Empowering African Researchers in the use of Synchrotron and Neutron techniques.


The African Neutron and Synchrotron Data Analysis Competency (ANSDAC) project aims to develop expertise amongst emerging Africa-based faculty researchers to engage with and make use of large scale international institutions such as neutron and synchrotron light sources.

Funded by the Newton Fund administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis c*change as well as in kind contributions by the Universities of Glasgow, the Western Cape and SASOL, two workshops on synchrotron and neutron data analysis will be offered in 2018 and 2019. Lectures will be held by researchers from the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source in the UK as well as South African experts. The first workshop takes place from the 28th of November to the 7th of December 2018 in Cape Town (click here for the draft programme). To register, submit this form together with your CV and a letter of motivation. The workshop as well as accommodation is free of charge, but the number of attendees is limited to 15 per workshop. Registration closes on the 31st of October 2018.

In 2019, ten of the workshop attendees of 2018 and 2019 will travel to the Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source in the UK to experience beamtime first hand. This is possible through a collaboration with the UK Catalysis Hub.

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Register for the ANSDAC Forum

In addition to the two workshops in 2018 and 2019, the ANSDAC project aims to provide a platform for workshop participants and other interested researchers to exchange results, share news and seek support in all topics related to synchrotron and neutron sources/data. If you want to join the discussion forum, please follow the link below.

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