Molecular (and Lattice) Dynamics to Analyse Neutron Scattering Experiments

Thursday 10 November 2016, 13:30
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The ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy Group and ILL Computing for Science Group will hold the next MDANSE (Molecular Dynamics and Lattice Dynamics to Analyse Neutron Scattering Experiments) workshop at the Cosener’s House, Abingdon, UK from the 10th to 12th of November 2016.

The goal of this school is to show how widely-available simulation tools can be applied to the analysis and interpretation of neutron scattering data. The school will last for three days and will concern mainly the practical aspects of running and analysing simulations so that, numerical and experimental data can be directly compared and simulations can then be investigated in atomic detail.

The focus will be on the use of Molecular Dynamics and lattice dynamics simulations to explore diffusive processes on the time scales covered by low energy neutron scattering spectrometers, phonon dispersion curves and vibrational densities of states that are typically measured with low energy and inelastic neutron scattering spectrometers.

The school is designed for providing practical training, so the number of participants is limited to 40. 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.

This year’s workshop will focus on the following areas:

  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Lattice Dynamics
  • First-Principles Simulations
  • Hands on Tutorials

Invited speakers include:

  • Gerald Kneller, CNRS, France
  • Matt Probert, University of York, UK
  • Nicholas Hine, University of Warwick, UK

Fees: £100
This fee will cover the accommodation and meal expenses.

Registration is now open and will close 30th September.

   Register here

We look forward to seeing you in November at Cosener's House!


Sanghamitra Mukhopadhyay, ISIS
Miguel Gonzalez, ILL
Jeff Armstrong, ISIS
Keith Refson, ISIS
Mark Johnson, ILL
Felix Fernandez-Alonso, ISIS

Event type Training
Start date and time Thursday 10 November 2016, 13:30
End Saturday 12 November 2016, 14:00
Location Cosener's House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Maximum Audience 40
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