[mcstas-users] MDANSE 2018 - instrument and material modelling school - Sept 24-28 2018 - Tenerife

Peter Kjær Willendrup pkwi at fysik.dtu.dk
Wed May 9 15:22:01 CEST 2018

Dear McStas users,
Please find below an invitation to this years MDANSE 2018 school, forwarded from the ‘neutron’ mailinglist.

Peter Willendrup


The ILL Computing for Science Group, ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group and ESS DMSC
cordially invite you to:

                              MDANSE 2018 school
Molecular Dynamics and Lattice Dynamics to Analyse Neutron Scattering Experiments
          Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain - Sept. 24th-28th, 2018.

Following the success of MDANSE 2012 and 2014 at ILL, France, and MDANSE 2016
(https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/MDANSE-2016.aspx) at ISIS, UK, this is the
next MDANSE school in this series. This school also relates to previous neutron
scattering instrument simulation McStas schools/workshops in 2006-2016

Scope : Simulation of Inelastic Neutron Scattering using McStas and material dynamics models

MDANSE 2018 school intends to train neutron scientists to better design new
instruments, but also to make better use of the allocated beam time. It has
specialized scope (inelastic scattering, material modelling) and covers many
existing or planned neutron scattering instruments. The school will not focus on
the data analysis, but rather on all aspects of simulation, from materials to
instruments, and present an integrated pipeline.

The school is focused on the calculation of materials dynamics, e.g. dynamic
structure factor S(q,w), using both DFT and classical MD codes. This calculation
will then be forwarded to full virtual experiments of neutron scattering
spectrometers in order to produce realistic simulated data, such as inelastic
and quasi-elastic neutron scattering intensity. A set of representative
spectrometer descriptions will be proposed to attendees, together with the
so-called scattering kernels which model the neutron-matter interaction.

The expected attendees will be either scientists with a strong computational
background and collaborating with experimental groups (in particular neutron
scattering users) or experimentalists with some previous knowledge of
electronic-structure calculations and/or force-field based simulations.

Both will learn how to use existing modern tools to compute the measured
signal(including instrument effects) starting from an initial structure, down
to the neutron scattering intensity, helping to bridge the gap between
experiment and simulation.

The school is designed for providing practical training, so the number of
participants is limited to 25. In order to select candidates, we ask applicants
to state briefly their scientific fields of interest, why they would like to
attend the school and previous experience with computer simulations.

A single fee of 200 Euro is requested. (This fee includes a full accommodation,
teaching materials, smiles and sun).

Registration is now open and will be closed on 31st May. More details and link
to register will be found here
(https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/MDANSE-2018.aspx ).

We look forward to seeing you in September!

   Emmanuel Farhi, ILL
   Miguel Gonzalez, ILL
   Sanghamitra Mukhopadhyay, ISIS
   Felix Fernandez-Alonso, ISIS
   Peter Willendrup, DTU.
   Jonathan Taylor, ESS.
   Thomas Holm Rod, ESS.

Contact: mdanse2018 at ill.fr<http://ill.fr>
Registration: https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/MDANSE-2018.aspx

This school is supported by SINE2020 (Grant 654000-SINE2020-
H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015/H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1), ISIS, ILL, ESS and

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