5th MSIT Winter School

La 5ième édition de la MSIT Winter School aura lieu du 2 au 7 mai 2021 au château d’Ebernburg, parallèlement au 35ième séminaire annuel du MSIT sur les équilibres hétérogènes. En fonction des conditions sanitaires, le maintien de l’école et du séminaire sera confirmé dans le courant du mois de février 2021.

Pour plus d’informations sur ces deux événements, n’hésitez pas à consulter cette page.


5th MSIT Winter School
on Materials Chemistry

2 – 7 May 2021
Ebernburg Castle, Germany

35th MSIT Annual Seminar
on Heterogeneous Equilibria

2 – 7 May 2021
Ebernburg Castle, Germany

Organised by:
MSI, Materials Science International Services GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany; Dr. Svitlana Iljenko
Coventry University, United Kingdom; Prof. Andrew Watson
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany; Dr. Frank Stein, Dr. Martin Palm

Dear MSIT members, dear colleagues and friends,

We hope that you all keep well in these hard times of the Corona pandemic.

After long consideration about how we organise our next annual MSIT events in the present pandemic situation, we have decided to hold the meetings at a later date, in the hope that by May 2021 the global situation will have improved.

Still, the final decision will be taken at the end of February, depending on the situation.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the 5th MSIT Winter School will be held on the 2nd-7th of May, 2021, in the framework of the 35th MSIT Meeting on Heterogeneous Equilibria. Unlike previous years, the 2021-MSIT events will not be held in Castle Ringberg. As an exception, in 2021 we will meet at another castle in Germany –  Castle Ebernburg. For 2022 we plan to be back to Ringberg again.

The format of the four previous Winter Schools (2017-2020), which combined theory and practice of the evaluation of phase equilibria and thermodynamics, leading to the thermodynamic modelling of a real binary system, has proved to be extremely popular with delegates. We plan to follow the extended format as used for the 4th Winter School, that is three-and-a-half days in order to allow for more time to be devoted to the thermodynamic modelling and also the critical evaluation of data.

School delegates will also have the opportunity to stay for the whole week and join in with the MSIT Workshop on critical evaluation of constitutional data.

Preparation of the Winter School programme is underway, and it will comprise a mixture of different topics relating to phase equilibria. Starting with the basic theories of thermodynamics, phase diagrams and crystallography, students will learn how experimental measurements are made and how these are then used, after critical evaluation, in thermodynamic modelling.

So, put the date in your diaries and watch this web space for more information, as and when it becomes available.