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34th Annual MSIT Workshop


International Workshop on the Evaluation of
Heterogeneous Multicomponent Equilibria



16 - 21 February 2020


Ringberg Castle, Germany


MSI, Materials Science International Services GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany; 
Dr. G. Effenberg

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany;
Dr. Frank Stein, Dr. Martin Palm

Coventry University, United Kingdom;
Prof. Andrew Watson

MSI is pleased to announce that the Castle Ringberg has been secured for our next meeting. The Workshop will kick off with the traditional 'Get Together' in the Gartenzimmer on the evening of Sunday the 16th of February and will finish at lunchtime on Friday the 21st.

The Workshop will comprise usual group work and some presentations of the participants.
The group work at the MSIT Workshop works in the following way:

small groups of 3-5 scientists write together critical evaluation of data on phase diagrams of a particular system. The literature for evaluation and working infrastructure are provided by MSI. In the group work there is always a knowledge transfer from the senior scientists experienced in the evaluation work to the younger scientists. The Guidelines for Critical Evaluation you can see here.

Registration to the MSIT Workshop is open for the MSIT members (no registration fee). If you have not been to one of our workshops before, and you would like to join the MSIT, please write to iljenkomsiportcom.

We are also pleased to announce that the fourth MSIT Winter School on Materials Chemistry will take place at the same time at the Ringberg Castle in parallel with the MSIT Workshop.

The success of previous MSIT Winter Schools has shown that there is much interest, in many countries, in learning about subjects closely associated with phase equilibria. The MSIT®, Materials Science International Team, is a network of materials scientists with much expertise in materials constitution. 

For over 34 years, MSIT experts have been involved in a programme of critical evaluation of constitutional data and phase diagrams that has resulted in the publication of a series of over 56 volumes and an electronic database, MSI Eureka, presenting the 'State of the Art' on almost 4600 alloy systems. 

The Winter Schools provide the opportunity to learn techniques that are important in the understanding of phase equilibria, thermodynamics and closely associated subjects. The lectures and hands-on training given during MSIT Winter Schools are conducted by MSIT members and invited experts.

Each year, we hope to build on the successes of the previous years in order to make the Winter School better than before. At the 4th Winter School, we aim to cover not only basic principles but to go deeper into subject areas to give as full an understanding as possible within the time available.

Castle Ringberg: venue for 34th Annual MSIT meeting: ‘Heterogeneous Multicomponent Equilibria’, 16-21 February 2020
Castle Ringberg: venue for 34th Annual MSIT meeting: ‘Heterogeneous Multicomponent Equilibria’, 16-21 February 2020