The “Bombannes” summer school will take place from June 20th to 28th 2022 in Carcan-Maubuisson (Gironde, France), and pre-registration is now open.
This school offers a one-week high-level training for PhD-students and young researchers every two years – 2020 had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. By nature, scattering methods are well-suited for studying the structure and dynamics of systems organized on the nanoscale, which is typically the case for polymers, surfactants, or colloidal systems, i.e. the building blocks of Soft Matter.
The school starts with an introduction to instrumentation and experimental methods in scattering, covering both dynamics and structural aspects. It teaches scattering theory (from data treatment to the inverse scattering problem) and special topics in the field of soft condensed matter, including microemulsions, biological applications, colloidal aggregation, polymer and polymer processing, and scattering under external constraints. Lectures have been published in a successful book (Neutrons, X-ray and Light: Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter; Lindner, P. ; Zemb, Th.; North Holland), which is included in the participation fee and distributed as lecture material to all students.
Note that pre-registration before 20/02/2022 is mandatory, and participants will be selected by the organizing committee – note the limited number of available places.