Lectures and Experiments

The school consists of different modules in the form of lectures, experiments and analysis.

Every student is expected to prepare their own sample set. This will then be the basis for your own experiments which each student will be measured and subsequently analysed during the summer school. To apply for the school a short mini-proposal for the sample system you will post in advance and work on during the summer school is required.

For the school itself it is important that each student brings their own laptop. You will then be able to install the necessary tools and are already set for working once you return to your institution.

We will have a poster session usually on the first evening. You will shortly present your work, so please bring a poster explaining your project as well.

Before the school, you will have an expert session via skype to discuss the preparation of your sample to make sure the most promising samples and parameters for your project aim are chosen.

At the school we will start with basic lectures on grazing incidence scattering theory, followed by a guided session on selecting the experimental parameters for your own system and getting started with data analysis. Experiments will run remotely before and during the school at the ALS, USA and during the school we start with the data analysis as well as data modelling. These practical modules will be embedded in lectures on resonant scattering and time-resolved measurements and viewpoints from industry as well as information sessions on proposal writing for beamtimes.

Additionally we will carry out a few selected neutron experiments on site at the FRM II. Even if your own sample is not measured at the reactor this will give you first hand experience at a beamline.

For acceptance to the summer school it is important to carefully fill in the mini-proposal form on GISAS Summer School using the "Register here" button and to make sure your sample fulfills the given requirements.