Light Scattering University
The LSU Experience
LSU is the brainchild of Dr. Philip Wyatt who wanted to instill in our customers more than just a passing reference to light scattering. The course demystifies light scattering and provides a unique opportunity to dive into your needs and applications with our expert instructors, connect with light scattering users from around the world, and gain a deeper understanding of your instrumentation and software. Over the past 30 years, the class has grown in its curriculum and its scope. It delves into the theory—and practice—of classical and dynamic light scattering through hands-on practice sessions, software exploration in the computer labs, lectures, and individual instruction. Attendees leave with the most up-to-date documentation, software and firmware versions, and tutorials that benefit everyone back home.
LSU not only reinforces concepts from the first installation training visit but also ensures the same level of knowledge and understanding is passed on to the newest users. The gold standard of education from our experienced LSU faculty gives everyone in the lab the right starting point and sets them up with the best foundation possible. In addition, LSU students discover advanced data processing methods and alternative analytical tools that they may not have been aware of and learn how their MALS and DLS data complements information from other techniques they are using in the lab. A LSU credit, inclusive of airfare, accommodations and most meals, is included for most North American customers who purchase one of our light scattering instruments. While you are here, we work you hard but feed you well—at a variety of Santa Barbara restaurants!
During LSU our students meet Dr. Wyatt, who not only gives an acclaimed Light Scattering Instrument Museum tour but also delivers a great lecture colloquially referred to as the Dead Physicist’s Talk. There is ample time for our students to meet the people who invented the instruments, build the instruments, as well as those who service and support the instruments. By the time LSU ends, there’s no reason to hesitate to ask for help from someone specifically.
In addition to learning from the faculty, the students in each small cohort learn even more from each other. It’s the perfect opportunity to network, share questions or successes, and troubleshoot common problems. We’ve even introduced colleagues to each other who worked on different floors in the same company but had never met! LSU brings together users with a variety of applications, all of whom share a need for the robust macromolecular characterization afforded by light scattering.
Besides an educational opportunity nonpareil, LSU is a unique time for building rapport between Wyatt Technology and its customers. Not only do we have staff who have been at WTC for decades, but we have customers who have used our instruments that long. Friendships transcend jobs and equipment and help make the LSU experience personal and meaningful because we don’t just build instruments; we build relationships. We look forward to welcoming you to Santa Barbara—the American Riviera—sometime soon.
Thank you for your help, Wyatt Technology has the best customer service of any company with which I have ever done business. My gratitude to you and your colleagues.
- W.V., Government Entity
Just a few words to express my appreciation about the three-day training I just attended in Santa Barbara. I had been told about the kindness and generosity of Wyatt's people, but last week I was able to realize to what extent. The course, the hotel, the meals, the discussions with all of you, everything was great! I must say that I also enjoyed the three extra days of vacation I took to visit Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos. I love your mountains and waterfront. I will never forget this experience.
- M.M., Consumer Product Company
I could not be happier with the DynaPro Plate Reader II. It operates extremely well! [The Wyatt Representative] is an outstanding representative and has also provided us with a very high level of service. Wyatt really has been an outstanding company to work with.
- A.L., Pharmaceutical Company
This is easily one of the most informative training courses I have attended. It was presented in a good format with lectures mixed with hands-on experience, and had enthusiastic, informed instructors!
- A.C., Pharmaceutical Company
LSU was fun, worthwhile and an unforgettable experience. From the first lecture to the closing remarks, it was all enlightened education: well-organized, useful and interesting. I am grateful beyond description. Your group showed me a highly sophisticated and informative technology, state-of-the-art in analytical chemistry.
- T.E., Consumer Product Company
Hear from previous participants about their LSU experience.