16th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

2 - 13 September 2019

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

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News

21st January 2019

Applications for the school are now open. Deadline for applications is 12th May 2019

12th December 2018

The first announcement will take place in the second week of January 2019.

26th November 2018

Preparations for the 2019 school are well underway. We look forward to welcoming you next year to OSNS16.


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:


Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided in rooms in St Anne's College, University of Oxford. Breakfast will be provided for each day of the school, and evening meals will be provided during the weekdays.


Application and Fees

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.

To apply please visit https://tinyurl.com/16OSNS2019

Fees: School fees for 2019 are £590 (~ €670) per residential student which includes the cost of a en-suite room during the school, breakfast and evening meals, 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 £170, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.


Social programme

A lively social programme is planned including a drinks reception and gala dinner and quiz evening. There will be opportunities for punting on the Oxford rivers, visiting historic places and exploring the city.


Further information

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


Organisers

Head of School

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Last updated: 1/2/19

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