Powder Diffraction School at Durham
(7 April 2012)
Durham Chemistry welcomed 75 delegates from around the world to the 2012 Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement School. PhD+ level students from over 25 countries spent 5 intensive days learning about all aspects of powder diffraction and advanced methods for data analysis. Lectures were given by Jeremy Cockcroft (UCL), Andy Fitch (ESRF), Ivana Evans and John Evans (Durham). Tutorial and practical sessions were taught by the lecturers with help from Emma McCabe, Sarah Tallentire, Andrew Tuxworth (all from Durham), Cora Lind (Toledo) and Andrew Goodwin (Oxford).
The school was supported by Bruker, Rigaku, Panalytical, the IUCr and Durham University. Thanks also to Alan Coelho for providing teaching software and to whoever was responsible for organising 5 days of uninterupted spring sunshine.