17th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

5 - 15 September 2022

An ideal introduction to the theory, techniques and
applications of neutron scattering

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News

9th August 2022

There’s a little bit more than a month to go. In preparation for the start of the school please read and action the following where appropriate:

Payment of School Fee

The site is up and running now. Please proceed to payment on https://cvent.me/8BP3AR?RefId=OSNS2022. Choose the appropriate registration type, residential or non-residential, and pay £700 or £200 respectively. Payments can only be made with a credit card. You should receive a confirmation of payment to the email address that you provided on the form. We will then separately send you an official receipt. For those covered by the ISIS-Indian funding agreement, I will make the payments only when you confirm receipt of your visa. So please keep us informed.

Programme
The latest version of the school programme can be found here. The school starts early morning on Monday 5th September at University of Oxford, so those of you who are residential please plan to arrive* on Sunday 4th. We will start the day with lectures and then have tutorials in the afternoon. As you will see, this is the general format of the school. In the afternoon of day 1, however, we will have some maths tutorial at 2pm. This is optional and will be a problem class for those of you that have questions, more info soon. You are all expected to be there for the neutron tutorials starting at 15:30. Monday will finish with a welcome reception at St. Anne’s College, at 6pm, for all students, residential and non-residential. On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, you will be expected to present your area of work/project to the rest of the students. These should be up to 5 minute presentations and will not require slides (but you can use props or draw on the black/white-board).

Visas
For those of you who have visa applications in progress, please do let us know as soon as you can, of the outcome.

Accommodation
For those of you with a residential place, we have booked accommodation from Sunday 4th September to Friday 16th September. Please do let us know ASAP if you need extra days (will be considered by exception only and is not guaranteed).

20th July 2022

We are experiencing some delays in setting up the payment page. We are doing our best to get this up and running. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but don’t worry, your place is guaranteed and we are really looking forward to seeing you soon! As soon as we have news we will post it here and be in touch.

17th June 2022

Thank you to everybody who applied to this year’s OSNS. The student selection has been completed and all students have been informed of the outcome. We ask successful students to accept their place by Wed 22nd June, otherwise your place may be offered to someone else. For those students who require visitor visas to enter the UK, you will need to apply yourself. We can provide a supporting statement if you let us know on the school's email osns@stfc.ac.uk. The visa application is your responsibility. Please let us know when it has been granted. Finally, instructions on how to pay for the registration fees will appear on the website in the next couple of weeks.

30th January 2022

We are very happy to be able to welcome students back at our in-person school. Applications are now being taken. Applications should arrive no later than mid-night 1st June 2022.
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.

9th November 2021

Preparations for the 2022 school are well underway. We look forward to welcoming you next year to OSNS17.

OSNS 2019

About the School

The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended for scientists and engineers who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy are given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous 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 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.

Topics covered during the school include:


The list of confirmed lecturers can be found here.


Application and Fees

Application: To apply 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 mid-night 1st June 2022.

  • 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.

    To apply please visit Application Form

    Fees: School fees for 2022 are £700 per residential student which includes the cost of a en-suite room during the school, breakfast and evening meals at St. Anne’s College, 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 £200, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.

    Further information

    If you cannot find the information you need about the School on our website, please drop us an email a osns@stfc.ac.uk and we will try to answer your questions.


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    Head of School

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