2014 JCNS Laboratory Course - Registrations now open

A realistic insight into the experimental techniques of neutron scattering.


Place: Jülich and Garching, Germany
Dates: 1 – 12 September 2014
Deadline for applications: 25 May
Website: http://www.neutronlab.de/

JCNS Lab course

Participants at the 2013 Lab Course.

The registrations for the 18th session of the JCNS Laboratory Course on Neutron Scattering are now open. The aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique of neutron scattering and its scientific potential. The application deadline is the 25th of May.

The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, every year organises in cooperation with the University of Münster (Prof. D. Richter, Dr. R. Zorn) and the RWTH Aachen University (Prof. T. Brückel, Prof. G. Heger, Prof. G. Roth) a laboratory course in neutron scattering with experiments at the neutron scattering facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum.

Participants background

If you are a student of physics, chemistry, material science or biosciences with a BSc (or Vordiplom or equivalent), you are welcome to apply to the 18th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

To follow the course, you will need an elementary knowledge of applied mathematics, solid state physics and quantum mechanics which is usually part of a BSc in natural sciences. The course is on beginner level and is not intended for post-docs who already have some experience with neutron scattering.

Two sessions

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 Jülich and the experiments take place at the neutron facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich.

The laboratory course is part of the curriculum of the University of Münster and the RWTH Aachen.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please click here . For all questions and enquiries, you can contact the school organisers at .

Support to attend the school

This school is part of the group of schools supported by NMI3. The laboratory course is free of charge and there is no tuition fee. Forschungszentrum Jülich supports students from out of the area with free accommodation and half-board. Travel stipends for foreign students are also available.

Views from 2013 participants

School series - 17th JCNS Lab Course School series - 17th JCNS Lab Course

Watch our JCNS Lab Course 2013 school video!

NMI3 has been to the 2013 school edition and talked with the participants and organisers. To find out about the experience of the participants of the 2013 JCNS Lab Course you can read our article and watch our video here !

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