We are pleased to announce that the "International Workshop on Applications of Advanced Monte Carlo Simulations in Neutron Scattering" will be held at Paul Scherrer Institute , Switzerland, October 2 - 4, 2006.
Monte Carlo simulations in neutron scattering science become more and more important in building a bridge between theory and experiments. We can envisage that in the near future virtual computer models of neutron scattering experiments - also including models of the samples - will be used on an everyday basis in the experiment planning, experiment control and data analysis.
At present the MC-packages are already important tools for instrument optimisation, upgrade and design studies.
The objectives of the workshop are to review the present status of the different Monte Carlo packages ( McStas, VITESS, Restrax and NISP ) used in the neutron scattering community and their applications.
In addition training lectures with the different Monte Carlo packages will be offered on 2nd October 2006 .
The "International Workshop on Applications of Advanced Monte Carlo Simulations in Neutron Scattering" is organised by the Laboratory for Developments and Methods - LDM (H.Heer, M.Koennecke, G.Zsigmond and U. Filges). It is supported by the members of the MCNSI-NMI3 project.