MSIT Winter School

MSIT Winter Schools comprise lectures given by the MSIT members and invited experts on Phase diagrams, Classical and Computational Thermodynamics, and Crystallography and related applicational topics.

The aim of the MSIT Winter School is to provide first-class tuition in a selection of subjects closely associated with the study of phase equilibria in Materials Science, e.g.
Phase Equilibria, Crystallography and Computational Thermodynamics. Each module will involve lectures, demonstrations and problems classes.
A unique and exciting aspect to the MSIT Winter School is that it will run in parallel with the 34th Annual MSIT Workshop on Heterogeneous Multicomponent Equilibria.

The lectures are given mainly by members of the MSIT who are world experts in their respective fields.

16.02.2020: arrival after 16:00

17.02. till 19.02.2020: lectures & hands-on for the following topics (tentative):

   Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics
   Phase Diagrams and Phase Equilibria (basic and advanced level) (incl. hands-on)
   Experimental Determination of Phase Diagrams (incl. hands-on)
   Crystallography (incl. hands-on)
   Experimental Methods in Thermodynamics (incl. hands-on)
   Ab-initio Techniques
   Computational Thermodynamics
   Calphad Method (incl. extended hands-on)

20.02. till 21.02.2020: Critical Evaluation of constitutional data (practical group-work).

21.02.202: departure after lunch.


A preliminary programm will be available here end of August 2019.

Although we are not giving ECTS credits, some Universities may allocate equivalents of ECTS credits for participation in the MSIT Winter School. We recommend that you make enquiries at your Institution. Three full days of participation is the equivalent of at least 28 hours including breaks.
If you need more information, please
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  • 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

Lectures and practical excercises

  • 10:30 - 11:00 1st Coffee break

Lectures and practical excercises

  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Lectures and practical excercises

  • 15:30 - 16:00 2nd Coffee break

Lectures and practical excercises

  • 18:30 Dinner