Sep 4 – 8, 2023
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Welcome to ESS Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) Summer School 2023!

The school will be held in Copenhagen from the 4th to the 8th of September 2023, with on-site registration and welcome event on the afternoon of the 3rd (see more in Programme). 

This summer school is being organised by the European Spallation Source using the historic Niels Bohr Institute Auditorium A provided by the University of Copenhagen. We invite applications for participation to learn about the role of your data, from proposal to publication.

The role of data in neutron scattering is changing, with greater importance being placed on data reduction and analysis, as well as FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and open data. Therefore, neutron scattering scientists must be trained to understand fully the role that data has in their experiments and how to harness the tools that maximise the value of their data. This summer school will provide that training, covering the full ESS Data Pipeline. 

The ESS Data Pipeline

There will be lectures/workshops on subjects including: 

  • Using Python for scientific computing
  • Data management and the role of data in the beamtime proposal
  • Simulating neutron scattering experiments
  • Modern reduction and analysis of data
  • The importance of scientific metadata and reproducibility

There will also be a tour of the ESS and MAX IV facilities, as well as a poster session. Therefore, we ask that you include a poster abstract with your application. To ensure a low student-to-teacher ratio, the number of places is limited

Application closes: 10th July

Thanks to generous support by DanScatt and the Carlsberg Foundation, participation in the school and field trip is free of charge. Accommodation is included, but you will need to be prepared to pay travel and some evening meal costs. 

Sunday evening: Registration at boardgames café, Copenhagen Monday: Niels Bohr Institute Auditorium A, Copenhagen Tuesday: Field trip to ESS and MAX IV in Lund, Sweden Wednesday: Niels Bohr Institute Auditorium A, Copenhagen Thursday: DMSC, Copenhagen Friday: DMSC, Copenhagen