Nordic Neutron School: Theory, Experiment, and E-learning

The Nordic Neutron Scattering Program (NNSP) is an initiative launched by NordForsk on preparing the Nordic scientific communities for using the European Spallation Source (ESS), which is under construction in Lund (S). The budget of NNSP is of the order 60 million NOK, of which most will go to employ and train Ph.D. student in cross-national projects within scientific fields and methods relevant in the context of ESS.

This project, the NNSP School, will form the heart of the training and community building within NNSP. The School will launch a series of teaching activities that will educate and shape the future Nordic neutron scattering community to take maximal advantage of ESS. The elements are:

- A core course, to be held annually, to train Nordic Ph.D. students in the basic techniques of neutron scattering

- A hands-on course on diffraction and SANS to be held annually at the JEEP-II reactor in Norway, as well as hands-on activities to be available at international facilities.

- A series of topical advanced courses.

We will provide a new teaching concept with a series of coherent lecture notes combined with realistic e-learning modules and exercises containing analysis of real data.