NDRA 2018 - Summer School on Neutron Detectors

2 luglio 2018
3 luglio 2018
4 luglio 2018
5 luglio 2018
2 - 5 July, 2018
Communication and Events Service - University of Trento
via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 Trento, Italy
+39 0461 283225 - 5353
+39 0461 281392

Venue: Riva del Garda Centro Congressi - Parco Lido, 1, Riva del Garda - Trento

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 1 July,  at 18.00 a Welcolme cocktail is organized at the Centro Congressi Courtyard. 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
- Application of neutron detectors.


  • Jason Hayward, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, USA - Physics of neutron interaction with materials
  • Stanislav Pospisil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic - Neutron detection principles and neutron imaging
  • Marco Tardocchi, IFP-CNR, Italy - Fusion and fast neutron spectrometry
  • Carlo Cazzaniga, Università di Padova, Italy - Neutron facility at RAL for damage tests on microelectronics systems
  • Sara Pozzi, University of Michigan, US - Neutron Detection for Nonproliferation Applications
  • Sergey Burdin, University of Liverpool, UK - Neutron detection techniques in high gamma background
  • 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
  • Alfredo Ferrari, CERN, Switzerland - Monte Carlo methods
  • Ralf Engels, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany - Detector design
  • Bruno Guerard, Institute Laue-Langevin, France - Gas detectors
  • Marco Durante, TIFPA-INFN, Italy - Neutrons in radiobiology
  • Paul Schotanus, Scionix, Netherlands - Design and development of commercial scintillators


Alberto Quaranta - Alberto.Quaranta [at] unitn.it
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy

Gian-Franco Dalla Betta - Gianfranco.Dallabetta [at] unitn.it
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy

Lucio Pancheri - Lucio.Pancheri [at] unitn.it
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento and INFN-TIFPA, Trento, Italy

Gianluigi Casse - casse [at] fbk.eu


Dario Bisello (DFA Univ. Padova and INFN Padova)
Andrea Candelori (INFN Padova)
Serena Mattiazzo (DFA Univ. Padova and INFN Padova)
Riccardo Rando (DFA Univ. Padova and INFN Padova)
Simone Gerardin (DEI Univ. Padova and INFN Padova)
Alessandro Paccagnella (DEI Univ. Padova and INFN Padova)
Marco Durante (TIFPA INFN)
Javier Valente (INFN LNL)
Cinzia Da Via (University of Manchester, UK)
Sara Pozzi (University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA)
Lina Quintieri (ENEA)
Gianluigi Casse (FBK)



Profile early bird (by June 1st 2018) Late (June 1st - June 25th)
Senior Researcher € 400  € 500
Student  € 325  € 400

> Please notice: no onsite registration or payment will be accepted.

Registration is open

A maximum of 60 registrations will be accepted. People who intend to join the school can preliminarily contact the organizing committee


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


As the School will be held in Riva del Garda, the official in-house travel agency of the Congress Centre will be Rivatour Incoming Travel Agency, that  grants a selection of accommodation options in various price ranges. 


In order to proceed with the booking of the hotel please fill in the booking form


RivaTour can arrange  airports shuttle service from and to Verona airport at the price of € 50,00 per person. 
Bus tickets are not refundable.

For more info about the accomodation possibilities please contact:
Ketty Adam
Incoming Services Executive, Rivatour
info [at] rivatour.it (subject: NDRA2018)
+39 0464570370

Information and contacts about the School:
ndra2018 [at] unitn.it



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