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Tuesday, December 04

Neutron Scattering in Quantum Condensed Matter Physics

Multiple lecturers, multiple institutions, multiple locations
New Neutron Scattering Cyber-enabled Collaborative Graduate Course
4:00 PM — 5:30 PM, Live attendance for registrants via URL login
Contact: Meiyun Chang-Smith (, 865.574.9065


The first cyber-enabled collaborative graduate course in neutron science centrally coordinated by NScD and JINS at ORNL was launched on September 4th, 2012. The full semester course has so far drawn more than 140 PhD students, scientists and faculty nationally and internationally. It is taught collaboratively by expert professors from six contributing universities (University of Tennessee, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Indiana University, University of Virginia, and UC San Diego) as well as ORNL scientists. The course provides a solid foundation to understand the use of neutron scattering as a probe of atomic-scale structure and dynamics of quantum condensed matter. The course covers the theoretical background, experimental techniques and methods of analysis and aims to attract young scientists and train them in the fundamentals of neutron scattering research.

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