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

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.


    Organisers

    Head of School

    Organizing Committee


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