MOOC on NMR, Feb. 20 to Apr. 17, 2017

In 2015, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), a Compass to Nanoworld” hosted on the FUN platform was one of the first MOOCs covering the subject of NMR.

It is our great pleasure to announce that the second! offering of this MOOC is now open for free registration. 

This MOOC in English aims at providing the basic knowledge about NMR and an overview of its applications to students and professionals who want to enter this field.

Topics to be covered include:
•    Basic principles and practice of NMR spectroscopy;
•    Solution NMR of small molecules;
•    NMR of proteins and sugars;
•    Basic principles and practice of solid-state NMR spectro scopy;
•    NMR characterization of materials (glasses, heterogeneous catalysts, battery materials).

The courses will be held from February 20 to April 17, 2017. For this course, about 2-3 hours of work per week are expected. MOOC participants will learn through video lectures and online discussions with peers and professors. The acquired knowledge will be tested through weekly quizzes.

This course does not require previous knowledge about NMR spectroscopy. Nevertheless, the participants should have a background in basic chemistry (chemical elements, molecular structure) and in basic physics (magnetism, basic spectroscopy).

The teachers of this MOOC are Olivier Lafon (coordinator), Cédric Lion, Emmanuel Maes, Frédérique Pourpoint, Robert Schneider and Julien Trébosc. They belong to the University of Lille and the CNRS. The University of Lille is part o f the French network of high-field NMR facilities (http://www.ir-rmn.f! r/) and hosts 800 and 900 MHz NMR spectrometers for the study of liquids and solids. It has also been selected to host the first 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer to be installed in France.  

Please distribute this announcement to your students as well as to your colleagues who may be interested.

If you are interested, please register through the website 
https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/lille1/54002S02/session02/about
You can already watch the MOOC trailer on this website. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 to Monday, April 17, 2017
online