutron and synchrotron X-ray techniques in this area. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=254 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=254 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 20.06.2005 - 24. 06.2005 - In the lectures and hands-on demonstrations we shall emphasize methods that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from 100 ns to 1 ps. The emonstrations will use four of the cold neutron instruments disk chopper spectrometer, backscattering spectrometer, spin echo spectrometer and SPINS triple-axis spectrometer, plus the FANS filter analyzer spectrometer. The course will be targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. Small angle neutron scattering and neutron reflectometry techniques will not be covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=252 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=252 LANSCE Winter Neutron School on Applications to Structural Materials 03.03.2005 - 11. 03.2005 - The school will include lectures from some of the preeminent scientists in the field and hands on experiments on the SMARTS, HIPPO, NPDF, and LQD instruments at the Lujan Center. The school is focused of graduate students beginning there thesis research and post doctoral researchers, but industrial applicants will also be considered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=303 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=303 VII School of Neutron scattering F. P. Ricci in Pa lau 21.09.2004 - 02. 10.2004 - The School, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in the field of Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials and simulation sessions covering all aspects of the theory and practice of Neutron Diffraction and Neutron Spectroscopy, with special attention to Small Angle SANS and Ultra Small Angle USANS Scattering. The School will be held in Palau Sardinia Island -Italy and will commence on Thusday the 21st September, with a series of introductory lectures covering the fundamentals of neutron scattering. Anybody interested to attend the School is invited to register by filling out the school Application Form. Those who need financial support should also fill out the Financial Assistance Form. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=284 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=284 6th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 15.08.2004 - 29. 08.2004 - The school consists of tutorial lectures on the principles of scatteringtheory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron x-ray sources, and the application of scattering methods to condensed matter research. Hands-on experiments at both the IPNS and APS provide the students with practical experience in the use of neutrons and synchrotron x-rays for research. A series of lectures by prominent scientists on recent research using neutrons and x-rays are also presented to the students. Topics from many disciplines including materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology, and geology is included in both the experiments and lectures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=285 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=285 Summer School on Neutron Small-Angle Scattering And Reflectometry from Submicron Structures 10.06.2004 - 12. 06.2004 - The 2004, tenth annual, NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR neutron scattering summer school will be held in conjunction with the American Conference on Neutron Scattering ACNS. The summer school will commence on Sunday, June 6th, at the ACNS site on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, with a series of introductory lectures covering the fundamentals of small-angle neutron scattering SANS, neutron reflectometry NR, and cold neutron spectroscopy. Following the ACNS meeting, the summer school will resume on Thursday, June 10th, at the NCNR in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This part of the summer school will run until Saturday afternoon, June 12th, and will emphasize hands-on training on the SANS and NR instruments at the NCNR. The combination of introductory lectures, scientific sessions at the ACNS, and training in scattering techniques at the NCNR will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their application to current research topics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=280 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=280 Neutron Scattering Winter School 09.01.2004 - 16. 01.2004 - This week-long, annual school focuses each year on a different scientific topic in 2004, magnetism and provides researchers principally graduate students and postdocs with a foundation in those aspects of neutron scattering theory and practice primarily used in studies of the topical area of the school. Complementary techniques are described in the school and students learn how neutron scattering complements information obtained with these techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=329 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=329 8th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 08.09.2003 - 18. 09.2003 - Techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources are covered. Together with a strong introductory and teaching theme, the School offers participants an opportunity to hear about some of the exciting new research being carried out in neutron scattering. The young scientists participating in the School are also encouraged to give a short overview of their own research as part of the tutorial sessions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=368 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=368 5th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 10.08.2003 - 23. 08.2003 - Leading researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories will lecture on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics ofx-ray and neutron sources. Program elements will include hands-onexperiments in materials science, condensed matter physics, and soft matter using the Advanced Photon Source and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=309 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=309 2nd PSI Summer School on Condensed-Matter Research 09.08.2003 - 16. 08.2003 - Topic will be Soft Condensed Matter http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=322 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=322 Neutron Scattering Laboratory Course Juelich 16.09.2002 - 27. 09.2002 - The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter will be presented. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=354 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=354 4th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 11.08.2002 - 26. 08.2002 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-rayScattering is to educate graduate students attending U.S. universities on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. The school consists of tutorial lectures on the principles of scattering theory, thecharacteristics of neutron and synchrotron x-ray sources, and theapplication of scattering methods to condensed matter research. Hands-on experiments at both the IPNS and APS provide the students with practical experience in the use of neutrons and synchrotron x-rays for research. A series of lectures by prominent scientists on recent research using neutrons and x-rays are also presented to the students. Topics from many disciplines including materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology,and geology is included in both the experiments and lectures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=355 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=355 1st PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 10.08.2002 - 17. 08.2002 - The purpose of the Summer School is to give participants an introduction to the basic principles of magnetism and magnetic materials. The lectures will cover both, theoretical and experimental aspects, with particular emphasis on the utilization of the prominent experimental techniques available at PSI: neutrons, muons, and synchrotron light. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=356 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=356 Summer School on Neutron Scattering 16.06.2002 - 21. 06.2002 - The school will provide an introduction to the techniques of neutronscattering and applications in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, MaterialsSciences and Engineering. Sessions are organized with lectures in themorning and hands-on demonstration experiments with neutron spectrometers at the NRU reactor. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=353 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=353 Summer School on Neutron Scattering 16.06.2002 - 21. 06.2002 - Professor Bromley was born in Westmeath, Ontario and received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Queens University and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 1988 was awarded the National Medal of Science. He has served as President of the AAAS, of IUPAP, and of APS and holds 32 honorary doctorates from universities in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the United States. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=357 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=357 7th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 27.08.2001 - 06. 09.2001 - The School, established since 1989, is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of Neutron Scattering. The School will compriselectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice ofNeutron Diffraction and Neutron Spectroscopy, which will be given by aninternational group of lecturers who are all acknowledged experts in the field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=389 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=389 National School of Neutron and X-ray Scattering 12.08.2001 - 25. 08.2001 - The school is targeted at graduate students who require neutron or x-rayscattering for their thesis research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=383 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=383 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 18.06.2001 - 22. 06.2001 - In the lectures and hands-on demonstrations we shall emphasize methods that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from 100 ns to 1 ps. The demonstrations will use four of the cold neutron instruments disk chopper spectrometer, backscattering spectrometer, spin echo spectrometer and SPINS triple-axis spectrometer, plus the newly commissioned filter analyzer spectrometer. The course will be targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=376 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=376 Summer School on Neutron Scattering 18.06.2000 - 23. 06.2000 - The forthcoming summer school on neutron scattering will be held at Chalk River between the 18th and 23rd of June. The course is appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=399 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=399 NOBUGS-III 2000 12.06.2000 - 14. 06.2000 - The 3rd NOBUGS workshop was held at Daresbury Laboratory in June 2000. Talks given at NOBUGS 2000 are grouped according to subject in the following categories: Remote Data Acquisition and Control Macros and Modular Data Acquisition Data Acquisition Updates Facility Business and Data Visualisation Automatic Beamline Alignment and Instrument Simulation Data Analysis Data Management Data Acquisition Data Format http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=400 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=400 Neutron spring school 02.05.2000 - 12. 05.2000 - This school will consist of 24 lectures addressing the following instrumental and scientific topics :State of the art in powder diffraction FocalisationStructure and dynamics of liquids Novel spin echoReflectivity Neutron polarimetryDevelopments with pulsed sources Quasi elastic scatteringSuperconductors Low dimensionality magnetismMagnetic thin layers Molecular magnetismHigh energy excitations Stress scanningNeutrons and biology Advanced polymer research http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=401 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=401 6th Oxford Summer School in Neutron Scattering 13.09.1999 - 23. 09.1999 - It aims, by lecture and tutorial, to give a complete overview of neutron scattering over a 2 week period and is directed towards Ph.D students and post-docs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=411 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=411 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 09.08.1999 - 13. 08.1999 - In the lectures we shall emphasize neutron scattering methods thatemploy long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution,allowing one to study dynamical processes over a wide range of timescales, from 100 ns to 1 ps. There will also be talks by internationally recognized experts describing opportunities for spectroscopic research using cold neutron instruments, and there will be hands-on demonstrations using four of the cold neutron instruments in the NCNR guide hall. The lectures and demonstrations will be targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=413 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=413