Dates: 10 Nov 2021, 08 Dec 2021, 08 June 2022, 6 July 2022
Venue: Zoom


Scattering is a powerful experimental technique to study the structure and dynamics of condensed matter. The data in q-space often provides insights on structures at length scales that are not accessible to optical microscopy. One area of application is soft and biological matter. Systems studied range from polymers and proteins to lipid-bilayer membranes and the distribution of nerve fibres and myelin assembly in brain sections.

Scattering experiments are often closely connected with theory and simulation, which are required to interpret the scattering data. Various techniques are used in IHRS BioSoft institutes, such as light, X-ray, and neutron scattering, depending on the sample properties and the targeted structure size. Two lectures by colleagues from the institute for Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter will provide you with an introduction to scattering and—as an example—the characterization of macromolecules.

Wednesday, 10.11.2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Reiner Zorn
(Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter)
Introduction to Scattering
Wednesday, 08.12.2021
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Jörg Stellbrink
(Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter)
Neutron Scattering and Macromolecules

Wednesday, 08.06.2022 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Stefan U. Egelhaaf (Physics of Soft Matter)

Differential Dynamic Microscopy

Wednesday, 06.07.2022 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Andreas Stadler (Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter)

Dynamics of Biomolecules

The first two lectures in this series aim at an interdisciplinary audience, the third and fourth lecture aim at an advanced audience or at students that have participated in the first two lectures. All interested colleagues are invited, registration is required.

You are invited!

Most of the IHRS BioSoft courses are open to all interested colleagues. If you participate in more than 75% of a course, you can receive a Certificate of Participation. To register for our newsletter, send us a short email with your name, your institute, and your position.

@ Aachen, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Jülich

Last Modified: 23.04.2023