Sep 8 – 21, 2018
Tartu, Estonia
Europe/Tallinn timezone

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NNSP-SwedNess Neutron School 2018, Tartu
The Nordic Neutron Science Programme (NNSP) and the Swedish Neutron Education for Science & Society (SwedNess) programme are proud to present the second Graduate School on Neutron Scattering. The school will take place in the university town of Tartu, Estonia, September 8-21st, 2018.
The school is aimed as an introduction for starting Ph.D. students, but Master students and Post-docs are welcome to participate as well.

The school covers an introduction to neutron scattering, with the topics:

  • Principles of scattering and neutron instrumentation
  • Diffraction
  • Small-angle scattering
  • Reflectivity
  • Imaging
  • Inelastic scattering
  • Quasielastic scattering
  • Magnetic diffraction and inelastic scattering
  • Use of polarized neutrons

In addition, there will be inspirational lectures on

  • Neutrons for Life science
  • Neutrons for energy materials
  • Neutrons for industry
  • Neutrons for quantum materials
  • Scientific possibilities at ESS

A coherent set of lecture notes will be available, and there will be frequent use of e-learning for practical’s.
The course will start with two optional introductory days, September 8th and 9th, covering the topics:

  • Complex numbers and complex exponentials
  • Fourier transformation
  • Connection between matter and waves
  • Mathematical description of waves in one and three dimensions

We recommend that students from Life science consider joining the introductory days, while students from Physical Sciences would likely not need to.
The last day of the School will be formed as a small project exam. Upon passing the exam, the students will receive a course diploma. The course organizers have valued the School to 4 ECTS.
More information can be found in the detailed program.
To register please go to registration page.
Deadline for registrations is August 1th.
The school will accommodate maximum 60 students. The course is designed for PhD students early in their studies, but also Msc students ans Post Docs can participate. I case of overbooking, participants from the Nordic/Baltic countries have priority. In addition, PhD students have priority over others participants. 
For the Nordic students, the NNSP and SwedNess funds will cover

  • Registration fee
  • Accommodation in shared rooms at a hotel (if you wish a single room, this must be paid by your institute or yourself)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks
  • Welcome dinner 9th September and Conference Dinner 14th September
  • Optional leisure activity 15th september: Adventure trail at Otepää - 
  • Reimbursement of transport to and from the School, economy class flight tickets + bus, maximum 250 EUR. Buss booking site

For Baltic students, other funding will be available, to be decided individually. If you are a Baltic student, please contact Indrek Tallo:
Please note that

  • Transport must be ordered individually, to be reimbursed later
  • Dinner is not included, except for the two days specified

For special requirements, please contact the School secretariat at:


or the individual secretaries:

On behalf of all organizers

  • Kim Lefmann, Univ. Copenhagen (NNSP)
  • Martin Månsson, KTH (SwedNess)



Tartu, Estonia