Registration now open for Muon Training School
02 Dec 2015



Registration for the next ISIS Muon Training School is now open – deadline 6th January 2016. The course will run 14th – 18th March 2016.

Alexandra Mannig, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Franz Lang, University of Oxford, working on the HiFi instrument during the Muon Training School in 2014. Credit: STFC


A registration form can be found here.

The aim of the Muon Spectroscopy Training School is to provide a practical training course for Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers on the use of muons in condensed matter research. The ISIS Pulsed Source, at the STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), is home to the world's most intense beam of pulsed muons for condensed matter investigations. Topics covered will enable participants to gain the maximum benefit from future facility time, provide valuable experience of working at a large, international facility and improve knowledge in related fields such as computing and cryogenics.

The Muon Spectroscopy Training Schools run for five days and consist of lectures in the muon technique to complement experiments using the four muon spectrometers at ISIS; each participant will have the opportunity to perform two different experiments. They are run by ISIS Muon Facility staff, who between them have over one hundred years of experience in muon spectroscopy, together with external researchers who are experts in their respective fields of condensed matter science. Full notes accompany the lectures and practical work.

The cost of the school, accommodation and reasonable travel costs for UK researchers to attend is met by ISIS. We have a grant from the EU Neutron and Muon Integrated Infrastructure Initiative to cover the costs for European participants. Researchers from outside the UK and Europe have to meet their own travel and subsistence costs.

For more information please visit the Muon Spectroscopy Training School page, or contact Dr Peter Baker or Dr Fiona Coomer.