[Neutron] Joint VITESS and McStas Training Course and Workshop, 5th -
6th February 2004, ISIS Facility
zsigmond at hmi.de
Thu Dec 11 12:53:09 CST 2003
This is to announce the
Joint VITESS and McStas Training Course and Workshop
5th - 6th February 2004, ISIS Facility
In the last years, Monte Carlo simulations have proven to be a very
essential and frequently implemented tool in the optimization of
existing instruments and design of neutron scattering instrumentation
for new facilities. Free open source and user friendly software packages
such as McStas and VITESS have become available in recent years, and
since then they provide an important aid for the developers of neutron
This workshop is dedicated to introduce scientists to MC simulations of
neutron instruments and experiments. Programming skills are welcome but
The workshop will be organized as follows:
Morning sessions with talks about simulation results in general.
Afternoons with simulation training courses in groups with McStas and
VITESS. The final program will be decided and announced in the beginning
For the morning sessions, we kindly invite you to give presentations on
Monte Carlo simulation results and about your experience with simulation
software packages. Talks on results obtained by other packages than
VITESS and McStas are also very welcome.
There is no workshop fee, and travel and local expenses would need to be
covered by the participants. Please e-mail your intention of
participation to the local organiser, Dr Dickon Champion
(d.champion at rl.ac.uk) as soon as possible, with a final deadline of 10
January 2004, otherwise accommodation will be more difficult to arrange.
Please let us know whether you wish to give a talk and the title of your
Please also show your intention for accommodation. The accommodation
will be at Cosener's House in Abingdon with a cost of £48 pounds per
night (bed and breakfast).
A workshop website will be soon available at:
We are looking forward to seeing you at ISIS.
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