Advanced Small Angle Scattering Training School

Jun 01. till Jun 04.

Advanced Small Angle Scattering Training School

This online training school is intended to train PhD and higher-level applicants about how to reduce and analyse small angle scattering (SAS) data obtained from the B21 and I22 beamlines.

Further to our basic level course delivered last year, there has been continual interest from the user community for an advanced level training course, especially as scanning of user samples on I22 and B21 continues, albeit through remote access and mail-in submission routes. Therefore, the primary purpose of this course is to address the community interest in delivering a course that focusses on advanced data analysis principles—in particular how to handle ever increasing data volumes — in anticipation of a return to some form of on-site user programme in late 2021.

01/06/20212021-06-01T09:00:00 - 04/06/20212021-06-04T12:30:00
09:00 - 12:30

Training School Overview

This course aims to build upon our introductory scattering data analysis training course by providing real-life demonstrations of how to use the Python programming language to perform small angle scattering data analysis.

Split over 4 half-days, this course is designed to take you through the basic principles of programming utilising live interactive demonstrations, to using community recognised data fitting packages from within scripts, and beyond by illustrating the foundations of how to run your own customised algorithms against your small angle scattering data.

This course has been composed for small angle scattering users who are in possession of data already and either need to automate their analysis or require to run bespoke analytical routines on their data in order to make the most of it. As such, it is expected that attendees will be well versed in the basic principles of small angle scattering data analysis already.

As this is a virtual event, workshop attendees are recommended to have the following equipment:

  • A stable internet connection
  • A working PC/laptop
  • Webcam (if not already integrated into your device)
  • Microphone (if not already integrated into your webcam or device)

Provisional agenda

Click the button below to download the training school agenda (subject to some change). Please also note that the workshop will be run according to British Summer Time (BST) UK time zone.



There is no fee to attend this online workshop, however spaces are limited to 16 participants. Therefore, attendance will be subject to an application process and only one person per research group will be selected. 

To apply, please complete the short application form via the button below by 17:00 (BST UK time zone) on Friday 7th May 2021. We will then aim to inform applicants of their outcome by Wednesday 12th May 2021.


Contact the organisers

If you have any queries relating to this workshop, please contact the Diamond Events Team who will be able to help.

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