News, Calls & Schools Calendar
News related to the Education and Training WP and calendar of supported schools.
A successful 13th Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques run in Budapest, Hungary! read more
Read about Matrac 2 Neutron School held in Germany from 31st March – 5th April 2019 and watch our video! read more
A SINE2020 Supported School on Neutrons for Membrane Biophysics has been announced for July 2019 in Garching, Germany.
Registration opens on 1st April! read more
The Joint French-Swedish school on X-rays and Neutrons techniques for the study of functional materials for energy will be held in Lund, Sweden from 13th-17th May 2019.
This advanced school on X-rays and Neutrons techniques for the study of functional materials for energy is jointly organized by Swedish and French universities and research organisms. read more
Several Neutron Schools financially support ed by SINE2020 are now open for applications and registrations. These include JCNS 2019 (Germany), Oxford School (UK), CETS 2019 (Hungary). ADD2019 (France) and SISN (Italy). Take a look at our Calendar of Events or our Schools page for more information. read more
Registration for the Matrac 2 2019 School is open and will be held in Germany. This School is financially supported within the frame of the SINE2020 Neutron and Muon Advanced Schools. read more
Schools - 2019September
Garching bei München, GermanyDescription
Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is happy to announce that
application is open for the 23rd Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
taking place September 2-13, 2019 in Juelich and Garching/Munich,
The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one
week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give
a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific
Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are
invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee.
Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits.
For further information and to apply for participation please visit
Deadline for application is May 12, 2019.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Juelich and Garching!Organiser
Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)Contact E-Mail URL Print
Co-organized by SISN and JRC, the school is addressed to PhD students, post-doc and early-career scientists.
The 5-day programme presents pedagogical lectures on the most advanced neutron and muon techniques followed by class exercises and hands-on tutorials using the best cutting-edge software packages for data reduction and analysis, data visualization, data fitting, and theoretical modelling of magnetic properties. Introductory lectures will provide insights into the application of magnetic materials. Lectures will be held in English.
The school registration fee is 200€. It includes full board and lodging. Partial support of travel cost may be provided through the SINE2020 funding.
Application closes at 24:00 GMT on Friday 31st May 2019. Participant places will be confirmed shortly thereafter.Organiser
SISNContact E-Mail URL Print
St Anne’s College, Oxford, UKDescription
About the School: The school is intended primarily for scientists, student and postdoctoral researchers, who are new to the field of neutron scattering. It provides an excellent introduction to the field, which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of a variety of neutron scattering techniques will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique. The school has its origins in 1966,as the first one of its kind, and many famous neutron practitioners have attended the schools of the past 50 years.
Programme: The first week of the school introduces students to the core concepts of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation, neutron diffraction and spectroscopy. The second week splits tuition into three focused science areas, physics, chemistry and soft/bio, and provides lectures on neutron techniques and concepts which are most relevant to each area. Each lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial session. The students will be asked to make short presentations to their peers about their current research projects and work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility in Didcot, and to attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the neutron community. In addition, this year are providing an option maths refresher for those students who may want it.
Application: To apply for the school you will need to submit both a personal statement and a statement from your academic supervisor that will be used in the selection process. Applications should arrive no later than the 12th May 2019. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are selected for the course based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Applicants will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide.Organiser
STFCContact E-Mail URL Print
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UKDescription
This will be a new theoretical school where advanced concepts of muon spectroscopy will be taught across a wide range of science areas. It will be the first school of this type since the 1998 Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics held at St Andrews University. Lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of muon spectroscopy and complimentary techniques will be given by the international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous and pulsed muon sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.
The first half of the school will introduce the muon spectroscopy technique and various science areas. The second half will focus on in-depth discussion of its application to various science areas. There will be a series of lectures and tutorials on each science subjects. The students will be asked to make short presentations (single slide for 2 min each) to their peers about their current research projects and how muon spectroscopy can help them. There will also be tutorial to work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility and attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the muon community.
Topics covered during the school include:
• Magnetic materials
• Energy materials
• Molecular materials
• Studies of thin films and interfaces
• Reaction kinetics
• Muon spectroscopy under Extreme environments
• Muon site determination & DFT
To apply for the school you will need to submit both a personal statement and a statement from your academic supervisor that will be used in the selection process. Applications should arrive no later than the 3rd June 2019. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are selected for the course based on their requirements for muon spectroscopy techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Applicants will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide.
To apply please visit the school webpage.
Fees: School fee is £520 per residential student which includes the cost of an en-suite room during the school, breakfast, afternoon and evening meals, teaching materials, drinks reception and the gala dinner. There are 50 residential places available. There are also 5 non-residential places for students who do not require local accommodation, at a school fee of £150, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.Organiser
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland Oxford University, UKContact Name
Pabita BiswasE-Mail URL Print
Garching bei München, GermanyDescription
Supported by SINE2020
It is our pleasure to invite you to the “Neutrons for membrane biophysics” school that will take place in Garching (close to Munich) between the 15th and 19th of July. The event will focus on the use of neutrons and molecular deuteration to enable early career researchers to provide fresh insight into problems in membrane biophysics. The workshop’s aims are to give: a practical background in the design of experiments (including utilisation of molecular deuteration); preparation of samples; successful execution of a measurement program (with hands on experiments at two instruments of the FRM II reactor); and the analysis of data. We will introduce software packages suitable for the analysis of data as well as explore the exciting possibilities of directly comparing molecular dynamics simulations with neutron scattering data. The target audience is early career researchers, mainly PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, working with biophysical problems involving model membranes.
Lectures will cover the following areas:
- Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) – Neutron reflectometry – Grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering (GISANS) – Membrane lamellar diffraction – Molecular deuteration – Molecular dynamics
List of lecturers:
- Dr. Anna Leung (ESS) – Dr. Selma Maric (Univ. Malmo) – Dr. Alexandros Koutsioumpas (JCNS @ MLZ) – Dr. Sebastian Jaksch (JCNS) – Dr. François Boué (INRA – AgroParisTech – Univ. Paris Saclay) – Dr. Robert Georgii (TUM) – Dr. Chris Garvey (Univ. Malmo, LINX ) – Dr. Thomas Hauss (HZB) – Dr. Alan Mark (Univ. Queensland)Organiser
JCNS, MLZ, ANSTO, Malmo Univ. LINXSContact URL Print
Neutrons are a unique probe to study structure and dynamics of matter. Large neutron scattering facilities are based on nuclear reactors or spallation neutron sources. However recent advances in accelerator technology and neutronics design have made possible the construction of high brilliance neutron sources based on low energy proton accelerator, that will be able to play a significant role in future neutron science and technology.
This new type of infrastructures will enable much broader and easier access to high-brilliance neutrons independent of the existing neutron sources and improve the problem of continuous overbooking at the current sources. Large universities or research centres will be able to host their own neutron institutes presenting new opportunities to perform neutron science, prepare experiments for large facilities, train students and develop instrumentation. The focus of this specialized school is in science and instrumentation adapted to CANS.Organiser
Sira CordonE-Mail URL Print
This advanced school on X-rays and Neutrons techniques for the study of functional materials for energy is jointly organized by Swedish and French universities and research organisms.
Materials for the production, processing, storage or transportation of energy are essential components for current societal challenges. Knowledge of structural organization and dynamics at the atomic scale is therefore an essential prerequisite for the study of these materials, and is based, not exclusively but largely, on the use of short-wave radiation, neutrons or X-rays. Thus, an important aspect of the proposed school is to emphasize the complementarity between similar techniques based on one or the other of the radiations, too often ignored.Contact URL Print
Herrsching/Ammersee (near Munich) and at the FRM II in Garching/MunichDescription
The MATRAC 2 School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials and will focus on neutron scattering and imaging experiments. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.Contact E-Mail URL Print