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SAS2024 | ANSTO Small Angle Scattering Workshop

Wed 17 Apr at 9.00am - Fri 19 Apr at 5.00pm
$250 inc GST (Successful applicants only) | No Fee for online lectures
800 Blackburn Rd
Clayton VIC 3168
Program (TBC)

Expressions of Interest for the in-person workshop are now CLOSED and successful applicants will be advised by COB March 13th.

Registrations to attend the hybrid sessions virtually will open soon this space.

The Australian Synchrotron (AS) and the The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) are pleased to announce the 4th Small Angle Scattering (SAS) Workshop. Following the success of previously run workshops, this year’s workshop is to be hosted by the Australian Synchrotron (Clayton, Victoria), will run mostly in-person, and will have limited seats of 20 participants only for the hands-on practical elements of the course.

The workshop will feature lectures from a range of eminent speakers over a wide a range of research fields with most sessions presented in a hybrid format, in order to be made available to those who are not selected for in-person attendance or unable to travel to Melbourne. Hands-on experiments will cover data collection, data analysis and data interpretation. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to interact with like-minded colleagues and to see the Australian Synchrotron's state-of-the art instruments (and hopefully to have a lot of fun!).

Invited speakers include Gregory Warr (University of Sydney), Stuart Prescott (University of NSW) and Rico Tabor (Monash University).

Abstract background


The aim of the workshop is to provide an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of small angle scattering, including scattering theory, data collection, data processing, data analysis and modelling, applying for beam time, and the application of small angle scattering to specialised areas of research. The workshop is expected to be of interest to honours and PhD students, as well as early-career researchers who have used, or are planning to use, ANSTO’s small angle scattering instruments for their research.

Those selected to participate in-person will have the opportunity to experience the SAXS/WAXS and BioSAXS beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron along with face-to-face data collection and treatment for both SANS and SAXS instruments. 

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Successful Applicants

All successful in-person applicants will be required to pay the registration fee of $250 inc GST (AUD) which will include:

  • All lectures and practical sessions
  • Accommodation, if required
  • Meals (Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner)
  • Workshop Dinner (location TBC)  

* Registration fee does not include the cost of travel to and from the Australian Synchrotron.  Registrants requiring accommodation will have the option to share a twin room (2 x single beds with ensuite) with others attending that are known to them, or they can be provided a single room (1 x Queen bed).  Any non-Australian citizens will require a valid entry visa. (Visa invitation letters can only be issued to successful applicants).

Expression of Interest

Important Dates

Interested applicants are required to submit and expression of interest form.  Participants for in-person attendance will be selected by the organising committee based on the answers provided in their EOI form to ensure the best fit with participants and the course outline. Free registration will be awarded to the three best EOI submissions as determined by the organising committee.

The closing date for expressions of interest is the 26th February 2024 at 11.59pm.

EOI submissions have CLOSED

Applicants will be informed if they have been successful by the 13th March 2024 (COB).

If you are unsuccessful or cannot participate in-person, then you will be given the opportunity to attend virtually in the hybrid sessions.

For more information

The Australian Synchrotron

SAS Workshop Organising Committee