14th Central European Training School (CETS 2021) on Neutron Techniques – Virtual Theory module

04.10.2021 - 08.10.2021


Also in 2021, the CERIC Hungarian partner facility, Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) has organised the 14th edition of the Central European Training School (CETS 2021) on Neutron Techniques, to be held in hybrid mode.

A virtual (on-line) theory module taking place from 4 to 8 October will be followed by an (off-line, in-person) hands-on training module from 25 to 28 October, 2021. The language of the course(s) is English.

Deadline for registration is 27 September. Please follow the instructions HERE to register for the event(s).

Applicants from all over the world will be accepted for the theory module. The pre-condition to take part in the in-person hands-on training (limited to 25 participants) is to attend and complete the theory module, and pass a multiple-choice test at the end.

A single application form applies for both the theory module and the hands-on training. Please tick “(online) theoretical and hands-on training” if you plan to attend both. Both courses are open to international attendees. Prior to the in-person hands-on training a more than 15 and less than 180-days old full vaccination certificate is to be presented. Moreover, the admission to the in-person course will be limited to persons (attendees and tutors) producing a negative fast antigen test (provided by BNC) on 28 October, the first day of the training course.

Hungarian and international applicants who reside in Hungary are particularly encouraged to apply for the hands-on training. At the time of the announcement (1 September 2021) no restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are in effect in Hungary, and, apart from possible face-mask wearing mandate and the well-known rules of social distancing, no restrictions are foreseen around 25-28 October, either. However, the consequences of unforeseen travel restrictions and quarantine measures, which can not be excluded in that period will remain at the risk of the attendees. BNC will keep you informed about the actual COVID-19 situation on the BNC website.

For international candidates: please regularly consult the web pages of the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in your country concerning the Hungarian regulations that apply to your country of residence.

Upon registration to the hands-on training at www.bnc.huí/cets, applicants are requested to send a CV and a publication list to cets@bnc.hu. Moreover, they are encouraged to submit an abstract on their own research, which will be an advantage in assessment. The book of abstracts of CETS 2021 (with an ISBN) will be published by BNC. Acceptance of the applications will be announced by 1 October.

The combined theory + hands-on training course has been accredited by the Doctoral School of Physics at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and the Doctoral School of Physical Sciences at the  Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Students who wish to earn doctoral school credit points have to complete both the theory and hands-on training modules and have to submit an abstract related to their own research. Please consult the training plan of the respective doctoral school concerning ECTS credits.

More details on the past and the upcoming CETS events, as well as a CETS 2021 flyer, are available on the school’s web pages. Should there be further questions, please do not hesitate to contact cets@bnc.hu.