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

farhi farhi at ill.fr
Thu Apr 26 15:13:56 CEST 2018

Dear colleagues,

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

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

Following the success of MDANSE 2012 and 2014 at ILL, France, and MDANSE 
(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 
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 
instruments, but also to make better use of the allocated beam time. It 
specialized scope (inelastic scattering, material modelling) and covers 
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. 
structure factor S(q,w), using both DFT and classical MD codes. This 
will then be forwarded to full virtual experiments of neutron scattering
spectrometers in order to produce realistic simulated data, such as 
and quasi-elastic neutron scattering intensity. A set of representative
spectrometer descriptions will be proposed to attendees, together with 
so-called scattering kernels which model the neutron-matter interaction.

The expected attendees will be either scientists with a strong 
background and collaborating with experimental groups (in particular 
scattering users) or experimentalists with some previous knowledge of
electronic-structure calculations and/or force-field based simulations. 
will learn how to use existing modern tools to compute the measured 
(including instrument effects) starting from an initial structure, down 
to the
neutron scattering intensity, helping to bridge the gap between 
experiment and

The school is designed for providing practical training, so the number 
participants is limited to 25. In order to select candidates, we ask 
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 
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
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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