Conference room A (ground floor) (gate Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum)

Conference room A (ground floor)

gate Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum

Lichtenbergstraße 8 85748 Garching bei München
Gennady Pospelov (JCNS) , Joachim Wuttke, Marina Ganeva (JCNS at MLZ, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) , Walter Van Herck (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH - JCNS)

1st BornAgain School and User Meeting

The first BornAgain School and User Meeting, organized by the MLZ Scientific Computing Group, will take place on 21-22 November 2016 at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum Garching, Germany.

As per October 28, the event is overbooked, and registration is closed.

BornAgain ( is a novel software package to simulate and fit small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering at grazing incidence. It provides a generic framework for modeling multilayer samples with smooth or rough interfaces and with various types of embedded nanoparticles.

This School will introduce students, instrument scientists, and both novice and experienced researchers working in the field of GISAS or reflectometry at large to new opportunities for simulating and fitting their data. In compact introductory lectures, we will outline the theory implemented in BornAgain, and explain the design of the software. Extensive hands-on tutorials will highlight practical aspects of GISAS simulation.

At the User Meeting, users of BornAgain are kindly invited to share their experiences, to present first results, but also to report on difficulties, to suggest improvements and to request missing features. This feedback offers a unique opportunity to influence the further development of BornAgain.

For convenience of colleagues from overseas, this event is scheduled as a satellite of the GISAXS2016 workshop (, which takes place on November 16-18 in Hamburg.

  • Alexandros Koutsioumpas
  • Andrew McCluskey
  • Armin Moser
  • Artur Glavic
  • Calvin Brett
  • Deniza Chekrygina
  • Dieter Lott
  • Dominique Dresen
  • Eduardo Solano
  • Emmanuel Kentzinger
  • Florian Jung
  • Franziska Löhrer
  • Henrich Frielinghaus
  • Jacqueline Cole
  • Jochen Stahn
  • Johannes Schlipf
  • Jolien Dendooven
  • Leon Manuel Romano Brandt
  • Lorenz Bießmann
  • Marc Gensch
  • Marvin Berlinghof
  • Mika Pflüger
  • Nitin Saxena
  • Olaf Soltwedel
  • Pandit Pallavi
  • Richard Valenta
  • Santanu Maiti
  • Sebastian Busch
  • Sonam Maiti
  • Thaer Kassar
  • Wenhai Ji
  • Xiao Sun
  • Monday, 21 November
    • 10:00 13:00
      Python tutorial
    • 13:00 14:00
    • 14:00 15:00
      Official Opening, BornAgain introduction.
    • 15:00 18:00
      BornAgain tutorials
    • 19:00 21:00
  • Tuesday, 22 November
    • 09:00 13:00
      BornAgain tutorial
    • 13:00 14:00
    • 14:00 17:00
      User experience and discussion