NSCPHD1284  Fifth Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science: Condensed Matter Theory and Advanced Software

Volume 2015/2016
Content

This fifth workshop-school will discuss how theoretical materials modeling combined to advanced software will be able to provide for state-of-the-art insights to experimental observationsobtained using neutron scattering, and consequently to formulate state-of-the-art questions that the European Spallation Source can answer; or that may exist already in actual data bases but have not been completely mined.

In the future new instruments and new sources of neutrons that will overcome many of the historical limitations of neutron scattering studies of materials, molecules, and condensed matter. Consequently as the features in the data from inelastic scattering experiments become clearer, and averaging processes are less necessary, more information can be extracted from experimental measurements. Advanced software as well as intensive collaboration between experimentalists and theoreticians will become more and more necessary to use this new information. The goal of this school is to describe the underlying scattering physics and dynamic processes in materials, and show how modern software can be used to improve the scientific understanding of the data provided by inelastic neutron spectrometers.

Learning Outcome

How to make the best use of the complementarity of the theory and neutron techniques, in order to obtain a maximum of information, is not always clearly discussed, but must be systematically addressed. Therefore it is important to bring the young community of neutron scatters users acquitted to this fact. Moreover, it is important to emphasize that the great power of neutron scattering methods lies primarily in the fact that they are a unique experimental probe of molecular structure and interactions.

The main aim of this  school is to overcome this barrier, so that the students will become more familiar with forefront theoretical approaches used in neutron scattering methods and their application to current research topics.

They should be able to better understand how to couple analytical methods to data analysis.

The student must have completed all MSc courses.
This crash course will allow the students to have a rapid and intense training experience in neutron scattering theory and data analysis. The primary goal of the proposed school is to gather a mix of Danish and foreign PhD students aiming to develop direct contact between them as well as between the students and the international guest teachers & researches. The school is structured as follows. Each topic will be introduced by a motivational or tutorial talk on a selected scientific achievement, in such a way all participants can gain a broader notion of the benefits of the approaches discussed. Basic information on the complementary properties of the different types of techniques, their data interpretation, as well as information on recent applications and developments will also be given. The students will be assigned to a small project and will be guided by the respective lecturers to a solution. The results from the students’ projects will be presented in a short oral session. For this type of participation the students will be assigned 2.5 ECTS points.
Credit
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Oral defence
The students will be assigned to a small project and will be guided by the respective lecturers to a solution. The results from the students’ projects will be presented in a short oral session. For this type of participation the students will be assigned 2.5 ECTS points. Students that agree in writing an experimental report with the results from the tutorials will be given 5 ECTS points.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
completed/not completed
Censorship form
No external censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Course Preparation
  • 20
  • Lectures
  • 36
  • Seminar
  • 14
  • Total
  • 70