Summer schools "Theory of NMR"

Summer school “Theory of NMR” at Schloss Windischleuba: 27th March - 2nd April 2022

There will be a summer school (if situation allows) on the Theory of NMR at Youth hostel Schloss Windischleuba (40 km South of Leipzig/Germany) from Sun/27 March (evening) to Sat/2 April (morning) 2022. 
The school is the first in a cycle of four schools and will be dedicated to general NMR topics:  Quantum mechanics of NMR and EPR, relaxation, spin interactions, density operator formalism, product operator formalism, simulation software "Simpson", solid-state NMR: MAS and CP, decoupling and recoupling, multidimensional experiments, hyperpolarization.

Teachers: Tatyana Polenova (Univ. Delaware), Christian Bengs (Univ. Southampton),
Gunnar Jeschke, (ETH Zürich), Madhu (TIFR Hyderabad), Paul Schanda (IST Austria), ZdenÄ›k Tošner (Charles Univ. Prague).

Organizer: Jörg Matysik (Univ. Leipzig).
Further information:

Fee for participation = 420 EUR.
Entire program, teaching materials, excursion and full accommodation with all meals are included.
Participants pay for transport by themself.
For travelers from far, we might provide a grant by dropping the fee for participation.

Max number of students = 45.
Deadline for application = Sun 31 Oct. 2021.
Decision on participation within a month.
Participants are expected to stay the full period.

For application, please provide in the text of an e-mail: (1) last name, (2) first name, (3) gender f/m, (4) e-mail, (5) name and postal address of home institution, (6) head of laboratory, (7) food veg/nonveg/other, (8) arrival date, (9) departure date, (10) about three sentences describing your research project, (11) about three sentences on your motivation to participate, (12) any further information, (13) requesting grant to wave the fees: no/yes&reasons.

Please send your e-mail for application to:


(I) General NMR -->  Sun 27th March - Sat 2nd April 2022

(II) Relaxation (2023)

(III) Solid-state NMR (2024)

(IV) Hyperpolarization (2025)


Summer School I "General NMR" will be held from Sun 27th March to Sat 2nd April 2022
Caused by Corona, there was no school in 2020 and 2021.
Therefore, we re-start the full cycle in 2022.

The school will be dedicated to basic theories of NMR and EPR.

Quantum mechanics of NMR and EPR
Spin interactions
Density operator formalism
Product operator formalism
Simulation software "Simpson" 
Solid state NMR: MAS and CP
Decoupling and recoupling
Multidimensional experiments

Tatyana Polenova (Univ. Delaware),
Christian Bengs (Univ. Southampton),
Gunnar Jeschke (ETH Zürich),
P.K. Madhu (TIFP Hyderabad),
Jörg Matysik (Univ. Leipzig)
Paul Schanda (IST Austria),
Zdenek Tosner (Charles Univ. Prague).

Organizer :
Jörg Matysik (Univ. Leipzig)

Participants will pay for transport by themself.
The fee of the Summer School 2022 will be 420 EUR and will cover accommodation, food, entire program incl. teaching documents.

Information about the Youth Hostel: see more.

Q: What kind of lectures will be given at the Summer School? Will professors give presentations or they will use blackboard to give lectures?
A:  Teachers will use "Power Point" and traditional blackboard. 

Q:   In case there will be a script, is it possible to get it in electronic form earlier so one could have them during lectures and make notes much easier and more complete? 
A:  The printed script will be available when the school starts. The PDFs will be also available per "Dropbox" cloud storage.

Q:  Will be an examination at the end of the course?
A:  There will be no examination. 

Q:  Will there be a poster session for students?
A:  There will be no poster session or something similar. The teaching program will be entirely done by the teachers.

Q:  How to reach the Youth Hostel on Sunday?
A:  From Leipzig Hbf (Main Station) to Altenburg by S-Bahn (regional train) see "". 
Sunday 27 March 2022: 16.00 and 18.00 Shuttle bus transfer from railway station "Bahnhof Altenburg" to the Youth Hostel.
Please plan your trip accordingly.  

Q:  Do I have to bring towels/bed covers?
A:  Please bring towels with you. Bed covers will be provided.

Q:  Which comfort of accommodation can I expect?
A:  It is a nice Youth Hostel with mainly 4- or 6-bed rooms, each having its own bathroom attached.

Q: Which type of clothing will be required?
A: Informal clothing. Be prepared that it might be cold in Germany during the early spring. We will be staying in an old castle which is not always fully heated.



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