Summer School

Summer School NDRA2024

5th Summer School on Neutron Detectors and Related Applications
23 giugno 2024
24 giugno 2024
25 giugno 2024
26 giugno 2024
27 giugno 2024
Professionisti del settore
Comunità universitaria
A pagamento con prenotazione

Venue: Riva del Garda

Continuing in its tradition, the aim of the school is to illustrate principles, methodologies and most recent applications of neutron detection technologies. In particular, the school will tackle various arguments that span from neutron interaction principles, materials for neutrons detectors, neutron sources, Monte Carlo simulation codes, up to applications with neutrons.  
The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-Docs and young researchers with backgrounds in Engineering and Physics.

Kindly notice: on Sunday 23 June, at 18.00 a Welcolme cocktail will be offered to participants. In the meantime it will be possible to check in for the School.


  • Neutron interaction with materials
  • Physics of neutron detectors
  • Materials for neutron detection
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Gas detectors for neutrons
  • Neutron sources
  • Neutrons in medicine, energy and environment

Lecturers (please note that the list is provisional and may be subject to change)

  • Jason Hayward (University of Tennessee, USA)
    Physics of neutron interaction with materials
  • Paul Schotanus (Scionix, Netherlands)
    Inorganic Scintillators for Neutron Detection
  • Peter Schillebeeckx (EC-JRC-IRMM, Belgium)
    Data analysis in neutron detection
  • Gregor Kramberger (Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    Solid state neutron detectors
  • Richard Hall-Wilton (European Spallation Source, Lund, Sweden)
    Neutron sources
  • Sara Pozzi (University of Michigan, USA)
    Neutron Detection for Nonproliferation Applications
  • Alfredo Ferrari (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany)
    Monte Carlo methods
  • Sandra Moretto (University of Padova, Italy)
    Environmental Neutron Detection
  • Ralf Engels (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany )
    Detector design
  • Bruno Guerard (Institute Laue-Langevin, France)
    Gas detectors
  • Frederico Garrido (Université Paris Sud, France)
    Neutrons and nuclear waste materials
  • Petr Burian (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic)
    Design of readout systems for pixel detectors
  • Benedikt Bergmann (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
    Timepix detectors and their application in high energy physics experiments and space

Organizing committee

  • Lucio.Pancheri [at] (Lucio Pancheri) - Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy
  • Alberto.Quaranta [at] (Alberto Quaranta) -  Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy
  • Gianfranco.Dallabetta [at] (Gian-Franco Dalla Betta) - Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy
  • lina.quintieri [at] (Lina Quintieri )-  STFC-UKRI - ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, UK

Registration & Fees

Registrations are open on the dedicated form.

A maximum of 60 registrations will be accepted. The registration deadline is June 17th at 12:00 UTC+2 or until all places are filled. People who intend to join the school can preliminarily contact the organizing committee.

Please notice: onsite registration or payment will NOT be accepted.

Registration fee includes:
•    admission to the Summer School and participant's kit
•    lunches and coffee breaks
•    social dinner
•    certificate of attendance


Senior Researcher:

  • Early bird (by June 1st 2024): € 550
  • Late (June 2st - June 17th 2024): € 650


  • Early bird (by June 1st 2024): € 450
  • Late (June 2st - June 17th 2024): € 550

Poster and oral presentation

PhD students and Post-Docs are invited to present a poster with a short oral introduction during a dedicated session of the school. 
Instructions and template will be available in the Registration form.

Venue and accomodation

The school will be held at Astoria Park Hotel, please note that the fee does not include accommodation.

You are warmly recommended to book your accommodation as soon as possible, through an agency or a booking provider, as June is pick season and there could be lack of rooms in Riva del Garda.


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