News from School

The Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture (EMCSC) in the medieval town of Erice, Sicily, was the ideal site of the XII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) Francesco Paolo Ricci. The relaxed atmosphere of the school provided plenty of opportunity for students and lecturers to discuss science, socialize, and enjoy the local Sicilian cuisine and, of course, Marsala wine. Introductions and friendships that began here will lead the students to long-lasting relations in the neutron community.

We are indebted to Giorgio Benedek for including SoNS within the International School of Solid State Physics and for being such a gracious host, and to students and lecturers alike for joining in a truly superb event. Next year SoNS becomes a formal International school in the EMCSC, taking place from 28 July to 3 August, 2015. Mark your calendars!

January 2014

Application is now open for the XII School of Neutron Scattering  (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”:

Introduction to the theory and techniques of neutron scattering and applications to Cultural Heritage. The school will be held at the ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, Erice (Sicily, I) as a specialized course within the International School of Solid State Physics (Director: Giorgio Benedek), between the 30th April and the 9th of May 2014.

The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted.  Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and/or future research activities.