Notice: Undefined index: cat in /home/www/neutronsources/redaxo/include/classes/class.rex_article_base.inc.php(388) : eval()'d code on line 3 Neutronsources http://neutronsources.org/ http://www.neutronsources.org en-us Copyright (C) neutronsources.org NINMACH 2017 - 2nd International Conference on Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research 11.10.2017 - 13. 10.2017 - International advisory committee Dr. Jrme Beaucour, Institut Laue-Langevin, FR Dr. T. Bir Katalin, Hungarian National Museum, HU Dr. Francesco Grazzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IT Dr. Nikolay Kardjilov, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, DE Dr. Vassilis Kilikoglou, National Center of Scientific Research Demokritos, GR Dr. Winfried Kockelmann, Science and Technology Facilities Council, ISIS, UK Dr. Eberhard Lehmann, Paul Scherer Institute, CH Dr. Maria Isabel Prudencio, Universidade de Lisboa, PT Prof. Thilo Rehren, UCL Institute of Archaeology, UK Dr. Burkhard Schillinger, Technische Universitt Mnchen, FRM II, DE Prof. Seonbok Yi, Seoul National University, KRScope Neutron imaging Neutron activation analysis Prompt gamma activation analysis Neutron scattering Facilities, techniques and data processing Autoradiography Multi-technique approach and complementary techniques15th June 2017: deadline of the submission of abstracts for talksposters, and submission for the Student Grant15th July 2017: decision about the abstracts for talksposters30th July 2017: deadline of the early registration1st October 2017: deadline of the registration and paymentRegistration and abstract submission can be done via the website:http:indico.kfki.huevent518.For more information please visit: http:www.bnc.huninmach2017:http:www.bnc.huninmach2017or contact us: Budapest Neutron Centre BNCH-1121 Hungary, Budapest, 29-33 Konkoly-Thege str.E-mail: ninmach2017bnc.hu:mailto:ninmach2017bnc.hu http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=779 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=779 International Conference Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2 09.10.2017 - 12. 10.2017 - The aim of the CMRIBR-2 Conference, playing the role of the User Meeting, is to bring together the users of the neutron facility for discussion of recent experimental results, prospects of future research and development of IBR-2 instruments. The present Conference will be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Moreover, a special session of the Conference will be dedicated to a powerful experimental method correlation Fourier diffractometry, which makes it possible to perform very-high-resolution measurements at long-pulse neutron sources.The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of operation of the first in the world Fourier diffractometer at the IBR-2 pulsed neutron reactor. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=772 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=772 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials 02.10.2017 - 06. 10.2017 - The 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials is expected to be one of the most important and highest scientific level conference on rheology in Europe in 2017.The aims are the fostering of interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction among scientists, researchers, PhD students as well as product and technology developer engineers. The international conference ic-rmm3 provides a platform among leading international scientists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, researchers, PhD students and engineers for discussing recent achievements in measurement, modeling and application of rheology in materials technology and materials science of liquids, melts, solids, powders, crystals, gels and amorphous structures. Among the major fields of interest are the influences of temperature, mechanical stresses, deformation speeds and times on rheological properties, material structures and phase transformation of foams, emulsions, suspensions, liquids, powders, crystals, foods, cosmetics, polymers, plastics, petrochemicals, melted metals, glasses and competitive materials like nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, medical- and biomaterials, ceramics, films and coatings, advanced metal alloys, glasses, composites, hetero-modulus, hetero-plastic and hetero-viscous complex material systems, hybrid materials,... etc.Multidisciplinary applications of rheology as well as mechanical and rheological modeling in material science and technology encountered in sectors like foods, bio- and medical materials, ceramics, glasses, thin films, polymers, clays, construction materials, energy, aerospace, automotive and marine industry. Rheology in physics, chemistry, medicine, biosciences, cosmetics, environmental and earth sciences and in engineering and industries are of particular interests. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=748 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=748 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation MECA SENS 2017 19.09.2017 - 21. 09.2017 - The 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation, MECA SENS 2017, invites the participation of researchers active in the field of neutron, synchrotron and X-ray strain scanning studies of materials. MECA SENS 2017 is hosted by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Necsa SOC in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.We envisage holding a Stress School for participants new to the field, as well as a visit to the SAFARI-1 research reactor.The conference offers a unique opportunity to overview the most recent developments and capabilities of the diffraction based approaches, complemented by mechanical and image-based techniques. Equal emphasis will be given to measurement, modelling and application of residual stress data.We invite the participation of scientists and engineers from academia, research facilities and industry spanning the scope from well experienced practitioners, instrumentation experts and innovators continuously pushing the envelope of the techniques and applications, to postgraduate students and researchers new to this exciting field.Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in a topical international journal.Important dates: First call for abstracts: 01 February 2017 Abstract submission closes: 15 March 2017 Abstract acceptance notification: 15 April 2017 Early bird registration: 1 May 2017 Regular registration: 31 July 2017 Manuscript submission: 01 September 2017 Stress School: 18 September 2017 MECASENS 9: 19 21 September 2017 SAFARI-1 visit: 22 September 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=761 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=761 JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 04.09.2017 - 15. 09.2017 - The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power.Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee. Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=757 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=757 Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 03.09.2017 - 15. 09.2017 - The school is intended primarily for scientists, student and postdoctoral researchers, who are new to the field of neutron scattering. It provides an excellent introduction to the field, which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of a variety of neutron scattering techniques will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=756 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=756 X-ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer Programme 03.09.2017 - 30. 08.2017 - The ILLESRF International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research g roup of ESRF or ILL, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc.. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=764 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=764 Magnetic Structures at the 24th Congress and General Assembly of IUCr 21.08.2017 - 28. 08.2017 - The program is cutting edge with 3 plenaries, 40 keynotes, 119 microsymposia, regular and e-posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUCr. A parallel program on science related matters and outreach is also planned. This will be a state of the art international meeting set in the unique ambience of India. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=766 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=766 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics 09.08.2017 - 16. 08.2017 - The Low Temperature Physics Conference is an international event held every three years, under the auspices of the IUPAP through its Commission C5 on Low Temperature Physics. The aim of these conferences is to exchange information and views among the members of the international scientific community in the general field of Low Temperature Physics. It is a tradition that LT offers updates on the various topics, provided by the highest representatives of the field, as well as oral and poster contributions in the different areas. As usual the conference covers five subtopics: Quantum fluids and solids Superconductivity Cryogenic techniques and applications Magnetism and quantum phase transitions Quantum transport and quantum information in condensed matter http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=770 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=770 Magnonics 2017 07.08.2017 - 11. 08.2017 - Magnonics 2017 is the latest conference in the biennial series focussing on fundamental and applied aspects of magnon and spin-wave dynamics and nanomagnetism. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=769 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=769 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 07.08.2017 - 17. 08.2017 - Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The efficient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain. High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.We kindly invite you to the upcoming Neutron School 2017 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 2015. The school is organized jointly by University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Tartu, Estonia. It will be held from 7th 17th of August 2017 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin HZB, Berlin, Germany.The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to: Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies Fundamentals of the gas storage Basics of the neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diffraction and neutron spectroscopy Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refinements Characterization of gas diffusion and mass transfer propertiesLectures: M. Russina HZB, H. Kurig University of Tartu, Estonia, D. Tbbens HZB, D. Wallacher HZB and M.C. Schlegel BAMTarget GroupThe course is primarily aimed at early stage researchers with basics knowledge in Thermodynamics and Solid State Physics. It is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Modul 741A and is credited with 4 credit points.RegistrationIf you are interested in attending the school, please contact school organizer at margarita.russinahelmholtz berlin.de:mailto:margarita.russinahelmholtz berlin.de.The register due date is June, 15th, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=776 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=776 19th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 05.08.2017 - 19. 08.2017 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students attending North American universities in the use of major neutron and X-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne National Laboratorys Advanced Photon Source and at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor, which provides hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. The selection process is highly competitive with priority given to students who are in an early stage in their research projects and who are likely to use a wide range of X-ray andor neutron techniques and thus will benefit from the breadth of the school.Application deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=771 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=771 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting 31.07.2017 - 04. 08.2017 - The Executive Committees for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences CNMS and SNSHFIR User Groups are pleased to announce the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held August 1-2, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL, with topical Workshops and Tutorials held July 31 and August 3-4. This meeting will highlight the research achievements and interests of CNMS, SNS, and HFIR users, staff and the broader nanoscience and neutron scattering communities. Registration will open April 17 and is required by July 17.Plenary addresses will be given by: Martha Greenblatt, Distinguished Professor and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University Sanat Kumar, Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University Andrew Minor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Director, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Karen Winey, Professor and TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania Hans Christen, Director, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL Alan Tennant, Chief Scientist, Neutron Sciences Directorate, ORNL, and Director UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron SciencesConfirmed invited speakers include: Rick Archibald ORNL Dipanshu Bansal ORNL Joseph Curtis National Institute for Standards and Technology Michael Filler Georgia Tech Edwin Fohtung New Mexico State University Alannah Hallas McMaster University Jacob Jones North Carolina State University Lincoln Lauhon Northwestern University Fankang Li ORNL Tim Long Virginia Tech Diana Mitrea St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Jennifer Rupp Massachusetts Institute of Technology Andrew Stack ORNL Natalie Stingelin Georgia Tech Hanno zur Loye University of South CarolinaContributed oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Abstract submission will open April 17. Please see the Call for Abstracts for details and submission information.The 2017 Joint User Meeting will also feature: Complete information on how to become a user. User Proposal Planning Ample opportunity to meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submission of user proposals. User Group Town-Hall Meetings with the CNMS UEC and SHUG will provide opportunities for the user community at-large to provide additional input on facility operations that affect users. Panel Discussions: To provide a forum for facilitating feedback between the user community and staff in research support areas such as sample environment and data analysisvisualization. User Research Posters and Best Student Poster Competition: Current facility users and prospective users will have an opportunity to present results of their research and share their experiences at the user facilities. The Poster Session on Tuesday August 1 will provide a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present and discuss their research with colleagues. Graduate students will also be eligible to compete for Best Student Poster Presentation. Topical Workshops Providing deep dives into a range of topics: Workshop 1: Synthesis and Collective Phenomena in 2D Layered Materials July 31 Organized by Kai Xiao CNMS, Travis Williams SNS, and David Mandrus University of Tennessee Workshop 2: Active Matter July 31 Organized by Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera CNMS and Bobby Sumpter CNMS Workshop 3: TBD July 31 Workshop 4: TBD July 31 Workshop 5: Materials Informatics Accelerating Discovery of New Materials and Concepts from Nano-to-Meso-to-Macro Scales August 3 Organized by Panchapakesan Ganesh CNMS Workshop 6: Live Lab Demo and Tutorial on Atom Probe Tomography and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy August 3 Organized by Jonathan Poplawsky CNMS and Juan-Carlos Idrobo CNMS Workshop 7: TBD July 31 Workshop 8: TBD July 31 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=778 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=778 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems SCES 2017 17.07.2017 - 21. 07.2017 - Following the long history and continuity of SCES, the conference in Prague will cover a wide range of subjects in the diverse field of strongly correlated electron systems. SCES emphasizes the fundamental physics of strongly correlated electron systems that span from bulk materials including f-electron based heavy fermions, d-electron based compounds, and organic materials to artificial materials such as nanoscale structures as well as cold atoms in optical lattices.The main topics that will be featured in SCES 2017 are: Heavy fermion systems Kondo effect and valence fluctuations Quantum phase transitions and related phenomena Unconventional superconductivity Metal insulator transitions Strong spin-orbit interaction in correlated systems CEF effects and multipolar ordering in SCES Theoretical methods for strong correlations Correlated topological phases Kondo physics at nanoscale Quantum magnetism and frustration New materials; bulk, thin films and artificial structures Strong correlations in actinides Non-equilibrium phenomena in strongly correlated systems Ferroics and multiferroics Strong correlations in optical lattices Strongly correlated materials in applications Large research infrastructures for SCES investigations Novel techniquesPlease, submit your abstract at http:www.sces2017.orgabstracts:http:www.sces2017.orgabstracts.The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=750 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=750 1st SPSLNX 17.07.2017 - 21. 07.2017 - The main objective of 1st SPSLNX is to introduce young PhD students, postdocs and researchers, from different areas and background, to the applications of light, neutrons and X-rays scattering. During a full and exciting week, worldwide experts will introduce the students to theoretical aspects and discuss advanced applications using scattering techniques for structural characterisation. Topics Covered: Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Small-Angle Neutron Scattering X-ray Diffraction Neutron Diffraction Dynamic Light Scattering Static Light Scattering Diffusion Wave Spectroscopy X-ray Imaging Neutron Imaging Advanced applications New Brazilian SynchrotronSirius Multipourpose Brazilian ReactorRMB http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=758 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=758 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2017 09.07.2017 - 13. 07.2017 - ICNS2017 will be the latest and largest international platform for sharing and exchanging recent advances in neutron scattering science. On behalf of our organizing committee, we cordially invite you to submit your research and join the exciting international conference.Conference Topics: Soft Matter Biology and Biological Interface Condensed Matter Physics Magnetism and Thin Films Chemistry Earth Science Engineering Materials Energy Materials Environmental Imaging Radiography Neutron Physics Industrial Applications Sources and Instrumentations Sample Environment and SoftwareImportant Dates: Are you expecting to participate in ICNS 2017 conference next year You better mark these dates on your schedule calendar Abstract Deadline Feb. 24, 2017 Notification of Acceptance April. 7, 2017 Early registration deadline May. 19, 2017 Proceeding Deadline: August 9, 2017Organized by Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Korea Neutron Beam User Association http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=652 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=652 Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 NanoDif 2017 06.07.2017 - 07. 07.2017 - Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 NanoDif 2017, is a meeting that will be held in Daejeon Republic of Korea, July 6-7, 2017 as a satellite of the International Conference on Neutron Scattering, ICNS 2017 to be held in Daejeon, July 9-13, 2017.The aim of this cross-disciplinary meeting is to review and discuss the state-of-the-art in neutron diffraction at the nanoscale and to bring together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines including soft matter, materials science, and biology.The deadline for abstract submission is April 10.Important dates Registration and abstract submission opening: March 1, 2017 End of abstract submission: April 30, 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance: Mai 7, 2017 Registration deadline: June 15, 2017All details can be found on the conference website: https:indico.ill.frnanodif2017:https:indico.ill.frnanodif2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=775 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=775 International Conference on Neutron Optics NOP2017 05.07.2017 - 08. 07.2017 - The conference is next in the series of Neutron Optics conferences previously held in Tokyo 2004, Villigen 2007, Alpe dHuez 2010 and Munich 2013. Its aim is to provide a platform for the exchange of information in all fields of neutron optics with emphasis on new concepts and recent technical developments. The discussions and developments following these conferences successfully provided neutron optics elements commonly used in the state-of-the-art, large-scale neutron facilities around the world. In recent years the practical use of compact neutron sources has been recognized to support and promote the neutron sciences and applications pursued at these large-scale facilities. Following the increasing importance of the intimate interplay of fundamental physics and neutron science for future innovative neutron source, optics and detection system, we are planning to cover following topics: Beam Production Optical and Polarization Components Application-oriented Assembly Neutron Fundamental Physics http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=767 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=767 Erice School Neutron Science and Instrumentation 01.07.2017 - 08. 07.2017 - The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities for compact neutron facilities. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design techniques as part of their present andor future research activities.The course is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities would also be welcomed. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various scattering techniques including diffraction, quasi-elastic, inelastic and deep inelastic scattering, neutron imaging, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and neutron-spin-echo. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=755 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=755 Neutrons for Health 27.06.2017 - 30. 06.2017 - The conference will cover major topics of neutron scattering and neutron radiation for health ranging from treatment of amyloid diseases, protein folding, details of enzyme behaviour, understanding of cell-membrane interactions, identification of new drug targets, development of advanced drug-delivery systems, antibiotic resistance, treatment of genetic diseases, implants and biocompatible materials, tissue regeneration, cancer diagnosis and therapy, radiopharmaceuticals as well as medical applications and treatments. In addition methodological instrument developments are an important contribution to enhance medical and health research with neutrons.The conference targets scientists and health professionals to discuss current status and perspectives of neutron scattering, spectroscopy and irradiation in life sciences and medical treatments. Registration for participants and submission of abstracts will be open on January 30, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=743 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=743 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures 26.06.2017 - 30. 06.2017 - This 3rd biannual conference of IntACT International Association of Computed Tomography will focus on the use of 3D tomographic methods for non-clinical studies of the internal structures of materials and their evolution.ICTMS 2017 will bring together an international group of scientists, from universities, research organisations and industry, to discuss a broad range of issues related to 3D4D tomographic imaging of materials and structures.The call for abstracts will remain open until 28 January 2017 under http:ictms2017.lth.seregistration-submissions:http:ictms2017.lth.seregistration-submissions http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=739 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=739 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 19.06.2017 - 23. 06.2017 - A one-week Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy will be held from June 19 - June 23, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. For information about the summer school go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html.Please note that this year the school will not cover SANS or neutron reflectometry.This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at NIST including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, and neutron spin echo spectrometer NSE. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the dynamics of materials over time scales ranging from 1 ps to 100 ns with length scales from under 1 nm to over 100 nm. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research on soft and hard condensed matter systems. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide the technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored by the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering CHRNS, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and NIST. Limited support for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.For further information, andor to apply, please go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss17index.html. Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and typically we receive more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 11, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=774 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=774 Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis 18.06.2017 - 23. 06.2017 - The third annual Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis school will be held from June 18-23, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory:https:www.ornl.gov in close partnership with the Shull-Wollan Center Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences:http:swc.ornl.gov University of Tennessee and ORNL and Bruker-AXS. The principal organizers of this course are Prof. Peter Khalifah:https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edupgkpgk and Dr. Katharine Page:https:neutrons.ornl.govcontactspagekl.The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on US national user facility beamlines optimized for structural analysis such as the 11-BM, 17-BM, and 11-ID-B synchrotron beamlines at the APS of Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD synchrotron beamline at the NSLS-II of BNL. The combination of advances in instrumentation and in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods will be provided. This course will emphasize traditional solid state compounds non-molecular, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement complementary trial license will be provided to participants. There will be a special secondary emphasis this year on the complementary use of pair distribution function PDF data to carry out small-box refinements for average unit cells, highlighting the new functionality of the TOPAS software to carry out both Rietveld and PDF refinements. Both NOMAD neutron PDF and 11-ID-B synchrotron PDF beamline scientists will be present as instructors at the course, and there will be an opportunity for participants to have data suitable for both Rietveld and PDF refinement collected on their own sample at both synchrotron and neutron beamlines.Confirmed 2017 instructors include Prof. Peter Khalifah SBU, Prof. Cora Lind U. Toledo, Dr. Katharine Page ORNL, NOMAD, Dr. Ashfia Huq ORNL, POWGEN, Dr. Jue Liu ORNL, Dr. Karena Chapman ANL, 11-ID-B, Dr. Saul Lapidus ANL, 11-BM, Dr. Wenqian Xu ANL, 17-BM, and Dr. Nathan Henderson Bruker-AXS.Information from the 2015 and 2016 MMRRSA past schools, including all lecture notes and hands-on exercises, is available here:https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edummrrsa-portalpast. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=773 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=773 Neutrons in Structural Biology Meeting 07.06.2017 - 09. 06.2017 - This 2017 edition will focus on highlighting recent results in fundamental biology, as well as considering the future of the field and the implications for the type of science that can be considered along with the instruments required. This meeting typically gathers mixture of researchers some of whom are experienced in the field of neutron scattering with others whose work may benefit from these approaches.Topics include: Crystallography SANS Reflectivity Labelling methods Neutrons in complementary methods...Further details are available on https:indico.ill.frnisb2017:https:indico.ill.frnisb2017.The deadline for abstract submission is the 21st April 2017, registration deadline is 5th May 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=777 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=777 8th workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 05.06.2017 - 09. 06.2017 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 .Using HD exchange and contrast variation, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes using small angle neutron scattering, protein-membrane interactions are revealed using Reflectometry and protein and water dynamics measured using spectroscopy.The workshop includes a symposium, lectures and tutorials and tours of the High Flux Isotope reactor and Spallation Neutron Source, the worlds leading neutron research facilities.The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty with knowledge of protein function and structure but no or limited experience of neutron sciences.Subjects include: Crystallography Small Angle Scattering Reflectometry Spectroscopy Imaging Labeling techniquesApplication deadline: April 22, 2017 How to apply:https:conference.sns.govevent66page2 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=746 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=746 Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures II 29.05.2017 - 30. 05.2017 - Communicating the importance of science to societyScience is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical, and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a range of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged.This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communication officers and public relations staff to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants return home with new ideas for their work, by learning how and with which means other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society.Deadline for abstract submission: February 10, 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=737 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=737 French Neutron Scattering Society Neutron days 29.05.2017 - 31. 05.2017 - The French Neutron Society SFN organises with the Institut Laue Langevin and the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin neutron facilities the Neutron Diffusion Meeting 2017 JDN2017 , in the Vacanciel holiday village of Carry le Rouet Bouches du Rhne, France, from May 29 to May 31, 2017. This multidisciplinary workshop traditionnally entitled Rencontres Rossat-Mignod will be dedicated to new results, obtained using neutron scattering techniques, in various scientific domains representative of the whole neutron users community. Five sessions will be organised, in Magnetism, Soft Matter and Environment, Condensed Matter, and Biology. Each session will be introduced by an invitedtalk, which will be followed by a series of shorter oral communications. A Poster session, encompassing all the scientific topics cited above, and an Instrumentation session, will also take place.Abstracts for oral presentations should be sent by e-mail before April 10th, 2017. To do so please follow the link Abstract submission http:jdn-conference.netindexE.html:http:jdn-conference.netindexE.html.The aim of this meeting is : to strengthen links between French neutron scattering users to provide a place where advances resulting from neutron scattering experiments can be presented and discussed in a friendly and stimulating environment, to inform the users community about the evolution of neutron facilities in France andr abroad, and about the development of new neutron techniques, instrumentation, and their applications to welcome and promote the work of young neutron users http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=754 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=754 Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017 24.05.2017 - 26. 05.2017 - Instruct is a distributed European Research Infrastructure, which provides scientists with access to all major cutting edge technologies that enable biomacromolecular structure determination at atomic resolution. Access to all of these technologies has been available to European member researchers from February 2012. The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine. The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation. This new edition will include sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=768 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=768 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School 15.05.2017 - 19. 05.2017 - The school is aimed at graduate students and post-docs with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, or materials science who may have no prior knowledge of how to use neutron beams to study materials. Undergraduate students, professors and other researchers are welcome as well. The curriculum covers a wide range of scientific areas, such as magnetism, industrial alloys, and thin films.Program Details:You may participate in two sessions relevant to your research interests. Each session will include in-depth introductory lectures, hands-on experience on the beamline at the NRU reactor, and detailed data analysis after the experiment. At the end of the summer school, you will be in a position to apply neutron scattering methods to your own research projects.Please review the schedule and experiment descriptions and select your three most-preferred sessions when registering: Hydrogen and deuterium absorption in thin Ti films 1 session Polarized Neutron Reflectometry 1 session Crystallographic Texture 1 session In-Situ Deformation of a Zirconium Alloy 1 session Quantification of Residual Stress in Steel-Encapsulated Metal Matrix Composites 1 session Rietveld Analysis 2 sessions Triple-Axis Neutron Scattering Study of the Magnetic Properties of MnF2 2 sessions http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=752 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=752 Deuteration for Neutron Scattering DEUNET Workshop 15.05.2017 - 17. 05.2017 - Deuteration underpins the ability of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the structure and dynamics of complex multicomponent materials that are typical in soft condensed matter and life sciences. With a wide range of advanced neutron facilities and instruments either in place or under development across Europe, it is of crucial importance that a strong emphasis is also placed on preparing deuterated samples that will maximise the quality and impact of current and future research. This workshop, organized jointly by the STFC Deuteration facility and the DEUNET European chemical deuteration network, brings together the user community with existing and developing deuteration laboratories to present recent advances in soft matter and life sciences and to discuss the needs to development of new methods, materials and deuteration services to fully leverage the investments made in neutron instrumentation in Europe.The workshop will consist of a series of talks by user groups presenting their science using deuteration and neutrons, as well as presentation of the current capabilities and work done at the participating deuteration laboratories.The workshop will collect valuable input from the user community on current and future deuteration needs for the DEUNET collaboration funded by the SINE2020 project www.sine2020.eu. Read more about the DEUNET at deuteration.net:https:deuteration.net.Registration is now open and limited to 60 participants. Abstracts for posters are welcome until the 2nd April 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=765 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=765 CETS2017: Central European Training School on neutron techniques 08.05.2017 - 12. 04.2017 - CETS provides insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. Apply by March 15. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=759 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=759 US School on Total Scattering Analysis 08.05.2017 - 12. 05.2017 - This school is aimed at introducing total scattering data and modelling methods, demonstrating their use in understanding complex functional materials, and reviewing recent developments and future directions in the technique. Most of the school will be focused on providing hands-on training with total scattering analysis software, with the balance focused on providing a technical foundation and highlighting exemplary work in the community. The final day of the workshop will highlight a special area of interest and this year will discuss and demonstrate the capabilities of single crystal diffuse scattering data obtained from the CORELLI and TOPAZ instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source.Total scattering and the associated pair distribution function technique, an extension of diffraction methods, is increasingly prevalent in modern materials studies. The unique combination of Bragg and diffuse scattering has related vacancies in high temperature ceramics to both their superionic conductivity and phase stability, nanometer-sized polar domains or nanoregions in relaxor ferroelectrics to their enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric properties, and vacancydisorder arrays and other subtle local correlations to the mechanisms of high-Tc superconductivity. These methods have further proven critical in understanding guest-host interactions, amorphous to crystalline transitions, local spin correlations, and other disordered crystalline materials phenomena. Total scattering is most informative when modelled atomistically with computational methods. Modern software spans small and large box approaches and can incorporate neutron and x-ray PDF, EXAFS single crystal diffuse scattering data. Resulting atomistic models aid scientists from diverse disciplines in understanding the inner-workings of property mechanisms, and ultimately in optimizing and controlling them through atomic structure modification. Topics covered:Introduction to Total ScatteringModern Total Scattering Instruments and DataHands-on Data Analysis with: Small box modeling with PDFGui Diffpy-CMI Large box modeling with RMCProfile EXAFS data Building and refining nanoparticles with DISCUS Single crystal diffuse scattering data analysis http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=762 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=762 International Conference on Laser Energy Science Laser and Accelerator Neutron Sources and Applications 2017 CLESLANSA17 18.04.2017 - 21. 04.2017 - LANSA is intended to open a new horizon of neutron science and application by compact neutron sources driven by high power lasers along with conventional ones based on accelerators. The first international meeting was held in 2013 by setting laser-assisted neutron sources and applications as key terms, in order to overview the status and future prospects of relevant fields. In the late 2015, the national project of Japan has started aiming at innovative improvement of compact neutron sources based on both laser and accelerators for industrial applications. Upon these backgrounds, the 2nd forum will be held in order to provide an opportunity for participants to exchange mutual information and activate their own researches.Topics of the conference include but not limited to Compact Neutron Sources laser fusion, cluster explosion, laser-driven ion beams, photonuclear reactions, LINAC, cyclotron, electrostatic accelerators, nuclear reactors, RI, et al. Physics Control Technologies particle acceleration, radiation generation, energy and angular distribution, moderators, control system, et al.- Neutron Diagnostics high resolution measurements in space, time and energy, sensitive imaging, radiography, et al. Applications nuclear transmutations, nuclear waste processing, biomedical applications, fusion reactor material investigations, fusion-fission hybrid-reactors, et al. Facilities laser facility and technology, accelerator facility and technology, target technology, et al.Calendar Paper submission deadline: Dec. 12, 2016 Registration start: Dec. 15, 2016 Early bird registration deadline: Mar. 21, 2017 CLESLANSA17: Apr. 18-21, 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=730 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=730 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit 17.04.2017 - 21. 04.2017 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=732 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=732 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference ISSC-21 10.04.2017 - 13. 04.2017 - ISSC-21 is the latest meeting in the series of interdisciplinary surface science conferences covering all experimental and theoretical aspects of surfaces, interfaces and nanoscale physics and chemistry.Key dates: Early registration deadline: 27 February 2017 Accommodation booking deadline: 12 March 2017 Registration deadline: 31 March 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=749 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=749 The III Energy Materials Research Conference EMR2017 05.04.2017 - 07. 04.2017 - EMR2017 will bring together researchers and professionals from a broad set of science and engineering disciplines with the aim of sharing on the latest developments and advances in materials and processes involved in the energy generation, transmission-distribution and storage. The connection is clear between research into novel materials and new technological solutions or improvements in materials, and the development of cleaner, cheaper safer and more efficient energy technologies.This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone involved to learn and discuss about materials, processes and systems applied to the following areas: Biomass - Biofuels Solar Energy Fuel Cells Hydrogen Wind Power Geothermal Energy Hydropower. Wave and Tidal Power Nuclear Energy and Materials Energy Production from Fossil Fuels Energy Harvesting Materials Energy Transmission, Distribution and Storage Advances in Lighting Materials Heat Exchange Energy-Efficient Buildings Materials, Processes and Systems for Energy Saving and Sustainability7 February 2017: Extended deadline for abstract submission for poster and virtual presentations http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=751 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=751 Magnetism 2017 03.04.2017 - 04. 04.2017 - Magnetism 2017 is the premier conference organised by the UK and Rol magnetism community. It welcomes and encourages participation from Europe and further afield, and from industry. It follows the highly successful conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016.A mixture of invited talks and submitted contributions will allow the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and Rol to be presented. Participation from outside UKRol and from industry is also encouraged. The conference encourages participation from across the breadth of magnetism, and has included oral sessions on a range of subjects including spintronics, domain walls, dynamics, vortices, skyrmions and topological systems, spin ice, biological and organic magnetism, superconductors, magnetocalorics and ab initio theory.We are encouraging abstracts submitted in the areas of thin films and nanostructures, correlated electrons, biological and organic materials, computational magnetism and general magnetism. Key dates: Abstract submission deadline: 20 January 2017 Early registration deadline: 7 March 2017 Registration deadline: 23 March 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=745 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=745 Tripple axis resolution workshop 03.04.2017 - 04. 04.2017 - The quantum phenomena group of the MLZ organizes a workshop on software used for calculating the resolution function of a triple axis spectrometer and convoluting the data with models.In the first day we want to discuss the different approaches to the triple axis resolution and the software using this methods. In the second day we will work with examples using the different software packages.The main software packages will be RESTRAX http:neutron.ujf.cas.czrestrax:http:neutron.ujf.cas.czrestrax and Takin http:www.sciencedirect.comsciencearticlepiiS2352711016300152:http:www.sciencedirect.comsciencearticlepiiS2352711016300152. This workshop is intended for users of triple axis instruments for giving them support in evaluating their measurements. Furthermore we plan also to discuss together future developments for a better understanding of more complicated resolution approaches.There is only place for 20 participants, so please register if you are interested as soon as possible, latest by February, 28. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=753 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=753 European School on Interfacial Engineering 03.04.2017 - 06. 04.2017 - Registration is open to the European School on Interfacial Engineering - Fundamentals, Applications, and Analytical Methods to be held April 3-6, 2017, at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland. The School is devoted to the discussion of analytical methods and data analysis flavoured by selected topics of Colloids and Interface Science.Interfacial regions between bulk media, although often comprising only a fraction of the material present, are frequently the site of reactions and phenomena that dominate the macroscopic properties of the entire system. Hence, the understanding of the self-organization of molecules at interfaces and their corresponding static and dynamic properties defines a central theme of Colloids and Interface Science. To study such properties powerful analytical tools are available namely linear and nonlinear optical reflection techniques, X-ray and neutron scattering and scanning probe techniques. Unfortunately, presentations at international conferences provide at most overviews of applications of scientific methods, but do not allow a meaningful in-depth discussion of the particular experimental and theoretical background. Textbook provide sound information, but there is a lag time between the development of new methods and their incorporation in textbooks and University courses.The European School on Interfacial Engineering will bridge this gap and is designed for motivated PhD students and Post-doc in the field of Colloid and Interface science. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increased our understanding of fluid interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed and deepened in small workgroups on the basis of problem sheets. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop.Registration to attend this school is open with deadline March 20. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=760 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=760 48th IFF Spring School 2017 27.03.2017 - 07. 04.2017 - Topological Matter: Topological Insulators, Skyrmions and MajoranasOverview:Topology is the branch of mathematics that deals with properties of spaces that are invariant under smooth deformations. It provides newly appreciated mathematical tools in condensed matter physics that are currently revolutionizing the field of quantum matter and materials. Topology dictates that if two different Hamiltonians can be smoothly deformed into each other they give rise to many common physical properties and states are homotopy invariant. Thus, topological invariance, which is often protected by discrete symmetries, provides some robustness that translates into the quantization of properties; such a robust quantization motivates the search and discovery of new topological matter.So far, the mainstream of modern topological condensed matter physics relies on two profoundly different scenarios: the emergence of the complex topology either in real space, as manifested e.g. in non-trivial magnetic structures or in momentum space, finding its realization in such materials as topological and Chern insulators. The latter renowned class of solids attracted considerable attention in recent years owing to its fascinating properties of spin-momentum locking, emergence of topologically protected surfaceedge states governed by Dirac physics, as well as the quantization of Hall conductance and the discovery of the quantum spin Hall effect. Historically, the discovery of topological insulators gave rise to the discovery of a whole plethora of topologically non-trivial materials such as Weyl semimetals or topological superconductors, relevant in the context of the realization of Majorana fermions and topological quantum computation.At the same time, the physics of skyrmions with complex magnetic real-space topologies is rapidly moving to the centre of attention in spintronics owing to the bright prospects of skyrmionic materials related to topological protection and robust dynamics. The discovery of skyrmions in various geometries bulk, thin films, interfaces, the complex interplay of their properties with their topology, the fascinating aspects of their dynamics and transport properties are believed to result in skyrmions and other topological spin structures as basic building blocks for information manipulation and storage.Overall, the expanding manifold of materials, phenomena and concepts, which are born from the combination of ideas and methods of topological characterization and geometrical analysis with the most advanced developments in modern solid state physics, marks one of the most exciting moments in the history of physics related to a paradigm shift in our understanding of matter. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=731 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=731 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS XXII 27.03.2017 - 31. 03.2017 - The 22nd meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS XXII will be held on the 27th -31st March 2017 in Oxford, England.The abstract submission deadline is 30 November 2016.ICANS is an informal network of laboratories whose scientists and engineers are involved in developing pulsed neutron sources and accelerator based spallation neutron sources. The collaboration was founded in 1977 as a forum to promote discussions and collaborative work, and to share information on three main topics: accelerators, targets and moderators, and instruments.After 24 years, the meeting returns to the UK and will be hosted by the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source at the Said Business School, University of Oxford with accommodation at St Annes College.In addition to the core areas of accelerators, target and instrumentation, other key areas such as sample environment, data analysis and computing, polarisation, detectors, shielding and neutronics will be discussed. It is the principal goal of ICANS to promote and facilitate informal discussions and as such, the meeting will comprise several workshop sessions. Key dates Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2016 Early registration deadline: 31 January 2017 Registration deadline: 17 March 2017 Paper submission deadline: 27 March 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=738 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=738 DPG Spring Meeting 19.03.2017 - 24. 03.2017 - DPG Frhjahrstagung Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section SKM with the divisions and working groups: Biological Physics Chemical and Polymer Physics Dielectric Solids Thin Films Dynamics and Statistical Physics Semiconductor Physics Magnetism Metal and Material Physics and the working group Metal and Material Physics Surface Science Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Low Temperature Physics Vacuum Science and Technology Crystallography Mikroprobes Physics Education History of Physics Working Group Accelerator Physics Working Group Equal Opportunities Working Group young DPG http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=747 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=747 1st Argentinean Meeting on Neutron Scattering 15.03.2017 - 16. 03.2017 - The organization of this Meeting is inserted in the current efforts that Argentina is making to build a community of users of Large-Scale Neutron Scattering facilities. A research reactor is being built in Buenos Aires, called RA-10, which -among other objectives will provide cold and thermal neutron beams for scientific and technological research. The reactor is planned to be operative by 2019. Argentina needs to increase its user community in the upcoming years, which is vital for a successful facility and future user program.This Meeting is meant to bring together experts on neutron scattering techniques with the Argentinian scientific community, as well as with the leaders of the LAHN project for the development and construction of the Neutron Scattering Laboratory in the RA-10 reactor. Researchers and students from a broad range of institutions in Argentina, interested in the creation of such Laboratory, are invited to participate in this Meeting, In addition, on March 17th a Workshop is being jointly organised with the Ministry of Science and Technology for the discussion of the Science Cases for the next phase of the instrumentation program at the LAHN. Presentations and discussion panels will be organised with the technical team, the leaders of the Project and representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology and other institutions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=741 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=741 37th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 02.03.2017 - 10. 03.2017 - The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to the fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be three and a half days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The students will be divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and will do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of experienced scientists. Furthermore, there will be a students poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutron scattering could benefit their research. - The school will finish with lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics etc. This course is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin.Closing date for application: 15th October 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=724 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=724 ISIS Neutron Training Course 28.02.2017 - 09. 03.2017 - The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques at ISIS. We stress that this is a hand-on course using the ISIS neutron instruments aimed at complete beginners. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=735 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=735 HERCULES European School 27.02.2017 - 30. 03.2017 - Neutron and synchrotron radiation for scienceThis 1-month school, established in 1991, provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications.It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities: ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, and SLSPSI in Villigen. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=734 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=734 MATRAC 2 Winter 27.02.2017 - 03. 03.2017 - MATRAC 2 Winter School Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of MaterialsThe Winter School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of materials. The school starts with the fundamentals of synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering. The focus is subsequently shifted towards neutron techniques and their application to specific problems in materials science. Different classes of modern functional materials are presented and it will be shown how neutron scattering, on the one hand, and synchrotron radiation, on the other hand, can be used to explore the microscopic mechanisms that are responsible for their properties. While fundamental aspects are dominating, application related phenomena will be covered as well.After a two-day theoretical course in UttingAmmersee the participants will spend two days at the FRM II in Garching near Munich doing practicals. The fifth day of the school offers further talks and a final discussion. All relevant experimental methods will be covered.Registration deadline is December 1, 2016 - postponed to week of Dec 8For more information please visit the following websites which will regularly be updated: http:www.hzg.dewinterschool:http:www.hzg.dewinterschool or http:www.hzg.dematrac2:http:www.hzg.dematrac2 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=736 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=736 Australasian Soft Matter Scattering Workshop 2017 06.02.2017 - 09. 02.2017 - Scattering techniques offer a unique non-destructive statistical perspective on structure and spatial arrangements of structure in soft condensed matter at length-scales ranging from nm to 10s of microns. As such the techniques are powerfull characterisation tools in biology, polymer and materials science, biochemical sciences and in colloidal domain. This workshop follows on a series of meetings aiming to introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to diverse areas of research in soft matter. This years meeting will take place at ANSTO.The workshop is suitable for experienced researchers, ECRs and post-docs and PhDHonours students.There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering - this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.The overall themes of the workshop are: Research seminars highlighting how these techniques have been applied to soft matter research. Introduction to scattering formalism applied to pulsed field gradient NMR, neutron, X-ray and light scattering techniques. Experimental practice. Practical sessions on Quokka SANS, Bilby time of flight SANS, Kookaburra USANS, Platypus neutron reflectivity and Sika membrane diffraction. Data reduction, analysis and interpretation. The practicalities of accessing instrumentation, both laboratory based and at major facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=744 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=744 Horace SpinW Workshop 30.01.2017 - 03. 02.2017 - Another training course on how to get the most out of the Horace software package will be held, and this time it will be a joint workshop with the SpinW team. The course will be split into two parts, with 2 days spent on Horace and 2.5 days spent on SpinW. Participants may attend either or both of the two workshops. The courses will therefore cover all aspects of Horace planning an experiment, data visualisation and corrections, simulations, fitting, and more; and of SpinW introduction to magnetic structures and linear spin wave theory, handling complex magnetic structures, symmetry analysis, fitting inelastic neutron scattering data, etc.. Please note that registration closes at 12:00 GMT on Friday 23rd December, with participants places confirmed shortly after. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=740 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=740 37th REIMEI Workshop on Frontiers of Correlated Quantum Matters and Spintronics 13.01.2017 - 17. 01.2017 - In this event, we aim to explore frontiers of condensed matter physics covering correlated electron systems and spintronics. Gathering leading contributors in the fields from Japan, US, China, Taiwan, Europe and Australia, the present five-day event will explore emergent topics in correlated electron materials, unconventional superconductors, magnetism, spin-orbit interaction and spintronics, and seek collaboration and interaction among scientists working in different methods and disciplines. The registration deadline is December 20, 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=742 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=742 New Trends in Magnetic Structure Determination 12.12.2016 - 16. 12.2016 - Scientific scope:This workshop aims to contribute to the training of scientists in the treatment of neutron diffraction data for magnetic structure determination, putting the stress in the new improved methods and tools made available in the last years. In particular, the methods that make a combined use of magnetic symmetry groups and representational analysis will be shown and practiced both for commensurate and incommensurate structures. The workshop will be based on selected lectures together with intensive hands-on sessions using the most popular computer programs Isodistort, Bilbao Crystallographic Server, FullProf Suite, Jana2006, etc..The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary to determine complex magnetic structures, and show the most recent capabilities added to the traditional software.Lectures:The Workshop consists on 5 days dedicated to acquire a general overview of the methods of magnetic structure determination and analysis, in the frame of the specific free software presently available.Participants:The Workshop is intended for PhD students with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques, magnetism and crystallography, and also for experienced scientists, who wish to get a practical overview of the new important developments in the field that have taken place in the last years. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=722 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=722 FAN du LLB 2016 28.11.2016 - 01. 12.2016 - This school is mainly trainings devoted to young researchers interested in the use of neutron scattering for the study of condensed matter. This training is completely free of charge. Fully delivered in French, its aim is to strengthen the French neutron scattering community. Usually oversubscribe by a factor 2, the selection of the participants will be done on the basis of the interest of neutron scattering for the research project of the applicant and their surroundings. Foreign researcher may apply, but in that case a strong link and support with a French laboratory will be requested.The deadline for online registration is October 16th 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=727 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=727 The Neutron and Muon School 22.11.2016 - 26. 11.2016 - The School provides neutron and muon beam research training for newcomers through overall perspective of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and more. In addition to lectures, the course provides practical sessions of hands-on experiments and data analysis. All neutron and muon techniques are generally covered.Application deadline is on 15 September 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=725 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=725 BornAgain School and User Meeting 2016 21.11.2016 - 22. 11.2016 - BornAgain http:bornagainproject.org:http:bornagainproject.org is a novel software package to simulate and fit small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering at grazing incidence. It provides a generic framework for modeling multilayer samples with smooth or rough interfaces and with various types of embedded nanoparticles.This School will introduce students, instrument scientists, and both novice and experienced researchers working in the field of GISAS or reflectometry at large to new opportunities for simulating and fitting their data. In compact introductory lectures, we will outline the theory implemented in BornAgain, and explain the design of the software. Extensive hands-on tutorials will highlight practical aspects of GISAS simulation.Registration is available at https:webapps.frm2.tum.deindicoevent34:https:webapps.frm2.tum.deindicoevent34At the User Meeting, users of BornAgain are kindly invited to share their experiences, to present first results, but also to report on difficulties, to suggest improvements and to request missing features. This feedback offers a unique opportunity to influence the further development of BornAgain.For convenience of colleagues from overseas, this event is scheduled as a satellite of the GISAXS2016 workshop https:indico.desy.deconferenceDisplay.pyconfId14264:https:indico.desy.deconferenceDisplay.pyconfId14264, which takes place on November 16-18 in Hamburg. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=712 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=712 Bunsen Colloquium 10.11.2016 - 11. 11.2016 - Defects and diffusion in solids: Application of new theoretical conceptsBunsen Colloquium on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Peter C. Schmidt.The past years have seen several Bunsen Colloquia devoted to reactivity as well as diffusivity in solids, topics that are of central importance in advanced materials research and engineering. This years Bunsen Colloquium continues this series. It focuses on defects and diffusion in solids and on the application of new theoretical concepts. Understanding the microscopic properties of solids at the level of defects and diffusion mechanisms is critical for understanding the macroscopic properties of materials. Ever more powerful supercomputers and superior program packages now allow the complex behaviour of atoms and ions to be studied. Approximations that were previously required can now be neglected due to improved algorithms, as will be discussed at this Colloquium. Topics to be covered are, for example, the explicit consideration of phonon-electron coupling in quantum mechanical calculations for electronic conductivity and the application of time-dependent DFT methods to materials research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=733 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=733 Sixth Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science NBIA6 07.11.2016 - 08. 11.2016 - NBIA6 will focus on the understanding of the complex behavior of water and other molecules under confinement. This is key for a variety of fields ranging from biology and medicine to molecular magnetism.Detailed information and registration form are available athttps:indico.nbi.ku.dkconferenceDisplay.pyconfId930:https:indico.nbi.ku.dkconferenceDisplay.pyconfId930Differently from the successful formula from the last years, NBIA6 will consist of an intensive scientific meeting only. Carefully selected topics of relevance of current interest will be presented and we expect an extensive discussion between experimental and computational scientists.This workshop is sponsored by the Niels Bohr International Academy and the Institut Franais du Sude.The meeting is free of charge but limited to 25 participants. Registration is required.Registration opening day: 03 October 2016Registration deadline: 03 November 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=729 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=729 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors 02.11.2016 - 04. 11.2016 - The 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors in Ottawa, Canada, November 2-4, 2016, covers both research reactors and small power reactors. The neutron scattering community is invited to submit presentation abstracts for the research reactor track, which may describe a range of applications of neutron beams for materials research. Other areas relevant to the community are uses of research reactors, operating experience, reactor physics, and reactor safety. Abstracts are due May 30, 2016. For more information, visit https:www.cns-snc.caevents4tm:https:www.cns-snc.caevents4tm. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=714 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=714 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors ITMSR-4 02.11.2016 - 04. 11.2016 - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories CNL and Canadian Nuclear Society CNS are hosting the 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors.Small nuclear reactors can play an important role in addressing the energy, health, safety, security and climate change goals of the world. While the water-cooled small modular reactor technology is developing rapidly, a number of non-water-cooled advanced small reactor technologies, such as the molten salt reactor, the liquid metal reactor and the high temperature gas reactor, are being developed. These small reactors have advanced passive safety features, are resistant to nuclear proliferation, have no greenhouse gas emissions and promoted as being economically competitive. They are suitable for niche and off-grid applications as well as connection to electric grids in slow-growing economies to increase capacity as needed.Next-generation research reactors are considered for multiple purposes, such as radionuclide production, silicon doping, neutron activation, neutron radiography, materials research, fuel irradiation and generating data for reactor physics code validation activities.This technical meeting will cover topics of interest to designers, operators, researchers and analysts involved in the design, development and deployment of small reactors for research and power generation purposes. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=728 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=728 Analytical Research for Industry - State of the Art in Europe 26.10.2016 - Baltic TRAM opening conferenceInvestments in research and innovative capacity boost competitiveness and growth in Europe. Large-scale research infrastructures such as DESY and XFEL in Hamburg and Max LAB and ESS in Lund offer huge potential in testing state-of-the-art solutions. But how do we secure efficient and balanced access to these facilities At the conference we will present the state of play, highlight new initiatives in Europe and discuss what structures are needed for better research-industry cooperation, by looking at how academia can support companies in their innovation processes.One of the initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region and organiser of the conference - is Baltic TRAM Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion - an international project that aims to enhance innovation capacity and strengthen cooperation between analytical research institutes and companies, by providing industry with new ways of access to expertise, research facilities and open science and innovation cloud concepts. The project is led by DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in dialogue with fifteen project partners and five associated organisations from across the Baltic Sea Region. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=726 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=726 McStas workshop at NOBUGS 20.10.2016 - 21. 10.2016 - McStas schoolworkshop in Copenhagen, held in connection with the NOBUGS conference.The event is a two-day school with this tentative program: Thursday morning: McStas for absolute beginners - including intro talk and basic use of the package. Thursday afternoon: Overview of the most important optical components Friday morning: Samples and complete instruments Friday afternoon: Advanced McStas grammar, interfacing with other codes including use of McStas with Mantid.Please consult the NOBUGS conference website at http:nobugs.esss.se:http:nobugs.esss.se for more information + registration. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=721 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=721 Workshop on SoNDe application in neutron detection 17.10.2016 - 19. 10.2016 - SoNDe is a project for the development and construction of a high-flux capable neutron detector funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 framework. The development focuses on the following specifications: high-flux capability, capable of handling the peak-flux of up-to-date spallation sources gain factor of 20 over current detectors high-resolution of 3 mm by single-pixel technique, below by interpolation high detection efficiency of 80 or more no beam stop necessary, thus enabling investigations with direct beam intensity strategic independence of 3He time-of-flight TOF capability, necessary to exploit maximum flux, with a time resolution in the s regime modularity, improving maintenance characteristics of todays neutron detectors This project includes partners from France Laboratoire Lon-Brillouin, Norway IDEAS and Sweden ESS and Lund University and Germany Forschungszentrum Jlich.This workshop will be dedicated to making the new SoNDe detector concept known within its various user communities. These range from basic research facilities to industry and security applications, where the detection of neutrons or Xrays is needed. During the workshop there will be both presentations by the developers as well as users and a hands-on session, where a working prototype can be examined in working conditions.Further information on the SoNDe project can be found at:http:www.fz-juelich.deicsics-1ENLeistungenESSSoNDe-Projekt_node.html:http:www.fz-juelich.deicsics-1ENLeistungenESSSoNDe-Projekt_node.html http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=709 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=709 Joint Workshop JCNS and Flipper 2016 03.10.2016 - 07. 10.2016 - Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering from Magnetic Systems Single-crystal Diffraction with Polarized NeutronsRecent realizations of emergent quasi-particles such as skyrmions, magnetic monopoles and Weyl fermions in condensed matter have stimulated tremendous research interestsin fundamental studies of quantum materials and nanomagnetism, as well as in realizing their potential applications for future information technology. As unique probe for studying magnetism, neutron scattering matches the entire range of length- and time-scales relevant for many novel magnetic and electronic phenomena. In the present JCNS-Workshop, the current status and future trends in neutron scattering from magnetic systems will be discussed.Single-crystal diffraction with polarized neutrons addresses challenging scientific problems related to magnetic ordering which are often intractable with other methods. The classical applications - spin density mapping, magnetic form factor determination, separation between different scattering contributions are supplemented by topical studies: i direct discrimination between cycloidal, helical and amplitude modulated spin arrangements; ii interplay between crystal and magnetic chirality; iii short range magneticnuclear correlations in frustrated systems; iv local spin anisotropy at the unit cell level. Current trends and method developments will be in the focus of the FLIPPER workshop. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=717 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=717 2016 Debye-Rietveld Year 22.09.2016 - 2016 is a special year for diffraction: 100 years ago Peter Debye performed the first powder diffraction experiment with Paul Scherrer. 50 years ago Hugo Rietveld introduced Rietveld Refinement for powder diffraction data.When prof. Bill David so kindly pointed out these facts to us at the Delft PEARL opening workshop, he also suggested that, since both scientists are Dutch, it would be appropriate for the Dutch to organize a celebration. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=702 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=702 6th International Conference Mechanical Technologies and Structural Materials 22.09.2016 - 23. 09.2016 - Industrial progress is closely connected with the development and application of new structural materials as well as new processing technologies, rational use of existing and developing new energy sources. Particular interest is also concentrated on organization of production processes, quality management and environmental protection. At the Conference, leading scientists and experts from Croatia and abroad will present their latest achievements in the areas of advanced mechanical technologies, energy engineering and new mechanical structures. The Conference will also provide an opportunity for collaboration and discussions among delegates which may form the basis of future cooperation among the scientific society and manufacturing businesses. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=719 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=719 German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016 20.09.2016 - 22. 09.2016 - The German Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016 Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung DN2016 - offers a forum for the presentation and critical discussion of recent results obtained with neutron scattering and complementary techniques. The meeting will be held in Kiel from 20th to 22nd September 2016. It is organized on behalf of the German Committee for Research with Neutrons - Komitee Forschung mit Neutronen KFN - by the HZG and University of Kiel.It offers the vibrant German and international neutron community an opportunity to debate topical issues in a stimulating atmosphere. Originating from BMBF Verbundtreffen - meetings for projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - this conference series has a strong tradition of providing a forum for the discussion of collaborative research projects and future developments in the field of research with neutrons in general. Neutron scattering, by its very nature is used as a powerful probe in many different disciplines and areas, from particle and condensed matter physics through to chemistry, biology, materials sciences, engineering sciences, right up to geology and cultural heritage; the German Neutron Scattering Conference thus provides a unique chance for exploring interdisciplinary research opportunities. It also serves as a showcase for recent method and instrument developments and to inform users of new advances at neutron facilities.The participation of young scientists is particularly welcome. Thanks to financial support from major German neutron centers, we are able to offer students a reduced conference fee and to award the prestigious Wolfram Prandl Prize for young investigators. We encourage young academics to submit oral contributions.The official conference language is English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=636 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=636 RheoSAS 2016: In-situ rheology for neutron and X-ray scattering techniques 19.09.2016 - 21. 09.2016 - The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in different areas covering topics from rheology of complex systems, structure of liquids at solid-liquid interfaces, structure and dynamics of confined fluids and polymers. Particular interest will be devoted to research on transient structural reorientation of complex fluids in conjunction with the transient rheological material functions. Examples are time resolved small- and large-amplitude oscillatory rheology SAOS and LAOS, respectively, start-up of flow, flow reversal, stress relaxation following steady shear, jump strain.Important dates 01032016 Confirmation of Invited Speakers 21032016 Open contributions Submission Registration 21052016 Deadline for contributions submission 21062016 Communication of accepted contributions 05072016 End of early bird registration 01092016 End of registration http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=684 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=684 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities 19.09.2016 - 22. 09.2016 - Sample environment support is a vital element in the success of neutron scattering experiments. The 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment will bring together scientists, engineers and technicians, as well as leading suppliers, to exchange experience, form collaborations and discuss new ideas. Abstract Submission Categories1 Low temperature2 Magnetic and electric fields3 High pressure, gas systems and in-situ chemistry4 Soft matter5 Sample manipulation and control6 High temperature7 Scientific applications8 Other http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=720 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=720 Mantid training at ISIS September 2016 14.09.2016 - 16. 09.2016 - Training Courses September 2016Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in September 2016. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:Wednesday 14th September 1-5pm: Mantid IntroductionAn introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.Thursday 15th September 9-12am: Introduction to PythonThis half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional if .. then logic will be expected.Thursday 15th September 1-5pm: Python in MantidThis course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.Friday 16th September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using PythonFor the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.Booking a place:If you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to nick.draperstfc.ac.uk:mailto:nick.draperstfc.ac.uk letting me know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 14 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let me know and Ill let you know about any subsequent courses.Ill send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked. However I have a two week holiday booked for the end of August, so replies may be delayed until I return.Next run of these courses:The specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in roughly 6 months.For visitors from UK academic institutions:We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and Ill get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then you travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.For visitors from elsewhere:While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let me know that you will be visiting when you reply so that I can arrange site access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=723 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=723 4th International Soft Matter Conference ISMC 2016 12.09.2016 - 16. 09.2016 - The 4th International Soft Matter Conference ISMC 2016 will be held at the Alpexpo Alpes Congrs in Grenoble, France from 12-16th September 2016. Three previous conferences were held in Aachen 2007, Granada 2010 and Rome 2013, and brought together up to 800 experimentalists and theorists working in the Soft Matter field. The conference covers both the fundamental and applied aspects of Soft Matter and Complex Systems. Local organisers of ISMC2016 include scientists from the large-scale facilities ILL and ESRF as well as from the Grenoble University and other research organisations such as CEA, CNRS, and INPG in Grenoble.Further details are available at URL www.ismc2016.org:http:www.ismc2016.org or can be obtained by e-mail: infoismc2016.org:mailto:infoismc2016.org http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=629 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=629 International Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016 08.09.2016 - 09. 09.2016 - The 7th workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016 will be held on September 8, 2016 in Potsdam and on the 09.09.2016 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin Germany as a satellite of Quasielastic neutron scattering conference. Workshop series has been launched in 2004 in Tokai by the J-PARC team and was a continuing effort to further innovations in neutron spectrometer design. The workshop will cover innovative aspects of the instrument design as well as reports on progress of spectrometer projects. Special emphasis will be given development of sample characterization such as polarization, magnetic field, pressure. Software for data acquisition, analysis and instrument simulation will be also part of the agenda. Participation of the young scientist is particularly welcome.Workshop topics: Compact Sources Status of instrument projects Development and design of new instruments, methods and components Software Important dates:Registration open: 15 January 2016Deadline for submission: 30 April 2016Abstract acceptance, Notification to authors: 15 June 2016Early registration: 30 June 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=661 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=661 Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art Archaeology 06.09.2016 - 09. 09.2016 - This international conference series was started in 2005 in Grenoble with the aim of bringing together researchers using synchrotron techniques applied to the study of objects of cultural heritage. In the ten years since its inception, the conference has become the premier forum to present the latest applications of high-flux radiation sources for non-invasive analysis of our shared patrimony.The 2016 SR2A conference will take place at The Art Institute of Chicago from September 6-9 and will be organized by several prominent cultural organizations in the mid-west of America: NU-ACCESS Art Institute of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory The Field Museum Oriental Institute, University or Chicago The Detroit Institute of Arts The Indianapolis Museum of ArtThe Chicago SR2A will consist of four days of oral and poster presentations. We welcome paper submissions from archaeological scientists, conservation scientists, geochemists, paleontologists, material scientists, and researchers from all disciplines with experience applying analytical techniques in large-scale research facilities to address questions about our cultural heritage.Participants will enjoy: an opening reception on the evening of September 5th 4 full days of conference in the Fullerton auditorium of the Art Institute of Chicago access to research from participants from Europe, Americas, Asia and the Middle-East a public seminar hosted by NU-ACCESS open to general audience on Friday September 9th a visit to the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratories a conference dinner http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=685 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=685 International Conference on Quasielastic Neutron Scattering QENS 2016 05.09.2016 - 08. 09.2016 - Established in Windsor in 1992 the conference series aims to bring together newcomers and experienced scientists to share the latest developments in the investigation of the dynamics phenomena in materials using quasi-elastic neutron scattering. Distinct strength of quasielastic neutron spectroscopy is the ability to deliver direct information in both space and time 10-12 10-6 s, while other spectroscopic probes are either local such as hyperfine field methods or macroscopic in the spatial dimension such as light scattering. The high data rates and new instrumental capabilities of modern spectrometers open up new opportunities for systematic, in situ and kinematic investigations. Direct neutron spectroscopic measurements in the space and time domain allow us to benchmark and validate molecular dynamic model calculations forming a very powerful tool in exploring nanoscale dynamics and functionality. Modeling, either to deeper understanding of experimental data, or in the prediction of new materials and phenomena will be, therefore, part of the conference programThe topics of the conference will include dynamics phenomena in: Hydrogen and gas storage systems Batteries, supercapacitors, fast ionic conductors and electrolytes Catalyses Semiconductors Materials for solar cells Thermoelectrics Ionic liquids Water and liquids Ferrielectrics and ferroelectrics Quantum magnets Highly correlated electron system Superconductors http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=648 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=648 20th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 05.09.2016 - 16. 09.2016 - Juelich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS is happy to announce that application is open for the 20th Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering taking place September 5-16, 2016 in Juelich and GarchingMunich, Germany.The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power.Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee. Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits.Deadline for application is May 29, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=691 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=691 54th European High Pressure Research Group EHPRG International Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology 04.09.2016 - 09. 09.2016 - In the framework of the 54th European High Pressure Research Group EHPRG International Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology 4-9 September 2016, Bayreuth, Germany, The Microsymposium MS-5 Novel high pressure instrumentation at large scale facilities: neutrons will be organized.In recent years interest of research community in high pressure studies of structural, magnetic and other physical properties of materials by means of neutron scattering methods has grown remarkably and now most of the advanced neutron scattering facilities either have dedicated instruments or projects for their development. Moreover, recent progress in high pressure methodology and neutron scattering instrumentation provides a substantial increase in the experimentally accessible pressure range, steadily expanding to megabar scale.The aim of the Microsymposium is to discuss the present state-of-art of neutron scattering instrumentation for high pressure research and elucidate roots for further developments in the field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=698 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=698 50 Years of Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy 02.09.2016 - 03. 09.2016 - 50 years ago, in 1966 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz proposed the idea of neutron backscattering for achieving high energy resolution in neutron spectroscopy. The same year Bert Alefeld published his first experiments from a Silicon neutron backscattering setup at the Atomic Egg, the FRM reactor in Garching near Munich. These experiments did show for the first time that the energy resolution of neutron spectroscopy could be extended by two orders into the micro eV range.This great improvement in energy resolution opened the door to previously unseen phenomena as well as the exploration of longer time scale molecular motions in a plethora of systems. Since first results, backscattering spectroscopy with neutrons has contributed to active fundamental research in the fields of life sciences, energy materials, complex systems. It has proved an essential tool to study dynamics in polymers and biological systems, near the glass transition of different types of glass formers, in confinement and near surfaces, of reorientational motions in crystals, of rotational tunnelling and of diffusion in metals and alloys or of spin excitations and nuclear hyperfine splitting.The workshop will start with a historical view on the early times and places of neutron backscattering: the FRM I, Garching, the Dido reactor in Jlich, the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble France and the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source in Didcot UK.Looking ahead the workshops aims to showcase the importance of the neutron backscattering technique for scientific progress and the impact of key instrumentation advances, including innovative ideas for backscattering at pulsed neutron sources.The workshop is a satellite meeting of QENS 2016 to be held in Berlin on the 5th-8th September 2016 http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsqens-2016index_de.html:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsqens-2016index_de.html. Munich offers excellent train and flight connections to Berlin and thus we hope to see many scientists who are interested in high energy resolution in Garching. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=707 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=707 ECM-30 Meeting of the Crystallographic Association 28.08.2016 - 01. 09.2016 - ECM-30 will be a four-day vibrant and intensive scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of crystallography. In addition, there will be a Young Crystallographers meeting, workshops and user meetings, lunch meetings, and a social programme, which will allow scientists from all over Europe and the world to meet, connect and exchange. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=657 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=657 32nd European Conference On Surface Science ECOSS-32 28.08.2016 - 02. 09.2016 - ECOSS-32 provides the occasion for European scientists to meet and discuss the latest advances, either experimental or theoretical, in surface physics and chemistry. The most recent technical developments are also presented.Important Dates:15 FebruaryCall for papers18 MarchOpening of the registrations01 MayExtended deadline for abstract submission03 JuneAuthors notifications online program30 JuneDeadline for early bird registration15 AugustExtra cost for late registration26 AugustClosing of the registrations http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=706 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=706 Hydrogen School 2016 22.08.2016 - 31. 08.2016 - Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The effi cient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain.High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to: Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies Fundamentals of the gas storage Basics of neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diff raction Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refi nements http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=718 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=718 RACIRI Summer School 2016 21.08.2016 - 28. 08.2016 - The novel format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons in the Baltic region.The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.The first RACIRI Summer School was organized 2013 in Petergof, Russia. Focus theme: Soft Matter and Nano Composites.The second RACIRI Summer School was held from 24-31 August 2014 in the Stockholm area, Sweden, under the focus theme Imaging with X-rays and Neutrons in Life and Materials Sciences.The third RACIRI Summer School was held during 22-29 August 2015 in Sellin, Island of Rgen, Germany. Its focus theme: Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications.Currently, the fourth RACIRI Summer School is being prepared. RACIRI 2016 will take place in Repino near Saint Petersburg, during 21-28 August 2016. You will find more information on RACIRI 2016 soon on this website. This years focus theme: Convergent Sciences and Technology for the Society. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=694 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=694 XXV International Materials Research Congress 14.08.2016 - 19. 08.2016 - A core mission of the Materials Research Society is to promote leading-edge research on materials around the world. The Materials Research Society MRS and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales SMM are excited to be working together on this global effort by growing the International Materials Research Congress IMRC held annually in Cancun, Mexico. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=704 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=704 2nd annual Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis school 08.08.2016 - 11. 08.2016 - The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on national user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM synchrotron beamline at the APS at Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD beamline at the NSLS-II synchrotron at BNL. The combination of advances in instrumentation and advances in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods will be provided. This course will emphasize traditional non-molecular solid state compounds, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement complementary trial license will be provided to participants. Confirmed 2016 instructors include Prof. Peter Khalifah SBU, Prof. John Parise SBU, Prof. Cora Lind U. Toledo, Prof. Tyrel McQueen Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Eric Dooryhee BNL, XPD Dr. Saul Lapidus ANL, 11-BM, Dr. Wenqian Xu ANL, 17-BM, and Dr. Christina Drathen Bruker-AXS. Further information about the course, including the application materials, are available through the website: https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edummrrsa-portal:https:sites.google.comastonybrook.edummrrsa-portal. There will be no registration fee associated with this course. There are ongoing fundraising efforts to additionally support the lodging and meal expenses of most or all participants in this program, though all travel expenses will remain the responsibility of participants. While this course is open to all applicants, priority will be given to Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers from North American institutions. Completed applications should be received by June 15, 2016, although later applications may still be considered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=716 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=716 5th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology 07.08.2016 - 10. 08.2016 - This symposium will report on the latest discoveries in structural biology using X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction, and complementary techniques such as small-angle scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and advanced computational approaches. Scientific insights at the molecular level allow structure guided drug discovery and protein engineering for improved biocatalysis. This basic research is important for supporting applications in the pharmaceutical industry and for new, sustainable, and environmentally friendly approaches to the production of chemical reagents and biofuels. Session topics include: Bioenergy Drug Design Enzyme Mechanism and Allostery Macromolecular Complexes Membranes and Membrane Proteins New Instruments and Methods Sources and Facilities A list of confirmed, invited speakers can be found on the conference web pages. The Symposium will be accompanied by two optional 1 day workshops on August 6, focused on Neutron Protein Crystallography and on Small-Angle Scattering, respectively.Important Dates: 18072016: Registration closes 15062016: Abstract Submission deadline 18072016: Vendor exhibit registration closes http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=688 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=688 2nd Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials 07.08.2016 - 12. 08.2016 - The 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials is the second GRC Meeting presenting the latest developments and advances in the investigation, design, and applications of multifunctional materials with a strong coupling of magnetic and dielectric orders. The conference topics include the synthesis of new multiferroic materials, studies of the fundamental physical mechanisms leading to the coexistence and mutual interaction of magnetism and electrical polarization, the control of multiferroic properties by external electric and magnetic fields as well as pressure, novel magnetoelectric effects in nontrivial topological systems such as skyrmions, new functionalities of multiferroic domains and domain boundaries, multiferroic effects in thin films and heterostructures, spin-orbit interaction in 5d compounds, utilization of multiferroics and magnetoelectrics for devices and applications, and the theory and modeling of multiferroic properties. The program is designed to cover the broad range of multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and phenomena with focus on new developments and emerging topics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=699 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=699 2nd Croucher Summer Course on Neutron Scattering 07.08.2016 - 13. 08.2016 - This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. While this years summer course will continue to cover fundamental scattering theory and commonly-used scattering techniques, the focus will be on inelastic neutron scattering. There will also be several practical sessions on the analysis of neutron scattering data.Application deadline: 4 May 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=708 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=708 18th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 30.07.2016 - 13. 08.2016 - Purpose: The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.Jointly Conducted by: Argonne National Laboratorys, Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Neutron Sciences Directorate.Scientific Directors: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis and Brian H. Toby, Argonne; Bryan C. Chakoumakos and John D. Budai, Oak Ridge. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=686 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=686 Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Neutrons in Chemistry 25.07.2016 - 27. 07.2016 - Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Neutrons in Chemistryat Bielefeld University 201625.07. 27.07.2016 More on the website. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=669 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=669 Magnetic Structure Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques 22.07.2016 - There will be a workshop on Magnetic Structure and Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques at this years American Crystallographic Association meeting in Denver, Colorado this year. The meeting is from July 22-26.The workshop will be structured as a series of lectures in the field of magnetic neutron scattering presented by organizers and invited speakers including Branton Campbell, Huibo Cao, and Clarina Dela Cruz, and hands-on sessions where attendees will be assisted by the organizers. Materials will be provided electronically to the students. Students will be required to install software on their computers before the workshop and will be required to bring their laptops for the workshop. They will be required to have access to a Windows operating system.Preregistration and payment is required. Registration fee for everyone is 110. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=668 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=668 Magnetic Entanglement and Complex Magnetic Materials 22.07.2016 - 26. 07.2016 - Session on Magnetic Entanglement and Complex Magnetic Materials at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association ACA.New research is beginning to clarify the respective roles of entangled magnetic, orbital, and charge orders in the nematic, pseudo-gap, superconducting, and other exotic phases of complex oxides and pnictides. Evidence of the coupling of magnetic order to structural or electronic parameters at surfaces, domain walls, and other interfaces now provides exciting opportunities to manipulate and even engineer the properties of multi-functional materials. This session will focus on the use of x-ray neutron scattering and other methods to characterize the subtle magnetic correlations relevant to such problems, including those of topological orders and defects.The deadline for abstracts is Abstract - March 31 2016. Please check out the scientific program since we have prepared a quite exciting one this year: http:www.amercrystalassn.org2016-scientific-program:http:www.amercrystalassn.org2016-scientific-program http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=676 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=676 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small Angle Scattering 22.07.2016 - WK.02 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small-Angle Scattering. This one-day workshop will focus on computational approaches to structural modelling and analysis. In the first session, a brief reprise of fundamental concepts will be provided, with a focus on pitfalls in data acquisition and reduction that can affect subsequent data analysis and modelling. The remainder of the day will be allocated to the hand-on application of the leading software packages to the analysis of solution scatter. This workshop will feature direct participation from the creators of the most prevalent software packages currently used including BIOSAXSEMBL, SIBYLS, CCP-SAS, FoXs and IMP. The participating groups will present their software, including the basis for the algorithms employed, and further deliver guided hands-on tutorials for workshop participants. This approach will introduce and train participants on the appropriate application of these tools, including experimental design, model preparation, comparison of structural models using both SAS and complementary information, validation, and most importantly the limitations of interpretation with regards to the biological conclusions that can be made. The workshop format will include lectures, and a selection of hands-on practical exercises. Students will be expected to bring laptops with appropriate pre-installed software as necessary. Prior to the workshop, a website will be made available containing installation instructions and software for each tutorial. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=679 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=679 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association 22.07.2016 - 26. 07.2016 - The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association ACA will be held in Denver, Colorado, Friday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 26th. The transactions symposium will highlight Structural Dynamics across the disciplines represented by the ACA. The rest of the meeting will continue to reflect the wide reach of crystallographic research with sessions on sources, methods, and results. These include Opportunities from new and improved instrumentation, singlemultiple crystal, powder and solution methods, and hot structural results. There will be sessions highlighting those results requiring complementary techniques including cryo-electromicroscopy.The meeting will include a strong educational component for early career scientists with specific talks designed to introduce research areas in addition to presenting results. Related evening sessions include a mixer, career fair, career development, and diversity in the laboratory. The conference will end with a closing banquet and the award of poster prizes for the best presentations.DEADLINES:ABSTRACTS STILL BEING ACCEPTEDYoung Scientist Travel Grant - March 31Early Registration - May 31Hotel Reservations - June 28 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=697 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=697 MLZ Conference on Neutrons for Energy 18.07.2016 - 21. 07.2016 - This conference covers major topics of neutron analytics for energy research like energy storage and transformations including batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis, H2-storage, thermoelectrics, and magnetocalorics, solar energy applications, catalysis, as well as engeneering and industrial applications. In addition methological instrument developments are an important contribution to enhance the energy research with neutrons. It is addressed to scientists from all fields using neutron scattering as an analytical tool for the characterization, development and optimization of materials for energy applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=655 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=655 GISAS summer school 2016: experiments and data analysis 17.07.2016 - 22. 07.2016 - This summer school invites Master students and PhD students to join with their own thin film samples suitable for grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering GISAXS and grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering GISANS measurements. The unique program will consist of lectures on experiment design and scattering theory, necessary to understand the method and to choose experimental parameters. The x-ray experiments will be carried out remotely at the ALS, Berkeley, USA, while the neutron experiments will take place at the FRM II on site. Furthermore there will be practical sessions with introduction to data analysis tools HipGISAXS and BornAgain and tutorials in applying them, where each student will work on their own data. Overall, this summer school will prepare students to carry out grazing incidence experiments at large scale facilities including the relevant data analysis.Novel, smart thin film materials are the focus of many research projects ranging from sensing to displays and from wireless communication to energy conversion and energy storage. These are all active research fields where understanding of material properties will lead to innovation. Although the list of resulting applications is very wide, all these novel materials have something important in common: the physical properties, and therefore the industrial usefulness, is closely related to the molecular and nano-morphology of these materials.Therefore, methods of characterizing such thin film materials are needed. Grazing incidence scattering techniques have proven here to be very successful. With this method the morphology inside thin films can be probed on the nanometer scale not just on small micron spots but on macroscopic areas of the sample, yielding industrially relevant information.To aid students to carry out successful grazing incidence scattering measurements this summer school will kick-start beginners and introduce new data analysis tools for students with scattering experience. The course is an on-site course only, that means accommodation is not included in the workshop fee. On the left you find suggestions for accommodation in the area. The school takes place at the TUM Garching Campus and can be easily reached using public transport U6 Garching Forschungszentrum.This a joint effort from the Graduate Center of the Munich School of Engineering TUM MSE:http:www.mse.tum.demse-home, Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS:http:www.fz-juelich.dejcnsENHomehome_node.html and the Advanced Light Source LBNL:https:www-als.lbl.gov. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=715 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=715 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016 10.07.2016 - 14. 07.2016 - Join us for the 8th American Conference on Neutron Scattering ACNS 2016. Held July 10-14, 2016 on board the historic _Queen Mary_ in Long Beach, California, the Conference will provide essential information on the breadth and depth of current neutron-related research worldwide. Hosted by the Neutron Scattering Society of America, this years Conference will feature a combination of invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, tutorials and an industrial exhibit. Mark your calendar today and plan to attend ACNS 2016SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMThe five-day conference will feature oral and poster presentations covering: Plenary and Prize Sessions Invited Speakers ONLY Sources, Instrumentation and Software Hard Condensed Matter Soft Matter Biology Materials Chemistry and Materials for Energy Engineering and Industrial Applications Neutron PhysicsIMPORTANT DATESAbstract Submission Opens: January 13, 2016Abstract Submission Deadline: March 13, 2016Preregistration Opens: Late April 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=658 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=658 International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations PNCMI 04.07.2016 - 07. 07.2016 - PNCMI is the most comprehensive conference on the latest scientific research using polarised neutrons and on related instrumentation development. The topics will include Multiferroic and chirality Strongly correlated electron systems, including superconductors Frustrated and disordered systems Magnetic nanomaterials Molecular magnetism Thin films and multilayers Soft matter and biology Imaging Polarized neutron instrumentation Polarized neutron techniques and methods, including nuclear polarisation, Larmor techniques, and depolarisation methods Complementary techniques NMR, XMCD, ... Neutron scattering facilities http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=650 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=650 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses ICRS-10 03.07.2016 - 07. 07.2016 - ICRS-10 2016 continues a series of essential conferences on the prediction, evaluation and control of residual stresses in materials. Equal emphasis is given to the measurement, modelling and application of residual stress data. Both engineering and scientific aspects of residual stress are considered, including: the influence of residuals stress on the physical and mechanical properties of materials; complementary techniques for residual stress measurement; stress-induced damage evaluation; and numerical techniques for the prediction of residual stress development in components. The key ICRS-10 dates are:Abstract submission: 1 March 2016Abstract acceptance: 15 March 2016Early registration: 1 April 2016Full registration: 1 June 2016Manuscript submission: 1 July 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=667 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=667 16th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules 02.07.2016 - 07. 07.2016 - Main topics: Biomedicine crystallography Nanocrystallography Membrane protein crystallization Advanced crystallization Crystallization in educationEarly-bird registration deadline on May 2 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=705 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=705 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry 27.06.2016 - 01. 07.2016 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering SANS and neutron reflectometry NR at the NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales ranging from 1nm to 20 mm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering, and NR instruments that are available to qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. The school emphasizes hands-on training in the use of SANS, USANS, and NR instruments in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, and so on. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited: typically we receive many more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 3, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=672 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=672 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids 26.06.2016 - 30. 06.2016 - The DSL conference has as its aim to create a binding platform for scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge. Furthermore, it will provide new insights in overcoming the current challenges which are faced by academics and industrialists related to diffusion in its many areas. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=656 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=656 The Bridge 2016 22.06.2016 - 23. 06.2016 - The Bridge is about building a platform where science and business can meet and prosperous relationships grow. It is about connecting entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and investors with todays most influential minds within life science and materials science. Our goal is to help solve some of humanitys biggest challenges.The Bridge is initiated by Invest in Skne and Medicon Village in close collaboration with the two state-of-the-art research facilities MAXIV and ESS, and with the support of dedicated regional and international companies and organisations. Lets shape our future together. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=713 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=713 13th European Summer School on Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter 20.06.2016 - 27. 06.2016 - The Bombannes summer school is devoted to the practical state-of-art approach to scattering methods, using neutrons, as well as X-ray and light sources - todays key techniques to study structure and dynamics in systems containing colloids, polymers, surfactants and biological macromolecules. Since 1990 the Bombannes school series introduces, on a fundamental level, the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their applicaiton to soft matter systems. It provides with a period of 2 years advanced training for young researchers with a working place in European laboratories at post-graduate and post-doctoral level. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=670 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=670 7th International Conference Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability 19.06.2016 - 26. 06.2016 - This Meeting will be a great occasion for discussions of previous, present, and future research on photosynthesis, from molecular to global, and will provide an exciting scientific program, which will cover the breadth and depth of photosynthesis, and to meet researchers of Photosynthesis from around the world. This meeting will provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists from different countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding, widen professional contact, to create new opportunities and establish new collaborations.The meeting will cover the following topics:1. Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability2. Hydrogen Energy for Sustainability http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=701 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=701 European Powder Diffraction Conference EPDIC15 12.06.2016 - 15. 06.2016 - Started in 1991, EPDIC is the only European Conference completely dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline materials by diffraction methods.The aim of the Conference is to highlight the latest developments and achievements in the methodological, applicative and instrumental fields of powder diffraction.EPDIC15 will be a great forum that brings together scientists and instrumentation companies to discuss about progress in academic and industrial research related to powder diffraction. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=659 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=659 8th Workshop on Neutron Wavelength Dependent Imaging NEUWAVE- 8 12.06.2016 - 15. 06.2016 - NEUWAVE-8 will provide a forum to discuss the latest scientific, technological, and instrumental advances in energy-selective neutron imaging.The workshop will include the following topics: Wavelength-selective and wavelength-dispersive neutron imaging principles and experimental techniques at steady state and pulsed sources Design, construction and operation of energy-selective neutron imaging set-ups at continuous beam and pulsed sources Detection systems Data analysis and software developments in energy-selective neutron imaging Correction andor exploitation of energy dependent effects in neutron imaging Applications of energy-dependent and energy-selective neutron imaging.NEUWAVE-8 is a workshop to present and discuss new developments, techniques, further innovations, challenges and applications in an open forum with all participants. Following the tradition of the NEUWAVE workshop series, and in the spirit of the first NEUWAVE meeting held in Garching in 2008, NEUWAVE-8 will try encouraging plenty of interactions and discussions between participants. The workshop will therefore start on Sunday 12 July with the traditional hike giving participants opportunities to get to know each other and to hear from each others work ahead of the more formal programme. As for the workshop sessions, we will ask for short presentations and allow ample time for discussions.On the last day of the workshop there will be a tour of the nearby facilities of the ISIS pulsed spallation neutron source on the Harwell Campus. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=710 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=710 III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering 06.06.2016 - 09. 06.2016 - III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering, dedicated to the 80-th anniversary of Yu.M. Ostanevich 19361992, an outstanding neutron physicist and the founder of small-angle neutron scattering field, group, and instrument at JINR FLNP, will take place in Dubna on June 6-9, 2016 at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics.The first meeting was held in October 2006. The second event was organized in June 2011 at the start-up of the scientific experiments, after the IBR-2 refurbishment and accomplishment of modernization works. These meetings were dedicated to Yu M Ostanevich, who has a determinative and crucial contribution to the construction of spectrometers at the high-pulsed reactor IBR-2. He contributed in particular, to the development of time-of-flight SANS technique, and the selection of advanced scientific areas for its application. A number of awards including the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 2000 recognized his leadership and outstanding scientific achievements in SANS studies of polyelectrolytes, small molecules, fractals, metallic glasses, macromolecules, polymers, etc.The first SANS instrument on a steady-state reactor was constructed at the Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble, while the first SANS instrument on a white neutron pulsed beam was accomplished at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at the IBR-30 reactor, beamline N5. We are very pleased to invite you to participate to the III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering that will be held at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna on June 6-9, 2016.Scientific Topics SANS method and instrumentation SANS in condensed matter studies Complex systems investigations by means of SANS Soft matter investigations by means of SANS SANS studies of biomembranes Complementary methods for condensed matter systems investigations http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=700 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=700 Neutrons and Food 4 31.05.2016 - 02. 06.2016 - Following the success of the previous meetings in Sydney, Delft and Paris, the fourth Neutrons Food meeting will be held in Lund, Sweden from 31st May to 2nd June 2016.The call for abstracts is now open Please submit your abstracts at http:www.neutronsandfood.org:http:www.neutronsandfood.orgImportant Dates: Abstract Submission Deadline : April 29th 2016 Registration Opens : March 15th 2016 Registration Closes : May 15th 2016This biennial series of meetings aims to bring together scientists and technologists from the food science community with those expert in the application of scattering methods. Since the first meeting in Sydney, the subject matter has expanded beyond neutron scattering to include other scattering and radiographic methods. This year we will be incorporating a session dedicated to the final meeting of the project New X-ray Imaging Modalities for High Quality and Safe Food lead by Robert Karup Feidenhansl from Copenhagen University. We welcome participants and contributions from the wider community of food science and product development, food packaging, and nutrition, as well as scattering.The construction of two new large scale facilities in Lund - namely MaxIV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source - will open new opportunities for application of synchrotron and neutron techniques in food science.This years meeting is also held in conjunction with the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society meeting 30th - 31st May and we have a joint keynote speaker - Prof. John White from ANU - on the morning of the 31st May. There will be a tour of the MaxIV Laboratory - due to have first light in June this year - and the ESS construction site on the afternoon of the 31st May. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=690 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=690 Sustainable energies and neutron scattering conference SENS2016 30.05.2016 - 01. 06.2016 - The first edition of the Sustainable Energies and Neutron Scattering - SENS2016 - will be organized at Bordeaux from the 30th of May to the 1st of June. SENS2016 conference aims at highlighting topical scientific activities in the investigation of energy relevant systems using neutron scattering and to generate new applications. The SENS conference will give the opportunity for reinforcing the bridges between the neutron experts and the energy communities. The conference programme will include 5 main topics : Fuel cell and electrolysers, Gas storage, Bioenergy, Solar energy, Batteries.You are very welcome to submit your abstract via http:sens2016.sciencesconf.org:http:sens2016.sciencesconf.org. DEADLINE: March 14th, 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=683 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=683 20th Swedish Neutron Scattering Society Annual Meeting 30.05.2016 - 31. 05.2016 - This years annual meeting of the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society, SNSS will be held in Lund on 30th - 31st May.The Swedish Neutron Scattering Society http:snss.se:http:snss.se is a voluntary, non-profit organization of scientists working with neutron scattering and with the aim to promote and enlarge the community in particular in new areas of science. The ongoing construction of two major research facilities in Lund European Spallation Source ESS and the Max IV synchrotron are both central for advancing several scientific fields and also open up new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Speakers ProgrammeConfirmed keynote speakers : Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Birmingham University Prof. Matt Helgeson, UC Santa Barbara Prof. John White, The Australian National UniversityThe preliminary programme can be found here. The sessions in the final programme will reflect the topical areas of the contributed talk submissions received.Important DatesAbstract Submission Deadline : April 29th 2016Registration Opens : March 15th 2016Registration Closes : May 15th 2016RegistrationThe registration fee is 60 and includes lunch on 30th and 31st and dinner on the 30th.Neutrons Food 2016The meeting is planned as a lunch-to-lunch meeting, organised back-to-back with the Neutrons and Food 2016 Conference. On the afternoon of 31st May the two meetings will be bridged with a tour of the ESS site and a Max IV visit. The goal is to encourage further engagement of the Swedish scattering community with the food science community and we encourage you to join use for the following meeting.You can find out more about the Neutrons and Food 2016 Conference on the Indico page here:https:indico.esss.lu.seevent426. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=695 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=695 International Workshop on Theoretical and Applied Physics IWTAP-2016 28.05.2016 - 29. 05.2016 - The purpose of the workshop is to provide a public forum for researchersfrom academia, defence, government and industry to present, exchange ideas and discuss developments in Theoretical and Applied Physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=654 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=654 Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction 23.05.2016 - 26. 05.2016 - The biennial Magnetic Structure Determination Workshop from Neutron Diffraction, organized by the Quantum Condensed Matter Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be hosted this year at the Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida on May 23-26, 2016.The workshop will consist of lectures and practical hands-on sessions that will cover the Symmetry analysis using representation theory, refinement strategies using Fullprof Suite, magnetic structure determination from powder constant wavelength and time-of-flight data and single crystal data, and simulated annealing approach for structure solution. Confirmed list of tutors includes: Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal ILL, Andrew Wills UCL-Chemistry, William Ratliff NCNR, Ovidiu Garlea, Clarina dela Cruz, Stuart Calder and Huibo CaoORNL. Registration is free but the number of participants to the workshop is strictly limited to 35 people. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=692 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=692 4th Annual CCP-SAS Project Meeting 23.05.2016 - 25. 05.2016 - CCP-SAS includes the SASSIE and SCT suites of atomistic modelling software.The Meeting program is available online at http:www.ccpsas.orgMeetingsFourthProgram.html:http:www.ccpsas.orgMeetingsFourthProgram.html This year the Meeting also includes two hands-on Tutorial Sessions on Wed 25 May: one aimed at those who wish to learn how to incorporate additional modules into the SASSIE Framework, and another aimed at those who wish to learn about wrapping applications for Web deployment using GenApp. Registration for the Meeting and Tutorials is FREE, but space is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. IMPORTANT: As the meeting is being held on the NIST Campus, registration with NIST is mandatory. Please follow the Registration link on the above webpage. Photo ID will be required for entry. There is also the opportunity to present relevant posters on Mon 23 May. Please contact Prof Paul Butler pbutlerutk.edu:mailto:pbutlerutk.edu if you would like to do this. On Tue 24 May there will be a special Workshop for potential future collaborators, software developers, and funders. Attendance at this Workshop is by invitation only. Please also contact Paul Butler pbutlerutk.edu:mailto:pbutlerutk.edu if you might like to contribute to these discussions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=711 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=711 Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 16.05.2016 - 20. 05.2016 - Application deadline: April 1, 2016The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for _graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty_ new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome. However the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants. The application package consisting of 1 Information form, 2 CV, 3 Applicant motivation letter 12 to 1 page, 4 Principal Investigator letter of support for graduate students only; 12 to 1 page, should be sent electronically to meilleurfornl.gov:mailto:meilleurfornl.gov before April 1, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=673 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=673 9th Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite 09.05.2016 - 14. 05.2016 - Scientific scope:FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. The 9th FPSchool session will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble from 9 to 14 May 2016. The lectures and tutorials will give the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at intermediate level. In addition to the overview of general applications indexing, Rietveld refinements, magnetic structure determination and refinement will specifically be addressed along the school. Lectures:The school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to have a general overview of FullProf Suite as well as to general applications, plus 2 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data. For the practical sessions, participants should bring their own computers with FullProf Suite already installed. Participants:The school is aimed at PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even try to follow any of the online tutorials.The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the given training. The selection of candidates is based on the motivation letter and CV plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students. If necessary, a criterion of balance between laboratories and countries is applied. For information, the acceptance rate is about 1:3. Note that there is an optional excursion organised on Saturday 14th May, so you may need to do your travel arrangements in order to stay an extra day.Important deadlines: 01032016 Opening online application 27032016 Deadline for application 04042016 Decision for accepted participants 25042016 Deadline for registration http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=687 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=687 Future Applications of Small-Small Angle Scattering to Soft Matter 05.05.2016 - A 1-day meeting that will focus on state-of-the-art applications of SANS across a range of Soft Matter systems, and the future scientific opportunities that will come from new facilities, new instruments, and technical advances. The meeting will also celebrate the retirement of Dr Richard K Heenan, principal scientist in SANS at ISIS and author of the FISH model-fitting software. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=677 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=677 E-MRS symposium CC: In situ studies of functional nano materials at large scale facilities: from model systems to applications 02.05.2016 - 06. 05.2016 - The symposium aims at presenting and discussing the state of the art materials science investigations at the nanoscale on timely topics with a particular emphasis on the contribution of large scale facilities including synchrotrons, neutron sources and free electron lasers. Studies considering oxides will be particularly welcome. Additional attention will be given to the role of techniques in the study of materials issues in the field of energy and environment.This meeting will be devoted to recent advances in materials studies realized at large scale facilities. In addition to the invited lectures additional extended oral presentations will be selected from outstanding submitted oral contributions.We are delighted to invite you to submit your abstract deadline January 15th and start planning your venue in France. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=662 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=662 24th Journes de la Diffusion Neutronique JDN 02.05.2016 - 04. 05.2016 - The French Neutron Society SFN organises with the Institut Laue Langevin and the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin neutron facilities the 24th Neutron Diffusion Meeting.This multidisciplinary workshop traditionnally entitled Rencontres Rossat-Mignod will be dedicated to new results, obtained using neutron scattering techniques, in various scientific domains representative of the whole neutron users community.Four sessions will be organised, in Magnetism, Soft Matter and Environment, Condensed Matter, and Biology. Each session will be introduced by an invited talk, which will be followed by a series of shorter oral communications. A Poster session, encompassing all the scientific topics cited above, and an Instrumentation session, will also take place.Abstracts for oral presentations should be sent by e-mail before March 2nd, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=666 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=666 Central European Training School CETS2016 02.05.2016 - 06. 05.2016 - Application deadline: 20th MarchWe are welcoming PhD and master students, post-doc scientists as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc.The training consists of 5 days of lectures and experimental works.Available instrumentsSmall Angle Neutron Scattering YSReflectometer GINATriple Axis Spectrometer TASNeutron Diffractometer NDPrompt Gamma Activation Analysis and Neutron Induced Prompt Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Station PGAANIPS-NORMAGrants are available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=678 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=678 5th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism ICSM2016 24.04.2016 - 30. 04.2016 - ICSM2016 is now accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The deadline is November 27, 2015.This is the fifth edition of the international series of foremost and unique conferences. ICSM2016 will be an interdisciplinary forum for fruitful exchange of knowledge on the latest experimental results and theoretical advances in superconductivity. Magnetism, innovative advanced materials, their applications incorporating related technologies.Very distinctive and high profile invited speakers including potential Nobel laureates will participate at the conference and deliver talks on their most recent research advancements. ICSM2016 offers a unique traditional hospitality and a renewed enthusiasm for the profession, which will envelope you throughout your stay in a truly world-class scientific event. You may keep updated at the website for further information on the conference. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=653 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=653 Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures 19.04.2016 - The design, buildup, operation and maintenance of new and existing European Research Infrastructures RIs has been established as essential for the completion of the European Research Area ERA. Research Infrastructures RIs, along with the human capital concentrated around them, are recognized as a prerequisite for excellence in science, an enabler for industrial application of scientific results and a way to address the weaknesses in science and innovation policy coordination and networking at the European and region level. Nevertheless, there is an imbalance when it comes to the understanding of the investment needed in these RIs and more concretely, to which financial instrument could be considered depending of the RIs developing phase and the specific expenses needs.The ultimate goal of the Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures is to provide a comprehensive view of the financial possibilities that the European RIs can consider in order to fully exploit their research capacities and services.With this activity the RICH project aims to facilitate information on the different funding instruments available and their connection to the RIs ecosystem, in particular the use of Structural Funds as well as EFSI, InnovFin and its synergies with H2020 funding, offering this way a complete view of how RIs can be managed and funded at global, EU, national and regional level.The symposium will be web-streamed at: http:www.rich2020.eusymposium2016live:http:www.rich2020.eusymposium2016live http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=696 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=696 Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements 11.04.2016 - 15. 04.2016 - SCTE provides a forum for discussion on fundamental and applied research in the areas of solid state chemistry, physics and materials science of compounds containing d- and f- elements. The SCTE conference has always been promoted by the individuals forming the International Honorary and Advisory Committees.The proceedings of the SCTE2016 will be published in a special issue of SOLID STATE PHENOMENA by TRANS TECH PUBLICATIONS, commemorating the 20th edition of the SCTE conference. A copy of the proceedings and web access to the papers will be granted to all registered participants.The scope of the Conference includes the following Topics: Processes and syntheses Crystal chemistry Phase equilibria and phase transitions Thermodynamics Magnetic, electrical and optical properties Electronic phenomena at the crossover from localized to itinerant electronic behavior in solids Theory, ab initio methods, electronic structure, chemical bonding Physical and chemical properties at the nanometric scale: nanoparticles, films, interfaces Synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering in research on transition element compounds Materials for industryand Materials: Intermetallic compounds Strongly correlated electron systems Multiferroic and magnetoelectric systems Topological quantum matter Magnetocalorics, thermoelectrics Multifunctional materials Molecular solids: molecular magnetism, MOFs, spin crossover Materials for energy storage: compounds for hydrogen storage, batteries and fuel cells Novel superconducting materials, ruthenates, iron pnictides and oxide pnictides Materials for high frequency applications Disordered, inhomogeneous and frustrated materialsSCTE 2016 will present plenary and invited lectures by leading Scientist, keynote and oral talks, and poster presentations.Abstract submission deadline: January 18th, 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=651 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=651 Mantid Training Courses April 2016 06.04.2016 - 08. 04.2016 - Mantid Training Courses April 2016Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in April 2016. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:Wednesday 6th April 1-5pm: Mantid IntroductionAn introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.Thursday 7th April 9-12am: Introduction to PythonThis half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional if .. then logic will be expected.Thursday 7th September 1-5pm: Python in MantidThis course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.Friday 8th September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using PythonFor the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.Booking a placeIf you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to nick.draperstfc.ac.uk:nick.draperstfc.ac.uk letting me know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 20 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let me know and Ill let you know about any subsequent courses.Ill send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked.Next run of these coursesThe specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in roughly 6 months.For visitors from UK academic institutions:We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and Ill get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then you travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.For visitors from elsewhere:While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let me know that you will be visiting when you reply so that I can arrange site access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=689 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=689 European User Offices Meeting 05.04.2016 - 06. 04.2016 - The 2nd Meeting of the European User Offices will be held in Hamburg on 5-6 April 2016. The meeting will be co-hosted by the User Offices of DESY Photon Science, EMBL Hamburg and European XFEL. In recent times, the user research administration landscape in Europe has been evolving very quickly, in a very complex funding situation. In addition, new facilities are under construction or coming into operation and a number of established facilities have gone or are going through upgrade programmes. Due to the increasing number of users of large-scale research facilities, all this has potentially a large impact on photon and neutron science output in Europe. In this framework, a strong network among User Offices can be very productive for all participants. After a successful first meeting at ALBA in Barcelona in November 2014, the 2nd Meeting of the European User Offices will be another useful opportunity for exchanging information and experiences on present and upcoming common challenges relevant to user operation at large-scale synchrotron, FEL and neutron facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=680 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=680 Magnetism 2016 04.04.2016 - 05. 04.2016 - Abstract submission for Magnetism 2016 is now open. Abstracts of up to 200 words and one figure will be accepted until the extended deadline of Friday 22nd January 2016. A mixture of invited talks and submitted contributions will allow the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and RoI to be presented. Participation from outside UKRoI and from industry is also encouraged. The conference has previously included oral sessions on a range of subjects including spintronics, domain walls, dynamics, vortices, skyrmions and topological systems, spin ice, biological and organic magnetism, superconductors, magnetocalorics and ab initio theory. We are encouraging abstracts submitted in the areas of Thin films and nanostructures, Correlated electrons, Biological and organic materials, Computational magnetism and General magnetism.Key dates:Abstract submission deadline: 22 January 2016Early registration deadline: 3 March 2016Accommodation deadline: 21 March 2016Registration deadline: 24 March 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=663 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=663 COST School on Surface Analytical Techniques 04.04.2016 - 07. 04.2016 - The workshop is designed for motivated PhD students and Post-doc in the field of Colloid and Interface science. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increased our understanding of fluid interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed and deepened in small workgroups on the basis of problem sheets. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=664 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=664 Erice School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation 01.04.2016 - 09. 04.2016 - ERICE School Neutron Science and Instrumentation 2nd CourseXIV School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo RicciDesigning and Building a Neutron InstrumentApplication is now open for Designing and Building a Neutron Instrument the 2nd Course within the Erice School Neutron Science and Instrumentation and the XIV School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo Ricci. Application deadline: 1 March 2016The School is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted. The 2016 Course focuses on the design and construction of neutron instruments for large-scale facilities. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various neutron scattering techniques. Students will be organized into groups which will design and build a neutron instrument during the week. The course thus includes instrument design, as well as instrument project management activities, at the end of which each student will have an overview of the process of designing and building a neutron instrument. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design and construction project techniques as part of their present andor future research activities.The school is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities with an interest in neutron instrument projects would also be welcomed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=665 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=665 HERCULES School 29.03.2016 - 29. 04.2016 - Neutrons Synchrotron Radiation for Science:This 1-month school, established in 1991, provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications.It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities: ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, SLSPSI in Villigen, and new in 2016: DESY and European XFEL in Hamburg and ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=703 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=703 Communications Officers Meeting 07.03.2016 - On March 7th, a joint communications meeting between the communications officers of BrightnESS and SINE 2020 will take place at ESS in Lund. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=682 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=682 80th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting 06.03.2016 - 11. 03.2016 - DPG Frhjahrstagung Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section SKM with the divisions and working groups: Biological Physics Chemical and Polymer Physics Dielectric Solids Thin Films Dynamics and Statistical Physics Semiconductor Physics Magnetism Metal and Material Physics _and the working group Metal and Material Physics_ Mikroprobes Surface Science Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Low Temperature Physics Environmental Physics Vacuum Science and Technology Crystallography Working Group Equal Opportunities Working Group Industry and Business Working Group Energy Working Group Information Working Group young DPG Working Group Physics and Disarmament http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=646 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=646 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 25.02.2016 - 04. 03.2016 - The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to the fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be three and a half days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The students will be divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and will do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of experienced scientists. Furthermore, there will be a students poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutron scattering could benefit their research. - The school will finish with lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics etc. This course is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=640 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=640 47th IFF Spring School - Memristive Phenomena - From Fundamental Physics to Neuromorphic Computing 22.02.2016 - 04. 03.2016 - Memristive phenomena combine the functionalities of electronic resistance and data memory in solid-state elements, which are able to change their resistance as a result of electrical stimulation in a non-volatile fashion. In nanoelectronics, this functionality can be used for information storage and unconventional logic, as well as neuromorphic computing concepts that are aimed at mimicking the operation of the human brain.A multitude of fascinating memristive phenomena has emerged over the past two decades. These phenomena typically occur in oxides and higher chalcogenides and are one of the hottest topics in current solid-state research, comprising unusual phase transitions, spintronic and multiferroic tunneling effects, as well as nanoscale redox processes by local ion motion. They involve electron correlation, quantum point contact effects and exotic conformation changes at the atomic level. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=639 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=639 Bio-inspired Materials 22.02.2016 - 25. 02.2016 - Based on with the successful events held in 2012 and 2014 in Potsdam the scope of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of novel developments and trends in the field of bio-inspired materials research. Accordingly, the whole spectrum of biological materials will be covered. Topics will encompass the formation mechanisms as well as the characterization of complex-shaped and hierarchically structured multifunctional materials present in living nature. Based on this, a further key topic will be the consideration of these architectures as archetypes for the generation of novel functional materials with an expanded property spectrum. We invite you to submit your contributions with regard to materials synthesis and design inspired by biological principles and structures. The conference will address Bio-inspired materials based on organic andor inorganic phases including their mechanical, optical, electronic and magnetic properties as well as actuated systems. Further discussions will be dedicated to materials, which display their function in contact with biological systems, e.g. tissues. Moreover, theoretical modelling of the formation, structure and properties of biological and bio-inspired materials will play a main role. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=645 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=645 Symposium: 40 years of neutron scattering 18.02.2016 - The NIST Center for Neutron Research will be hosting a small symposium _40 Years of Neutron Scattering_. This event is to honor the contributions of three recent retirees, John Copley, Bill Kamitakahara, and David Mildner. We will celebrate their contributions to neutron scattering at NIST and look ahead to how they have laid the groundwork for future advances. This full-day event will be held on February 18, 2016 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research and consist of a dozen talks by scientists whose research was and is enabledimpacted by our honorees. The event will conclude with a dinner and presentation at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian. We very much hope that you will be able to attend this celebration. Please note that we have rather short notice to finalize the organization and there will be a cutoff date for the hotel. Registration is encouraged ASAP since it will help us estimate final numbers.RegistrationThe cost of the event is 156 which will include coffee breaks, lunch and the banquet registration.Registration is available through NIST: CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION:https:www.fbcinc.comeNISTNeutronattendeereg.aspxIf you are not planning to attend but would like to send some words for any or all of the honorees, please send an email to: yamalinist.gov:mailto:yamalinist.gov. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=675 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=675 10th Anniversary of the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS 17.02.2016 - On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS, ceremonial addresses and a scientific lecture will be held on Wednesday, 17th February, 2016. Friends and associates of the JCNS are cordially invited to attend this event.Neutron physics has continued to play an important role in Jlich ever since the foundation of the former nuclear research centre 60 years ago. Prior to the shut-down of the Jlich research reactor FRJ-2 DIDO, the JCNS was founded in February 2006 as a distributed neutron research centre without its own neutron source. For the last ten years, JCNS has successfully developed and operated world-class neutron scattering instruments at the best neutron sources worldwide, thus providing access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities in neutron science for both German and international user communities.JCNS in-house research focuses on correlated electron systems and nanomagnetism as well as soft matter and biophysics. Neutrons for energy is soon to become a third pillar of research. In these areas of expertise, JCNS offers external users expert support on world-class instruments with a specialized sample environment and ancillary laboratory access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=681 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=681 IKON10 - The Tenth In-Kind Contributions Meeting for Neutron Science for ESS 16.02.2016 - 18. 02.2016 - The IKON meetings are a regular forum centered around the design and construction of the ESS neutron instruments and their associated support facilities. By bringing together current and future partners, the meetings aim to provide an overview on the various activities and fertilise exchange that is vital to our success.Scientists from ESS member countries currently not engaged in in-kind activities but interested in joining are encouraged to participate. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=671 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=671 RMCProfile Workshop 10.02.2016 - 12. 02.2016 - Half of the workshop will be focused on providing hands-on training with RMCProfile software, with the balance focused on providing a technical foundation and highlighting exemplary work in the community. The final day of the workshop will interface participants with a panel of experts focused on defining challenges and future directions. We are aiming to attract graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and early career scientists to the tutorial, science, and panel portions of the program, as well as more senior experts for the science and panel portions.We will select 30 participants for the tutorial portion of the workshop. Selected applicants will be notified on or before December 21. Please see the attached flier for details. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=660 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=660 FAN du LLB 07.12.2015 - 10. 12.2015 - _NB: Lectures delivered in French._Registration opens: 19 SeptemberRegistration deadline: 18 October http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=625 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=625 Nordic ESS Conference 07.12.2015 - Nordic Conference - European Spallation Source ESS Challenges and opportunities for Nordic Research and InnovationThe European Spallation Source ESS is presently under construction in Lund, with ESS Data Management and Software Center located in Copenhagen. The facility will provide unprecedented neutron scattering capabilities, promising a great boost in science, technology and innovation within materials and biosystems. Constituting the host region, the Nordic countries are in a position to take maximal advantage of the scientific and industrial possibilities araising in relation to ESS.The conference invites representatives from the Nordic education and research ministries, research councils and funding agencies, universities as well as industrial organization to discuss long-term scientific and industrial opportunities and collaborative possibilities in relation to ESS.The conference is organized by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation DASTI in collaboration with NordForsk as part of the Danish presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2015. The conference will also celebrate the kick-off for the newly established Nordic Neutron Research Program NNRP. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=649 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=649 2015 MRS Fall Meeting Exhibit 29.11.2015 - 04. 12.2015 - The abstract submission site for the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting Exhibit is now openDont delay; submit your abstract today:http:track.mrs.orgye88282121t2121342212102121240672121zhyang40illinois.edu21212242121021211212102121http3A2F2Fwww2Emrs2Eorg2Ffall2D20152Dtechnical2Dsessions2F.Web submission only; fax or e-mail submissions will not be accepted.The 2015 MRS Fall Meeting Exhibit:http:track.mrs.orgye88312121t2121342212102121240672121zhyang40illinois.edu21212242121021211212102121http3A2F2Fwww2Emrs2Eorg2Ffall2015, planned for November 29 - December 4, will bring together researchers from all scientific fields, backgrounds and employment sectors students to Nobel laureates to exchange technical information, network with friends and colleagues, and contribute to the advancement of materials research.In an era when multidisciplinary research is touted as essential to innovation, this years MRS Fall Meeting:http:track.mrs.orgye88322121t2121342212102121240672121zhyang40illinois.edu21212242121021211212102121http3A2F2Fwww2Emrs2Eorg2Ffall2015 will serve as a key forum for you to present your research to a uniquely interdisciplinary and global audience.The program features 55 technical symposia in the following topical clusters: Biomaterials and Soft Materials Nanomaterials and Synthesis Mechanical Behavior and Failure of Materials Electronics and Photonics Energy and Sustainability Theory, Characterization and ModelingIn addition, the MRSE-MRS Bilateral Energy Conference will be held in conjunction with this Meeting and will be comprised of the energy-related symposia.Please consider submitting your abstract:http:track.mrs.orgye88332121t2121342212102121240672121zhyang40illinois.edu21212242121021211212102121http3A2F2Fwww2Emrs2Eorg2Ffall2D20152Dtechnical2Dsessions2F during the submission period. We believe that with your contributions, the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting will be the best yet http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=628 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=628 Inelastic neutron scattering school 22.11.2015 - 27. 11.2015 - Introduction This school provides an introduction to inelastic neutron scattering techniques including hands-on experiments and data analysis conducted using triple axis, time-of-flight and backscattering instruments. The school also includes a practical sample environment training session. About the schoolThe Bragg Institute:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggindex.htm hosts 13 neutron scattering instruments. The four spectrometers; Taipan:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsTaipanindex.htm, Pelican:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsPelicanindex.htm, Sika:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsSikaindex.htm and Emu:http:www.ansto.gov.auResearchHubBraggFacilitiesInstrumentsEmuindex.htm provide the capability to observe energy transfers between 1eV 60meV encapsulating science in fields as diverse as protein dynamics to phonon dispersion, from magnetic dynamics to observation of the hyperfine structure of the nucleus. During a one week intensive study course you will have the opportunity to perform cutting edge science on some of the worlds top neutron spectrometers. Scientists, engineers and technicians will be on hand to assist your learning experience, providing you with skills that you can utilise at neutron sources across the world. Who should attendGraduate students, PhD students, post-doctoral and early-career researchers who want to learn about inelastic neutron scattering. Selection criteriaThe school is open to both local and international participants, however there is a strict limit of 20 participants, to ensure small group sizes for the practical experiments. The registration fee will cover your accommodation and meals for the entire week, however, travel costs will not be reimbursed by the school and are the responsibility of each participant. Applicants are requested to complete the application form with justification for their attendance. While previous knowledge of neutron scattering techniques is not essential, it is preferred. Preference will also be given to those applicants who can demonstrate a future need for inelastic neutron scattering techniques in their scientific research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=632 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=632 Jlich Soft Matter Days 2015 10.11.2015 - 13. 11.2015 - Soft Matter Science has emerged in recent years as an independent and interdisciplinary research field, bringing together scientists from condensed matter physics, macromolecular and physical chemistry, and molecular and cell biology. The systems investigated in this field include colloidal dispersions, polymer solutions, mixtures and melts, block copolymers, binary and ternary amphiphilic systems microemulsions, membranes, vesicles and biological macromolecules, and active systems such as synthetic and biological microswimmers. While many of these systems have already been investigated for a long period of time, only recently have their common features and interactions come into focus.These highly complex materials are characterized by structural units with typical length scales ranging from nanometers to micrometers. The experimental and theoretical investigations involved, as well as the understanding of the properties of these materials pose enormous challenges due to their high complexity, the large number of cooperative degrees of freedom, and the large range of relevant length, time and energy scales.Therefore, we are organizing the workshop Jlich Soft Matter Days 2015on the physics and chemistry of mesoscopically structured systems. We hope that this workshop will provide a forum to share and discuss the latest advances for all active researchers in this field.We intend to focus on: Active Matter Biological Matter Colloids Flow and Rheology Functional Soft Matter Polymers http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=637 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=637 XVI International Feofilov Symposium IFSXVI 09.11.2015 - 13. 11.2015 - Scientists are invited to participate in the XVI International Feofilov Symposium IFSXVI on spectroscopy of crystals doped with rare earth and transition metal ions which is to be held in Saint-Petersburg Russia, from 9th to 13th November 2015, and is organized by the Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics ITMO University.The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies IYL 2015. Backed by UNESCO, IYL 2015 is a global, cross-educational initiative aiming to raise awareness of the role placed by light and light-based technologies throughout modern society, and potential future developments and applications. Over 80 countries around the world have shown their support for the initiative.The XVI-th Feofilov symposium continues a sequence of symposia started in 1965. The first nine symposia were held as national meetings. The X-th St. Petersburg, 1995, XI-th Kazan, 2001, XII-th Ekaterinburg, 2004, XIII-th Lake Baikal, 2007, XIV-th St. Petersburg, 2010 and XV-th Kazan, 2013 symposia were held with international participation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=623 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=623 Fifth Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop-School on ESS Science: Condensed Matter Theory and Advanced Software 09.11.2015 - 13. 11.2015 - The fifth workshop and school on ESS Science will focus on the use of sophisticated data analysis methods along with extensive computational modeling to extract as much information as possible from the experimental observations and thereby gain profound scientific insights from scattering experiments. The future is now. New intense neutron sources and advanced instrumentation will revolutionize the use of neutrons for a wide range of investigations in materials, macromolecules, surface phenomena, condensed matter, and many other systems of significant interest. Both the improved quality of the data collected and the increasing complexity of the materials under study pose a challenge for the optimum extraction of information from these experiments. To reliably and fully interpret the data will require the use of advanced software in data analysis, modeling and close collaboration between experimentalists and theoreticians.The goal of this workshop-school is to describe the manner in which static and dynamic processes in materials give rise to their neutron scattering profiles. The school will demonstrate how current data treatment and computational analysis can effectively be used to improve the scientific understanding derived from data obtained on current and next generation of neutron scattering instruments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=633 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=633 LANSCE User Group Meeting 02.11.2015 - 03. 11.2015 - The purpose of the meeting is to hear your input on the capabilities you need from LANSCE over the next 5 years. Presenters will give overviews of the current status of LANSCE, the needs of the scientific community, and the future of LANSCE on the path to MaRIE. The meeting will feature presentations and discussions that cover the principle areas of research at LANSCE imaging, materials science, industrial applications, and fundamental nuclear and particle physics with poster sessions, as well as the status of the User Group and User Group business. Registration is now open Deadline: October 20th, 2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=647 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=647 Jlich Biotech Day 30.10.2015 - White biotechnology bridges the gap between sustainable natural ressources and valuable chemical products and, thus, plays a central role in building up a future knowledge-based bioeconomy. In particular, white biotechnology reduces our dependency on fossil fuels and offers large opportunities to synthesize platform chemicals, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and proteins using the biocatalytic power of microorganisms or isolated enzymes.At the Jlich Biotech Day, experts from academia and industry will present current highlights and trends in this exciting field of research and development. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=644 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=644 Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures 29.10.2015 - 30. 10.2015 - The themes of the workshop are related to questions of sustainability at large-scale research infrastructures and include Energy and sustainability management and strategies, policies and management at research laboratories; Energy efficiency, storage and optimization also within integrated Grid approaches; Sustainable campus and building management, including aspects of mobility; Green IT and large-scale computer centers; novel sustainable technologies and solutions developed andor embedded at research facilities and their possible scope as demonstrators. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=642 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=642 Second Target Station Workshop 27.10.2015 - 29. 10.2015 - The proposed Second Target Station STS at the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source SNS will provide the neutron user community with transformative capabilities, utilizing recent dramatic advances in neutron instrumentation and technologies.The STS workshop October 27-29, 2015 will follow the SNSHFIR User Meeting October 26-27, 2015. The forum will be used to update the user community on the planning for the STS, to engage the users in the process of moving the STS forward, and to seek the communitys input on all aspects of the project.The workshop will focus on: Discussion and development of the scientific case for the STS. Formation of steering committees organized by instrument class to represent their respective science communities. Discussion and prioritization of the proposed instrument concepts and a decision of an initial suite of roughly eight to ten instruments. Identification of the necessary performance parameters for the initial suite of instruments and how to achieve these must reach specifications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=643 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=643 SNS and HFIR Users Meeting at ORNL 26.10.2015 - 27. 10.2015 - The aims of this meeting are to bring together current and potential neutron users to discuss recent scientific results utilizing neutrons and to strengthen the representation of the needs of the neutron user community. This meeting will emphasize current and emerging research trends that will influence the development of new neutron facilities, specifically the Second Target Station at ORNL. This Users Meeting will highlight a broad range of scientific areas utilizing neutrons, including recent advances in sample environments and data analysis and modeling. We encourage all users to get involved in this important meeting, and help shape the future of neutron science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=641 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=641 International Workshop on Liquid-Liquid Interfaces 21.10.2015 - 23. 10.2015 - The ILL holds the International Workshop on Liquid-Liquid Interfaces from 21 to 23 October 2015 at the ILL Grenoble, France. The intended aim of the workshop is to promote the future development of studies at liquid-liquid interfaces using neutron and X-ray scattering techniques. The audience of the workshop will comprise scientists who are interested in catalysis, electrochemistry, transfer, soft matter mixtures and biophysics at liquid-liquid interfaces. The workshop will also appeal to scientists who may consider the extension of their studies conducted in the bulk to liquid interfaces as well as to those who have not used scattering techniques in their research to date. This workshop will also be used as a platform to identify priority areas that can have the greatest impact on the development of scattering techniques in the study of liquid-liquid interfaces in the future.Important dates Registration open: April 10th, 2015 Abstract submission deadline: June 19th, 2015 Notification of accepted communications: Mid-July Online registration deadline: September 18th, 2015SponsorsThe Institut Laue - Langevin acknowledges the CEA and the ILLA programme for providing financial support to the Workshop. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=616 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=616 Final NMI3-II General Assembly and SINE2020 kick-off meeting 14.10.2015 - 16. 10.2015 - The registration for the final NMI3-II General Assembly and the SINE2020 kick-off meeting is now open. The meeting will take place on October 14-16 in Copenhagen, Denmark. You will have the opportunity to learn about the achievements of the projects Networking:http:nmi3.euabout-nmi3networking.html and Joint Research Activities:http:nmi3.euabout-nmi3joint-research-activities.html, and exciting findings obtained thanks to the NMI3 Access Programme:http:nmi3.euabout-nmi3access-programme.html.The meeting will also host the kick-off meeting of the neutron project of the European Commissions Horizon 2020. The _World class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe 2020_ SINE2020 will start in October. SINE2020 has two objectives: preparing Europe for the unique opportunities at the European Spallation Source ESS in 2020 and developing the innovation potential of neutron large scale facilities.AgendaWednesday October 14th Work-packages meetingsThursday October 15th NMI3 General Assembly with invited speakers and WP presentations Evening: social dinnerFriday October 16th SINE2020 Kick-off meetingYou can find further information and register at: https:www.ill.eupress-and-newseventsfinal-nmi3-ii-general-assembly:https:www.ill.eupress-and-newseventsfinal-nmi3-ii-general-assembly. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=624 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=624 2nd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials 05.10.2015 - 09. 10.2015 - The 2nd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials is to be held near city Miskolc in mountain Bkk in one of the most beautiful place of Hungary in Hunguest Hotel Palota Lillafred, October 5-9, 2015.The aims the conference are the fostering of interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction among scientists, researchers, PhD students as well as product and technology developer engineers. The international conference ic-rmm2 provides a platform among leading international scientists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, researchers, PhD students and engineers for discussing recent achievements in measurement, modeling and application of rheology in materials technology and materials science of liquids, melts, solids, powders, crystals and amorphous structures.Among the major fields of interest are the influences of temperature, mechanical stresses, deformation speeds and times on rheological properties, material structures and phase transformation of foams, emulsions, suspensions, liquids, powders, crystals, foods, cosmetics, polymers, plastics, petrochemicals, melted metals, glasses and competitive materials like nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, medical- and biomaterials, ceramics, films and coatings, advanced metal alloys, glasses, composites, hetero-modulus, hetero-plastic and hetero-viscous complex material systems, hybrid materials, etc.Multidisciplinary applications of rheology as well as mechanical and rheological modeling in material science and technology encountered in sectors like foods, bio- and medical materials, ceramics, glasses, thin films, polymers, clays, construction materials, energy, aerospace, automotive and marine industry. Rheology in physics, chemistry, medicine, biosciences, cosmetics, environmental and earth sciences and in engineering and industries are of particular interests.For further information, particularly regarding registration and program, plese visit the website:http:www.ic-rmm2.eu. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=598 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=598 Les journes de la Diffusion Neutronique 23 05.10.2015 - 08. 10.2015 - To find out more about this event please visit its website:http:www.sfn.asso.frid183 in French. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=601 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=601 JCNS-Workshop 2015 05.10.2015 - 08. 10.2015 - In the tradition of the annual international JCNS workshops the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS and the Donostia International Physics Center DIPC wil jointly organize the workshop in 2015.Neutrons are a key probe providing deep insight into the structure and dynamics and thus in the functioning of synthetic and living soft matter. The workshop will discuss the current status, future trends and opportunities of neutron scattering also in combination with simulations.The topics addressed are: Functional Polymers Soft Matter out of Equilibrium Nano-Composites and Confinement Nanostructured Complex Fluids Membranes and Proteins Soft Matter Materials for Energy Devices http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=610 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=610 Neutron Imaging and tomography: New applications and developments 05.10.2015 - 06. 10.2015 - A Workshop on Neutron Imaging and Tomography will be organized before the Rossat-Mignot days on the 5 and 6th of October at Evian les Bains. Neutron imaging and tomography is one of the topic for which there has never been a dedicated discussion within the French neutron community. The focus of this workshop is to present the state of the art of neutron imaging and tomography techniques to image large objects 10-100mm with spatial resolutions in the range 10-100m.The complementarity of the different imaging techniques such as X-ray, NMR and neutron will also be discussed. A wide range of topics will be covered: liquid flows in porous materials, agrofood applications, metallurgy, cultural heritage and archeology.... Invited speakers J. Baruchel ESRF P. Boillat PSI E. Lehmann PSI P. Levitz UPMC D. Sakellariou CEA M. Strobl ESS More detailed information can be found on the Website:http:www.sfn.asso.frjdnsite-jdn-23imaging-workshop:http:www.sfn.asso.frjdnsite-jdn-23imaging-workshop http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=615 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=615 Hidden Orders in a Complex World: Past Present and Future 2015 02.10.2015 - 03. 10.2015 - The work of Dr. Takeshi Egami spans across several fields and disciplines, with a multitude of scientific contributions and achievements. To most, he is best known for his pioneering work in applying the well-known real-space analysis for uncovering underlying disorder in materials i.e. the pair density function PDF method. He pioneered the application of this technique in crystals, and awarded the Warren award from the American Crystallographic Association in 2003. The award states that Prof. Egami is cited for his pioneering use of pair distribution functions from diffraction data to study disorder and defects in imperfect crystals leading to new understanding of the physics of complex materials. Always surrounded by friends, collaborators and students, Takeshi Egami has always been excited about a new discovery or a new result, passing that optimism on with a contagious smile. This gathering is a celebration of his work, but also an opportunity to show the immense progress made in Materials Physics on the nature of Hidden Orders in a Complex World: Past, Present and FutureThe workshop consists of invited talks during the day Friday, October 2 and Saturday morning, October 3. A poster session with a reception will be held during the evening of Thursday, Oct. 1, for all participants to present and discuss their current research. A workshop banquet will be held the evening of Friday, October 2, with a scientific presentation and discussion led by Takeshi Egami. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=638 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=638 4th Neutron Delivery Systems Workshop 28.09.2015 - 30. 09.2015 - The ILL is pleased to invite you to the 4th Neutron Delivery Systems Workshop that will be held in Grenoble, France from the 28th to 30th of September 2015.Following the success of previous workshops this meeting presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge and feedback on the state of the art in neutron transport, optics and moderation technologies.This workshop will cover the following topics: Progress in neutron guide design, innovative concepts and materials Review of newly installed neutron guide systems worldwide Neutron guide ageing Advances in mirror and super-mirror science and technology Moderation of neutrons for the production of cold and ultra-cold neutrons Simulation of neutron sources and neutron transport Neutron optical devices.This workshop is intended for engineers and scientists involved in the use, design and manufacturing of neutron delivery systems and their components.An industrial exhibition will be organised for Tuesday 29th September. Companies involved in the manufacturing of neutron delivery systems will have the opportunity to present their products and capabilities.For further information, registration and abstract submission please visit: http:www.ill.eunds2015:http:www.ill.eunds2015Important dates31st May: Abstract title submission deadline. 31st July: Abstract submission deadline. 1st September: Online registration deadline. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=612 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=612 MATRAC 1 - Summer School 2015 21.09.2015 - 25. 09.2015 - The Summer School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.The school will take place from September 21 to 25, 2015 in Ammersbek near Hamburg and at GEMSDESY in Hamburg. The focus of the practical training will be on synchrotron experiments. Neutron data analysis will also be practised. Therefore the participants will spend two days doing experiments at GEMSDESY.The Summer School is significantly funded by German and Swedish authorities for their respective students. Therefore, the participation fee amounts to 50 . Students from other European countries can request reimbursement of their travel expenses from a NMI3 grant applicable for this school.The fee includes accomodation and food for the duration of the school as well as the book Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science which has resulted from previous summer schools with the same title.A registration form will be provided within short. Please use this form to register and send in parallel an e-mail with a short CV pdf document, maximum one page, including the status of your education, if applicable the topic of your thesis to:summerschoolhzg.de:mailto:summerschoolhzg.deRegistration deadline: 31 May 2015Decision about participation: end of June 2015Payment deadline: mid July 2015Payment details will be sent to you when a decision about the participation has been made. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=621 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=621 Mantid training Courses 2015 21.09.2015 - 23. 09.2015 - Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in September 2015. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:Monday 21st September 1-5pm: Mantid IntroductionAn introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.Tuesday 22nd September 9-12am: Introduction to PythonThis half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional if .. then logic will be expected.Tuesday 22nd September 1-5pm: Python in MantidThis course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.Wednesday 23rd September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using PythonFor the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.Booking a placeIf you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to nick.draperstfc.ac.uk:mailto:nick.draperstfc.ac.uk letting us know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 13 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let us know and well let you know about any subsequent courses.Well send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked. Next run of these coursesThe specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in Jan-Mar 2016For visitors from UK academic institutions:We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and well get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then your travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.For visitors from elsewhere:While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let us know that you will be visiting when you reply so that we can arrange site access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=635 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=635 HSC18: Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for Magnetism 14.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - Scope of the course:Intense synchrotron X-ray and neutron beams are unique quantum probes that are key tools to the understanding of electronic and magnetic properties of materials.The present school is addressed to all young scientists wishing to know and use the capabilities of neutrons and synchrotron radiation in the field of magnetism.It includes two days of introduction to the theory and applications of X-ray and neutron techniques for magnetism, two days of hands on experiments on X-ray and neutron instruments used for this research, and finally one day of lectures on current trends and topics.Deadlines:There will be a selection of candidates due to a limited number of participants. Application deadline: 15 June 2015 - PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE:https:wwws.esrf.frmisappsworkshops-webprotectedmasterEvents.do Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2015 Final registration deadline: 16 August 2015Organisers:Laurent Chapon ILL, Luigi Paolasini ESRF, Batrice Grenier UJF-CEA, Guillaume Beutier SIMAPSecretariat: Brigitte Dubouloz ILL and Claudine Romro ESRFContact: the organisers of HSC18:mailto:hsc18esrf.fr http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=617 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=617 16th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering 13.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - Berlin offers a rich variety of scientific institutions and universities. No wonder that a large number of research groups is actively using small-angle scattering and a vast number of complemetary methods. This pairs with sample preparation techniques, projects in nearly the whole width of fields to which small-angle scattering can contribute and notably the user program of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin that has a long tradition in the supply of neutrons and X-rays to a world wide community of small-angle scatterers.SAS 2015 will be held in the main building of the Technische Universitt Berlin Strae des 17. Juni 135 in the nice period of late summer, 13. -18. September 2015. The historic and modern structures of Berlin are well represented in the venue site, the rest of the university and the western centre of the city, where the campus is situated. It is surrounded by numerous guest houses and hotels of all categories, restaurants, cultural places as well as the commercial area of the Kurfrstendamm. The international airport, frequent connections via trains, inter-European busses, in combination with the local public transport make it easy to travel to and from Berlin. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=566 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=566 35th Symposium on Dynamical Properties of Solids 13.09.2015 - 17. 09.2015 - Welcome to the 35th International Symposium on Dynamical Properties of Solids - DyProSo XXXV - which is held from 13 to 17 September 2015 at Bildungszentrum Freising near Munich. The conference will be hosted by the the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ for neutron research www.mlz-garching.de.DyProSo is a 4-day research meeting aiming at the promotion of new ideas and concepts concerning functional properties of condensed matter by stimulating scientific discussions between young and experienced scientists actively working on dynamic properties of materials. The programme will cover current and upcoming topics from theory ab-initio calculations, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations, new formulations and phenomenological models, etc. to experiment optical spectroscopies, inelastic neutron and X-ray scattering, novel techniques, etc. with a focus on functional materials.The scientific programme of DyProSoXXXV focuses on: Phonons, magnons and electromagnons Diffusive dynamics Multiferroics, relaxors, thermoelectrica, shape memory alloys Domains and domain wall properties Excitations in superconductors Carbon-based materials Amorphous, liquid and soft matter Advances in experimental techniques and theory Dynamics at extreme conditions pressure, temperature, magnetic fieldThe symposium format assumes a limited number of participants, without proceedings and without parallel sessions.There will be invited talks, contributed talks and posters.The speakers are encouraged to present their latest results and discuss open problems, and they are asked to include a tutorial introduction for non specialists.Bildungszentrum Freising is a pleasant place located in the premises of a former Prince Bishops residence. It combines both retreat character and smooth accessibility from Munich airport or main station.The registration fee includes accommodation and all meals from Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon at Bildungszentrum Freising. It also covers the conference dinner on Wednesday evening and the social events offered on Tuesday afternoon.A visit of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz FRM II will complete our programme.Preliminary time schedule Opening of registration and abstract submission: 15 January 2015 Deadline for abstract submission: 8 May 2015 except for invited speakers http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=614 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=614 26th International Conference on Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors 13.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - The 26th International Conference on Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Semiconductors continues a series of biennial conferences starting in Prague in 1965 with a focus in those days on the fundamental physics of amorphous semiconductors, principally formed from chalcogenides and group IV elements.Today the scope of the conference covers a wider range of amorphous, organic and nanocrystalline semiconductors together with the effects of disorder in semiconductors and dielectrics in the bulk and at interfaces. Preparation, characterization and theory across the different material classes are the heart of the conference. As these materials are used in electronics and other technologies, sessions on devices and applications form another significant part of the meeting. In addition focused sessions on recent developments in photovoltaics where nanocrystalline or disordered materials play an essential role, i.e. silicon heterojunction solar cells, perovskites and organic solar cells.Papers are welcome on all aspects of amorphous and nano-crystalline semiconductors and the role of disorder in semiconductors and dielectrics in the bulk and at interfaces.Topics include the fundamental physics and chemistry governing electronic and physical structure, preparation and characterization of materials, measurements and modeling of electronic, optical and physical properties, stability and metastability and applications including photovoltaics, sensors, TFTs, LEDs, optical storage, and electrical storage.Material systems include amorphous and nano-crystalline group IV elements as well as alloys, chalcogenide glasses, oxide semiconductors, and organic semiconductors in the form of thin films, bulk, multilayers, or nano-structures.The conference location Aachen is situated in an area, where the three countries of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands meet. The source of the citys fame are the hot springs known since the days of the Roman empire. The City of Charles the Great is a popular travel destination, offering not only unique sights, such as the Aachen Dom Cathedral and the Gothic Town Hall where many German kings were crowned, but also a large variety of art and culture, elegant shops and pubs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=618 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=618 3rd International GISAS Conference 08.09.2015 - 11. 09.2015 - The 3rd International GISAS Conference GISAS 2015 focused on GISAXS and GISANS techniques will be held in Nice French Riviera from September 8 to 11, 2015, as a satellite meeting of the SAS conference in Berlin.This conference aims to gather scientists from all over the world who are interested in studying nanomaterials at surfaces by using grazing incidence techniques. They will be given state of the art conferences by internationally recognized speakers. The scientific committee will select best contributions of young scientists to promote the development of this technique in Nanoscience.The conference is now opened for registration and abstract submission early-bird fees until April 1st. You are encouraged to send your abstract for an oral 20 min talk or a poster contribution to:submissiongisas2015univ-lemans.fr:mailto:submissiongisas2015univ-lemans.frFor further information please visit the conference website:http:gisas2015.univ-lemans.frfrindex.html http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=604 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=604 NIHSPIE XNPIG 2015 08.09.2015 - 11. 09.2015 - the Third Meeting of X-Ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with Gratings XNPIG2015, dedicated to the development of phase contrast imaging with penetrating beams and their applications in medicine, material science and other arenas. The dates and location are September 8-11, 2015, at the National Institutes of Health in the Washington D.C. area of the United States.Building on the momentum and enthusiasm of the first two XNPIG meetings, we invite researchers, clinicians, engineers and others in the X-ray and neutron imaging field to present their work and exchange the latest ideas with colleagues of diverse interests in a stimulating workshop. We look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C. in 2015.Please also read the Call for Papers:http:spie.orgXNconferencedetailsx-ray-and-neutron-phase-imaging http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=630 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=630 19th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2015 07.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power.Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee. Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS. Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits.For further information and to apply for participation please visit ourwebsite:http:www.neutronlab.de.Deadline for application is May 25, 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=599 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=599 Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting 07.09.2015 - 09. 09.2015 - Neutron research always did and continues to benefit from the best engineering practice at the state of the art level and beyond. The fourth event of the itinerant series of meetings DENIM will be held in 2015 in Budapest. The community of engineers involved in neutron instrumentation design and operation meets to share experiences of success and failure, determine the most promising directions of development and cultivate the common wisdom emerged from lessons learned during an essentially pioneering activity.Budapest Neutron Centre invites all interested parties to the Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting to be held in Budapest from 7th to 9th of September, 2015.All necessary information, abstract submission, registration and deadlines can be found on the web-site: www.bnc.hudenim2015:http:www.bnc.hudenim2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=609 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=609 Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science VI 07.09.2015 - 10. 09.2015 - After the successful conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science SRPS in San Francisco USA in 2012, we are now looking forward to the next meeting in this topical series started in 1995 by H.G. Zachmann. Earlier meetings were held in Hamburg 1995, Sheffield 2002, Kyoto 2006, Rolduc 2009 and San Francisco 2012. The International Union of Cristallography is now organising the Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science VI conference in 2015. The meeting will take place in Madrid, Spain from Sept. 7-10, 2015. The conference is expected to accommodate a significant amount of oral contributions as well as extended poster sessions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=613 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=613 ESS Symposium on Crystallography for Soft Matter 07.09.2015 - 08. 09.2015 - Diffraction is a standard technique to study arrangements of atoms crystal structure, alignment, texture and grain structure in hard matter. Similar issues arise in soft matter, where material properties e.g. mechanical functioning, transport properties, internal surface, optical properties etc are highly influenced by analogues to these quantities formed by the arrangements of ensembles of molecules, often in a solvent, such as amphilipilic molecules or polymers rather than atoms. The structures formed consequentially occur at longer length-scales, and the role of thermal motions is quite different.This meeting brings together those working in highly ordered forms of soft matter from biology, polymer science and the colloidal domain with the following objectives: Bringing together a community working in this science field. Discussing instrumentation, and in particular the specific characteristics which are peculiar to these investigations. Defining specific requirements for neutron instruments to enable such research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=634 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=634 14th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 06.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 14th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering, which will take place in St Annes College Oxford between the 6th and 18th September 2015.Come join us for an introduction to neutron theory and techniques6th September -18th September 2015, University of OxfordApplication deadline: 1st May 2015About the School: The school is intended primarily for scientists, student and postdoctoral researchers, who are new to the field of neutron scattering. It provides an excellent introduction to the field, which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of a variety of neutron scattering techniques will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.Programme: The first week of the school introduces students to the core concepts of the theory of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation, and neutron diffraction. By the end of the first week, the school moves to more specialised neutron scattering techniques and applications to scientific fields of interest. Among the techniques covered are: inelastic scattering, imaging techniques, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, neutron-spin-echo and quasi-elastic neutron scattering. In the final two days of the course, students can choose to follow three of the following six scientific subject areas; magnetism, soft matter, biology, engineering, chemical applications and amorphous materials. The students will also be asked to make short presentations to their peers about their current research projects and work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon facility in Didcot.Application: To apply for the school you will need to submit a personal statement and a statement from your academic supervisor that will be used in the selection process. Applications should arrive no later than the 1st May 2015. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Students are selected for the course, based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Students will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide. To apply please visit http:wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.ukuserofficeOSNS2015Application.asp:http:wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.ukuserofficeOSNS2015Application.asp Fees: School fees for 2015 are 420 560 per residential student which includes the cost of a bedroom during the school, breakfast and evening meals, teaching materials, drinks reception and the gala dinner. There are 50 residential places available. There are also 10 non-residential places for students who do not require local accommodation, at a school fee of 100 140, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.For further information, visit: http:www.oxfordneutronschool.org:http:www.oxfordneutronschool.org http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=594 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=594 X-Ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer Programme at ILLESRF 06.09.2015 - 03. 10.2015 - ScopeThe ILLESRF International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research g roup of ESRF or ILL, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc..ProgrammeDuring the first days of your stay, a series of introductory lectures will make you familiar with the basic principles of neutrons and x-rays : Fundamental principles Techniques used for their production nuclear reactor, synchrotron Instrumentation and measurement techniques Interaction with matterFurther on during your stay, various scientists from the ILL and the ESRF will give you insight into some more specific aspects of the application of neutrons and x-rays in a number different scientific fields, such as: Diffraction and structure of materials Imaging Nuclear and particle phyiscs Structural biology Magnetism Spectroscopy and inelastic scattering Soft matter studies and other examples of todays scientific questionsIn general, the content and the difficulty of the presentations will be adapted such that they are accessible for a third-year student who is interested in these subjects.In addition to the series of lectures and your work on a project with one of our research groups, some activities will be organized in the evenings or on weekends, like excursions into town or into the mountains which are surrounding Grenoble. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=606 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=606 manuSciences 15 06.09.2015 - 12. 09.2015 - manuSciences 15 is a Franco-German Summer School covering Interdisciplinary approaches to manuscript studies combining philology, materials studies, computer science and digital humanities.Topic will be interdisciplinary approaches to manuscript studies combining lectures in history and philology with materials analysis, imaging techniques, digital humanities and computer science, complemented with practical courses on mobile instruments XRF, RTI and on computer programs.This is an offer to up to 40 max. young researchers, from master and Ph.D. students to researchers and university lecturers. Active participation is expected including poster presentation. The lectures and courses will be in English.The final Programme is still subject to change. For more information please visit the events website:http:humanum.ephe.frenmanusciences-15. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=620 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=620 ISCOM 2015 06.09.2015 - 11. 09.2015 - The 11th International Symposium on Crystalline Organic Metals, Superconductors and Magnets will be held in Bad Ggging, Germany on September 6-11, 2015. ISCOM 2015 continues the series of biennial ISCOM meetings starting in Mittelberg, Austria in 1995. ISCOM 2015 will be a forum of interdisciplinary discussion on all aspects Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Technology of crystalline molecular solids. The symposium is planned to discuss latest advances and new avenues of research on the following topics: Synthesis of new molecules and molecular materials Physics of low dimensional metals and superconductors Electron correlations in molecular materials Molecular magnetism, spin liquids Molecular dielectrics Novel functional materials Organic molecular nanoscience Organic thin films and devices Field- and photo-induced phenomena Theory, modeling and computation http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=631 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=631 6th European Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS2015 30.08.2015 - 04. 09.2015 - ECNS 2015 will present plenary lectures by leading scientists, plus invited talks and poster presentations. There will be parallel symposia covering frontier scientific areas.The city and the meeting venue will provide an ideal backdrop for scientific discussion, and the organizers are working to organize an event optimized for interaction and interchange. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=461 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=461 Structural Biology on the Move 24.08.2015 - 27. 08.2015 - With the 61st Benzon Symposium: Structural Biology on the Move we wish to highlight a collection of the most intriguing analytical challenges in the light of selected splendid achievements within structural biology. Notably, we will cover magnitudes of length-scales, from high-resolution analysis to whole-cell imaging, promoting current important development within hybrid structural analysis, where methods across boundaries between established and emerging disciplines are applied. With the 61st Benzon Symposium, we aim to envision the grand opportunities that are to come in structural biology.The Symposium is a full 4-day scientific meeting. The format will be a combination of state-of-the-art lectures by invited speakers, by selected oral-poster presentations, and poster presentations.Sessions: Impact of Large-scale Facilities on Biological Sciences Structural Studies of Functional Complexes Structure and Function ofin Biological Membranes Biomedical Applications Imaging: from Molecule to Cell Protein Dynamics and Kinetics Deadlines: Abstracts round opens: March 15, 2015 Abstract round closes: May 1, 2015 Registration: provided acceptance of abstract June 1, 2015 Fee: DKK 4,500 covers registration fee, hotel accommodation, food, and social events http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=541 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=541 Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity 23.08.2015 - 28. 08.2015 - The International Conference M2S HTSC 2015 will take place from Sunday, August 23 until Friday, August 28 in Geneva, Switzerland.The M2S2015 conference is the 11th conference in the successful series of tri-annual conferences on materials and mechanisms of superconductivity. The first one took place in 1988 in Interlaken in the wake of the discovery of high superconductivity by the Nobel Prize winners Johannes Georg Bednorz and Karl Alexander Mller.The meeting has since then taken place in Palo Alto, Kanazawa, Grenoble, Beijing, Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Dresden, Tokyo, Washington and now will return to Switzerland in the summer of 2015.Superconductivity is the phenomenon of electrical current flow without any loss of energy due to resistance. This extremely useful phenomenon is nowadays routinely applied in medical applications of magnetic resonance imaging MRI, in large scale magnetic guiding systems such as CERN, the presently constructed nuclear fusion energy plant ITER, in high throughput electrical power cables, as well as the maglev train presently in construction by Japanese Railways.The field of superconductivity is heavily driven by experimental progress using the most advanced technology available. Consequently the participants of M2S are actively involved in materials science, experimental techniques, theoretical research andor applications of superconductivity.The experimental techniques involve materials processing, crystal growth and characterization, low temperature techniques, ultra high vacuum, various kinds of neutron-, electron-, optical-, X-ray, and scanning probe techniques.Superconductivity is also the subject of intense theoretical research, and has spurred novel ground breaking theoretical approaches to the mechanisms of superconductivity and more generally of emergent properties of strongly interacting electrons.Registration and abstract submission is open:http:www.m2s-2015.chregistration-and-abstract-submission.php. Abstracts for poster presentations can be submitted until june 30th, 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=622 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=622 RACIRI Summer School 2015 22.08.2015 - 29. 08.2015 - The RACIRI Summer School is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Rntgen-Angstrm-Cluster RAC and the Ioffe-Rntgen-Institute IRI.The novel format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons in the Baltic region.The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.The first RACIRI Summer School was organized 2013 in Petergof, Russia. Focus theme: Soft Matter and Nano Composites.The second RACIRI Summer School was held from 24-31 August 2014 in the Stockholm area, Sweden, under the focus theme Imaging with X-rays and Neutrons in Life and Materials Sciences.The third RACIRI Summer School will be held during 22-29 August 2015 in Sellin, Island of Rgen, Germany. Its focus theme: Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications.The call for applications for RACIRI Summer School 2015 can be found here:http:www.raciri.orghow_to_apply. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=619 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=619 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 17.08.2015 - 26. 08.2015 - Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The efficient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain. High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.The school is organized jointly by University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Tartu, Estonia. It will be held from 17th 26th of August 2015 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin HZB, Berlin, Germany. The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to: Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies Fundamentals of the gas storage Basics of the neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diffraction Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refinements Lectures: M. Russina HZB, H. Kurig University of Tartu, Estonia, D. Tbbens HZB, D. Wallacher HZB, M.C. Schlegel and Roman Svetogorov NRC, Mocsow Target groupThe course is primarily aimed at early stage researchers with basics knowledge in Thermodynamics and Solid State Physics. It is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Modul 741A and is credited with 4 credit points. RegistrationIf you are interested in attending the school, please follow this link and register until May, 25th 2015:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventshydrogen-school:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventshydrogen-school http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=627 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=627 2015 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 15.08.2015 - 21. 08.2015 - The PSI summer schools on condensed matter physics have a long standing tradition. Based on the previous schools on neutron scattering starting back in 1992 the PSI summer schools aim to train young researchers in the methods being used at large scale facilities such as neutron and muon sources or synchrotron photon sources.International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge not only on methods but also on those phenomena, which are presently at the forefront of modern solid state physics and chemistry.Following the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation using photons, neutrons, and muons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=602 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=602 5th School on Representational Analysis and Magnetic Structures RAMS 03.08.2015 - 07. 08.2015 - The school is targeted towards researchers interested in applying representational analysis for solving magnetic structures with neutron diffraction. The school will cover representational analysis and the theory of magnetic structures. The program will include both lectures and labs working with software such as SaraH and FULLPROF. This year, we will also cover magnetic symmetry tools developed on the Bilbao crystallographic server. Invited lecturers include Andrew Wills U. College, London V. Ovidiu Garlea ORNL Clarina Dela Cruz ORNL and Juan Manuel Perez-Mato Universidad del Pais Vasco. The school will be hosted at the University of Maryland College Park campus and participants can stay on campus at discounted prices. The school will begin Monday morning, August 3rd, and end Thursday late afternoon, August 6th. Visit the schools site at magnetism-school.orgstatic2015:http:www.magnetism-school.orgstatic2015 to learn more and register.The deadline for early registration is May 31, 2015. Attendance will be limited to 30 participants, so please apply soon. For questions regarding the school please contact us at efrainumd.edu:mailto:efrainumd.edu or William.ratcliffnist.gov:mailto:William.ratcliffnist.gov http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=626 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=626 International School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation 28.07.2015 - 04. 08.2015 - The International School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation is a specialized course within the School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation Directors: Ian S Anderson and Carla Andreani. The school will be held at the ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, Erice Sicily, IT between the 28th July and the 4th of August 2015The School is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted. The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities, though a session will be devoted to instrumentation at compact neutron facilities. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design techniques as part of their present andor future research activities.The school is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities would also be welcomed. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various scattering techniques including diffraction, quasi-elastic and inelastic scattering, imaging, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and neutron-spin-echo.Accommodation of participants is organized by the Ettore Majorana Foundation:http:www.ccsem.infn.it EMFCSC either in their premises or in local hotels on the basis of the indications provided by the Organizing Committee and by participants in the Travel Form. Special requests should be addressed to the School Scientific Secretary:mailto:school_fpricciits.me.cnr.it.RegistrationTo apply, click here:http:www.sonsfpricci.orgsons-school-2015. Places at the school are in high demand. To register you will need to fill out the travel form:http:www.sonsfpricci.orgwp-contentuploads201311travel_form_son2014.pdf, submit a personal statement and, in the case of students, a statement from your supervisor. Travel forms must be returned to roberto.caciuffoec.europa.eu:mailto:roberto.caciuffoec.europa.eu and ken.andersenesss.se:mailto:ken.andersenesss.se with copy to school_fpricciits.me.cnr.it:mailto:school_fpricciits.me.cnr.it. Applications should arrive no later than April 15th, 2015.The Registration Fee is 900 per student. School fees include the cost of lodging during the school, breakfast, lunch, evening meal, teaching and all course materials. There are 25 residential places available.A web site for on-line payment will be available in the near future.Directors: Ken Andersen ESS and Roberto Caciuffo JRC KarlsruheFor further information, visit: http:www.sonsfpricci.orgsons-school-2015:http:www.sonsfpricci.orgsons-school-2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=588 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=588 2nd Asia-Oceania Conference on Neutron Scattering AOCNS2015 19.07.2015 - 23. 07.2015 - The Conference, the second in the series, will provide delegates with an opportunity to share related knowledge, understanding, examine research findings and discuss the latest developments in neutron scattering. The Conference is aimed at those who use or would like to use neutron scattering facilities in the Asia-Oceania region. The meeting will bring together physicists, chemists, biologists, earth scientists and engineers together with specialist facilities-based neutron scatterers from throughout the Asia-Oceania region and beyond. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=513 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=513 2015 Asia-Pacific Edition of HERCULES in TAIWAN 06.07.2015 - 24. 07.2015 - At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the internationally known HERCULES Course,we will organize a three-week HERCULES School from July 6 to 24,2015 in Hsinchu, Taiwan where the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center NSRRC is located. The NSRRC is a national laboratory which operates a 1.5-GeV synchrotron named Taiwan Light Source and is constructing another 3-GeV one called Taiwan Photon source. This 2015 Asia-Pacific Edition of HERCULES in TAIWAN, Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter and Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, is a three-week training course including a week of practicals and tutorials. It will be opened to PhD students, postdoctoral, young scientists working in the fields relate to physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. The language of the course is English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=567 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=567 Topological Correlated Matter - Advances in Topological Phases of Matter in Crystalline Solids and Cold Atom Systems 28.06.2015 - 03. 07.2015 - The field of topological matter is developing rapidly both in experiments on new materials and in the theoretical understanding of new topological phases of matter. The connection to strong correlation physics is also just beginning. The meeting plans to bring together active participants in these research areas to report their recent findings. The topics covered include new experimental results in topological insulators and topological superconductors, proximity and edge effects; the interplay between topology and strong correlation, in particular the possibility of new topological states which are not covered by the classification scheme of non-interacting fermions; and new materials and topological states, including Dirac and Weyl fermions.Furthermore, cold atom system is now recognized as an attractive platform to realize many of the topology based ideas mentioned above. We plan to bring the cold atom and condensed matter physics community together to investigate issues pertaining to topology and strong correlation. The topics include progress in different approaches of constructing synthetic gauge fields and spin-orbit couplings in cold atoms, and the properties of bosons and fermions in these topological environments.Application DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by May 31, 2015. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed full before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=576 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=576 11th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids 22.06.2015 - 26. 01.2015 - The DSL conference has as its aim to create a binding platform for scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge. Furthermore, it will provide new insights in overcoming the current challenges which are faced by academics and industrialists related to diffusion in its many areas. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=584 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=584 Structure and Dynamics of Polymer Nanocomposites 22.06.2015 - 24. 06.2015 - This workshop will be held at Hotel Mercure:http:www.mercure.comfrhotel-3043-hotel-mercure-montpellier-centre-comedieindex.shtml in downtown Montpellier:http:www.ot-montpellier.fr. It will bring together about 50 scientists from academia and industry. It will focus on polymer nanocomposites, from synthesis to physical characterization, modeling and applications, with a mix of top-level invited speakers and contributed talks.OrganizationA.-C. Genix:mailto:anne-caroline.genixuniv-montp2.fr, J. Oberdisse:mailto:joberdisuniv-montp2.fr, C. Eve Montpellier:mailto:christelle.eveuniv-montp2.fr,M. Meireles Toulouse, J. Jestin SaclayList of invited speakers BOURGEAT-LAMI Elodie, C2P2, CNRS-CPE-Univ. Lyon1 CASALINI Riccardo, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington CERVENY Silvina, CSIC, San Sebastian CLARKE Nigel, University of Sheffield COMPOSTO Russell, University of Pennsylvania CONZATTI Lucia, CNR, Genova DALMAS Florent, INSA, Lyon DUCROT Etienne, CSMR, New-York University KLPPEL Manfred, DIK, Hannover KRUTYEVA Margarita, Forschungszentrum, Jlich PAPON Aurlie, Solvay Silica, Collonges PEUVREL-DISDIER Edith, MINES ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis SHINOHARA Yuya, University of Tokyo SOKOLOV Alexei, University of Tennessee WINEY Karen, University of PennsylvaniaAbstracts for oral communications and PhD soundbites can be submitted by email:mailto:nanocompuniv-montp2.fr. Deadline : 31032015Registration open now: SDPN2015:https:www.azur-colloque.frDR13AzurInscriptionindex.phplangen;Registration including lunch social dinner:Students and scientists from sponsors : 160 , Normal : 200 Deadline : 30042015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=592 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=592 Gordon Research Conference - Effect of Disorder and Disordered Materials 21.06.2015 - 26. 06.2015 - Neutron scattering is a powerful and versatile method to characterize the structure and dynamics of materials. The experimental technique was pioneered in the late 1940s, by Drs. Clifford G. Shull and Bertram N. Brockhouse, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1994. Over the years, neutron scattering studies have made tremendous impact in many areas of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and materials engineering.The Gordon Research Conference GRC on Neutron Scattering is a new conference series featuring world-leading neutron scattering scientists who will share and discuss their latest discoveries in the GRC interactive style. The inaugural conference will focus on the effect of disorder and disordered materials. Disorder is ubiquitous and often strongly influences the properties of a material. For example, small changes in oxygen stoichiometry in pyrochlore materials and other frustrated magnets, can lead to a very different magnetic response. Meanwhile, microalloying is known to dramatically improve the glass forming ability of bulk metallic glasses. The underling physical mechanisms leading to these novel phenomena are subjects of intense debate. Disordered materials encompass glass, liquids, spin glass, quantum liquids, relaxor ferroelectrics, polymers, and bio systems.Neutron scattering has played an important role in elucidating the structure and dynamics of disordered materials, and the effect of disorder on properties. However, neutron applications to disorder are very demanding technically, as the scattering tends to be distributed in momentum and energy space, The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together neutron scattering scientists and theorists across the traditional fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, and the soft matter. In spite of the diversity in the materials of interest, the mechanisms underlying their intriguing physical properties could be the same or similar, and the different communities will benefit from each other through exchange of ideas and approaches.Innovative instrumentation is the backbone of scientific discoveries. One of the nine sessions will be therefore devoted to discussions of the performance of innovative instruments. In addition, there will be a session featuring industrial applications, which connects the neutron scattering community to the public. A diverse and vibrant user community is vital for the success of the neutron scattering facilities. We thus particularly encourage the participation of young scientists, to learn and profit from interactions with leading scientists in neutron scattering in the casual environment provided by the conference.Application DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by May 24, 2015. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed full before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=603 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=603 Workshop on Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures 18.06.2015 - 19. 06.2015 - Scope of the workshopA common task at large scale facilities is to present to their funding bodies as well to the national scientific organisation the research they conduct with their considerable budget. A similar expectation on public relations PR and dissemination concerns large EU funded projects as I3s or bigger consortia. Even though a consensus exists, that good communication is a fundamental part of innovation, the expectations from the funding bodies with regards to science communication activities are unclear, and a well-defined work programme is often missing.The aim of the workshop is to bring together representatives of funding agencies European and national with facility and project managers to discuss what should be expected from scientific dissemination activities. Furthermore it should be a forum for PR and information officers to share experience of their work and gain insights into the expectations of funding bodies as well as from the general public.Who should attend Representatives of funding agencies European and national organisations and managers of large scale facilities, research organisations, EU projects, and consortia to express their expectations on science communication activities. Press officers and information managers of large scale facilities and research projects to share their experience on the cross-cutting area between meeting expectations on the impact of PR activities and the difficulties to raise European public awareness of science. Experts from academia dealing with the topics of communication and public understanding of science. Journalists involved in science policy and dissemination.VenueEuropean Southern Observatory:http:www.eso.orgpublicabout-esotravelgarchingKarl-Schwarzschild-Str. 285748 Garching bei MnchenGermanyRegistration fee150 including access to workshop and social dinner http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=563 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=563 ISIS Neutron training course 16.06.2015 - 25. 06.2015 - The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques.Due to the long ISIS shutdown currently in progress, the next ISIS neutron training course will be held later than usual: 16-25 June. Registration for the course will open on the 5th of Jan 2015 and will close on the 5th of Mar 2015. Please see the following link for more information about the course and how to apply:ISIS Neutron Training Course 2015 :http:www.isis.stfc.ac.uklearningneutron-training-courseisis-neutron-training-course9135.htmlOutline of Course Basic Principles: Neutron Time-of-flight, Detectors, Neutron materials and interations, Instrument Components, Neutron Scattering Theory Soft Matter: Sample preperation and deuteration, Small-angle neutron scattering, Neutron reflectometry Physics: Neutron diffraction, magnetic Rietveld refinement Fullprof, inelastic scattering - polycrystals and single crystals Chemistry and Materials: Powder and single crystal diffraction, Rietveld refinement GSAS, Molecular Spectroscopy, Diffuse scattering, Non-crystalline materials scattering Optional Modules: Computational methods DFT, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Quasi-elastic Scattering, Biological SANS data reduction, Polarized reflectometry, Strain in MaterialsCourse includes accommodation at Coseners House:https:www.stfc.ac.uk738.aspx in Abingdon, and travel expenses within the UK - and is free to participating students.Course Organizers:Helen Walker:mailto:helen.c.walkerstfc.ac.ukAlex Hannon:mailto:alex.hannonstfc.ac.ukChristy Kinane:mailto:christy.kinanestfc.ac.uk http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=578 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=578 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 13.06.2015 - 27. 06.2015 - The 17th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13-27, 2015. This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities. Students interested in attending should complete an application at the NX School website:https:www1.aps.anl.govConferences-and-Workshops2015national-school-neutron-and-x-ray-scattering by February 23, 2015. Please note that all the travel and lodging costs for students accepted to attend will be covered as part of the school. Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the students advisor, department chair and other professors.Lecture notes and videos of the 2014 NXS School are available at: http:neutrons.ornl.govconfnxs2013:http:neutrons.ornl.govconfnxs2013Please distribute to your graduate students as they may be interested in this opportunity. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=587 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=587 Learning Days of the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy 2015 13.06.2015 - 22. 06.2015 - Learning Days of the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy SISN 2015Giornate Didattiche della SISN 2015Introduction to neutron techniques for condensed matter studies, with applications to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth sciencesThe Learning Days organized by the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy are addressed to degree and specializing students, PhD students, post-doc and young researchers interested in acquiring the basic principles of neutron spectroscopy, in understanding the advantages and potentialities of this technique, and in exploiting it for their research.The Learning Days are characterized by two sessions. The first session provides the students with the fundamentals of neutron spectroscopy and the basic principles of data analysis. The lectures in Italian on the basic theoretical and experimental tools will be paralleled by tutorials about data analysis.During the second experimental session the students will carry out real neutron scattering measurements at the most important facility for neutron research: the high flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL in Grenoble, France http:www.ill.eu:http:www.ill.eu. Depending on the tutors nationality the language spoken during the experiments might also be English.Deadline for applications: 10 April 2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=589 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=589 NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 08.06.2015 - 12. 06.2015 - A one-week Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy will be held from June 8 - June 12, 2015 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. For information about the summer school go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html.Please note that this year the school will not cover SANS or neutron reflectometry.This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at NIST including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, and neutron spin echo spectrometer NSE. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure and dynamics of materials at length scales of approximately 1 nm to 500 nm and at time scales from 1 ps to 100 ns. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques.Applications of structural and dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research for soft and hard condensed matter systems.The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide the technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals.The Summer School is sponsored by the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering CHRNS, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and NIST. Limited support for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty will be available.Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.For further information, andor to apply, please go to http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html:http:www.ncnr.nist.govsummerschoolss15index.html. Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and typically we receive more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 1, 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=595 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=595 International Conference on Applied Mineralogy Advanced Materials 2015 07.06.2015 - 12. 06.2015 - The Italian Association for the Study of Clays AISA and the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis IMAA are pleased to invite you to AMAM 2015, the International Conference on Applied Mineralogy Advanced Materials. Scientists in mineralogy, materials science, physics, biology, chemistry, cultural heritage are invited to share ideas and knowledge on the boundless world of the crystalline and no-crystalline solid state. AMAM 2015 will provide a truly global platform for researchers and engineers coming from academia and industry. Please visit the website:http:www.amam2015.org for detailed information. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=581 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=581 6th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 01.06.2015 - 05. 06.2015 - 6th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural BiologyOak Ridge, TN. June 1 June 5, 2015Application deadline: April 10, 2015The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome. However the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants.The application package consisting of 1 Information form2 CV3 Applicant motivation letter 12 to 1 page4 Principal Investigator letter of support for graduate students only; 12 to 1 pageshould be sent electronically to meilleurfornl.gov:mailto:meilleurfornl.gov before April 10, 2015. Detailed information can be found on the workshop web page:https:public.ornl.govneutronsconfgcnb2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=586 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=586 International Workshop on Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures DMI 2015 26.05.2015 - 29. 05.2015 - About the WorkshopThe International Workshop on Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures DMI 2015 will take place in Pskov, Russia on May 26 29, 2015. The III International Workshop DMI 2015, hosted by the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute PNPI, follows two previous meetings held in Saint Petersburg 2011 and Veliky Novgorod 2013. DMI 2015 is intended for researchers working in the field of the structural and magnetic properties of noncentrosymmetric crystals and artificial nanostructures. The objective of the workshop is to serve as a platform for scientific discussion and exchange of ideas among the scientists willing to share their research findings as well as to review and discuss the recent progress, developments and advances in DMI and chiral magnetism.Scientific scopeThe workshop will include the application of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction DMI to the following areas: cubic ferromagnets without center of symmetry; antiferromagnets without center of symmetry; nanostructures at the surfaces and interfaces; weak ferromagnetism.DMI 2015 will present invited talks, oral reports and poster presentations.The participation feeThe maximum number of participants is limited to 60, which ensures the quality of interaction and interchange between scientists. The workshop fee applies to all participants taking part in DMI 2015. The participation fee 450 Euro includes accommodation, admission to all sessions of the workshop, workshop materials, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome and closing parties and a social program.Further information can be found at:http:oiks.pnpi.spb.rueventsdmi-2015about:http:oiks.pnpi.spb.rueventsdmi-2015about http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=590 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=590 Superconductivity - Unconventional Superconductivity: Materials and Mechanisms 24.05.2015 - 29. 05.2015 - Superconductivity has not only fundamental impact on condensed matter physics, but also strong potential for applications. The 2015 Gordon Conference on Superconductivity will present the cutting-edge developments in this fascinating field and will chiefly focus on unconventional superconductivity. The conference will lead to in-depth discussions on the exploration of novel superconducting materials, including cuprates, iron based superconductors, heavy-fermion, and other superconductors. For the cuprates, the emphasis will be on precursors to superconductivity, charge order in the pseudogap state, and the role of Mott physics. For iron superconductors, the emphasis will be on the pairing mechanism, the gap symmetry, and the nematic order. The conference will discuss a number of hot issues concerning unconventional superconductivity, on which no consensus has been reached yet. These include the role of spin-fluctuation pairing mechanism, quantum criticality, interface superconductivity, topological superconductivity, etc. This will be a focused, content-rich workshop on modern approaches to superconductivity in the second decade of 21st century.Application DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by April 26, 2015. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed full before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations. Related Meeting InformationThe Superconductivity Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Superconductivity Gordon Research Seminar:https:www.grc.orgprograms.aspxid15754. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Superconductivity GRS web page for more information. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=575 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=575 Science for Life 2015 20.05.2015 - 25. 05.2015 - The event is structured in four phases:20th - 22nd of May International School Spectroscopic Techniques Applied to Life Sciences22nd of May International Workshop Science and Society: Diseases, Treatments and Ethical Questions23th - 24th of May International Workshop BIONEUTRON 2015: Neutron Scattering Highlights in Life Sciences24th - 25h of May International Workshop Good News for Life Sciences: Progresses in Advanced Methods, Disease Understanding and Drug DiscoveriesSuch event, with a strong symbolic meaning, will mark the baptism of Lampedusa as Capital of Science and Peace and will represent the foundation stone for the building of the International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Science for Life, a place devoted to the meeting among cultures, sciences and worlds in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.Science for Life will be a meeting where, in addition to scientific sessions, relevant and topical issues of social interest in the context of Science and Society will be addressed.The third edition of the Third International Workshop BIONEUTRON 2015: Neutron Scattering Highlights in Life Sciences will be held in the framework of the Science for Life event.The main scope of this workshop is to provide an up-to-date insight into neutron scattering and complementary techniques and to furnish a representative sampling of some experimental findings which, in the broad area of research under the general heading of life sciences, have recently been object of considerable scientific scrutiny. More than ever before, the scientific community is interested in using the strength and capabilities of different facilities and new techniques and approaches to their best advantage and the large neutron fluxes produced in next-generation spallation facilities such as the European Spallation Source ESS are likely to soon find expanded application in life sciences.Science for Life will strongly encourage the participation of young researchers, being held in connection with the First International School Spectroscopic Techniques Applied to Life Sciences, which will be held from 20th to 22nd of May 2015 and will be devoted to education of students and young researchers in complementary techniques, including light and neutron scattering, IR absorption and synchrotron radiation spectroscopy, applied to the investigation of the structural, dynamical and functional properties of biosystems, and to their biotechnological applications.The students will attend the whole event, held from 20th to 25th of May 2015, including all the workshop sessions as an integral part of the school. Students are strongly invited to submit their abstracts for oral or poster contributions which will be published in a volume with ISBN code. The related papers will be published in a special issue of an international journal.The event aims to attract researchers from completely different horizons providing a forum to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other research organizations, so reinforcing a community at a time where the field is progressing rapidly. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=611 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=611 School on Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis 19.05.2015 - 21. 05.2015 - There will be a 3-day school on Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis held May 19-21 at Florida State University Tallahassee, FL immediately preceding the 2015 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference NASSC.The primary goal of this workshop is to teach participants Rietveld refinement methods for evaluating 3D crystal structures from 1D powder diffraction data, with an emphasis on data collected on high-resolution structural user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM synchrotron beamline at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, or the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the Spallation Neutron Source of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The combination of high-resolution data and advances in modern software algorithms are allowing many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods and advanced techniques will be provided. Some synchrotron and neutron instrument time has been allocated for the collection of high quality structural data on samples provided by course participants. This course will emphasize traditional solid state compounds non-molecular, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement complementary trial license for participants to facilitate teaching. Instructors will be Prof. Peter Khalifah Stony Brook University, Prof. Cora Lind University of Toledo, Dr. Pamela Whitfield ORNL, Dr. Katharine Page ORNL, Dr. Saul Lapidus ANL, and Dr. Arnt Kern Bruker-AXS.Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2015. The application package and further information is available at the website: http:www.chem.fsu.edunasscc2015workshop.html:http:www.chem.fsu.edunasscc2015workshop.html. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=607 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=607 Central European Training School CETS 2015 04.05.2015 - 08. 05.2015 - CETS provides insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. Anticipated attendanceWe are welcoming PhD students and post-doc scientists as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc. The number of participants is limited to 30 because of the training facilities available. There is no limit for the tutorial lectures.GrantsFor young scientistsstudents grants are available in limited number to cover travel on reduced rates andor accommodation maximum 6 nights, local transport and lunches. Dont forget to notify your grant request on the Application form. Presenting a poster will be highly appreciated in the selection of attendees and grant awards http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=608 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=608 COST2015 School London 13.04.2015 - 16. 04.2015 - The meeting is designed and aimed particularly for PhD students and Post-docs in the field of Colloid and Interface Science, it will also include advanced neutron and X-ray scattering as well as AFM characterisation techniques for interfacial studies. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increase our understanding of interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed further in small workgroups on the basis of problem solving sessions. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop.There are limited number of grants of 600 Euro offered by the COST office to promote attendance at the School by PhD students working in Europe. To apply for these a CV and a letter of recommendation from PhD Supervisors are required please see the Conference web pages:http:webspace.qmul.ac.ukazarbakhshCOST2015COST.htm. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=600 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=600 Memorial Seminar - Fyodor L. Shapiro 06.04.2015 - 07. 04.2015 - Seminar informationOn April 6, 2015 it will be 100 years since the birth of the outstanding Soviet physicist Fyodor L. Shapiro 1915 - 1973, one of the founders of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics FLNP of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research JINR.The FLNP and JINR are organizing the Memorial Seminar dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences Fyodor L. Shapiro to be held on April 6-7, 2015 in Dubna. The expected number of participants is about 100.The scientific and memorial reports of the FLNP leading physicists about the contribution of F.L.Shapiro to the formation and development of the scientific program of the Laboratory will be presented as well as reports of the worlds leading experts about the current state of the art in the research areas that F.L.Shapiro pioneered and worked on.The Seminar language is English.A poster session will be included in the program of the Seminar and we invite young scientists as well as F.L.Shapiro fellowship winners of the previous years to present their recent works in the field of neutron physics. The Seminar proceedings twelve pages for invited talks and eight pages for poster presentations will be published by the JINR Publishing Department.The excursion to FLNP and visit to F.L.Shapiros burial place in the Donskoy cemetery will be organized during the second day of the Seminar.An exhibition dedicated to the memory of F.L.Shapiro will take place during the Seminar.RegistrationThe registration of participants will be open via internet from December 15. The participants are kindly requested to fill out the registration form as soon as possible for reservation of accommodation and other arrangements.Registration feeThere is no Registration fee.TransportationWe kindly ask you to inform us about your arrival and departure details. The information should be sent to the Seminar coordinator Mrs. Tatiana Donskova not later than April 1 to organize your transfer from Moscow airport to Dubna. Organizing CommitteeV.L.Aksenov- Co-chairmanV.A.Matveev- Co-chairmanE.V.Lychagin- Scientific SecretaryT.S.Donskova - Seminar CoordinatorA.M.BalagurovI.A.BobrikovD.ChudobaO.CulicovV.I.FurmanS.V.KozenkovN.Kucerka E.P.ShabalinV.N.ShvetsovA.V.StrelkovSecretariatN.A.MalyshevaE.S.Kopach http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=582 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=582 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference ISSC-20 30.03.2015 - 02. 04.2015 - The conference covers all experimental and theoretical aspects ofsurfaces, interfaces, and nanoscale physics and chemistry.Invited Speakers Roger Bennett, University of Reading UK Harald Brune, EPFL Switzerland Richard Catlow, University College London UK Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz-Haber Institute Germany Leo Gross, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Switzerland David Jesson, Cardiff University UK Laurence Marks, Northwestern University USA Quentin Ramasse, SuperSTEM, Daresbury UK Petra Rudolf, University of Groningen The Netherlands Peter Sloan, University of Bath UK Stefan Tautz, Peter Grnberg Institute Germany Qikun Xue, Tsinghua University ChinaFor further information please visit the website:http:issc-20.iopconfs.orgHome. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=597 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=597 79th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting 15.03.2015 - 20. 03.2015 - DPG Frhjahrstagung Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section SKM with the divisions and working groups: Biological Physics Chemical and Polymer Physics Dielectric Solids Thin Films Dynamics and Statistical Physics Semiconductor Physics and the working group Semiconductor Magnetism and the working group Magnetism Metal and Material Physics and the working group Metal and Material Physics Mikroprobes Surface Science Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Vacuum Science and Technology Gravitation and Relativity, in cooperation with the Astronomical Society Low Temperature Physics Crystallography Working Group Equal Opportunities Working Group Energy Working Group Information Working Group young DPG Working Group Philosophy of Physics Working Group Physics and DisarmamentFor further information, also regarding venue and registration process, please visit the meetings website:http:berlin15.dpg-tagungen.deindex.htmllangen. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=596 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=596 7th ILL Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment 02.03.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - Have your attention drawn to the 7th ILL Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FULLPROF suite, to be held in Grenoble at the Institute Laue-Langevin from 2 to 6 March 2015 . Please visit the website http:www.ill.euFPSchool2015:http:www.ill.euFPSchool2015 for more information applications can be submitted starting from 1st November 2014.Scientific scope:FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data.The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an intermediate level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be given particular attention.Lectures:The school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to general applications plus 2.5 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data.There are 6 theoretical modules plus 10 hands-on sessions for which each participant should bring hisher own laptop with the FullProf Suite already installed.Participants:The school is intended for PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge of diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even to try to follow a few of the online tutorials for which some videos will be available soon.The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the training provided. The selection of candidates is based on hisher motivation letter and CV plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students. If necessary, balance between laboratories and nationalities will be taken into account. For information, about 1 out of 3 candidates is accepted. Note that there is an optional excursion Saturday 7 March that you should consider when making travel arrangements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=571 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=571 FullProf School 2015 02.03.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data.The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite.The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an intermediate level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be given particular attention.The 7th FPSchool will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin, in Grenoble, from 2 to 6 March 2015. LecturesThe school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to general applications plus 2.5 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data.There are 6 theoretical modules plus 10 hands-on sessions for which each participant should bring hisher own laptop with the FullProf Suite already installed. ParticipantsThe school is intended for PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even try to follow a few of the online tutorials for which some videos will be available soon.The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the training provided. The selection of candidates is based on hisher motivation letter and CV plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students. If necessary, balance between laboratories and nationalities will be taken into account. For information, about 1 out of 3 candidates is accepted.See here a report about the FullProf School on the NMI3 website.For detailed information please also visit the schools website:http:www.ill.eufpschool2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=605 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=605 HERCULES European School 01.03.2015 - 01. 04.2015 - Neutrons Synchrotron Radiation for Science:This school provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications.It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities.The 4-week school is a yearly event, established in 1991.The next HERCULES session will take place from March 1st to April 1st, 2015.The registration is opened between August 31st and October 31st, 2014 new: EXTENDED deadline http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=569 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=569 35th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 26.02.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - The Berlin Neutron School is one of the oldest established neutron schools. It was founded in 1980 by Prof Hans Dachs and is organised by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie HZB. The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to neutron scattering with an emphasis on hands-on, practical experience using the instruments at the BERII reactor. The first three days of the school consist of detailed lectures on the principles and techniques of neutron scattering followed by a tour of the instruments and an introduction to sample environment. As well as the course lectures given by members of HZB, external guest lecturers will be invited to review current issues in the field of neutron research. Previously Prof Michael Steiner ENSA has discussed the future of neutron sources in Europe and Dr Dimitri Argyriou ESS has discussed the planned European Spallation Neutron Source. After attending the lectures the students begin the hands-on experiments. They are divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of the instrument scientists. The experiments last three hours each and take place over three and a half days. On the penultimate day we will hold a students poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss how neutron scattering could benefit their research with the HZB scientists. The poster session will be followed by the Neutron School dinner. Finally, on the last day of the school the students will attend lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in various subject areas e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering, energy and physics. Closing date for application is 15th October 2014.This Event is supported by NMI3:http:nmi3.org and the IAEA:http:www.iaea.org. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=562 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=562 Energy and Materials Research Conference 25.02.2015 - 27. 02.2015 - You are cordially invited to participate in The Energy Materials Research Conference - EMR2015, which will be held in Madrid Spain from 25 to 27 February 2015.EMR2015 will bring together researchers and professionals from a broad set of science and engineering disciplines with the aim of sharing on the latest developments and advances in materials and processes involved in the energy generation, transmission-distribution and storage. The connection is clear between research into novel materials and new technological solutions or improvements in materials, and the development of cleaner, cheaper safer and more efficient energy technologies.This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone involved to learn and discuss about materials, processes and systems applied to the following areas: Biomass - Biofuels Nuclear Energy and Materials Solar Energy Energy Production from Fossil Fuels Solar Energy Energy Harvesting Materials Fuel Cells Energy Transmission, Distribution and Storage Hydrogen Advances in Lighting Materials Wind Power Energy-Efficient Buildings Geothermal Energy Materials, Processes and Systems for Energy Saving and Sustainability Hydropower. Wave and Tidal PowerPlease, take some time to read the detailed list of Topics:http:www.emr2015.orgtopics.html proposed for the conference. Please also visit the Conferences website:http:www.emr2015.orgindex.html to obtain detailed information. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=580 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=580 46th IFF Spring School - Functional Soft Matter 23.02.2015 - 06. 03.2015 - This years Spring School aims to give both an introduction to and an overview of current research topics of soft matter systems with the emphasis on biological and technological functionality.Synthetic and biological polymers, polyelectrolytes, amphiphiles and colloids are the building blocks of many different materials. An understanding of their structural and dynamical properties is important for the rational design of structures with predescribed functionality, in itself a challenging task due to the enormous complexity of these systems.The goal of this Spring School is not only to teach selected topics from soft matter science and biophysics to students and postdocs in physics, chemistry and biology, but also to establish the interdisciplinary connection between these fields. This includes, in particular, introducing biologists and chemists to physical experimental methods and theoretical modelling, and acquainting physicists with the large variety of fascinating chemical and biological phenomena.Introductory lectures will present the basics of soft matter science and biophysics. These lectures aim at establishing a common level of basic interdisciplinary knowledge. Subsequent lectures will then treat more advanced topics within both disciplines and emphasize interdisciplinary aspects. In addition, experimental and computer simulation techniques will be presented and explained, and examples of applications will be given. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=570 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=570 MLZ User Meeting 2015 23.02.2015 - 24. 02.2015 - On February 23rd and 24th the MLZ User Meeting 2015 focussing on future perspectives of neutron science will take place. We would like to discuss the expected evolution in the major fields of science, where neutrons play an important role within the community. The goal of this meeting will be to create a science roadmap becoming a guide for future methods and instrument development at MLZ. This workshop will be very important because it will set the scene for our instrumentation development efforts.The meeting will feature scientific presentations of keynote speakers that shall elucidate perspectives on their field for the coming decade and relate them to specific needs on the method side. In cooperation with the MLZ Science Groups, four plenary speakers in the fields of soft matter and biology, quantum phenomena and magnetism, structure research in chemistry and energy, and material science are invited. Their talks lay the basis for an in depth discussion on the future development of the respective fields. MLZ users are warmly invited to contribute to these discussions and to present their work in a poster session.The MLZ User Meeting 2015 will take place at the Commundo Tagungshotel, Ismaning near Munich and last two half days to allow the attendees to arrive on Monday morning at Ismaning and head back home on Tuesday afternoon. MLZ covers subsistence and accommodation at the Commundo Hotel for external users.Please complete the registration form first before submitting your abstractPlenary Talks by: Winfried Petry Munich, Germany Peter Boeni Munich, Germany Hartmut Abele Vienna, Austria Olwyn Byron Glasgow, United KingdomInvited Talks by:Soft Matter Biology Leighton Coates Oak Ridge, USA Tommy Nylander Lund, Sweden Walter Richtering Aachen, Germany Peter Schurtenberger Lund, SwedenQuantum Phenomena Magnetism Bernhard Keimer Stuttgart, Germany Bella Lake Berlin, Germany Christian Pfleiderer Munich, Germany Christian Regg Villigen, Switzerland Kristiaan Temst Leuven, BelgiumStructural Research in Chemistry and Energy Richard Dronskowski Aachen, Germany Helmut Ehrenberg Karlsruhe, Germany Andreas Magerl Erlangen, Germany Werner Paulus Montpellier, FranceMaterial Science Eberhard Lehmann Villigen, Switzerland Andreas Meyer Cologne, Germany Andreas Schreyer Geesthacht, Germany Pavel Strunz Rez, Czech Republic http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=579 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=579 Workshop on Industrial Research Using Synchrotron and Neutron Methods 19.02.2015 - Innovation requires best analytical methods to study structure and function of novel materials. Synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering a complementary analytical methods to investigate any kind of matter to probe structure, composition and interaction in order to improve and understand materials. Application of synchrotron and neutron methods for industrial research include the analysis of chemical compositions by diffraction and spectroscopy, non-invasive measurement of stress and strain in mechanical components, high resolution imaging of working systems and many other topics.To present and discuss current state of the art usage of synchrotron and neutron methods in industrial research an international workshop is organized by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie operating and offering access to the synchrotron source BESSY II and the neutron source BER II. Presentations are given by industrial users and researchers. A tour into the experimental hall of the synchrotron is possible if wanted.The one day workshop is free of charge to the participants. Please find the registration here:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deuserworkshopsindustrywsregistrationindex_en.html.The workshop is kindly supported by the FP7 EU Access Program Calipso. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=593 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=593 11th LANSCE School on Neutron Scattering: Materials at the Mesoscale 18.02.2015 - 27. 02.2015 - Educational GoalsStudents will become familiar with neutron scattering techniques and how they may be utilized to address important questions in materials science. Particular emphasis of this school will address properties that are not exclusively dominated by the atomic structure, but by larger length scales andor interfaces.Intended AudienceThe 11th School is intended primarily for graduate students post-docs in chemistry, engineering, earth sciences, materials science, physics, and related fields. Students should have a basic understanding of scattering and diffraction phenomena.OverviewThe 11th School will cover: Basic concepts of neutron production, scattering methods, and instrumentation. Introduction to phenomena in mesoscale science with emphasis on areas of basic and applied research, where neutrons and other scattering techniques can and do make fundamental contributions. Technical aspects of measurement techniques and data analysis. Computational techniques that complement and aid in the planning, analysis, and interpretation of neutron measurements. Students will give presentations on their favorite hands-on experiment on the final day of the school. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=572 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=572 Workshop to hone scattering skills at Deakin University 11.02.2015 - 13. 02.2015 - The Australian Angle Scattering 2015 workshop at Deakin University on 11-13 February 2015 will provide a platform for post-graduate and more experienced senior researchers to enhance their theoretical knowledge and help in designing and analysing measurements at advanced facilities such as the Australian Synchrotron and neutron beam instruments at ANSTOs Opal Research reactor. The primary focus of the workshop will be on the fundamental principles in the utilisation of reciprocal space measurements to obtain real space structural information. Presentations on a number of case studies will be included.The workshop will be invaluable to researchers working in a range of areas, from polymer and materials science, to biophysics, nanotechnology and colloidal science.Preliminary programThe workshop will focus on three techniques: Basics of Angle Scattering science - SAXSWAXS, XRD, powder diffraction and SANS. Fundamentals of Angle Scattering modelling with hands-on sessions on computers limited places Technical workshop on data mining and analysis software, including Scatterbrain, Irena, and Fit2D Case studies: fibres and anisotropic scattering, grazing incidence scattering, crystallography and more. Advanced experiment design presentations at ANSTO and the Australian Synchrotron.An interactive poster session will take place on 11th February to offer Early Career Researchers an opportunity to share their research and discuss ideas with experienced practitioners. A prize of AU200, kindly sponsored by ANSTO, will be offered for the best poster presentation. A tour of the Australian Synchrotron is also proposed for the afternoon of 13th February.The workshop will include tutorials from experienced speakers, as well as talks on practical examples of studies and student projects involving scattering techniques.Confirmed speakers Stephen Mudie, Australian Synchrotron Peter Holden, National Deuteration Facility, ANSTO Chris Garvey, ANSTO Thomas Dorin, Deakin Matthew Taylor, RMIT Robert Evans, SilviScan Pty Ltd Jitendra Mata, ANSTO Kevin Jack, University of Queensland Peter Lynch, Deakin Mark Styles, CSIROAttendance is free for a limited number of people. Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.Deadline for registration and abstract submission for posters:15th December 2014 COB Eastern Australian Time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=591 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=591 Electronic Materials and Applications 2015 21.01.2015 - 23. 01.2015 - Electronic Materials and Applications 2015 addresses emerging needs, opportunities and key challenges in the field of electronic materials and applications. Technical presentations highlight advancements in materials and devices for electronics, sensors, energy generation and storage, photovoltaics, and LEDs. The January 2123 event features 11 comprehensive symposia and plenary talks from Kent Budd, 3M; Greg Rohrer, Carnegie Mellon University; and Hiroshi Funakubo, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Plan to attend the special Tutorial on thin-films Wednesday, January 21, 7:45 p.m. 9:45 p.m., and the always-popular session Failure: The greatest teacher Friday, January 23, 5:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. EMA 2015 qr codeBrowse the technical program then build your schedule with Itinerary Planner. Click here:http:download.abstractcentral.comema2015index.htm to download the app and gain access to your schedule, the program, and local restaurants. Bookmark the site or add a link to your home screen. Sync the app with your schedule just enter the unique name and your Google calendar. Recommended for iPhone 3GSiPad iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.2 or later with default browser; or Blackberry OS 7.0 with default browser. Who Should Attend DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea WorldEMA 2015 is designed for scientists, engineers, students, researchers and manufacturers with an interest in materials for electronics, energy and sensor applications. The programming includes a mix of industrial, university and federal lab participants, discussing theoretical, experimental, applied, and unifying approaches. EMA 2015, jointly programmed by ACerS Electronics and Basic Science divisions, is The American Ceramic Societys sixth annual meeting on academic and industry solutions for electronic materials. Make your plans to attend EMA 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=585 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=585 HORACE Workshop 15.01.2015 - 16. 01.2015 - We are pleased to announce that a workshop will be held at the SNS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, on 15th to 16th January 2015 on the use of the Horace software package. The workshop will be aimed at anyone who uses Horace to visualise and analyse data from time-of-flight INS experiments.The course will cover all aspects of Horace, from using it to plan an experiment, to how to view data, perform corrections, simulations, fitting, and more. It is expected that participants will have encountered Horace in their work already, and will have some familiarity with Matlab. There will be an ask the expert session at the end of the course where the developers will be available to provide advice on participants particular data analysis issues.The workshop will be free to attend for all. Participants are expected to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. Places are limited to 20 participants.The closing date for applications is 16:00 EST on 15th December 2014. Participants will be notified of their place on the course by 19th December. Registrations will be handled entirely by the website above, however if you have any questions about the workshop please feel free to contact us at horacehelpstfc.ac.uk:mailto:horacehelpstfc.ac.ukTo register to attend, please visit http:neutrons.ornl.govconfhorace2015:http:neutrons.ornl.govconfhorace2015 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=577 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=577 The 2nd MLF School MLF School 2014 16.12.2014 - 19. 12.2014 - The Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC ispleased to announce the MLF School 2014 that will be held during 16-19December 2014 at J-PARC in Tokai, Japan.The School is targeted at postgraduate students and early-careerresearchers from anywhere in the world who are interested in usingneutron or muon beams in their research but who have limited or noexperience with these techniques. The program will includeintroductory-level lectures and hands-on practical sessions on theneutron and muon instruments at the MLF.For more information about the MLF School 2014 and applicationinstructions, please see the MLF School 2014 website or email us atmlfschool-regml.j-parc.jp:mailto:mlfschool-regml.j-parc.jp. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=559 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=559 Symposium TT: Advanced Materials Exploration with Neutrons and Synchrotron X-Rays 30.11.2014 - 05. 12.2014 - Anno 2014 marks the United Nations International Year of Crystallography, a discipline on which is based the analysis of materials by neutron and x-ray diffraction. Since discovery of the latter by Laue and the Braggs, over a centenary ago, the method excels and still evolves with the up-come of most modern sources. Recently x-ray free-electron lasers became available, high-energy synchrotrons are being refurbished, neutron reactors built and spallation sources driven to new scales; while future facilities, as energy-recovery linacs have been technically designed. Hand-in-hand with achievements in detector development, instrumentation and computing power, these installations continuously drive into new possibilities for materials analysis. The present symposium shall expose those latest developments for the materials science applications, demonstrating both pioneering experiments and well established methods. Modern diffraction methods of synchrotron and neutron radiation, combined simultaneously with time resolved or imaging techniques allow a multi-dimensional insight into materials. Thus information from an ensemble of individual grains in a polycrystalline material, time resolved in-situ investigations can be obtained from materials undergoing mechanical, chemical or electric load under working or extreme conditions. Last but not least, coherent-beam diffraction opens new aspects of data acquisition and analysis in both spectroscopic and space resolved domains.Contributions are sought in the fields of metallurgy and materials forming; energy materials in realistic conditions; response of functional materials under parametric load; materials under extreme or exotic conditions. Particularly contributions using an innovative approach in their application or from the novel upcoming facilities with unprecedented possibilities are desired.The methods shall cover time and lengths scales from sub-picoseconds to days and sub-angstrom to meters, respectively.Topics will include: In-Situ Single Grain Resolved Studies Strain Scanning Texture Liquid, Amorphous, Nanocrystalline and Distorted Materials Materials Imaging Tomography Exotic and Novel Experimental DevelopmentsA tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned. Further information will be included in the MRS Program that will be available online in September.Symposium OrganizersKlaus-Dieter LissJapan Atomic Energy AgencyTel 81-29-282-5478andAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganizationTel 61-2-9717-9479, kdlansto.gov.au:mailto:kdlansto.gov.au, lisskdliss.de:mailto:lisskdliss.deRozaliay BarabashUniversity of TennesseOak Ridge National LabTel 865-241-7230, barabashrornl.gov:mailto:barabashrornl.gov Ulrich LienertDeutsches Elektronen-SynchrotronTel 409-40-8998-3165, ulrich.lienertdesy.de:mailto:ulrich.lienertdesy.de Masato OhnumaHokkaido UniversityLaboratory of Quantum Beam System EngineeringTel 81-011-706-7896, ohnuma.masatoeng.hokudai.ac.jp:mailto:ohnuma.masatoeng.hokudai.ac.jp http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=552 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=552 Industry Advisory Board and Facility Industry Office Meeting 19.11.2014 - 21. 11.2014 - The second joint Industry Advisory Board and Facility Industry Office Meeting will be held on 19-21 November 12 noon to 12 noon, in Athens, Greece.CALIPSO and NMI3 are currently preparing a first draft agenda for the meeting, which will be circulated soon.This second meeting will be aimed at looking deeper at how to exploit additional ways for industry and the facilities to work together, probably structured around breakout sessions on specific topics, such as legal frameworks and application of standards. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=564 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=564 ESS Science Symposium Future Engineering Diffraction Research in Materials Processing and Testing 17.11.2014 - 18. 11.2014 - The symposium is organised by Czech-German team collaborating on the design and construction of new engineering beamline for EuropeanSpallation Source in Lund, Sweden.The program can be found here:http:ess-prague.fzu.czdownloadProgram_ESS_Science_Symposium_2014.pdf. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=573 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=573 4th Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science 10.11.2014 - 14. 11.2014 - The main focus of the 2014 workshop-school will be the combination of elastic and inelastic scattering methods, such as reflectometry, quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering QENS and INS to gain detailed understanding of relationships between structural and dynamic properties and thus ultimately the function of diverse materials. The needs and interests of students with a background in the hard-condensed matter sciences will be addressed with discussion on the use of these experimental methods in magnetism. Results of studies using polarized neutron reflectometry PNR, INS and inelastic X-rays scattering INX will be at the core of those tutorials. Following the successful formula from the last years, the students will be given a small project and will be guided by the lecturers to a solution. In parallel with, and following the school we plan to hold a small but intensive scientific meeting on carefully selected topics of relevance to the school and of current interest with extensive discussion between experimental and computational scientists.This workshop is sponsored by the Niels Bohr International Academy, by the PhD School of the University of Copenhagen, by the Institut Franais du Danemark and by the European Spallation Source ESS . There is no fee for the participants, but attendance will be limited.The school is limited to 20 students to be selected from the applications received. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=551 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=551 European User Office Meeting 03.11.2014 - 04. 11.2014 - User Offices play a key role in large scale synchrotron, FEL and neutron facilities. Lately, European projects like PaNData, Calipso, NMI3 or EuroFEL between such facilities seems to point towards the harmonization of workflows, software or procedures employed by User Offices. However, each facility has its own national constrains.The present meeting is a first discussion forum of European User Offices. It was initially proposed after some discussions during European projects meetings like PaNData and it will become an opportunity to know each facility workflows and achievements as well as common worries and future developments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=548 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=548 Neutron Scattering in Magnetic Fields Above 15 Tesla 29.10.2014 - 30. 10.2014 - ScopeThe scope of the workshop is to bring together experts doing research in high magnetic fields above 15 T with the focus on neutron scattering. We want to provide an information platform for researchers regarding the future use of the highfield facility capable to generate magnetic fields as high as 25+ T at HZB. Identification of possible future experiments using this facility is one of the main workshop topics. The workshop covers a broad field of topics ranging from the neutron diffraction and scattering in high magnetic fields and sample environment for neutron sciences up to fundamental physics problems in high magnetic fields.Practical information on how to apply for experimental beamtime will be provided.The Registration Fee is 100 Euro. This fee includes the workshop material and covers the coffee breaks, lunches and workshop dinner. Topics covered will be present status of neutron scattering in high magnetic fields sample environment for neutron sciences in magnetic fields fundamental physics problems in high magnetic fields low-dimensional systems and frustrated systems oxides and related systems superconductivity and high magnetic fields quantum critical phenomena strongly correlated and heavy-fermion systemVenue The workshop will take place from 29-30 October 2014 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Lise-Meitner-Campus in Berlin-Wannsee. The workshop will start at 9.00 am on Wednesday, 29th October 2014, and will finish around 16.00 pm on Thursday, 30th October 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=557 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=557 Horace Workshop 22.10.2014 - 23. 10.2014 - A workshop will be held at ISIS on 22nd to 23rd October 2014 on the use of the Horace software package. The workshop will be aimed at anyone who uses Horace to visualise and analyse data from time-of-flight INS experiments.The course will cover all aspects of Horace, from using it to plan an experiment, to how to view data, perform corrections, simulations, fitting, and more. It is expected that participants will have encountered Horace in their work already. There will be an ask the expert session at the end of the course where the developers will be available to provide advice on participants particular data analysis issues.The workshop will be free to attend for all, and one nights accommodation at RAL will be provided free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their own transport costs. Places are limited to 20 participants.To apply to attend please visit http:wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.ukuserofficeHoraceWorkshopRegister.asp:http:wwwisis2.isis.rl.ac.ukuserofficeHoraceWorkshopRegister.aspThe closing date for applications is 16:00 BST on 15th September 2014. Participants will be notified of their place on the course by 21st September. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=558 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=558 JCNS Workshop on Neutron Instrumentation 20.10.2014 - 23. 10.2014 - From spallation to continuous neutron sources: a positive feedback on neutron instrumentationAfter several years of high intensity efforts to design a suite of modern instruments for the ESS the neutron community is looking forward to the start of its construction. The design studies have demonstrated that a tremendous increase of flux can be expected at the instruments.Thus, at a first glance a migration of the user community to the European flagship source can be expected. However, the scientist and engineers at the existing continuous sources will intensify their efforts to improve their instrumentation considerably and make it even more attractive.The JCNS-Workshop 2014 will be devoted to this expected challenge. It will bring neutron scientists working at spallation and continuous neutron sources together to consider the recent developments for the ESS through the prism of their use for instrumentation at continuous sources. There is an obvious need to discuss on how the stockpile of knowledge and new ideas can be fruitfully used for the improvement of the existing instrumentation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=519 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=519 International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics 12.10.2014 - 16. 10.2014 - The physics and application prospects of relaxor ferroelectrics are subject of continuously growing interest. The need for a world-wide discussion forum focused on this subject has led to several ad-hoc meetings organized in the past. The recent positive and useful experience of participants of the International Workshop on StructureProperty Relations in Relaxor Ferroelectrics:http:www.worldscientific.comdoiabs10.1142S2010135X12020018 organized in Xian, China, 2011; the Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics:http:palata.fzu.cziwrf14downloadedesheim.pdf organized in Schloss Edesheim, Germany, 2012; and the International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics:http:palata.fzu.cziwrf14downloadstpetersburg.pdf held in St. Petersburg, 2013 has motivated the advisory board of the last one to establish a regular biennial chain of focused workshops as a platform aimed to enhance the communication, exchange and collaboration among the researchers working in relaxor ferroelectric physics and materials science.We are proud to host the first regular International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics in Stirin, Czech Republic, on 1216 October 2014. The event will be held at the Stirin Chateau, Ringhofferova 711, Stirin, 251 68 Kamenice, located 25 km south-east from the Prague city centre. The chateau surrounded by a well-kept park will provide a great venue for the Workshop, period accommodation as well as fascinating landscape.Thematic areas Basic principles of relaxor ferroelectrics Polar nanoregions, nanodomains, thin films Progress in theory; relaxor vs. spin glass Application of relaxor ferroelectrics Structure of relaxors Dielectric and piezoelectric properties Dielectric, optic and neutron spectroscopy Magnetic, polymeric and exotic relaxorsFor more information, a more detailed programm and registrations visit the events website:http:palata.fzu.cziwrf14 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=561 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=561 The 6th AONSA Neutron School 12.10.2014 - 17. 10.2014 - As the one of the neutron scattering research communities in the region, an association in neutron scattering community, AONSA Asia-Oceania on Neutron Scattering Association has been formally formed and then established in 2008. This association accommodates the neutron scattering societies and facilities in the region and has a regular activity, i.e. neutron school to promote the neutron science for the young generation, scientists and students. The AONSA Neutron school has been organized regularly every year since 2008 in Korea, Australia 2009, India 2010, Australia 2011 and China 2012 as more than 200 young scientists have been exposed with the neutron scattering techniques.This year, the AONSA Neutron School will be taking place in part of the International Year of Crystallography 2014 IYCr2014, the official program of the International Union of Crystallography IUCr and UNESCO. After the opening ceremony at the first day, a general lecture on crystallography using X-ray and neutron the history, the impact on sciences and the future challenging issues will be given as a part of celebrating the IYCr2014 in Indonesia. The 6th AONSA Neutron School is also part of the International Scientific Week on Science and Technology of Advanced Materials organized by the Center for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials of National Nuclear Energy Agency BATAN Indonesia where the other events are the International Conference on Materials Science and Technology 2014 ICMST 2014, the International School on Solid State Ionics Battery Research and the International Workshop on Nanometrology. Those events will be held in Puspiptek Serpong for a whole week, 12th 17th October 2014 as more than 250 participants are expected attend this join event, in the morning session of the first day of school.The rest of the first day of the school, general lectures on neutron scattering including X-ray will be delivered on materials science, biology and industrial applications. And about 50 participants will continue to join the school program lectures, laboratory visit, experiment, data analysis and presentation for a 5 full day. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=565 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=565 8th International Workshop on SENSF 2014 12.10.2014 - 16. 10.2014 - Sample environment equipment and support are vital elements in the success of neutron scattering experiments. The 8th International Workshop on SENSF will bring together scientists, engineers and technicians to exchange experience and discuss new ideas. The workshop will begin with a reception on the evening of Sunday 12th October and end after lunch on Thursday 16th October 2014.please note that the link provided is for exhibitors http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=499 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=499 International Conference on Competitive Materials and Technology Processes 06.10.2014 - 10. 10.2014 - The event based more to academia than to industry and all papers will be peer reviewed before publication in IOP Conference Series Materials Sciences and Engineering, which is refereed by SCOPUS and many others. The international conference ic-cmtp3 provides a platform among leading international scientists, researchers, engineers, students and PhD students for discussing recent achievements in research and development of material structures and properties of competitive materials like nanomaterials, ceramics, glasses, films and coatings, metals, alloys, biomaterials, composites, hetero-modulus and hybrid-materials, etc.Among the major fields of interest are materials with extreme physical, chemical, thermal, mechanical properties and dynamic strengths; including their crystalline and nano-structures, phase-transformations as well as methods of their technological processes, tests and measurements.Promote new methods and results of scientific researches and multidisciplinary applications of material science and technological problems encountered in sectors like ceramics, glasses, metal alloys, thin films, aerospace, automotive and marine industry, electronics, energy, security, safety and construction materials, chemistry, medicine, cosmetics, biosciences, environmental sciences are of particular interests. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=536 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=536 10th World Conference on Neutron Radiography 05.10.2014 - 10. 10.2014 - The 10th World Conference on Neutron Radiography WCNR-10 will attract scientist active in the field of neutron imaging either as designers andor operators of facilities or as users of such installations. During the conference the latest methodical developments, instrumentation layout and improvements and new applications will be presented and discussed.WCNR-10 continues a series of meetings that was initiated and started in San Diego USA in 1986. In intervals of about four years the conference moved between USA, Japan and Europe until the most recent one WCNR-9 that took place in South Africa in 2010. Given by the progress of the detector development the method of neutron imaging has become much more efficient than in the past and new techniques tomography, real-time imaging, etc. have become common tools for different research applications. A world-wide active community of both method and application oriented members has grown within the network organized within ISNR. Many powerful neutron imaging beam lines now operate as user facilities and the systems are shared among very different research teams. The access to neutron imaging at user facilities has also resulted in a growing user community that benefit from the latest developments at the instruments.The main tracks of the conference are Beamlines, Instrumentation, Methods, Data processing, Applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=431 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=431 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS XXI 29.09.2014 - 03. 10.2014 - International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron SourcesICANS is a network of laboratories whose scientists are involved in developing pulsed neutron sources and accelerator based spallation neutron sources.Brief History of ICANSThe first ICANS meetings was held in 1977 at Argonne National Laboratory to formulate the goals and structure of the Collaboration. There have been twenty major ICANS meetings up to 2012. The next ICANS meeting, the 21st, will be held at J-PARC. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=483 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=483 10th NOBUGS conference 24.09.2014 - 26. 09.2014 - The 10th NOBUGS conference NOBUGS2014 will be hosted by J-PARC and take place at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization KEK; Tsukuba, Japan, 24th - 26th September 2014. The key themes of the conferenceThe NOBUGS conferences aim to foster and activate collaboration between scientists and software professionals working for X-ray, neutron and muon sources around the world. Best practice in software engineering Webmobile technology High speedreal time data analysisvisualisation3D graphics Data avalanchemanaging data Database integration Automatic calibration and data reductionWe will issue a second announcement when the registration and abstract submission opens.Contact addressIf you have any queries, please contact at nobugs2014ml.j-parc.jp:mailto:nobugs2014ml.j-parc.jpNOBUGS2014 will be held as a satellite meeting of ICANS International Workshop of Pulsed Neutron Source. If interested, please visit the web page:http:j-parc.jpresearcherMatLifeenmeetingsICANS_XXIindex.html. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=545 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=545 NMI3 general assembly 24.09.2014 - 26. 09.2014 - _24.09.2014_The first day will be dedicated to parallel WP meetings. If you wish to hold your WP meeting in Zaragoza, please inform us ASAP, so that the meeting rooms can be booked._25-26.09.2014_The General Assembly itself will be held on 25-26 September._Programme_Further information will soon be available._Venue_Sala De GradosFacultad de Ciencias A Fsicas San Francisco Campus,University of ZaragozaC Pedro Cerbuna 1250009Spain http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=553 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=553 ESS Science Symposium 2014 A Challenge for Neutron Reflectometry 24.09.2014 - 26. 09.2014 - The ESS Science Symposium: Surface and Interface Reconstruction: A Challenge for Neutron Reflectometry will take place from 24. to 26. September 2014 at the Hotel Seeblick Bernried, which is located at the waterfront of the scenic Lake Starnberg South of Munich, Germany.The workshop will discuss challenges in neutron reflectometry to study Bragg rods and surface reconstruction, porous interfaces, wetting and de-wetting, solid-liquid interfaces, soft interfaces, lateral structured systems, instrumentation and techniques, magnetic structures and interfaces.Invited speakers include Tilo Baumbach KIT Stuart Clarke Cambridge University Bjrgvin Hjrvarsson Uppsala Universitet Sean Langridge ISIS Dieter Lott HZG Stefan Mattauch JCNS Peter Mller Buschbaum Technische Universitt Mnchen Ullrich Pietsch Universitt Siegen Oliver Seek DESY Jochen Stahn PSI Hanna Wacklin ESS Hartmut Zabel Ruhr-Universitt Bochum The start of the workshop is scheduled such that also participants of the SNI conference can easily reach the venue on time.Registration and abstract submission is open. Please refer to our website:http:tum.converia.deess2014:http:tum.converia.deess2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=554 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=554 Journes de la Diffusion Neutronique JDN22 21.09.2014 - 26. 09.2014 - Since more than 20 years, the French Neutron Scattering Society SFN organizes a neutron school during its annual meeting. In 2014, les 22mes Journes de la Diffusion Neutronique JDN22 will be held from September 21-26 at the ile dOlron France. The 3.5 days school will be devoted to Neutron and Crystallography September 21-24 and will be followed by the Rencontres Rossat-Mignod Sept. 24-26, giving the opportunity for the scientists to exchange their latest results and trends. The School aims at an audience including researchers and academics as well as beginners or advanced graduate students or post-docs in Solid State Physics, Chemistry and Material Science expected number of participants is 80. The training objectives of the school are: to highlight the specific contribution of neutron scattering for studying the wide variety of crystalline materials with respect to other techniques, to present the different neutron techniques diffraction, reflectometry, 3-axes spectroscopy, ... with their most relevant limitations and their application fields, to promote exchanges between the participants and the senior researchers and well-trained users working on large scale facilities.Introductory lectures crystallography, properties of neutrons and neutron sources will be given at the beginning of school before detailing more specific techniques for neutron measurements applied to the various problems nuclear structure dynamics magnetism and studied materials powder single crystal thin film as well as the main technical characteristics associated with spectrometers. Practicals on data analysis will be organized to complete the theoretical training. The whole training will be published in a volume of the collection SFN EDP sciences. All previous published books can be dowloaded via http:www.neutron-sciences.org:http:www.neutron-sciences.org free access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=517 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=517 SNI2014 21.09.2014 - 23. 09.2014 - German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities 2014A wealth of excellent research results have been obtained in the last years through the use of large facilities for the investigation of condensed matter. Experiments with neutrons, synchrotron and ion radiation offer complementary poss ibilities to illuminate the properties of matter in all its facets. For the third time following the conferences 2006 and 2010, scientists from a variety of disciplines will gather at a SNI for presenting results and exchanging ideas at this showcase of joint research at research centres and universities. A special open session will be devoted to presenting research highlights tailored to the general public. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=480 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=480 DENIM workshop Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting 17.09.2014 - 19. 09.2014 - First held in 2012, the annual Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting DENIM has already established itself as a regular engineering workshop in the field of neutron scattering instruments.The meeting offers engineers from all over the world the chance to network with colleagues from other neutron scattering centres to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences. Engineers from ISIS UK, Delft University The Netherlands, CSNS China, ESS Sweden, ANSTO Australia, NIST USA, SNS USA, PSI Switzerland, Forschungszentrum Jlich Germany and the MLZ Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Germany have already taken advantage of this opportunity and took part in DENIM 2012 at ISIS and DENIM 2013 at the SNS. Eighty attendees came together to discuss engineering challenges and solutions, shared ideas and instrument designs, as well as presenting current projects they were working on.The MLZ, together with its cooperation partners Technische Universitt Mnchen, Forschungszentrum Jlich and Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to host DENIM 2014 at the Research Reactor Munich FRM II in Garching, and looks forward to playing its own part in this success story.The organizers hope that the synergy effects already established will be further strengthened and the different disciplines in the technical world of science brought closer together. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=550 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=550 Polarised Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations conference 15.09.2014 - 19. 09.2014 - The 2014 PNCMI Polarised Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations International Conference will be held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 - 19 September 2014. The conference will cover the latest condensed-matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques of polarised-neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentation and experiments, with emphasis on prospects for new science and new instrument concepts.The conference will include a tour of the polarised-neutron facilities at the OPAL Research Reactor at ANSTO. Topics Multiferroics and chirality Strongly correlated electron systems, including superconductors Frustrated and disordered systems Magnetic nanomaterials Molecular magnetism Thin films and multilayers Soft matter and biology Imaging Instrumentation and methods, including nuclear polarisation, Larmor techniques, and depolarisation Complementary techniques NMR, XMCD, ... Facility reports http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=508 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=508 HSC16: Non-atomic resolution scattering for biology and soft matter 14.09.2014 - 19. 09.2014 - SCOPEThis HERCULES Specialized Course will address non-crystallographic X-ray and neutron scattering techniques for structural biology and soft matter with a focus on small angle scattering, reflectometry and fibre diffraction. An introduction to the theory as well as recent state-of-the-art examples from a multitude of systems proteins, polymers, membranes, fibres, colloids etc. will be presented as well as recent developments in sample environment and data analysis. Furthermore, two practical days on two ILL instruments D17 and D33 and two ESRF beamlines BM02 and BM29 will be proposed. The course is aimed at PhD students, postdocs and scientists in the field of physics, chemistry and biology who want to learn more on the theoretical background, practical aspects and applications of these techniques.You can have a look at the programme HERE:http:www.esrf.eufileslivesiteswwwfileseventsconferencesHSCHSC16HSC1620programme.pdfFor an overview how to get to the events location, see here:http:www.epn-campus.eupractical-infotravelling-to-the-epn-campusSite Access:The campus is a restricted area and you will be asked to report in at the site entrance on arrival. You will need to produce proof of identification e.g. passport, ID card to be able to enter. Visitors must be registered for a visit prior to arrival and must have completed their site access procedures. Each institute has its own procedures, which depend on the reason for the visit science visitor, user coming for an experiment, supplier. Please consult the institutes web pages for further information. ORGANISERSFrank Gabel IBS and ILL, Anne Martel ILL, Petra Pernot ESRF, Adam Round EMBL GrenobleSecretariat: Myriam Dhez ESRF and Marion Glckert ESRFContact: the organisers of HSC16:mailto:hsc16esrf.frSPONSORS BioStruct-X:http:www.biostruct-x.eu European Synchrotron Radiation Facility:http:www.esrf.euhome.html ESRF Institut Laue-Langevin:http:www.ill.eu http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=547 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=547 Learning Days of the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy 13.09.2014 - 22. 09.2014 - Giornate Didattiche della SISN 2014_Introduction to neutron techniques for condensed matter studies, with applications to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth sciences_The Learning Days organized by the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy are addressed to degree and specializing students, PhD students, post-doc and young researchers interested in acquiring the basic principles of neutron spectroscopy, in understanding the advantages and potentialities of this technique, and in exploiting it for their research. The Learning Days are characterized by two sessions. The first session provides the students with the fundamentals of neutron spectroscopy and the basic principles of data analysis. The lectures on the basic theoretical and experimental tools will be paralleled by tutorials about data analysis. During the second experimental session the students will carry out real neutron scattering measurements at the most important facility for neutron research: the high flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL in Grenoble, France. Deadline for applications: 30 April 2014Further information will soon be provided on the website of Societ Italiana di Spettroscopia Neutronica:http:www.sisn.it under the link Scuole SISN. Please also consult the document attached. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=530 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=530 ECIS2014 the 28th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society 07.09.2014 - 12. 09.2014 - Israel Institute of Technology warmly invites you to join in at ECIS2014 the 28th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society to take place at the Dan Carmel Hotel and the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 7-12 September, 2014. The meeting is organized as a joint effort of representatives from the 6 major Israeli universities.ECIS2014 aims to bring fundamental and emerging trends in all aspects of colloid science, and to provide opportunities for chemists, physicists, biologists and engineers to exchange knowledge and promote collaborations. We especially encourage young scientists to attend and present their work, and to benefit from the vibrant scientific environment.The program will begin on Sunday evening with a reception, and will continue until midday on Friday. Prior to the meeting we will hold a 2.5-day training course on electron microscopy EM and cryo-electron microscopy CryoEM methods. The meeting further hosts a COST action workshop on Colloidal Aspects of Nanoscience for Innovative Processes and Materials.In the updated site kindly find detailed information on the venue, topics, invited speakers, ECIS training course, presenting opportunities, prizes, important dates, sightseeing, and more. Please note that the site is now open for registration and abstract submission. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=556 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=556 18th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2014 01.09.2014 - 12. 09.2014 - The course consists of two parts: a series of lectures, combined with the opportunity to take part in neutron scattering experiments. The lectures encompass an introduction to neutron sources, along with scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research are be presented.Lectures are held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experiments take place at the neutron facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich.The aim of the course is to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique of neutron scattering and its scientific potential. Forschungszentrum Jlich supports students from out of the area with free accommodation and half-board. Travel stipendia for foreign students are also available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=531 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=531 Condensed Matter in Paris 24.08.2014 - 29. 08.2014 - Welcome to Condensed Matter in ParisCondensed Matter in Paris is an international conference covering all aspects of condensed matter physics, including soft condensed matter, liquid physics, biophysics, materials science, quantum physics and quantum simulators, low temperature physics, quantum fluids, strongly correlated materials, semiconductor physics, magnetism, surface and interface physics, electronic, optical, structural, and mechanical properties of materials, acoustics, and disordered media. An important place will be granted to interdisciplinary topics as well as to the development of research infrastructure in Europe.The scientific program will consist of a series of plenary and semi-plenary presentations:http:cmd25jmc14.sciencesconf.orgresourcepageid7 and mini-colloquia:http:cmd25jmc14.sciencesconf.orgresourcepageid13. Within each mini-colloquium, there will be invited lectures, oral contributions and posters.Condensed Matter in Paris is jointly organised by the Condensed Matter Divisions of the French Physical Society:http:www.sfpnet.fr SFP and of the European Physical Society:http:www.eps.org EPS, and will unite the 14th Journes de la Matire Condense JMC14 and the 25th Conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the EPS CMD25 in a single event.Condensed Matter in Paris is the next in the series of biyearly JMC and CMD conferences, the last of which were held in Montpellier and Edinburgh:http:www.cmd-24.org, respectively. It will also host the biyearly French-Singaporean workshop on physics, which, this year, will have Graphene as its main theme.The meeting will be held from August 24th through August 29th, 2014, between the Luxembourg gardens and Port Royal in the heart of Paris. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=555 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=555 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 20.08.2014 - 29. 08.2014 - The third international school on _Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials_ will be held in August 20 29, 2014 at the HZB.The school will introduce you to the basics of hydrogen storage and show what kind of information can be provided by neutron scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=524 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=524 Workshop on The Role of Magnetic Symmetry in the Description and Determination of Magnetic Structures 14.08.2014 - 16. 08.2014 - What: A three-day workshop on the The Role of Magnetic Symmetry in the Description and Determination of Magnetic Structures. Hands-on tutorials on the exploitation of magnetic symmetry in ISODISTORT, FullProf, JANA and the Bilbao Crystallograpic Server. Lectures will address both theory and practice. See http:magcryst.orgmeetingscmsworkshop2014:http:magcryst.orgmeetingscmsworkshop2014 for details.When: August 14-16, 2014Where: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research at McMaster University. An outstanding summer venue with many scenic attractions nearby e.g. Toronto and Niagra Falls.Why: A great deal of new infrastructure software, data and standards is evolving rapidly in support of the use of magnetic symmetry to solverefine magnetic structures. Dont miss this opportunity to catch up.Who: Presenters include Mois Aroyo Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain Stuart Calder Oak Ridge National Lab, USA Branton Campbell Brigham Young University, USA John Greedan McMaster University, Canada J. Manuel Perez-Mato Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain Vaclav Petricek Institute of Physics, ASCR, Czech Republic Vladimir Pomjakushin Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland Juan Rodriquez-Carvajal Institut Laue Langevin, France Wieslawa Sikora AGH University of Science and Technology, PolandHow much: Student residence-hall accommodations. Low registration fees. Young-scientist travel bursary awards still available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=549 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=549 Neutron scattering: a powerful method for materials research 11.08.2014 - 15. 08.2014 - This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. It will present several commonly-used scattering techniques that can be made relevant to various research, and include several sessions focusing on analysis of neutron scattering data.Apply online:http:apply.croucher.org.hkroundseventneutron-scattering-summer-course-2014 Closing date 5:00PM Hong Kong time on 1 June 2014The discovery and development of new materials hinge on our understanding of their structures and dynamics. Neutron scattering is a powerful and versatile method to characterize the structure and dynamics of materials. Originally developed as a tool for physics, it has led to major advances in many areas of science and technology such as clean energy, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, materials engineering, information technology and fundamental physics.The last few decades have brought about tremendous advances in neutron scattering sources and instrumentation. This includes the new China Spallation Neutron Source CSNS under construction in Dongguan, China. 60 miles from Hong Kong, it is destined to become an international hub for materials research. This course will be a rare chance to become familiar with the techniques that will be employed there.As neutron scattering is relatively new to the Hong Kong scientific community, the summer course will emphasise on commonly used scattering techniques employed in materials research such as Neutron Diffraction ND, Small-Angle Neutron Scattering SANS, Neutron Reflectivity NR, Inelastic Neutron Scattering INS and Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering QENS. The number of participants in the course will be limited to 30, in order to facilitate greater interaction between participants and lecturers. Participants will be able to approach the eminent scientists engaged both in educational settings such as classrooms and laboratory sessions, as well as network casually in working lunches.For a list of included speakers see here:http:projects.croucher.org.hksummer-coursesneutron-scattering-a-powerful-method-for-materials-research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=546 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=546 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 09.08.2014 - 15. 08.2014 - The PSI summer school 2014 is dedicated to the topic: Exploring time, energy and length scales in condensed matter. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge not only about these scientific topics but also about the main methods applied at PSI large-scale facilities to understand the phenomena, which are presently at the forefront of modern solid state physics and chemistry.Large-scale facilities such as neutron, muon and synchrotron sources offer a wide variety of techniques to reveal the secrets of condensed matter. Scattering, spectroscopy and imaging experiments enable to study a topic from different scientific points of view and to contribute to fundamental and applied research projects. In this school the focus is on the study of dynamic processes at different time and length scales looking at the electronic, magnetic and structural properties of condensed matter using the capabilities of the large-scale facilities. Evening lectures will draw the attention to the importance of time, energy and length scales in other scientific fields.Following the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation using photons, neutrons, and muons.Deadlines: Early registration: April 30, 2014 Grant application: April 30, 2014 Regular registration: June 30, 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=509 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=509 23rd Congress and General Assembly of the Int Union of Crystallography 05.08.2014 - 12. 08.2014 - The Scientific Program has been defined and we anticipate an extremely robust offering of presentations not only by Plenary, Keynote and Invited speakers, but also by authors from around the world who are submitting their abstracts for oral and poster presentation. Important dates Abstract Submission Deadline: February 11 Early Bird Registration Deadline: Before and until May 1 Speaker Poster Presenter Registration Deadline: May 1 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=514 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=514 Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research GRS 26.07.2014 - 27. 07.2014 - Meeting OverviewThe Gordon Research Seminar on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.The focus of this meeting is to explore innovative analytical methods and materials relevant to cultural heritage research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: non-destructive spectroscopy and imaging, non-traditional conservation materials and methodologies, and pertinent surface and materials science research.Related Meeting InformationThe Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research Gordon Research Conference:http:www.grc.orgprograms.aspxyear2014programscimethods. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research GRC web page for more information.Application DeadlineJune 28, 2014GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 26, 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=542 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=542 International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces 21.07.2014 - 25. 07.2014 - The International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces series provides a forum to assess the status of atomic-scale and nanoscale structure determination of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures, and the relationships between such structure and physical and chemical properties.Topics include atomic positions, bond lengths and bond angles of clean and adsorbate surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures; nanoscale morphology; their roles in determining electronic, optical, vibrational, chemical and dynamic properties; applications to phase transitions, disordering, defect formation, crystal growth, interface diffusion, segregation and chemical reactivity. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=538 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=538 9th Liquid Matter Conference 21.07.2014 - 25. 07.2014 - The 9th Liquid Matter Conference will take place at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, 21-25 July 2014. The conference will start on the morning of Monday 21 July 2014, and finish around lunchtime on Friday, 25 July 2014. The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists working on the liquid state of matter and closely related topics, such as soft matter and biophysics. The rapidly growing field covered by this conference series therefore includes the physics, chemistry, biology, and chemical engineering of liquid matter as well as several areas of applied research.The conference will consist of plenary lectures, topical symposia with keynote lectures and contributed oral presentations, as well as poster sessions. The highlights of the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.Topics Ionic Liquids and Liquid Metals Water and Solutions Liquid Crystals Polymers, Polyelectrolytes, Biopolymers Colloids Films, Foams, Surfactants, Emulsions Confined Fluids, Interfacial Phenomena Supercooled Liquids, Glasses, Gels Driven Systems, Rheology and Nanofluidics Active Matter Biological and Biomimetic Fluids Important dates The deadline for abstract submission is 1 February 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31 March 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=501 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=501 Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids: blending scattering and computer modeling techniques 16.07.2014 - 18. 07.2014 - The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration among instrument scientists, users with experience or interest in studying confined fluids using neutron and X-ray scattering techniques, and experts in computer modeling, by sharing recent scientific breakthroughs, research interests, and current needs in the field. Strong emphasis will be placed on exploring new scientific areas, promoting dialogue between experimentalists and theoreticians, and defining synergistic development strategies. Sessions topics, all with an emphasis on the scattering, spectroscopy and computer modeling, will include: relevant scientific areas in biology, materials sciences, chemistry and geology, as well as sample environment design. The list of invited speakers includes national and international experts in the physics of confined fluids, both from academia and national laboratories, as well as researchers that consider access the state-of-the-art scattering instrumentation and computing resources as a significant component in their research. Important Dates Registration opens: March 10, 2014 Registration deadline: May 20, 2014 Participant selection: June 5, 2014 Workshop dates: July 16-18, 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=540 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=540 Novel Directions in Frustrated and Critical Magnetism 14.07.2014 - 08. 08.2014 - In a frustrated system, competition between interactions hinders the tendency towards forming an ordered state, allowing for the emergence of new physical phenomena. This programme will bring together experts in the field of frustrated and critical magnetism as well as younger researchers, to discuss recent developments, explore connections between different areas of research, and generate new ideas.Topics of interest include: Quantum spin liquids in theory and experiment Spin ice, classical and quantum: monopoles, dynamics, and topological order Criticality in magnetic and constrained systems Frustration in context: multiferroicity, charge degrees of freedom, and disorder Application deadline: 28 February 2014There is no fee for participation in the program. A limited number of travel grants will be available to PhD students and postdocs for participation in the program. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=520 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=520 NIST Summer School 2014 14.07.2014 - 18. 07.2014 - Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron ReflectometryThis school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering SANS and neutron reflectometry NR at the NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales ranging from 1nm to 20 mm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering, and NR instruments that are available to qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. The school emphasizes hands-on training in the use of SANS, USANS, and NR instruments, in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, and so on. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited. Deadline: April 1 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=522 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=522 International Symposium on Science at J-PARC 12.07.2014 - 15. 03.2014 - J-PARC 2014 Unlocking the Mysteries of Lief, Matter and the UniverseThe scientific program will start on July 13th for three days following the public lecture and the symposium Ice Breaker on 12th. This symposium will cover a wide range of science programs at J-PARC. Themes of parallel sessions include 1 Accelerator Physics; 2 Particle and Nuclear Physics; 3 Materials and Life Science; 4 Nuclear Transmutation; and 5 Safety Advanced Technology for Intensity Frontier.The registration and abstraction submission will be accepted from March 12. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=539 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=539 Neutrons Food 3 09.07.2014 - 11. 07.2014 - After the two first Neutrons and Food conferences in Sydney 2010 and in Delft 2012, Neutrons and Food 3 will be held inside Paris at La Maison du Lait from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th of July 2014, and is co-organized by AgroSup Dijon and Laboratoire Lon Brillouin. It will be preceded by an introduction to Neutron Scattering and a visit of the reactor Orphe at the French National Center for Neutron Scattering Laboratoire Lon Brillouin at Saclay, nearly 30km from Paris, for interested attendees. Neutron ImagingA satellite meeting on Neutron Imaging is organizedfrom Monday 7th afternoon to Wednesday 9thmorning at Saclay. A common session betweenthe neutron imaging workshop and the neutrons food 3 conference will happen the Wednesday9th morning.Important dates 10-February 2014: Opening of the registration 16-May-2014: Abstract submission deadline - EXTENDED 16-May-2014: Early registration deadline 15- June- 2014: Registration deadline http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=525 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=525 SCES 2014 07.07.2014 - 11. 07.2014 - Following the long history and continuity of SCES the conference in Grenoble will cover a wide range of subjects in the diverse field of strongly correlated electron systems. SCES emphasizes the fundamental physics of strongly correlated electron systems that span from bulk materials including f-electron based heavy fermions, d-electron based compounds, and organic materials to artificial materials such as nanoscale structures as well as cold atoms in optical lattices. Topics Heavy fermion physics including valence andor charge fluctuations Quantum phase transitions and quantum criticality Non-Fermi liquid phenomena Unconventional superconductivity Kondo physics in bulk materials and nanoscale structures Metal-insulator transitions Quantum magnetism and physics of frustration Ferroics and multiferroics Correlated atoms in optical lattices Topological aspects of strongly correlated systemsImportant dates Registration: 15 May Abstract submission: 27 February http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=521 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=521 International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism 07.07.2014 - 11. 07.2014 - This international conference will focus on recent developments in the study of the phenomenon of frustration in magnets. It will feature presentations reporting on experimental and theoretical studies of magnetic frustration, in all of its manifestations.This conference follows in the series of HFM 2012 Hamilton, Canada, HFM 2010 Baltimore, USA, HFM 2008 Braunschweig, Germany, HFM 2006 Osaka, Japan, HFM 2003 Grenoble, France and HFM 2000 Waterloo, Canada. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=535 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=535 International Conference on Surface X-Ray and Neutron Scattering 07.07.2014 - 11. 07.2014 - The 13th Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering conference will take place in 2014 from the 7th to the 11th of July in Hamburg Germany on the DESY site.The scope of SXNS13 is to bring together scientists from different research areas that are using surface sensitive x-ray and neutron scattering and complementary techniques for the characterization of solid and liquid surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures in order to exchange new exciting scientific results and recent developments of the techniques. Special emphasis will be put on in-situ characterization under processing or operation conditions.The following topics will be covered: Interfaces during growth Structure of interfaces Electrochemically active interfaces Nanostructured surfaces and interfaces Interfaces during chemical reactions Dynamics of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures Bio-relevant interfaces Magnetism at surfaces and interfaces Development of novel techniques, instruments and sourcesImportant dates Deadline for abstract submission: 7th March 2014 Confirmation of talks: April 2014 Deadline for registration: 15th May 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=500 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=500 International Conference Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2 24.06.2014 - 27. 06.2014 - The aim of the Conference on Condensed Matter Research at IBR-2 reactor, playing the role of the User Meeting, is to bring together the users of the neutron facility for discussion of recent experimental results, prospects of future research and development of IBR-2 instruments.The topics of the Conference will highlight results of interdisciplinary research and development of neutron instruments and techniques, including: Functional and nanostructured materials; Magnetic colloid systems; Layered magnetic nanostructures; Carbon nanostructures; Materials under extreme conditions; Soft condensed matter biological nanosystems, lipid membranes, polymers; Lattice and molecular dynamics of materials; Texture and properties of rocks and minerals; Residual stresses in materials and products; Neutron imaging; Development of IBR-2 instruments; Development of neutron scattering techniques; Development of neutron detectors.Programme of the Conference includes plenary reports 40 min, topic reports 20 min and poster presentations.The Working languages - Russian and English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=544 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=544 5th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 16.06.2014 - 20. 06.2014 - The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty with knowledge of protein function and structure but no or limited experience of neutron sciences.Subjects include: Crystallography Small Angle Scattering Reflectometry Spectroscopy Imaging Labeling techniquesCourse Objectives Educate participants in neutron scattering techniques, instrumentation and data collection, analysis and interpretation. Expose participants to cutting-edge research in neutron structural biology. Build interactions between participants, their university groups, and ORNL neutron scattering experts to develop new research projects.Course Information Fellowships: Travel and accommodation costs are reimbursed for participants from U.S. institutions. There are no registration fees for any participant. Application Deadline: Currently open and will end April 18, 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=529 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=529 16th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 14.06.2014 - 28. 06.2014 - Purpose: The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.Jointly Conducted by: Argonne National Laboratorys Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratorys Neutron Scattering Science Division.Scientific Directors: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis, Esen Ercan Alp, Argonne; and Bryan C. Chakoumakos, John D. Budai, Oak Ridge.Application Deadline: Monday February 24, 2014How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to register electronically through the Argonne Division of Educational Programs website at www.dep.anl.govnx:www.dep.anl.govnx. Applicants not having internet access may request an application form by using the contact information given below. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=511 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=511 Bachelor Summer Program on introduction to larger scale facilities 02.06.2014 - 13. 07.2014 - The Universit Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France, is organizing, for the third consecutive year, a bachelor summer program to attract more undergraduate students in Science especially in subjects related to large scale facilities.It is a 6 weeks program with a 45 hours French course including cultural visits and a 60 hours scientific course taught in English.Three scientific courses are available among which Introduction to large scale facilities: probing matter with synchrotron and neutron radiation.This course will consist of lectures, tutorials and practicals, as well as visits of ILL and ESRF. Students are welcome to participate.For partner universities, there are no tuition fees.Grants associated with a research institute in Grenoble may also be available for the best students willing to spend a couple of weeks until the end of July in a research environment.Application deadline: 22nd of March http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=523 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=523 International Workshop on Position Sensitive Neutron Detectors 02.06.2014 - 04. 06.2014 - The availability of highly efficient, large-area, position-sensitive neutron detectors is of the highest importance in current and future research with neutrons. This Workshop will focus on the development of a wide range of neutron detectors covering many applications. Of particular interest at the present time is the development of detectors for existing and future spallation neutron sources. The Workshop will offer an outstanding opportunity for scientists and engineers, interested in neutron detection methods and technologies to meet and discuss their ideas with colleagues from around the world. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=532 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=532 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014 01.06.2014 - 05. 06.2014 - Hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and sponsored by the Neutron Scattering Society of America, this 7th conference in the series will feature a combination of invited and contributed talks, posters sessions, tutorials and an industrial exhibit.Topics Plenary Prize Sessions Invited speakers only Sources, Instrumentation and Software Hard Condensed Matter Soft Matter Biology Materials Chemistry and Materials for Energy Engineering and Industrial Applications Neutron Physics IMPORTANT DATESNomination for Invited Speakers Ends November 20, 2013Abstract Submission Opens January 6, 2014Abstract Submission Ends March 10, 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=487 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=487 Structural Basis of Pharmacology: Deeper Understanding of Drug Discovery through Crystallography 30.05.2014 - 08. 06.2014 - Diseases, from bacterial and viral infections to cancer to chronic maladies, are still among the greatest problems for mankind, in spite of tremendous progress in genetics, biology, and chemistry. Approaches to developing new treatments have changed over time, and so have the methodologies used, in order to solve the varied, new, challenging problems that may happen on the path to drug discovery. Together with ever-evolving experimental techniques, a variety of computational approaches have been applied at the various stages of the drug design process, and in the past two decades structure-based drug design has become one of the mainstream approaches. This method can be used to target protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions and nowadays is applicable to all aspects of drug discovery, including lead identification, lead optimization, ADMET prediction, and drug repurposing. The scientific plan includes a session on High Resolution Protein-Ligand Interactions by X-rays and Neutrons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=497 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=497 Magnetic Diffraction from Single Crystals at the ESS 26.05.2014 - 27. 05.2014 - Workshop on Magnetic Diffraction from Single Crystals at the ESSThe LLB is engaged by in-kind contribution in the design of neutron instrumentation at the European Spallation Source ESS Sweden, specifically for magnetic diffraction from single crystals . A strong potential is anticipated for single crystal diffraction by neutron time-of-flight Laue techniques benefiting best from the ESS pulse structure and providing new opportunities to study microscopic samples under extreme conditions, temperature, magnetic field and pressure. The meeting is organized by the LLB and aims to evaluate the new perspectives for magnetic single crystal diffraction at the ESS. We intend to join neutron experts and potential users in the field to gather the most important scientific community needs.The meeting limited to 30 participants will start at 11:00 on Monday May 26th and end at 17:00 on Tuesday May 27th. Organizers will provide lunches and coffee breaks.Participants will have a possibility to present a 10-20 minutes talk. Considerable part of time will be reserved for an informal discussion.No registration fees are required, however for organization purpose, you have to register before March 31st by e-mail to rsen.goukassovcea.fr:mailto:rsen.goukassovcea.fr . http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=533 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=533 2014 Annual Meeting of the ACA 24.05.2014 - 28. 05.2014 - You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the ACA to be held in Albuquerque, NM. Workshops, scientific and poster sessions, as well as the Exhibit Show will be housed in the Albuquerque Convention Center:https:www.albuquerquecc.com. A block of rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Regency:http:www.amercrystalassn.org2014-accommdations.Abstract Submission: February 7, 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=506 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=506 Central European Training School CETS2014 19.05.2014 - 23. 05.2014 - 8th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering: Insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. CETS provides insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. Registration deadline11th April 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=516 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=516 Molecular Machines: Lessons from Integrating Structure, Biophysics and Chemistry 18.05.2014 - 21. 05.2014 - .. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=534 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=534 European Summer School on Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter 16.05.2014 - 23. 05.2014 - The Bombannes summer school is devoted to the practical state-of-art approach to scattering methods, using neutrons, as well as X-ray and light sources - todays key techniques to study structure and dynamics in systems containing colloids, polymers, surfactants and biological macromolecules. Since 1990 the Bombannes school series introduces, on a fundamental level, the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their applicaiton to soft matter systems. It provides with a period of 2 years advanced training for young researchers with a working place in European laboratories at post-graduate and post-doctoral level. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=470 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=470 QENS 2014 WINS 2014 11.05.2014 - 16. 05.2014 - QENS 2014QENS2014 aims to highlight topical scientific activities in the investigation of the dynamics of matter using quasi-elastic neutron scattering and to envision new applications. For neutron users it is the ideal showcase for their research. Newcomers will get a good overview over the scientific potential via contact with experts in the field. The conference program will take account of the increasing need for computer simulation and for theory support in data interpretation and will place QENS in the context of complementary techniques. WINS 2014The aim of the workshop is to overview recent developments, forthcoming projects and practice of inelastic quasi-elastic neutron spectrometers. Related issues such as development of data analysis software, auxiliary devices and outlook for future scientific efforts will be also of concern. Well put a particular focus on comparison of dynamics in single crystals investigated using TAS and T-o-F. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=492 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=492 MDANSE school 2014 09.05.2014 - 10. 05.2014 - The purpose of this school is to train students and scientists in the use of atomistic simulation tools to analyze and interpret neutron scattering data. Lectures on simulation and analysis methods will be followed by examples adapted to the fields of interest of the participants. The school will focus mainly on practical training using a range of simulation and analysis codes on personal computers and the cluster at ILL, so the number of participants will be limited to 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=505 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=505 Second Baltic Neutron School BNS 2014 04.05.2014 - 08. 05.2014 - BNS 2014 primarily addresses graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. A series of lectures and hands on- tutorials by experienced scientists will introduce different neutron scattering techniques for investigations of structure and dynamics of condensed matter in various scientific fieldslike e.g. nanotechnology, magnetism or biology. The neutron scattering methods covered include quasi- and inelastic scattering, triple axis spectroscopy, small angle scattering, reflectometry, high-pressure experiments or diffraction. Students and young scientists will be given the opportunity to present their own research in short talks and poster sessions. Limited support for attending BNS will be available for students upon request. Important dates Abstract submission: February 28 Application for student support: February 28 Registration and payment of participation fee: March 31 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=507 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=507 XII School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo Ricci 30.04.2014 - 09. 05.2014 - Introduction to the theory and techniques of neutron scattering and applications to Cultural HeritageApplication is now open for the XII School of Neutron Scattering SoNS Francesco Paolo Ricci: Introduction to the theory and techniques of neutron scattering and applications to Cultural Heritage.The school will be held at the ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, Erice Sicily, Italy as a specialized course within the International School of Solid State Physics Director: Giorgio Benedek, between the 30th April and the 9th of May 2014._Application deadline:_ 1st April 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=494 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=494 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 21.04.2014 - 25. 04.2014 - The 2014 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting will be held April 21-25 in San Francisco, California. The MRS Spring Meeting has grown considerably in recent years, and this meeting looks to be the largest yet. The scientific sessions include many emergent areas of materials research as well as some well-established ones. Fifty-seven symposia will comprise the technical core of the meeting. The symposia are grouped into the following topical clusters: Materials for Energy Soft Materials and Biomaterials Electronic and Photonic Materials Nanomaterials General Materials Science, Theory and Characterization Symposium X http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=491 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=491 The Physics of Soft and Biological Matter 14.04.2014 - 16. 04.2014 - This conference will bring together the broad and diverse community interested in the physics of soft and biological matter, which includes liquids, liquid crystals, polymers, colloids, membranes, interfaces, cellular biophysics, and biological macromolecules.The programme will span a number of key cross-cutting themes, including self-assembly and patterning, rheology, biomimetics, non-equilibrium phenomena, as well as molecular imaging, optical methods and spectroscopies, which are all relevant to the wide range of length- and time-scales present in these fascinating systems.Key dates Abstract submission deadline: 20 January 2014 Early registration deadline: 10 March 2014 Registration deadline: 4 April 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=528 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=528 2014 UK Neutron and Muon Users Meeting NMUM 10.04.2014 - 11. 04.2014 - NMUM is an opportunity for UK neutron and muon users to get together to hear about the latest neutron and muon science, ISIS and ILL facility developments, and other matters that affect you, and to discuss and provide feedback on these matters.Programme and online registration will be available shortly. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=527 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=527 European Neutron Muon PR network meeting 09.04.2014 - The European Neutron Muon Press Officers network:http:nmi3.eunews-and-mediathe-3rd-neutron-and-muon-pr-network-meeting-in-grenoble.html will meet once again in Garching. The agenda includes: Discussion on Neutronsources.org including a presentation on Lightsources.org by Sara Fletcher and on the Neutron Pathfinder by Karin Griewatsch Discussion on a Conference on PR activities in large scale facilities Press Officers mailing listAnd in the afternoon we will have a: Science Communication session talks by Sara Fletcher, Ina Helms, and Andrea Voit http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=518 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=518 Magnetism 2014 07.04.2014 - 08. 04.2014 - Magnetism 2014 will include three main themes of thin films nanostructures, correlated electrons and soft matter magnetism. However, the umbrella nature of the conference means we welcome all aspects of magnetic and spintronic related research. In future years the conference will adapt to reflect contemporary trends in magnetism http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=537 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=537 DPG Spring Meeting 30.03.2014 - 04. 04.2014 - DPG Frhjahrstagung Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section SKM with the divisions and working groups: Biological Physics Chemical and Polymer Physics Dielectric Solids Thin Films Dynamics and Statistical Physics Semiconductor Physics and the working group Semiconductor Magnetism and the working group Magnetism Metal and Material Physics and the working group Metal and Material Physics Mikroprobes Surface Science Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Low Temperature Physics Vacuum Science and Technology Crystallography Working Group Industry and Business Working Group young DPG together with the Accelerator Physics http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=496 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=496 SKIN2014 Studying Kinetics with Neutrons 24.03.2014 - 27. 03.2014 - Studying Kinetics with NeutronsThe meeting will focus on results, new applications and future prospects for time-resolved Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry with typical time scales from micro-second to seconds. The scope of the symposium is to bring together scientists from different fields of physics, chemistry, biology, materials with neutron experts. Invited speakersP. Bender Germany, M. Crdenas Denmark, M. Hollamby United Kingdom, K. Huber Germany,U. Keiderling Germany, T. P. Lodge United States, S. Mhlbauer Germany, M. Nakano Japan, T. Sottmann Germany, F. Testard France, L. Willner GermanyImportant dates_Abstract deadline:_ January 28, 2014_Notification of acceptance:_ February 7, 2014_Registration dead line:_ February 21, 2014_Opening Session:_ March 24, 2014Please register through the link below. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=488 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=488 Analytical Tools for Fuel Cells and Batteries 23.03.2014 - 26. 03.2014 - Efficient energy conversion and storage are the enabling technologies towards a safe and reliable energy solution employing fuel cells and batteries in a wide range of applications such as stationary, automotive, and grid storage. Their commercial success, however, requires drastic cost reduction and further performance improvement. The development of innovative fuel cell and battery materials relies on our ever-expanding knowledge about the electrochemical reaction and degradation mechanisms. This is made possible by advanced analytical tools including novel imaging and spectroscopic techniques. These analytical tools are particularly useful if they are applied in-situ, when the material is at work. This seminar will highlight recent advances in this area, bringing the fuel cell and battery communities together to discuss strategies for future success.There is a session on Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation, X-Ray Diffraction.Deadline for submission of contributions: December 20, 2013 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=498 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=498 Annual Conference of the German Crystallographic Society DGK 17.03.2014 - 20. 03.2014 - The scope of this 22nd DGK annual meeting is to show the diversity of crystallography as an interdisciplinary science. We are very glad that a number of renowned scientists, representing all different fields of crystallography, have accepted our invitation for a plenary lecture.Conference Topics Crystallography in materials sciences Crystallography of modulated and aperiodic structures Crystallography in health and life sciences Advanced methods in crystallography Crystallography in earth sciences and environment Crystallography in cultural heritagemuseum http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=504 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=504 34th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 13.03.2014 - 21. 03.2014 - The Berlin Neutron School is one of the oldest established neutron schools. It was founded in 1980 by Prof Hans Dachs and is organised by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie HZB. The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to neutron scattering with an emphasis on hands-on, practical experience using the instruments at the BERII reactor. The first three days of the school consist of detailed lectures on the principles and techniques of neutron scattering followed by a tour of the instruments and an introduction to sample environment. As well as the course lectures given by members of HZB, external guest lecturers will be invited to review current issues in the field of neutron research. Previously Prof Michael Steiner ENSA has discussed the future of neutron sources in Europe and Dr Dimitri Argyriou ESS has discussed the planned European Spallation Neutron Source. After attending the lectures the students begin the hands-on experiments. They are divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of the instrument scientists. The experiments last three hours each and take place over three and a half days. On the penultimate day we will hold a students poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss how neutron scattering could benefit their research with the HZB scientists. The poster session will be followed by the Neutron School dinner. Finally, on the last day of the school the students will attend lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in various subject areas e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=471 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=471 45th IFF Spring School 10.03.2014 - 21. 03.2014 - Computational materials physics is concerned with the complex interplay of the myriad electrons and atoms in a solid, thereby producing a continuous stream of new and unexpected phenomena and forms of matter. An extreme range of length, time, energy and entropy scales gives rise to the complexity of an extremely broad range of solids and associated properties.There are literally hundreds of thousands of solids. Some solids exhibit useful or exotic phases, such as ferroelectricity, magnetism, superconductivity, or take on exotic states of matter such as the heavy fermion state. Other solids exhibit interesting metal to insulator transitions or show transversal, quantum and non-equilibrium transport processes, to mention but a few.Every day, new solids are synthesised or grown and novel properties are discovered. These solids find applications as present and emergent materials with specially-designed functionalities on which technological advances in fields such as information technology, energy harvesting, storage and conversion, material science, chemistry and even biology depend.It sounds rather miraculous, but the formation and stability of all solids and their properties are encoded in the statistical physics and quantum theory of the many electrons in the solid interacting via the Coulomb potential. Therefore, the Schrdinger equation of many electrons provides a fundamental theoretical concept for the understanding of a large variety of quantum phenomena that could be exploited in future technological devices.The exact solution for this type of Schrdinger equation in a solid is not yet in sight. Instead, over the past decades, powerful theoretical concepts have been developed that allow effective approximations, aimed at reducing complexity while retaining those ingredients necessary for a reliable description of the physical effects in the system.The approximations of the quantum many-body problem may be roughly divided into three different classes: wave function based methods, ab-initio density functional approaches, and realistic model Hamiltonians, that are solved in part with sophisticated and highly specialized many-body methods such as renormalization techniques or quantum Monte Carlo. Due to the length and the time scales of the systems investigated, the complexity of the interactions and the possible degree of non-equilibrium, this field has benefited tremendously from the exponential growth of computer resources, in part with new computer architectures. Adapting existing computer codes or developing new codes for these new infrastructures is an increasingly pressing and demanding issue in computational based research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=466 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=466 Fan du LLB school 02.03.2014 - 05. 03.2014 - Fan du LLB is an annual school delivered in French and offering young French-speaking researchers a first contact with real experimental neutron scattering. The school is aimed at students and post-docs working in all scientific areas where neutrons can provide valuable insights, although priority is given to those having never had any contact with neutrons scattering.After an introduction to neutron sources and neutron scattering, ten different thematic subjects based on different scientific problems that can be addressed by neutron scattering, are proposed to the students. In groups of four to five, the students are then introduced to two different neutrons scattering technique, during three days devoted to experiments and data analysis. One of the distinguishing features of our school is that the students often come with their own samples, which are tested during the training together with our demonstration samples. This ensures a good and efficient participation of the students. The course lasts for 3.5 days.Registration opens: September 19Deadline for registration: October 19 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=543 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=543 ISIS Neutron training course 2014 24.02.2014 - 06. 03.2014 - The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=495 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=495 HERCULES School 2014 23.02.2014 - 26. 03.2014 - Neutrons Synchrotron Radiation for ScienceThis school provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications.It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=481 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=481 NIBB 2014 Neutrons in Biology and Biotechnology 19.02.2014 - 21. 02.2014 - The use of neutrons in structural biology has become increasingly powerful and sophisticated in recent years. In particular, over the last decade, improvements in sources, instrumentation and sample preparation have revolutionized the scope of neutron scattering studies of biological systems. Furthermore the use of complementary techniques such as synchrotron radiation, NMR, EM now makes neutron scattering one of the most powerful approach in obtaining structural and dynamical information over a wide range of length scales and timescales.This meeting will focus on highlighting recent results in fundamental biology and biotechnology. The meeting will also consider the future of the field and the implications for the type of science that can be considered as well as for the instruments required.Abstract submission deadline : 10th January 2014Registration deadline : 31st January 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=490 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=490 Conference on Neutron Scattering CNS2014 10.02.2014 - 12. 02.2014 - All important aspects of neutron scattering including facilities, science and applications will be covered. There will be contributed poster sessions and invited talks by experts within and outside India. A Pre-Conference School on Neutron Scattering that includes hands-on experiments is also being organized.The conference would include the application of neutron scattering to the following topics: Strongly Correlated Electron Systems Functional Materials Critical Phenomena and Phase Transitions Energy and Green Materials Soft Matter and Biological Systems Nanomaterials Thin Films and Multilayers Neutron Instrumentation http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=512 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=512 14th REIMEI Workshop on Spin Currents and Related Phenomena 10.02.2014 - 13. 02.2014 - The fourteenth Reimei International Workshop on Spin Current and Related Phenomena will be held at the ILL, Grenoble, France, on February 10-13, 2014.Reimei means Dawn in Japanese, and it is the name of a collaborative research program run by the Advance Science Research Center of the JAEA.In this workshop, specialists in spintronics, as well as in a few related fields of magnetism, such as actinide physics and neutron scattering, will get together and discuss recent results and future collaborations.In the evening of February 9 Sunday, an informal dinner will be arranged by the ILL. In addition to the formal program from February 10-12, Thursday, February 13, is devoted to free discussions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=510 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=510 ESS: An Opportunity for French Organisations and Companies 07.02.2014 - The European Spallation Source ESS - the future world-leading neutron source, which is being built in Sweden and Denmark - is getting ready for construction. France has been a strong supporter of this project from the very beginning and has significantly contributed to the pre-construction phase and to the Technical Design Report. ESS is a greenfield European project and will rely on the expertise and know-how of French institutes and industry to be successful. In advance of the ESS breaking ground in mid 2014, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research M.E.S.R. and the European Spallation Source will present the status of the project, the collaboration possibilities for French organisations, in addition to business opportunities for French companies. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=526 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=526 The European Spallation Source ESS: An Opportunity for German Organisations and Companies 22.01.2014 - he European Spallation Source ESS - the future world-leading neutron source, which is being built in Sweden and Denmark - is getting ready for construction. Germany has been a strong supporter of this project from the very beginning and has significantly contributed to the pre-construction phase and to the Technical Design Report. ESS is a greenfield European project and will rely on the expertise and know-how of German institutes and industry to be successful. In advance of the ESS breaking ground in mid 2014, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF and the European Spallation Source will present the status of the project, the collaboration possibilities for German organisations, in addition to business opportunities for German companies. German partner organisations, including Research Center Jlich FZJ, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY, GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, Helmholtz Center Geesthacht HZG, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology KIT, FRM II the Neutron Reactor Heinz Maier Leibnitz in Munich and the Committee for Neutron Research the representation of the German Universities working in the Neutron Research area will present areas of competence, which are relevant for building the ESS accelerator, target station, and scientific instruments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=503 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=503 The Physics of Soft and Biological Matter 20.12.2013 - This conference will bring together the broad and diverse community interested in the physics of soft and biological matter, which includes liquids, liquid crystals, polymers, colloids, membranes, interfaces, cellular biophysics, and biological macromolecules.The programme will span a number of key cross-cutting themes, including self-assembly and patterning, rheology, biomimetics, non-equilibrium phenomena, as well as molecular imaging, optical methods and spectroscopies, which are all relevant to the wide range of length- and time-scales present in these fascinating systems.Key dates Abstract submission deadline: 20 January 2014 Early registration deadline: 10 March 2014 Registration deadline: 4 April 2014 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=502 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=502 First Industry Advisory Board meeting 12.12.2013 - NMI3 will join forces with the synchrotron I3, CALIPSO , to create a combined Industrial Advisory Board IAB composed of 7 experts from each project. The IAB will help define future, optimal use of neutron, muon and X-ray facilities by industry considering issues like: opportunities for industry to engage in research at central European facilities; promoting new opportunities and provision of appropriate training; industry-specific issues related to proprietary and pre-competitive RD; the operational strategy of the European facilities concerning, for example, suitable instrumentation, access methods and efficient production of results.RegistrationTo register please click here:http:www.ill.eunews-eventseventsfirst-common-industry-advisory-board-meetingregistration-form. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=485 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=485 Workshop on Industrial research using synchrotron and neutron methods 03.12.2013 - To present and discuss current state of the art usage of synchrotron and neutron methods in industrial research an international workshop is organized by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie GmbH operating and offering access to the synchrotron source BESSY II and the neutron source BER II. A number of invited presentations are given by industrial users and researchers highlighting state of the art investigations with synchrotrons and neutrons in important areas as e-mobility, smart materials or photovoltaics. The presentations are given in English and german.The one day workshop is a satellite workshop to the 5th Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting on Dec. 4-6 at HZB and is free of charge to the participants. The organizers acknowledge kindly the financial supported by the FP7 EU Access Programs Calipso and NMI3-II to the workshop.Registration is free of charge via the workshop webpage:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsindustrie-workshopregistrationindex_en.html:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsindustrie-workshopregistrationindex_en.html http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=493 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=493 Neutron Scattering X-Ray Studies for the Advancement of Materials 02.12.2013 - 06. 12.2013 - Modern and upcoming neutron- and synchrotron radiation facilities bear the potential of novel characterization and analysis methods for the un-precedented understanding of materials as they have been developed very recently or will show up in the future.The Topic Symposium builds on the success at Thermec2011 in Qubec seeking contributions from the following list, relevant to applied or fundamental materials analysis: novel and potential instrumentation, including sources, beamlines and devices, and their pioneering applications to materials novelties from synchrotron, free-electron-laser, energy-recovery linac, nuclear reactor and spallation sources emerging techniques, such as comprehensive data analysis into multiple dimensions exotic methods, such as coherent beam scattering, nuclear resonance, correlations spectroscopy inelastic scattering emerging into applied materials time resolved investigations on all scales, according to the forefront in the field pump-probe and relaxation processes in-situ studies on materials to increase productivity or to obtain information under extreme conditions high resolution in space and reciprocal space combination of methods such as imaging, diffraction, microscopy, electron diffraction applications to exotic materials, such as amorphous, nano-crystalline, disordered or unstable structures state-of-the-art applications in engineering and materials modeling, supported by such as strain scanning and texture analysis http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=55 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=55 AINSE-ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium AANSS 02.12.2013 - 03. 12.2013 - The AANSS conference is the annual get-together of the Australian neutron scattering community. It is attended by scientists working in physics, chemistry, biology, crystallography, instrumentation, engineering and applied materials, software, medical imaging and therapy, from a range of institutions including Australias and New Zealands largest universities and government laboratories.The conference will consist of invited talks, short oral presentations from the submitted abstracts and informal poster session. The AANSS meetings are oriented towards presentations from students and ECRs, although all attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts.Important Dates_Deadline for Early bird registrations - discounts apply:_ 25 October 2013_Deadline for all registrations:_ 20 November 2013 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=489 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=489 Symposium MM: Neutron Scattering Studies of Advanced Materials 01.12.2013 - 08. 12.2013 - Advanced materials are the cornerstones of a secure energy future. The discovery and development of new materials hinge on our understanding of their structures and dynamics. Neutron scattering is a powerful and important tool for identifying the next generations of materials for energy applications and optimizing their properties. This symposium will bring together scientists interested in using neutron scattering to characterize and understand the structure and dynamics in advanced materials, particularly those related to energy technologies.Neutron diffraction, small-angle neutron scattering, reflectometry and neutron imaging reveal atomic structures, microstructures and device structures across multiple length scales. Because neutrons are highly penetrating, in-situ experiments are now routine. With the advent of new powerful neutron sources, it is possible to conduct time-resolved investigations of structure evolution in real materials under realistic operating conditions. Inelastic scattering is a unique tool for measuring the underlying dynamics responsible for thermodynamics and transport properties, which underpin some of the key issues in energy storage and conversion. Last, but not least, neutron scattering has played a crucial role in studies of magnetism, superconductivity, polymers, and complex fluids, nearly all of which have connections with energy.Topics will include but will not be limited to: Photovoltaic materials Thermoelectric materials Batteries and fuel cells Structural materials for transportation and nuclear applications Correlated electron systems Enabling scattering technology and softwareAbstracts in other neutron-scattering research areas are also welcome.Joint sessions are being considered with Symposium BB:http:www.mrs.orgf13-cfp-bb: _Thermoelectric MaterialsFrom Basic Science to Applications_ and Symposium CC:http:www.mrs.orgf13-cfp-cc: _Advanced Materials for Rechargeable Batteries_.Invited speakers include:Hajime Arai Kyoto Univ., Japan, Simon Billinge Columbia Univ., Mark Dadmun Univ. of Tennessee, Bill David Univ. College London; ISIS, United Kingdom, Clarina de la Cruz Oak Ridge National Lab, Olivier Delaire Oak Ridge National Lab, Yan Gao GE Global Research Ctr., Bruce Gaulin McMaster Univ., Canada, Kenneth Kelton Washington Univ., Jeffrey Lynn National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Michael Mackay Univ. of Delaware, Janna Maranas Pennsylvania State Univ., Robert McQueeney Iowa State Univ., Cev Noyan Columbia Univ., Masato Ohnuma NIMS, Japan, Yang Ren Argonne National Lab, Sunny Sinha Univ. of California, San Diego, John Tranquada Brookhaven National Lab, John Tse Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada.Symposium Organizers:Xun-Li WangCity University of Hong KongDept. of Physics and Materials ScienceTat Chee Ave.Kowloon, Hong KongTel 852-3442-7707, or -9140, Fax 852-3442-0539xlwangcityu.edu.hk:mailto:xlwangcityu.edu.hkBrent FultzCalifornia Institute of TechnologyDept. of Materials Science and Applied PhysicsMS 138-78Pasadena, CA 91125Tel 626-395-2170, Fax 626-795-6132btfcaltech.edu:mailto:btfcaltech.eduMichael K. CrawfordDuPont Central Research DevelopmentExperimental StationP.O. Box 80400Wilmington, DE 19880-0400Tel 302-695-3045, Fax 302-695-8207michael.k.crawfordusa.dupont.com:mailto:michael.k.crawfordusa.dupont.comMark D. LumsdenOak Ridge National LaboratoryQuantum Condensed Matter DivisionMS 6475P.O. Box 2008Oak Ridge, TN 37831Tel 865-241-0090, Fax 865-574-6268lumsdenmdornl.gov :mailto:lumsdenmdornl.gov http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=475 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=475 FPSchool 2013: 6th ILL Annual School on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite 18.11.2013 - 22. 11.2013 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite.The 6th FPSchool will take place the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble from 18th to 22nd November 2013. The lectures and tutorials will give the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an average level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be specifically addressed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=462 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=462 41st ENSA meeting 05.11.2013 - 06. 11.2013 - Members of the European Neutron Scattering Association ENSA will meet in November 5-6 in Zaragoza, Spain. November 5: meeting from 16h00 to 20h00 November 6: meeting from 8h00 to 12h00 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=467 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=467 2nd Workshop of the Argentinian Crystallography Association: Neutron Scattering Techniques in Materials Science 28.10.2013 - 28. 08.2013 - Satellite Event to the 1st Latin-american Crystallography MeetingInvited Speakers:Anbal Ramrez-Cuesta Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USAAlberto Podjarny CNRS, IGBMC, Illkrich, FranceGabriel Cuello Institut Laue-Langevin, FranceMnica Jimnez-Ruiz Institut Laue-Langevin, FranceJavier Campo Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragn ICMA, Zaragoza, Spain http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=464 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=464 LANSCE School on Neutron Scattering - Geosciences Materials in Extreme Environments 16.10.2013 - 25. 10.2013 - The 2013 LANSCE School on Neutron Scattering will focus on outstanding issues in fundamental and applied earth and geosciences research and materials behavior under extreme environments where characterization with neutrons can and do make important contributions. The school will provide an overview and training, through hands-on exercises, of concepts, instruments and data analysis in neutron scattering techniques such as: diffraction, small angle neutron scattering, local structure determination and neutron reflectometry. Educational GoalsStudents will become familiar with neutron scattering and how it may be utilized to address important questions in geosciences and materials in extreme environments as well as emerging Earth, energy environmental issues. Intended AudienceThe 2013 School is intended primarily for graduate students post-docs in geosciences, earth sciences, materials science and related fields. Students should have a basic understanding of scattering and diffraction phenomena. OverviewThe 2013 School will cover: Basic concepts of neutron production, scattering methods and instrumentation. Introduction to geosciences and extreme environment research with emphasis on areas of basic and applied research to issues where neutrons can and do make fundamental contributions. Why neutrons and isotope contrast enhancement techniques Detailed case studies in earth, geo science and extreme environments research using diffraction, small-angle neutron scattering, reflectometry and chemical neutron spectroscopy. High pressure, strain, temperature and other sample environment capabilities in earth and geosciences research. Technical aspects of measurement techniques and data analysis. Computational techniques that complement and aid in the planning, analysis and interpretation of neutron measurements. Students will give presentations on their favorite hands-on experiment on the final day of the school.Costs Registration for the school is free. All local expenses lodging, meals, etc. are covered for accepted participants. Travel to and from Los Alamos is covered up to a maximum amount of 500. Sponsors Student participants are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation NSF.:http:www.nsf.govindex.jsp Instructors and local expenses are supported by the Department of Energy DOE:http:www.energy.gov Office of Science.:http:www.er.doe.gov Logistics support is provided by: Los Alamos Neutron Science Center:http:lansce.lanl.gov and New Mexico State University.:http:www.nmsu.edu To Apply:All application materials must be submitted electronically. A statement by the applicant of anticipated benefits of the neutron scattering school to their research program. Unofficial transcripts emailed to: neutronschoollanl.gov:neutronschoollanl.gov One letter of reference submitted by an advisor or mentor. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Important dates: 13 August: Deadline for all application materials. 16 August: Notifications to applicants. 19 August: Confirmation of attendance.Deadline for foreign national students to submit required documentation. Contact Us: neutronschoollanl.gov:neutronschoollanl.gov http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=463 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=463 12th RD51 Collaboration Meeting and Workshop on Neutron Detection with MPGDs 14.10.2013 - 17. 10.2013 - In the framework of the future RD51 activities, we agreed to organize series of specialized topical workshops helping to disseminate MPGD applications beyond fundamental physics, where potential users and industry could meet together.We would like to bring to your attention that the next RD51 Collaboration Meeting at CERN in October will take place in conjuction with the Special workshop Detecting Neutrons with MPGDs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=472 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=472 Joint IGORR 2013 IAEA Technical Meeting 13.10.2013 - 18. 10.2013 - The IGORR Conference IGORR 15th organised in cooperation with the IAEA will be in October 2013 13th to 18th and will be host by KAERI in Daejeon South-Korea.It will be combined with an Embedded IAEA technical meeting on Research Reactors Ageing Management and Operation Maintenance. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=482 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=482 DENIM 2013 08.10.2013 - 09. 10.2013 - The first Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting DENIM was held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratorys ISIS facility. The inspiration and concept for DENIM stemmed from the lack of existing forums to discuss neutron instrument designs and capabilities from the engineering perspective. At the conclusion of DENIM 2012, the attendees unanimously agreed that the forum was valuable and that it should continue on an annual basis and provide opportunities to visit the different neutron scattering facilities around the world.DENIM 2013 will be held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. The main objective of this meeting is to bring together engineers to discuss the technical aspects of designing and building neutron instruments. These multidisciplinary engineers will have the opportunity to come together as a community to share ideas and enhance future neutron scattering instruments. This will improve communication between engineers at different facilities and foster the sharing of ideas, both successes and failures.Our Focus:Engineers from other labs will be introduced and there will be discussions on: - past successes and failures - current developments and research - future plans and challengesWe plan to allow discussion on any subject related to instrument design. As we receive abstracts, we will develop the program to concentrate on the elements that participants are more interested in discussing. Topics may include the following: - Choppers and chopper systems - Shielding - Beam slits, jaws and conditioning methods - Collimation and collimators - Motion systems and mechanics - Vacuum vessel design, analysis and approval - Detector structures and mechanics - Project management of instrument builds http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=453 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=453 JCNS Workshop 2013: Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering: Magnetism and Correlated Electron Systems 07.10.2013 - 10. 10.2013 - This international workshop organized by the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science will be held at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Germany. The workshop will begin after lunchbreak on October 7 and will end on October 10, 2013.Neutron scattering has proven to be a key method for achieving a deep insight into the physics associated with magnetic phenomena and correlated electrons. Our basic understanding of crucially important topics such as the magnetic structure of complex materials in bulk, thin films or nanoparticles, the mechanism behind magnetic phenomena and superconductivity, spin dynamics in highly correlated electron systems etc. depend on and benefit immense from research with neutrons.The aim of the international workshop jointly organized by the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science is to bring together experts in neutron scattering, materials synthesis, the application of complementary methods and theory in order to discuss the current status of the field and identify future trends and challenges for the application of neutron scattering.For more information please see the attached pdf. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=443 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=443 HZG Autumn School 2013: Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 07.10.2013 - 11. 10.2013 - The Autumn School will provide a systematic overview of application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.The school will take place from 7 to 11 October 2013 in Ammersbek near Hamburg and Hamburg. The focus of the practical training will be this time on synchrotron experiments. Therefore the participants will spend two days doing experiments at HASYLABDESY.The participation fee includes accomodation and food for the duration of the school as well as the book Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science which has resulted from previous autumn schools with the same title. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=444 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=444 2013 North American Particle Accelerator Conference NA-PAC13 29.09.2013 - 04. 10.2013 - September 29-October 4, 2013Pasadena Conference CenterPasadena, CA http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=474 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=474 JUMP13: Third Joint Users Meeting PSI 18.09.2013 - 20. 09.2013 - The Paul Scherrer Institute runs three major user facilities for condensed matter research on one campus: The Swiss Light Source SLS:http:www.psi.chsls, the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ:http:www.psi.chsinq and the Swiss Muon Source SS:http:lmu.web.psi.ch.The aim of the Joint Users Meetings PSI is to bring together the three user communities and to generate new synergies among the scientists driven by common scientific rather than technical interests.JUMP 13 is a users for users meeting. Organizers of the meeting are PSI:http:www.psi.ch and its Users Association JUSAP:http:www.psi.chuserofficeusers-association.The meeting will consist of a plenary session with nvited lectures as well as information about PSI and its user facilities on the first day. The second day is reserved for topical parallel workshops of a half or one day duration. Poster sessions, a tour of the PSI user facilities and the award of the third PSI thesis medal accomplish the program. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=477 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=477 Joint Vitess and McStas school workshop 18.09.2013 - 20. 09.2013 - The joint Vitess and McStas teams invite interested participants to a common neutron Monte-Carlo simulation school and workshop to be held from 18 to 20 September, 2013, in Berlin, at the Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin, Ruschestrae 45, 10367 Berlin.This workshop addresses diploma and PhD students, postdocs and staff members working or intending to work on neutron instrumentation simulations or virtual experiments. The preliminary programme of the workshop includes:Day 1:Introduction and tutorials for both software packages, Vitess and McStas. This session in the main addresses new users or those who would like refresh their basic knowledge. Hands-on tutorials will complete this session.Day 2:Advanced features of both packages demonstrated by examples, talks and hands-on tutorials.Day 3:Vitess and McStas users will present their own work, general discussion and feedback will complete this session.Experienced users might want to skip the first day of the workshop. The number of participants is limited to 25. The registration is open until 4th of September 2013. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=478 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=478 Structure of disordered systems and the new 7C2 spectrometer at the LLB 16.09.2013 - 18. 09.2013 - Workshop at the LLB structure of disordered systemsOpening celebration of the new 7C2 spectrometerTopics : Simple liquid atomic, molecular and metallic Complex liquids polymeric , ionic, mixtures and solutions Liquids under extreme conditions high pressure, confinement, levitation, electric field, stress.. Glasses for applications oxides, chalcogenides, With a willingness to address all current methods of measurement and data analysis numerical simulations, X-ray, NMR, EXAFS, IR .., potential to ESS.To enter on the Saclay site, you have to register. For that, please send an email with your institute, name, surname, nationality, date and place of birth to catherine.doiracea.fr:mailto:catherine.doiracea.fr before Septembre 9th. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=468 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=468 NINMACH 2013 - Conference on Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research 09.09.2013 - 12. 09.2013 - In the recent years, modern scientific methods have led to a wealth of information in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research concerning the composition of artefacts both on a molecular level and on the mechanical built of objects than cannot be dismantled without destroying them. X-ray methods from radiography to fluorescence have become widespread, but the potential of neutron methods has barely been tapped. Neutrons easily penetrate thick layers of metals, even lead, while revealing organic material like wood, leather or bones in sealed metal or stone containers. Two- and three-dimensional imaging provides visual information, while neutron activation analysis delivers elemental composition information, and neutron scattering reveals alloys and textures.With modern detectors, Neutron Imaging can even be performed at low-power research reactors; the application for cultural heritage research gives rise to new uses to elder small research reactors throughout the world, which is explicitly supported by IAEA.NINMACH addresses archaeologists and conservators from museums and universities and aims to illustrate the potential of neutron methods in cultural heritage research. Talks and posters will be presented by physicists and archaeologists who have already employed neutron methods successfully; attendance is explicitly recommended for scientists who are completely new to neutron methods and want to learn about the possibilities at neutron sources throughout the world. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=448 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=448 15th International Conference on Solid Surfaces 09.09.2013 - 13. 09.2013 - This event will provide a unique worldwide opportunity to professionals in the academic and industrial research communities to share their latest scientific findings and technological developments in the fields of materials, coatings, nanosciences and surfaces. More than 150 invited speakers, including Nobel Prize winners, will present the state-of-the-art in their research fields. About 2,000 presentations will be made in 15 parallel oral sessions and 3 poster sessions. Supporting this will be an exhibition of scientific instruments, which will take place in the poster area next to the lecture halls to encourage networking amongst the delegates, and a programme of relevant short courses, delivered by experienced professionals. Plenary lecturers:Dan Shechtman bio:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentBioBio_Shechtman.pdf_Technion, Israel ; 2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry_Quasi-periodic materials - Crystal redefined abstract:http:www.ivc19.comdocumentShechtman_Abstract.pdf Shoucheng Zhang bio:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentBioBio_Zhang.pdf_Stanford, USA ; 2010 Europhysics Prizewinner_Topological insulators and their edge and surface states abstract:http:www.ivc19.comdocumentZhang_Abstract.pdfAndr Borschberg bio - abstract:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentBioBorschberg.pdf photo:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentBioPhoto_Borschberg.pdf_Solar Impulse Aircraft Project_From a vision to realizationLars Samuelson bio:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentBioBio_Samuelson.pdf_Lund Univ., Sweden ; 2013 IUVSTA Prize for Science_abstract:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentAbstractsSamuelson_Abstract.pdfJohn T. Grant bio:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentBioBio_Grant.pdf_Dayton Univ. ; 2013 IUVSTA Prize for Technology_abstract:http:www.ivc19.comfileadmindocumentAbstractsGrant_Abstract.pdf Conference Topics: Applied Surface Sciences Astronomical Frontiers for Surface Science Biointerphases Culturage Heritage Electronic Materials and Processes Energy and Sustainable Development Frontiers in Photoelectron Full-Field Imaging and Spectromicroscopy Functional Molecules and Molecular Machines Ionic Liquids Surfaces and Interfaces Nanoscience and Technology Plasma Science and technology Surface Engineering Surface Science Thin Films Vacuum Science and Technology The congress is organised on behalf of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications IUVSTA by a consortium of European Vacuum Societies Belgian Vacuum Society, British Vacuum Council, Croatian Vacuum Society, Czech Vacuum Society, French Vacuum Society, Hungarian Vacuum Society, Portuguese Vacuum Society, Slovak Vacuum Society, Slovenian Vacuum Society willing to work together in close interaction to increase scientific and technical links and collaboration within Europe. Paris is famous for its rich history, beautiful architecture, cultural diversity and renowned gastronomy, which makes it the most visited city in the world. Thanks to its strategic location in Europe, Paris is also an active economic trading platform and a leading economic region. With more than 600,000 students and 136,000 researchers and technicians hosted in its universities and higher education establishments, the Paris region holds a prominent position in education, research and innovation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=476 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=476 Neutrons in Soft Matter Science: Complex Materials on Mesoscopic Scales 03.09.2013 - 05. 12.2013 - The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL and the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences JINS between University of Tennessee and ORNL are coordinating the 2nd cyber enabled collaborative graduate course taught by scientists and professors from sixteen contributing institutions. Scattering experiments using neutrons, X-rays and light are critical in studying structure and dynamics of soft-matter systems including water, colloids, polymers, surfactants solutions and biological macromolecules. The present cyber course draws together an array of internationally recognized experts in both fundamental and applied aspects of soft matter scattering to provide a timely didactic presentation of theory, techniques and applications in this field. Multi-site interactive lecture sessions will be delivered live online. They are simultaneously recorded and made freely available subsequently via streaming from the NSMS course resources page at ORNL, which will also contain various other materials associated with the course. To participate in the course, please go to the URL at the bottom and follow the registration instructions therein. Once you have registered, you can enter the course resources page via the login button.Registration is free to everyone interested in the subject areas. Note that registration does not mean actual credit in a formal sense but rather is a means to gain access to the material of the course and for us to keep track of the utilization of the course resources page. Graduate students can enroll and participate for credit within their program if the course is set up and formally acknowledged within the graduate program at the given institution. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=465 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=465 17th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2013 02.09.2013 - 13. 09.2013 - The Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS at Forschungszentrum Jlich, Germany, organises in cooperation with the University of Mnster Prof. D. Richter, Dr. R. Zorn and the RWTH Aachen Prof. G. Heger, Prof. G. Roth, Prof. T. Brckel a laboratory course in neutron scattering.The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research will be presented. Lectures will be held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experimental part will take place at the research reactor FRM II in Garching close to Munich.The laboratory course is part of the curriculum of the University of Mnster and the RWTH Aachen.It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique neutron scattering and its scientific power. Forschungszentrum Jlich supports non-local students with free accommodation and half board. Travel stipendia for foreign students are available.Registration for the course will open in Spring 2013. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=425 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=425 13th Oxford School of Neutron Scattering 02.09.2013 - 13. 09.2013 - The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Students are selected for the course, based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities.The school provides an excellent introduction to neutron scattering which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. As such it is ideally suited to research students and postdoctoral researchers. The school consists mainly of lectures and tutorials in the theory and practicalities of neutron scattering, and includes a tour of the ISIS pulsed neutron facility in Didcot.In the first week of the school, students are introduced to the core concepts of the theory of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation and neutron diffraction. In the second week, the school covers more specialised neutron scattering techniques, and applications to scientific fields of interest. Among the techniques covered in the second week are; inelastic scattering, polarized neutrons, imaging techniques, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, neutron-spin-echo and quasi-elastic neutron scattering. For the final two days of the course, students can choose to follow three of the following six scientific subject areas; magnetism, soft matter, biology, engineering, chemical applications and amorphous materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=445 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=445 Summer school Advanced Imaging for Industrial Applications 26.08.2013 - 30. 08.2013 - 30 young scientists from all over the world are participating in the first summer school Advanced Imaging for Industrial Applications at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Lise-Meitner-Campus in Wannsee. The school is scheduled for August 26th through the 30th and is jointly organized with the IAEA Training Workshop on Advanced Use of Neutron Imaging for Research and Applications.Beside lectures and workshops, the young scientists, who come from 26 different countries, enjoy as well the occasion to connect with colleagues and exchange their experiences.Lecturers from leading imaging labs worldwide cover different imaging methods with x-rays and neutrons like absorption and phase-contrast tomography, Bragg-edge mapping and magnetic imaging with neutrons as well as neutron autoradiography. Talks related to data processing and analysis will show the new trends in this field.Applications related to industry and science will be in the focus of the school. The participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on instruments and perform imaging experiments with x-rays and neutrons in the labs of HZB.More information:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsischool:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsischool http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=473 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=473 12th PSI summer school on condensed matter physics 17.08.2013 - 23. 08.2013 - The PSI summer school 2013 is dedicated to Materials, structure and magnetism - probed by neutrons, muons and photons. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge about this thematic.Following the school a practical training is offered at PSI. It will allow a limited number of participants to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation using photons, neutrons, and muons August 24-26, 2013 at PSI. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=426 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=426 RACIRI Summer School 17.08.2013 - 25. 08.2013 - The RACIRI summer school Advanced Materials Design at X-ray and Neutron Facilities is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Rntgen-Angstrm-Cluster RAC and the Ioffe-Rntgen-Institute IRI.The novel format of the RACIRI summer school is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons in the baltic region.The RACIRI summer school will be held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.The first RACIRI summer school will be held under the focus theme Soft Matter and Nano Composites on 17 - 25 August 2013 in Petergof or Peterhof, a district of St. Petersburg, Russia.NRC Kurchatov Institute will host the first RACIRI Summer School 2013.The Kurchatov Institute was founded in Moscow in 1941 and became in 2010 the National Research Centre NRC Kurchatov Institute as a multi-disciplinary research laboratory with an advanced experimental base in nuclear research reactors, dedicated synchrotron source, thermonuclear Tokamak facilities and many more physics, chemical, biological and computer laboratories.At present NRC Kurchatov Institute is one of the leading research institutes in the world. It is a model of a future research centre as an interdisciplinary national laboratory, a prototype of a new approach to realize scientific and technological global challenges of the 21st century. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=460 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=460 15th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 10.08.2013 - 24. 08.2013 - This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source, and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=436 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=436 NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy and Small Angle Neutron Scattering 17.07.2013 - 21. 07.2013 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, small angle neutron scattering SANS, and neutron spin echo NSE spectrometer. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1 nm to 500 nm and at time scales from 100 ns to 1 ps. The NCNR is home to world-class neutron scattering instruments that are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of structural and dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research for soft and hard condensed matter systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=450 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=450 Industry as a supplier Workshop 09.07.2013 - - Instrumentation - A challenge for European marketsThis workshop is a ICNS:http:www.icns2013.org satellite workshop and will take place on the 9th of July in the afternoon.The target group Procurement officers who can refer to their national rules and standards, and also propose possibilities of harmonization;Instrumentation engineers or scientists who will speak about their experience with collaboration with supplier firms and their specific needs;and of course Instrumentation supplier firms who will have the opportunity to express their needs, like upfront involvement and harmonized standards and critical market sizesThe aims of the workshopIdentify major challenges, bottlenecks and risks in the relationship between Research Infrastructures and Suppliers. Develop strategies to overcome these difficulties. The outcome will be communicated to the European Commission.Possibility of single day admission for this event.Registration link:http:www.ill.eunews-eventseventsnmi3-industry-workshopregistration-form http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=484 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=484 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013 08.07.2013 - 12. 07.2013 - ICNS 2013 will bring together scientists from a wide range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, materials science and physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=8 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=8 International Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors NOPD 2013 02.07.2013 - 05. 07.2013 - This is a satellite event to the International Conference on Neutron Scattering ICNS.The workshop is next in the series of Neutron Optics workshops previously held in Tokyo 2004, Villingen 2007 and Alpe dHuez 2010. Its aims is to provide a platform for theexchange information in all fields of neutron optics with emphasis on new concepts and recent technical developments.According to wishes of many of our colleagues, this time the Workshop will be held in the format similar to the NOP workshop held in Tokyo in 2004 and contain an extended neutron detector session, so that it will be called the Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors NOPD-2013.The scope of the workshop will include 1 New instrumental concepts; 2 Focusing collimating devices; 3 Neutron guides; 4 Polarisation amd polarization analysis; 5 Neutron imaging; 6 Quantum optics; 7 Monochromators; 8 Innovative neutron optics; 9 Neutron optics instrumentation; 10 Neutron detectors, etc.Deadline for submission of abstracts: March, 24, 2013 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=434 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=434 Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 24.06.2013 - 28. 06.2013 - The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologist to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=439 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=439 3rd Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science: Crossing space and time domains with SAS and QENS 24.06.2013 - 28. 06.2013 - The main focus of the 2013 workshop-school will be the use of SANSSAXS for structural studies along with that of quasielastic neutron scattering for slow dynamics, and the manner in which molecular dynamics simulations and other types of computational modeling can be utilized for the analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=447 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=447 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 17.06.2013 - 21. 06.2013 - The nineteenth annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering CHRNS Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy will be held from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, 2013 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. This years summer school is devoted to methods and applications of neutron spectroscopy with a session on small angle neutron scattering. Neutron reflectometry technique will not be covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=442 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=442 New Directions for High Pressure Neutron Research 03.06.2013 - 05. 06.2013 - The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration amongst instrument scientists, users with experience or interest in high-pressure neutron techniques, design engineers and sample environment experts by sharing recent scientific breakthroughs, research interests, and current needs in the field. Strong emphasis will be placed on exploring new scientific areas where high-pressure resources are required, defining development strategies, and outlining innovations and procedures aimed at increased portability of high pressure apparatus across different instruments and facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=438 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=438 12th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School 02.06.2013 - 07. 06.2013 - The curriculum is a broad overview of neutron methods and applicationsin a wide range of scientific areas, such as magnetism, industrial, thinfilms and soft materials. The school is aimed at graduate students andpost-docs who have no prior knowledge of neutron scattering techniques, and with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, or mineralogy. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=435 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=435 Neutrons and Life Sciences symposium 29.05.2013 - 31. 05.2013 - This ESS Science Symposium, co-hosted with the University of Copenhagen and the MoreLife Network at Lund University, will bring together current and potential users of neutron techniques in the biomedical sciences to discuss common challenges and future opportunities at ESS. The program will feature talks by prominent experts on a wide range of current high impact science in molecular biology and biomedical research as well as state-of-the art applications of neutron scattering techniques.Scope:Molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics, biotechnology and biomaterials, and biomedical research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=449 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=449 Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures DMI 2013 28.05.2013 - 01. 06.2013 - The program of the workshop will cover the following topics:1 Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction DMI in cubic ferromagnets without center of symmetry;2 DMI in antiferromagnets without center of symmetry;3 DMI in nanostructures at the surfaces and interfaces; http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=423 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=423 7th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering CETS2013 27.05.2013 - 31. 05.2013 - 7th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering: insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. The aim of this school is to provide insight into neutron scattering techniques small-angle neutron scattering, triple axis spectroscopy, neutron reflectometry, prompt gamma activation analysis, neutron diffraction, time of flight spectroscopy and neutron radiography and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=433 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=433 Small Angle Neutron and X-ray Scattering from proteins in solution 06.05.2013 - 10. 05.2013 - This EMBO practical course will cover the use of small angle scattering SAS of both neutrons and X-rays for the determination of the structures of biological macromolecules. Particular attention will be paid on this course to sample preparation and the analysis and interpretation of SAS data in a biological context. The aim of this course is to enable the participants to maximise the information gained from the SAS technique in their future experiments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=427 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=427 5th International Conference on Recrystallization 05.05.2013 - 10. 05.2013 - Recrystallization and grain growth take place during the thermal treatment of materials and as part of geological activity deep in the earths crust. The main objective of the RexGG Conference series is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on the state-of-the art in the field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=48 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=48 GISS 2013: Workshop on Grazing Incidence Scattering Software 09.04.2013 - 10. 04.2013 - This workshop aims at bringing together expert users in grazing incidence scattering from the x-ray as well as the neutron scattering communities to discuss the challenges and available tools for the modelling and data analysis of GISAS experiments. - Registration:Registration is free of charge.Send an email to w.van.herckfz-juelich.de, indicating your name and institution. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=432 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=432 School on Surface Analytical Techniques 02.04.2013 - 05. 04.2013 - School on Surface Analytical Techniques Probing Macromolecules at Water-Solid Interfaces This school will introduce the key analytical techniques available to study macromolecules adsorbed at water-solid interfaces, such as proteins or polyelectrolytes. The topics covered will include optical, X-ray, and neutron reflectivity, scanning probe microscopy, and direct force measurements.The school addresses PhD students, postdocs, and professionals working in areas where characterization of adsorbed macromolecules is essential, and who would either like to be introduced to the available state-of-the-art techniques or to deepen their knowledge in those. The school may also be of interest to researchers in surface based sensors, functional coatings, or biofilms. The school will mainly focus at novel technical developments and data interpretation, rather than on applications to specific systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=441 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=441 Neutrons 2.0 - Software for Neutron Scattering 25.03.2013 - 27. 03.2013 - The workshop aims to bring together experts in simulation techniques, data visualization and data reduction with instrument scientists and neutron users to discuss requirements, possibilities and options for future data analysis and simulation capabilities at large scale neutron facilities. The workshop will focus on the development of current software tools and platforms and identify requirements in specific techniques and methods. The goal is to give the audience a schematic overview of the different levels of data analysis from browsing, reduction, screening and visualization of data to fitting and interpretation in terms of a model. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=420 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=420 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference ISSC-19 25.03.2013 - 28. 03.2013 - ISSC-19 is the latest meeting in the series of interdisciplinary surface science conferences covering all experimental and theoretical aspects of surfaces, interfaces and nanoscale physics and chemistry.Like its predecessors, the 19th meeting in the Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference series ISSC-19 will focus on the most recent advances in surface science, interface physics and chemistry, nanoscience and thin film growth. The UK has a long standing tradition in surface science in both Physics and Chemistry Departments and investigating the physical and electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces is now an underpinning science across a range of different materials areas. These include addressing issues from organic thin films to semiconductor nanostructures and metallic clusters to biological interfaces, as well as the impact of surface science on technologically important areas such as energy materials. The latest developments in surface characterisation techniques will also be featured. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=428 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=428 ESS Science Symposium on Neutron Protein Crystallography 21.03.2013 - 22. 03.2013 - Methods and results obtainable by neutron macromolecular crystallography will be presented at this symposium, which will also provide an opportunity to discuss potential uses of the strong neutron source provided by the European Spallation Source ESS, which is planned to open in Lund, Sweden in 2019.Scientific sessions will cover the use of neutron diffraction in the study of enzymatic mechanisms from both academic and industry points of view, protein-water interactions, as well as the use of neutron diffraction to study biological membranes and membrane proteins. Finally, the symposium will focus on the current state and developments in sample preparation as well as software for neutron crystallography. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=421 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=421 ESS Neutron Protein Crystallography 2013 21.03.2013 - 22. 03.2013 - The symposium will focus on the methods and results that can be obtained by neutron macromolecular crystallography and will provide an opportunity to discuss future uses of the strong neutron source that will be provided by the European Spallation Source ESS, planned to open in Lund, Sweden in 2019.Scientific sessions will cover the use of neutron diffraction in the study of enzymatic mechanisms from both academic and industry points of view, protein-water interactions, as well as the use of neutron diffraction to study biological membranes and membrane proteins. Finally, the symposium will focus on the current state and developments in sample preparation as well as software for neutron crystallography.Participation in the symposium is free of charge and open to anyone interested in applying neutron diffraction in macromolecular crystallography. PhD students are highly encouraged to participate and contribute with projects that may benefit from the future use of neutron diffraction. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=440 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=440 Neutron Radiography session at ASNT 2013 18.03.2013 - 21. 03.2013 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=49 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=49 The Impact and Future Directions of Scattering Techniques in Soft Matter 18.03.2013 - 19. 03.2013 - The aim of this conference is to highlight how increasingly complex chemical, magnetic and biological systems demand a multi-technique approach in order to derive a full description of their behaviour. The meeting is combined with the 2013 Sir Eric Rideal lecture given by the award recipient, Prof. Jeff Penfold of ISIS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=419 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=419 ISIS NEUTRON TRAINING COURSE, 2013 05.03.2013 - 14. 03.2013 - After an initial day of lectures on the basic principles of neutron scattering, the course concentrates on practical aspects of neutron scattering, using the suite of ISIS neutron instruments, including: POLARIS, GEM, WISH, MARI, OSIRIS, TOSCA, MERLIN, CRISP, LOQ, ENGINX, and POLREF. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=53 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=53 33rd Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 28.02.2013 - 08. 03.2013 - The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be four days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The school will finish with lectures on how neutron scattering can be used for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=52 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=52 IFF Spring School Quantum Information in Jlich 25.02.2013 - 08. 03.2013 - Quantum Information Science QIS is a cross-disciplinary subject that has arisen in the last twenty years. It concerns itself with the consequences of our most complete description of the physical world that is, quantum mechanics for the reliable, secure, private, and rapid processing of information, both in communication and computation. While its invention is often ascribed to the famous theoretical physicist Richard Feynman in the 1980s, his contributions were only one of many that initiated the field around that time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=429 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=429 NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy and Small Angle Neutron Scattering 25.02.2013 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR including the disk chopper spectrometer DCS, backscattering spectrometer HFBS, SPINS triple-axis spectrometer, BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer MACS, small angle neutron scattering SANS, and neutron spin echo NSE spectrometer. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1 nm to 500 nm and at time scales from 100 ns to 1 ps. The NCNR is home to world-class neutron scattering instruments that are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of structural and dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research for soft and hard condensed matter systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=437 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=437 IKON4 - A Meeting for the Collaborative Creation of the ESS Instrument Suite 13.02.2013 - 14. 02.2013 - The IKON meetings are a regular forum where the technical progress of the work-packages from the various ESS member countries for the ESS neutron science programme are presented. By bringing together current and future partners, the meeting aims to provide an overview on the various activities and fertilize exchange that is vital to our success. Scientists from ESS member countries currently not engaged in-kind activities but interested in joining are encouraged to participate.IKON4 will have a particular focus on Neutron Technologies, with a rotating system of Parallel Sessions on Choppers, Detectors and Neutron Optics during the first day and the beginning of the second day.The Plenary Sessions on the second day will give the possibility to the in-kind partners to present the progress of their work.Registration deadline is Feb 1st 2013. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=430 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=430 Flipper2013: Workshop on single crystal diffraction with polarised neutrons 23.01.2013 - 25. 01.2013 - The enhanced contrast between the magnetic and nuclear signals in polarised neutron diffraction was first demonstrated in the milestone experiment by Shull, Nathans and colleagues in the late 1950s. The first measurements were then steadily developed over the following decades into the flipping-ratio technique for the experimental determination of magnetic form factors and mapping out of spin density in metals and intermetallics. Simultaneously, polarization analysis techniques were also developed, allowing the unambiguous separation of nuclear, magnetic and nuclear spin-incoherent scattering contributions as well as the determination of the directional components of the sublattice magnetization. Continuous improvements in instrumentation and analysis techniques, for example the progress in polarimetry and xyz polarization analysis, have lead to new applications of polarised neutron diffraction, addressing an increasingly wider range of scientific puzzles in physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Recent topics include: the exploration of spin densities in smart materials, such as giant-magnetoresistant oxides, magnetic shape memory alloys, single molecule magnets and multiferroics; the solution to complex magnetic structures, including chirality problems; the separation of short-ranged magnetic and nuclear correlations in frustrated systems; and the measurement of spin susceptibility in superconductors.To continue to spread the interest in polarised-neutron diffraction amongst the different scientific communities, a three-day International Workshop on Single-Crystal Diffraction with Polarised Neutrons will be held at the ILL in Grenoble on January 23-25, 2013, with emphasis on scientific applications, and the promise of new applications http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=11 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=11 NANOscale Science Engineering Virtual Pole 17.01.2013 - The first operational e-collaborative platform and products in nanoscale science and engineering will be presented within the frame of the Workshop European networking in micro- and nanotechnologies - a bridge between East and West Casino Hall and Sinaia Hotel, Sinaia, Romania, 28 -29 September 2003This is part of the Decade of micro and nanotechnologies 28th ofSeptember to 7th of October, including the 1st Nanoforum organised by the European Commission to provide a platform with well-known Nanotechnology experts and professionals see http:www.nanoforum.orgeventsworkshop. Nano2Life will be also presented on 5th of October. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=332 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=332 3rd Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 11.01.2013 - As a continuation of our traditional summer school on neutron scattering we initiated two years ago an extended type of school which is called PSISummer School on Condensed Matter Research. While the experimental methods provided by PSI to the scientific community, that is neutrons, muons and synchrotron light - should still play a crucial but not exclusive role, the emphasis of the school should be on a particular topic, to be defined every year. The topic of this third school 2004 will be Phase Transitions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=288 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=288 A school covering the breadth of neutron scattering applications 10.01.2013 - The summer school aims to cover the breadth of neutron scattering techniques using thermal neutrons. Planned experiments include: magnetic neutron scattering, powder diffraction, stress measurement, reflectometry and diffraction on biologically relevant material. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=281 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=281 9th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 03.01.2013 - The main purpose of the School is to educate US graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source Division and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=206 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=206 MRS Symposium VV: Advanced Materials Exploration with Neutrons and Synchrotron X-Rays 17.12.2012 - Modern diffraction methods of synchrotron and neutron radiation, combined simultaneously with time-resolved or imaging techniques, allow a multidimensional insight into materials. Thus, time-resolved and in-situ information from an ensemble of individual grains in a polycrystalline material can be obtained while undergoing mechanical, chemical, or electric load under working, or extreme, conditions. The powerful radiation sources, from reactors to spallation sources, synchrotrons to free-electron lasers, together with advanced detection, data analysis, and modeling tools, revolutionize the insight into materials in a broadest sense. Contributions are sought in the fields of metallurgy and materials forming; energy materials in realistic conditions; and response of functional materials under parametric load. The methods shall cover time and lengths scales from picoseconds to days, and sub-angstrom to meters, respectively. Particularly, contributions using an innovative approach in their application, or from the novel upcoming facilities with unprecedented possibilities, are solicited. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=39 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=39 Advances in Neutron Triple-Axis Spectroscopy 11.12.2012 - 12. 12.2012 - Neutron triple-axis spectrometers have widely been recognized as work-horse instruments for single-crystal spectroscopy and have made decisive contributions to our understanding of modern materials. Information about the dynamics is essential to elucidate the underlying microscopic mechanisms governing a variety of macroscopic materials properties and phenomena. Topical scientific subjects include quantum magnetism, high-temperature superconductivity and heavy-fermion systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=50 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=50 FAN du LLB 2012 26.11.2012 - 29. 11.2012 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=54 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=54 International Small-Angle Scattering Conference 2012 18.11.2012 - 23. 11.2012 - The Organising Committee is dedicated to providing a contemporary and dynamic feel to SAS 2012 with exciting social events and networking opportunities combined with high quality science in a spectacular setting. We will be showcasing talent from the next generation of small-angle scatterers as well as highlighting emerging areas of the field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=19 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=19 ESS Science Symposium on physical simulations of processes in engineering materials with in-situ neutron diffractionimaging 15.11.2012 - 16. 11.2012 - The symposium will bring together the community of engineers and material scientists involved in engineering material research using Gleeble simulators with the members of neutron andor X-ray diffraction community involved engineering studies instrument scientists, users and developers with the aim to explore the idea to carry out Physical Simulations with neutron diffraction at ESS Spallation Source to be built till 2020 in Lund Sweden. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=51 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=51 International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Nuclear Materials 17.10.2012 - 19. 10.2012 - The 1st International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Structural Materials intents to bring together current leaders, and young professionals utilizing neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to investigate structural materials. The first three day workshop held in 2012 will have a specific focus on structural materials and fuels for nuclear application specifically. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=47 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=47 Structural Dynamics and Dynamical Structures, A Symposium in honour of Joe Zaccais Career 03.10.2012 - 05. 10.2012 - The meeting Structural Dynamics and Dynamical Structures will focus on the future challenges for neutron techniques to answer the questions raised by molecular and cell biology. It will be a tribute to the work of Joe Zaccai who has pioneered the use of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy for the study of the structure and dynamics of biological systems, covering the range from small biomolecules to entire cells. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=40 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=40 QENSWINS 2012 30.09.2012 - 04. 10.2012 - QENS 2012 is the Tenth International Conference on Quasielastic Neutron Scattering in fields ranging physics to biology as well as applications, instrumentation, theory and complementary techniques.WINS 2012 is the workshop discussing recent developments of updated, newly comming or being planned inelastic quasielastic neutron spectrometers. Related issues such as development works or new ideas of data analysis software, devices and futuristic science to be done on spectrometers will be also discussed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=33 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=33 NOBUGS 2012 24.09.2012 - 26. 09.2012 - The aim of the NOBUGS conference series is to foster collaboration between IT professionals working at X-ray and neutron sources around the world. This collaboration should yield better data acquisition and data analysis software for the users of such facilities. This in turn will increase user productivity and thus maximize the scientific result to be obtained from the large investment required to build and maintain X-ray or Neutron facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=25 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=25 German Neutron Scattering Conference 2012 24.09.2012 - 26. 09.2012 - The German Conference on Neutron Scattering 2012 Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung DN-2012 offers a forum for the presentation and critical discussion of recent results obtained with neutron scattering and complementary techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=37 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=37 International PhD School on Radiography Techniques and Analysis 24.09.2012 - 28. 09.2012 - Even if image contrast obtained from X-rays absorption is poorly sensitivity to weakly absorbing objects consisting of light elements, such as polymers and biological soft tissues, since the discovery of X-rays, transmission imaging has been extensively used. Nowadays, however, such drawback can be overcome due to the development of X-rays phase imaging. In fact, X-rays phase imaging based on grating optics has become widely used due to its practical advantage, i.e. laboratory X-rays sources are quite competitive. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=41 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=41 Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities 17.09.2012 - 20. 09.2012 - The 7th International Sample Environment Workshop will be held, 17th through the 20th of September, 2012 at the Amora Hotel Jamison in the city of Sydney. This workshop aims to bring together experts in sample environments from major neutron scattering facilities to discuss new developments and techniques applicable to the needs of the user community. The forum will provide the perfect environment for open discussion between scientists, engineers, technical staff and companies. The main goals are for continuous improvement in the efficiency of neutron scattering sample environments and improving capabilities at the facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=42 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=42 Building an Advanced Center for Data and Computing for ESS 17.09.2012 - 18. 09.2012 - This workshop brings together experts from different fields with the intent in reviewing and discussing the development of a theoretical and computational modeling infrastructure that is relevant to the diverse scientific community that will use ESS. Our aim is to use this workshop as an input to our planning so that once the first experiments are made, ESS and its users are prepared to harness the most out of the scientific potential of their data. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=43 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=43 Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction Data 17.09.2012 - 20. 09.2012 - The Magnetic Structure Determination Workshop 2012 concluded on September 20. The aim of this workshop was to enhance the community studying magnetism in materials by learning from experts the essential theoretical foundations to magnetic representation analysis and work through real examples to gain experience in solving and refining magnetic structures from neutron powder and single crystal diffraction data. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=45 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=45 Advanced Simulation Techniques for Total Scattering Data 16.09.2012 - 19. 09.2012 - Total scattering, from neutron and X-ray diffraction, has become a commonly used technique to study the structure of amorphous, disordered and nano-sized materials. This experimental method provides both Bragg and diffuse scattering components, revealing information about the local atomic to long-range structure of materials. In recent years, the use of total energy calculations such as ab initio and force-field based methods in conjunction with these experimental tools has emerged as a powerful means to reveal the atomistic nature of increasingly complex materials. These methods are uniquely capable of replicating total scattering data in reciprocal and real-space whilst remaining energetically feasible. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=46 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=46 2012 LANSCE Neutron Scattering School 12.09.2012 - 21. 09.2012 - The 2012 Lujan Neutron Scattering School will cover neutron techniques in basic and applied soft matter research with a focus on applications in energy, medical and materials science. The school will include a special track on neutron crystallography for structural enzymology. Participants will receive travel and local support. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=38 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=38 4th DISCUS Workshop 10.09.2012 - 13. 09.2012 - In this workshop you will learn to interpret diffuse scattering and to simulate disordered crystal structures. Defects are quite common in crystals and are responsible for a number of properties like ionic conductivity, electronic properties of indirect semiconductors etc. In diffraction, defects manifest themselves by the presence of diffuse scattering. While its peak intensity usually is weak, the total scattering intensity will be an appreciable fraction of the Bragg intensities. Thus, the description of these structures is largely incomplete without proper interpretation of the diffuse scattering.The workshop covers the techniques to simulate and to refine disordered structures for a wide range of defects, and the corresponding calculation of the diffraction pattern for single crystals and powder, as well as the calculation of the pair distribution function. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=36 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=36 16th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 03.09.2012 - 14. 09.2012 - The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research will be presented. Lectures will be held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experimental part will take place at the research reactor FRM II in Garching close to Munich. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=32 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=32 14th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 12.08.2012 - 25. 08.2012 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=20 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=20 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: Imaging Life and Matter 11.08.2012 - 17. 08.2012 - The PSI summer school 2012 is dedicated to the fascinating and growing field of imaging experiments at large scale facilities. International experts and PSI staff members will introduce and deepen your knowledge about real space imaging from life to materials sciences. Not only methods like tomography, phase contrast imaging or image processing but also diffractive and spectroscopic imaging and reflectometry will be covered. Evening lectures will draw the attention to applications of imaging techniques in further high-impact fields of science like medicine, cultural heritage or paleontology. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=22 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=22 International Neutron Scattering Instrumentation School INSIS 15.07.2012 - 27. 07.2012 - The school is intended as a pipeline initiative, to promote increased activities in instrument design and develop the next generation of instrument designers with a target audience of about 25 students. The school is composed of two distinct parts: the first week 15th 20th July will introduce basic instrumentation and components used in neutron scattering research; and the second week 22nd 27th July will provide a more in depth insight into neutron detector technologies. Students may participate in the first week, the second week, or both. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=35 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=35 LANSCE Neutron School - Energy and the environment 12.07.2012 - 22. 07.2012 - This years theme focusses on the study of materials for energy andenvironment research. The school aim at introducing a variety of neutron scattering techniques to the students and demonstrating how they complement other analytical methods in elucidating material structure and properties.Besides introductory lectures on neutron scattering, experts will present contemporary research on materials related to materials science aspects of energy and environmental research Afternoons will be devoted to hands-on exercises in neutron scattering data analysis small-angle scattering, reflectometry, powder diffraction, pair distribution function analysis, neutron vibrational spectroscopy, radiography. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=76 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=76 Second Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science : Bridging Elastic and Inelastic Scattering by means of Computational Studies and Analysis 25.06.2012 - 29. 06.2012 - The aim of this workshop-school is to discuss how a reliable picture of where the atoms are and what the atoms do can be obtained by combining structural experiments, obtained using x-ray and neutron diffraction, with computational methods, such as Reverse Monte Carlo, needed for understanding complex or disordered structures with inelastic neutron scattering experiments and their interpretation by quantum chemical calculations on periodic systems and molecular dynamics simulations. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=29 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=29 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2012 24.06.2012 - 28. 06.2012 - The conference will provide essential information on the breadth and depth of current neutron-related research worldwide. This years conference will feature a combination of invited and contributed talks, posters sessions, tutorials and an industrial exhibit. Plus, the last day of the conference features a tour of NIST Center for Neutron Research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=18 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=18 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Reflectometry and Spin Echo 18.06.2012 - 23. 06.2012 - This years summer school is devoted to methods and applications of small angle neutron scattering SANS, neutron reflectometry NR and neutron spin echo NSE techniques. Other spectroscopy instruments will not be included. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=26 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=26 First Conference on Frontiers in Electronic Materials 17.06.2012 - 20. 06.2012 - Apart from correlation effects magnetic, spintronic, superconducting, charge-ordering effects and memristive effects phase-change, redox-based, nanoionic effects, a multitude of phenomena in electronic oxides, higher chalcogenides, and other inorganic material systems are covered by our conference, such as ferroelectric, piezoelectric, flexoelectric, and multiferroic material systems as well as superionic conductors, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, and artificial photosynthesis for energy conversion. Furthermore, the conference comprises advanced characterization techniques neutron scattering, spectroscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe methods, etc. as well as theory and modeling.Following the format of the Nature Conferences, an emphasis will be placed on few invited keynote talks. In addition, there will be the opportunity for further academic exchange between participants during Nanosessions, which integrate posters, brief oral presentations, and stimulating discussions in small groups. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=31 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=31 Highly Frustrated Magnetism HFM 2012 04.06.2012 - 08. 06.2012 - The 2012 International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism will be held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from June 4-8, 2012. This international conference will focus on recent developments in the study of the phenomena of frustration in magnets. It will feature presentations reporting on experimental and theoretical studies of frustrated magnetism, in all of its manifestations.This conference follows in the series of HFM 2010 Baltimore, USA, HFM 2008 Braunschweig, Germany, HFM 2006 Osaka, Japan, HFM 2003 Grenoble, France, and HFM 2000 Waterloo, Canada.McMaster University is located in the Westdale neighbourhood of Hamilton, Ontario, at the extreme western tip of Lake Ontario. It is about a 45 minute drive from either Toronto or Niagara Falls, and about a 75 minute drive from Buffalo, NY. The Niagara escarpment runs through the city, providing a venue for many small waterfalls within the city limits. Daytime temperatures in early June typically range from 20 25 C, 70-75 F. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=14 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=14 Third Course on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 04.06.2012 - 08. 06.2012 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 . Using contrast variation by HD exchange, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes by small angle neutron scattering, and protein-membrane interactions are revealed by Reflectometry and protein dynamics measured. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=30 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=30 Perspectives for Neutron Science in Novel Extreme conditions 27.05.2012 - 31. 05.2012 - This workshop will address a wide scientific community with the aim to identify the scientific drivers requiring novel and extreme conditions, and to determine how the neutron scattering techniques could contribute. Scientists not necessarily belonging to the neutron scattering community will be brought together with engineers and instrument specialists. Scientists will present the needs and raise questions to be addressed by the instrument specialists and engineers. From these exchanges, we anticipate that novel and extreme sample environment equipment and instruments will be discussed, and that new scientific areas will later benefit from neutron scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=15 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=15 BIONEUTRON 2012: Neutron Scattering Highlights on Water and Biological Systems 26.05.2012 - 29. 05.2012 - The main scope is to provide an up-to-date insight into neutron scattering and into complementary techniques and to furnish a representative sampling of some experimental findings which, in the broad area of research under the general headings biophysics, biomaterials and related topics, have recently been object of considerable scientific scrutiny.More than ever before, the scientific community is interested on using the strengths and capabilities of different facilities and techniques to their best advantage and the large neutron fluxes produced in next-generation spallation facilities such as the European Spallation Source ESS are likely to soon find expanded application in biology.The workshop aims to attract researchers from completely different horizons providing a forum to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other research organizations so reinforcing a community at a time where the field is progressing rapidly. Invited lectures will range from experimental results, modeling and theory to biotechnological applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=23 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=23 ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course 22.05.2012 - 31. 05.2012 - The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=21 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=21 XI Edition of SONS Neutron School 22.05.2012 - 29. 05.2012 - The course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques. The course concentrates on theoretical and practical aspects of neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=27 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=27 6th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering 14.05.2012 - 19. 05.2012 - The scope of this school is to provide insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. We would like to welcome graduate and PhD students as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology etc. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=24 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=24 11th Neutron Scattering Summer School 08.05.2012 - 13. 05.2012 - Lecture topics focused on techniques available at a thermal neutron source. They included properties of neutrons, basic theory of neutron scattering, powder diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, stress, strain and texture measurements and analysis, small-angle neutron scattering SANS, neutron reflectometry, and polarized and magnetic neutron scattering. Lectures also illustrated the application of these methods in a variety of areas including quantum materials, soft materials and industrial components. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=64 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=64 Time-resolved, in-situ Chemistry using neutrons 26.04.2012 - 27. 04.2012 - The workshop will bring the solid state chemistry community together in order to discuss scientific issues to be solved by access to a state-of-the-art neutron facility with an emphasis on the need for complex sample environment cells SECs. The idea is to promote an exchange between facility staff and neutron users, or potential users. The aims are to identify the science drivers for in-situ studies, requirements and current state of the user community and a wish-list of neutron friendly sample environments and get the developers together so we can identify the best funding routes to progress this work side by side with the construction of ESS and its instrument suite. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=34 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=34 New routes to single phase multiferroics 23.04.2012 - 25. 04.2012 - Multiferroic materials challenge our fundamental understanding of magnetic and ferroelectric order. The related properties, including the magnetoelectric coupling, make them promising for future applications in information technology. A strong magnetoelectric coupling is incompatible with traditional mechanisms of ferroelectricity, and so far no multiferroic material fulfilling all technological requirements has been found. To overcome these difficulties, new routes need to be treaded in materials research. In consideration of this, active scientists in the field will be brought together in the 505th WE-Heraeus seminar, in order to discuss the search for new materials and mechanisms, and their better understanding. The latter requires the development of new experimental and theoretical methods, which will also be a subject of the seminar. Younger colleagues will profit particularly from the exchange with experienced researchers in the field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=101 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=101 Science Scientists at ESS meeting 19.04.2012 - 20. 04.2012 - The European Spallation Source is growing at a very rapid pace with the ambitious aim to produce the worlds brightest neutron beams for science by the end of this decade. This aim is achievable by the hard work of the scientific community that has the ideas and the creativity to take advantage of ESSs unique capabilities.At the Science and Scientists meeting in Berlin, co-organized by ESS and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, you will hear about the progress on this ambitious project. We will discuss the scientific and technical challenges that neutron science faces.The meeting aims to facilitate interactions between ESS and the broad scientific community on the scientific programme and instrumentation that ESS and its partners will build for Europe. The community involvement ensures identifying and selecting the instrumentation serving future scientific needs best.Your participation, as a user of neutron facilities, is required and important in forging the future of neutron science in Europe together. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=17 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=17 New Opportunities for Research on Hard and Soft Matter Nanostructures using Neutron Reflectometry 17.04.2012 - 18. 04.2012 - The workshop will discuss current requirements and developments in probing surfaces and interfaces using neutron reflectometry, off-specular and gracing incidence neutron scattering and spin echo encoded neutron reflectometry in current fields of scientific interest. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=28 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=28 Second Guide Hall for the OPAL Reactor 16.04.2012 - 18. 04.2012 - We are starting to think about the options for the OPAL Reactor, beyond the instruments located in the present Neutron Guide Hall. These include possibilities for a second cold source, a hot source, positron science, fundamental neutron-based physics and the possibility doubling the present number of instruments, using purposed-designed and optimised guides in a second guide hall on the south side of the reactor. The OPAL Reactor was designed from the outset to allow these possibilities, and one might anticipate that the case could be made to start on such expansion in this decade.In order to flesh out more of the details, we are holding a 3-day workshop at the Bragg Institute, together with the AustralianNew Zealand user community, interested state and overseas agencies and selected international experts. All interested parties are welcome to attend. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=100 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=100 Molecular Dynamics to Analyse Neutron Scattering Experiments 27.03.2012 - 30. 03.2012 - The purpose of this school is to train students and scientists in the use of atomistic simulation tools to analyze and interpret experimental neutron scattering data. Lectures on simulation and analysis methods will be followed by examples adapted to the fields of interest of the participants. The school will focus mainly on practical training using a range of simulation and analysis codes on personal computers and the cluster at ILL, so the number of participants will be limited to 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=16 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=16 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS XX 04.03.2012 - 09. 03.2012 - The International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS was founded in 1977, as a forum to promote discussions and collaborative work, and to share information on three main topics: Accelerators, Targets and Moderators, and Instruments. Its 20th meeting, ICANS-XX, will be held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, during March 4 -9, 2012 in Bariloche, Argentina.Proceedings can be found here::http:www.icansxx.com.ardownloadsICANSXX.zip http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=13 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=13 Neutrons and Food 2012 29.01.2012 - 01. 02.2012 - The aim of the workshop is to identify the scientific needs of food science. The other aim is to show the progress and possibilities of neutron scattering in food science to the European food science community.The anticipated outcome is a better view of the needs of the food science community for the application of neutron scattering and on the other side a better view of the possibilities of neutron scattering in food science. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=97 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=97 5th ILL annual school on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatement using the FULLPROF Suite FPSchool 2012 23.01.2012 - 27. 01.2012 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite.FPSchool-2012 will take place over 4 days at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, with lectures in the morning and hands-on tutorials in the afternoon. The tutorials will give the essential tools necessary to use productively the FullProf Suite at an average level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be specifically addressed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=10 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=10 FPSchool-2012: 5th Annual School on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FULLPROF suite 23.01.2012 - 27. 01.2012 - FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of theFullProf Suite. It will take place over 4 days with lectures in the morning and hands-on tutorials in the afternoon. The tutorials will give the essential tools necessary to use productively theFullProf Suite at an average level. In addition to general applications, magnetic structure determination and refinement will be specifically addressed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=98 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=98 Current State and future of neutron stress diffractometers 10.01.2012 - 12. 01.2012 - Neutron diffraction stress analysis in the last years has been featured by building versatile high-resolution TOF spectrometers based on high flux spallation sources: VULCAN SNS, TAKUMI J-PARC, ENGIN-X ISIS. This also sets a very high standard for the major user research facilities based on neutron reactors in the matter of design and capabilities of the stress diffractometers scanners utilizing the constant wavelength neutron diffraction. In order to improve their efficiency and competitiveness few apparent ways have been explored involving more efficient use of the neutrons by utilizing focusing monochromators, neutron beam guides, multi detector systems, radial collimators, all in different combinations. The matter of optimal configuration of these elements is still a topic of debate. Contributions from the instrument scientists from the major reactor facilities TUM, ILL, NCNR, BI, JRR-3 are intended to present state-of-art of the neutron stress diffractometers STRESS-SPEC TUM, SALSA ILL, BT8 NIST , RESA JAEA, KOWARI ANSTO and facilitate further discussion. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=9 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=9 Next generation instrumentation for the investigation of three-dimensional structures in thin films 09.01.2012 - 10. 01.2012 - The past few years have seen an increase in studies where the non-invasive investigation of lateral structures is becoming critical, in particular for buried interfaces. These lateral structures are critical in many fields, from magnetic multilayers, to lipid bilayers, to the self-assembly of complex composites, amongst others.The meeting brings together experts on specular and off-specular scattering community to identify the remaining challenges to be overcome. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=99 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=99 Perspectives in Terahertz Spectroscopy with Neutrons 29.11.2011 - 30. 11.2011 - The workshop will bring together young and experienced scientists who are using or planning to use neutron terahertz spectroscopy for their research. The scope of the event is to address the new application directions and answer the questions: what are the important scientific issues to be addressed by help of neutron TOF spectroscopy. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=88 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=88 1st Asia-Oceania Conference on Neutron Scattering AOCNS 2011 20.11.2011 - 24. 11.2011 - Conference Scope Hard matter, Material science, Chemistry Soft matter, Bio-macromolecules Hot topics Complementary use of neutron and other techniques Industrial application Neutron techniques Fundamental physics and neutron properties Facility report http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=456 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=456 Inelastic Neutron Scattering Workshop 14.11.2011 - 17. 11.2011 - The Neutron Scattering Sciences Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is sponsoring a User Meeting conference November 14 and 15, 2011. Following this meeting, we are organizing a two day workshop, November 16 and 17, at ORNL entitled Forum on Inelastic Neutron scattering from Correlated Electron Systems.The workshop will provide a forum for inelastic neutron scatterers in the field of correlated electron studies, especially magnetism and superconductivity, to discuss their current research and future needs. Presentations will focus on research done at the ORNL neutron scattering facilities. This workshop will also be used to educate and encourage graduate students and post-docs in the field. In addition to a poster session and invited talks, workshop sessions are planned for discussions of inelastic instrumentation needs for the SNS and HFIR, sample environment equipment for the inelastic suite, enabling programmatic research among multiple user groups, and software requirements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=95 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=95 Neutron instrumentation: from continuous to spallation sources 04.10.2011 - 07. 10.2011 - The aim of the workshop is to discuss this transition from the point of view of the most effective use of the knowledge accumulated during the designconstruction of modern instruments at continuous sources as well as from the use of first instruments at spallation sources.The workshop will bring together experts in the neutron scattering instrumentation with the aim to discuss the latest advances in neutron instrumentation at the continuous sources and short pulse spallation sources through the prism of the use of the gained experience for the design of the long-pulse spallation source instrumentation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=73 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=73 JUMP 11: Joint Users Meeting at PSI 2011 15.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The aim of the Joint Users Meetings PSI is to bring together the three user communities and to generate new synergies among the scientists driven by common scientific rather than technical interests. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=79 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=79 Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 12.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The school will provide a systematic overview of application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. The relevant experimental methods will be covered in a three day course followed by a practical in the remaining two days. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=92 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=92 MECA SENS VI: 6th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation 07.09.2011 - 09. 09.2011 - You are invited to be an active part of this conference by submitting your abstract to one of the following topics: Developments of measurement methods and instrumentation Material processing and residual stresses Influence of residual stresses on physical and mechanical properties of materials and components Measurement and assessment of residual microstresses and intergranular stresses Residual strains and stresses in complex materials, e.g. ultiphase materials and biomaterials Residual stresses in thin films and microcomponents Industrial applications of residual stress analysis using synchrotron radiation, neutrons, and X-rays Complementary methods for materials analysis with photons and neutrons: Imaging, Texture, etc. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=85 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=85 12th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 05.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=68 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=68 15th JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 05.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research will be presented. Lectures will be held at Forschungszentrum Jlich and the experimental part will take place at the research reactor FRM II in Garching close to Munich. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=71 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=71 12th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering : An ideal introduction to the theory, techniques and applications of neutron scattering 05.09.2011 - 16. 09.2011 - The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=89 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=89 IUCr 2011 22.08.2011 - 30. 08.2011 - The International Program Committee has put together a rich scientific program of Microsymposia and Keynote Lectures that in an excellent way illustrates all the new achievements of crystallography in its many facets. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=60 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=60 10th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 13.08.2011 - 19. 08.2011 - In this Summer School more than 20 world-class experts will introduce the different aspects of phase transitions from an experimental and theoretical point of view. Phase transitions are not only a well known fact of everyday life, but also an important field of current research and of technological applications. At the end of the school you will not only understand why water turns into ice. You will know how to apply modern methods to the problem of phase transitions and you will have established contacts to the speakers and participants allowing you to utilize the gained knowledge for your own research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=87 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=87 Representational Analysis and Magnetic Structures RAMS II 31.07.2011 - 05. 08.2011 - The workshop is targeted towards young researchers interested in applying representational analysis to the solution of magnetic structures using neutron diffraction. The workshop will cover representational analysis, theory of magnetic structures, and FULLPROF. Sessions will include both lecture and hands on labs working with standard programs such as SaraH and FULLPROF to solve magnetic structures. Invited speakers include Laurent Chapon ISIS, Andrew Wils U. College, London, V. Ovidiu Garlea ORNL, and A.B. Harris U. Penn. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=67 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=67 1st Argentinean Workshop on Neutron Beams for Research 31.07.2011 - 05. 08.2011 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=91 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=91 Science and Scientists ESS: satellite meeting to the ECNS 22.07.2011 - 23. 07.2011 - The European Conference on Neutron Scattering July 17-22,2011 in Prague, entitled Science and Scientists ESS, will be held inPrague on 22-23 July 2011. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=81 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=81 90 Minute Media School at ECNS2011 20.07.2011 - In 90 minutes we will equip you with the tools and tips you need to share your science with non-specialists and raise awareness of your research beyond your lab and the research journals.If you are a PhD student, post-doc or early career researchers, 90Minute Media School is the perfect opportunity to learn and practice how to improve your communication skills through a mix of top tips and opportunities to try out what youve learnt. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=93 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=93 5th European Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS 2011 17.07.2011 - 22. 07.2011 - ECNS2011, is organized on behalf of the European Neutron Scattering Association ENSA by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague and the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.ECNS-2011 continues the successful series of meetings that have been held in:Interlaken 1996Budapest 1999Montpellier 2003Lund 2007 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=66 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=66 Summer School on Modeling Neutron Data of Biological Systems 11.07.2011 - 15. 07.2011 - This course is intended to introduce students to modern atomistic approaches to model neutron scattering data. The modeling methods to be covered are molecular dynamics and molecular Monte Carlo simulations of protein and protein-nucleic acid systems. The format of the course will involve a short daily lecture followed by a set of hands-on exercises. Students will learn to use single molecule and ensemble methods to model both rigid and inherently disordered systems. Models will be used to interpret small-angle scattering, neutron reflectivity, and backscattering data. In addition, each day an invited speaker will give a presentation on the application of neutron scattering in their current research activities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=86 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=86 UCANS-II Meeting 05.07.2011 - 08. 07.2011 - Topics will include: accelerator beam optics target radiation damage heat removal moderator neutronics optics devices detectors innovative instrumentation emerging science and novel applications relevant to long-pulse andor medium-flux neutron sources http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=70 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=70 AIC international school in crystallography 04.07.2011 - 08. 07.2011 - The school is aimed at providing the theoreticaland practical skills needed for the characterisation of crystallinestructures at different length scales, by means of the combined applicationof diffraction techniques classical and total scattering, spectroscopiesvibrational, XAS, RIXS and NMR and computational methods. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=58 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=58 International Conference on Neutron and X-ray scattering 2011 ICNX2011 27.06.2011 - 01. 07.2011 - The objective of this conference is to bring together the scientists whodevelop neutron and X-ray scattering instruments and methods, performcharacterization experiments and data analysis on soft and solid statematter. The complementary applications of using X-ray and neutron beam givea better view of the structures of condensed matter. We hope to attract moreinternational users to exchange more brilliant ideas for the new scatteringfacilities during this meeting. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=75 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=75 First Niels Bohr International Academy Meeting on ESS Science 27.06.2011 - 01. 07.2011 - The First NBIA Meeting on ESS Science initiates a series of annual workshops which bring together widely recognized experts to promote advanced training for young post-graduates, postdocs and researchers devoted to developing a practical approach to neutron scattering who have already some background in this domain and desire to learn complementary techniques as well as exchange their experience. The school is to be followed by a series of lectures where current research is presented and its impact largely discussed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=77 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=77 SyNeW 2011 22.06.2011 - SyNeW 2011 brings together Belgian and Dutch users of synchrotron and neutron radiation large-scale facilities following the tradition set by the workshops 2006 in The Hague and 2009 in Brussels. It is a one day meeting giving an overview of the latest scientific results and most recent trends and developments at the national and European levels. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=82 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=82 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 12.06.2011 - 23. 06.2011 - This year, the school will be split into two sections: soft condensed matter from June 12-16 and hard condensed matter from June 19 to 23. The soft matter section will cover both neutron spectroscopy and small angle neutron scattering SANS while the hard matter section will only cover neutron spectroscopy. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=61 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=61 Crete11 12.06.2011 - 18. 06.2011 - The 11th conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques will take place in Crete Greece June 12-18, 2011. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=84 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=84 13th National School on Neutron X-ray Scattering 11.06.2011 - 25. 06.2011 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=62 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=62 Neutron Instrument Design School 07.06.2011 - 17. 06.2011 - The Neutron Instrument Design School aims to help train the people working on neutron instrument design to optimise a long-pulse instrument for neutronic performance. The first 1.5 days will consist of introductory lectures, giving an overview of the science enabled by neutron scattering. We will then transfer to the cosy fishing village of Vik on the East coast of Skne for eight full days of instrument design. The first week will consist of lectures and tutorials in which simple analytical and conceptual methods are covered for the optimisation of different instrument types. The second week will cover Monte Carlo simulation tools, such as McStas and Vitess, with a similar programme to the previous simulation school held on the island of Ven 17th-21st of May 2010. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=83 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=83 SANS-YuMO 27.05.2011 - 30. 05.2011 - The SANS-YuMO User Meeting is devoted to the 75-th anniversary of Professor Yuriy Mechislavovich Ostanevich 1936-1992, an outstanding physicist in neutron physics and the founder of the small angle neutron scattering spectrometer and group at JINR Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=72 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=72 Spin Chirality and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction 25.05.2011 - 27. 05.2011 - This workshop aims to give a floor to the participants for the exchange of ideas and recent achievements. We will welcome among conference visitors the leading scientists in the field of investigations of the structural and magnetic properties of noncentrosymmetric crystals and artificial structures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=78 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=78 2nd Graduate Course on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 23.05.2011 - 27. 05.2011 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 . Using contrast variation by HD exchange, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes by small angle neutron scattering, and protein-membrane interactions are revealed by Reflectometry and protein dynamics measured. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=57 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=57 3rd DISCUS Workshop 21.05.2011 - 24. 05.2011 - The main focus is the simulation of nanoparticle structures and strategies to refine model parameters based on total scattering data. The workshop is a mix of lecture and hands on experience using the DISCUS program. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=80 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=80 Rosenfest 2011 19.05.2011 - 20. 05.2011 - From the Manhattan Project to MaRIE: Rosenfest will cover Dr. Rosens early life, career, influence and scientific legacy from nuclear science to international relations. Lectures on the past, present, and future of LANSCE and its world-class research will be presented, including the Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes MaRIE experimental facility, LANLs proposed next-generation signature science complex. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=90 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=90 McPHASE 2011 10.05.2011 - 13. 05.2011 - The general scheme of the school was dealing with fundamental and applied aspects of d and f elements. The school was organized in two main sessions: on the mornings introductory talks on different subjects were given exchange interactions, crystal field anisotropy, high order interactions,..; while the afternoons were concentrated on practical sessions using the McPhase software suite . http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=74 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=74 481st Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar dedicated to Energy Materials Research Studied by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation 08.05.2011 - 11. 05.2011 - The goal of the seminar is to bring together young and experienced scientists from universities and from large-scale laboratories and facilities, who are using or planning to use neutrons or synchrotron radiation to study material that are related to energy research. It also aims at bringing together researchers conducting experimental characterization with scientists who have expertise in modeling. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=69 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=69 Present Status and Perspectives of Neutron Research in High Magnetic Fields 30.03.2011 - 01. 04.2011 - The scope of the workshop is to bring together experts doing research in high magnetic fields with the focus on neutron scattering. We want to provide an information platform for researchers regarding the high-field project at HZB and identify possible future collaborations and experiments using this facility. The workshop covers a broad field of topics ranging from the high field technology, neutron scattering in high magnetic fields and sample environment for neutron sciences up to fundamental physics problems in high magnetic fields. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=65 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=65 32nd Berlin School on Neutron Scattering 08.03.2011 - 16. 03.2011 - The program will consist of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to methods of neutron scattering in condensed matter research. After the lectures, there will be several days of hands-on experiments at various neutron scattering instruments. The practical part will cover Triple-Axis-Spectroscopy, Powder Diffraction, Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Reflectometry, Time-of-Flight Techniques, Tomography and Polarisation Analysis. The school is primarily aimed at early stage researchers, e.g. PhD students and postdocs and is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=94 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=94 43rd IFF Spring School: Scattering Methods for Condensed Matter Research: Towards Novel Applications at Future Sources 05.03.2011 - 16. 03.2011 - Most of what we know about the structure and dynamics of condensed matter systems on an atomic length- and timescale stems from X-ray and neutron scattering. The IFF Spring School 2012 comes timely to the centennial anniversary of the discovery of X-ray scattering from single crystals by Max von Laue, Walter Friedrich and Paul Knipping in 1912. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=96 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=96 X-Rays and Neutrons in Energy-Related Materials Science 07.02.2011 - 09. 02.2011 - This Workshop will include a series of invited lectures by internationally recognized specialists covering the progress in the analysis by X-rays and neutrons of the properties of materials for energy conversion, harvesting, storage and economy. There will be a particular focus on materials for batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, light weight materials, and photovoltaic, solid state lighting and thermoelectricity. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=56 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=56 Lujan Workshop 11.12.2010 - This workshop is intended for graduate students, postdocs and researchers in earth sciences, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, with an interest in applying neutron scattering to studies of synthetic and natural materials. Lectures will be in the morning and cover introductions to neutron scattering techniques as well as their applications to the above fields. The lectures will be complemented by data analysis tutorials in the afternoon for data collected at four Lujan instruments - HIPPO, SMARTS, NPDF and FDS. Informal discussions with beamline scientists for potential collaborations are also available. There is no registration fee. Travel subsidies up to 300 per person will be provided for students, faculty and researchers from UC Campuses. Thanks to support from COMPRES, additional support 300person will be provided to non-UC participants. Enrollment is limited to 50 on a first-come first- served basis. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=125 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=125 Neutrons and Food 31.10.2010 - 03. 11.2010 - The application of neutron scattering to food-based systems is still inits infancy but has significant potential to the determination of foodstructure and to the complex relationship between food processing,rheology, nutrition, food quality and security.The workshop seeks to identify the future scientific needs and opportunities in the application of neutron scattering to food scienceand to foster collaboration and networking between researchers workingin these areas. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=109 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=109 SENSE 2010: Superconductivity explored by Neutron Scattering Experiments 21.10.2010 - 23. 10.2010 - The microscopic origin of unconventional superconductivity continues to attract the attention of the condensed matter community. Whereas rare-earth actinide-based intermetallic and copper oxide-based high temperature superconductors are studied for more than twenty years, the iron-based superconductors have been in the focus of interest since their recent discovery. Inelastic neutron scattering experiments have been of particular importance for the understanding of the magnetic and superconducting properties of these compounds. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=107 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=107 NOBUGS 2010 10.10.2010 - 13. 10.2010 - The main activity of the NOBUGS New Opportunities for Better User Group Software group is the organization of a series of conferences. The aim of these conferences is to foster collaboration and exchange between scientists and IT professionals working on software for X-ray, neutron and muon sources around the world. Better software for data acquisition and data analysis will increase productivity of facility users and thus maximize the scientific output. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=124 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=124 JCNS Workshop 2010 Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering: Magnetism and Correlated Electron Sysatems 04.10.2010 - 07. 10.2010 - The workshop is dedicated to the current status and future trends andpossibilities of neutron scattering methods in studying structure anddynamics in magnetism and correlated electron systems will be discussed.Topics addressed include: Frustrated Magnets Quantum and low dimensional magnetism Magneto-caloric Superconductivity and pnictides Multiferroics Heavy fermions Theory New Materials and sample preparation InstrumentationThe workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks and posterpresentations. Contributions to be presented as oral or posterpresentation are requested. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=122 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=122 6th International Workshop on Sample Environment 29.09.2010 - 01. 10.2010 - State-of-the-art sample environment is a key element for sucessful experiments in neutron scattering. This workshop provides experts working in sample environment groups a platform for intensivediscussions and interchange of experience. The needs of the neutron scattering community and the further development of cutting-edge sample environment will be discussed in view of a future improvement of the service quality provided at the neutron scattering facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=121 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=121 HSC12: Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Extreme Condition Studies 27.09.2010 - 02. 10.2010 - The purpose of this Hercules Specialised Course is to give the participants an introduction to high pressure research at large experimental facilities such as the synchrotron and the neutron reactor. The basic principles of SR and neutron techniques used to explore matter at extreme conditions of pressure and temperature will be illustrated. The school will also provide cross-disciplinary examples in a representative range of scientific areas, covering fundamental physics, earth and planetary science, chemistry and material science. The lectures will cover both theoretical and experimental aspects for a non-expert audience. They will be complemented by tutorials and practicals at several ESRF and ILL beam-lines and include an introduction to high pressure cell loading techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=119 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=119 NGES 2010 26.09.2010 - 29. 09.2010 - The international conference on Neutrons for Global Energy Solutions NGES 2010 will provide a venue for an interdisciplinary community of scientists addressing the global energychallenge. The goal is to identify how research with neutrons will contribute to solutions. Presentations will cover views of energy policies from government and industry and the latestadvances of neutron techniques in all aspects related to energy.The objective is to bring together practitioners of neutron techniques with major actors in the global energy market and policies in order to define and highlight the impact of researchwith neutrons at all levels of the energy chain.The conference is tied with a foresight study on the application of neutron techniques to energy issues within the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy, NMI3. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=120 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=120 Neutrons for Global Energy Solutions 26.09.2010 - 29. 09.2010 - The workshop will contain an exciting program, that will cover all aspects of research with neutrons concerning energy sources, conversion, storage and distribution, energy savings, and waste management, as well as cross cutting issues and novel techniques. Invited talks will include views from government and industry. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=167 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=167 X INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEUTRON SCATTERINGFRANCESCO PAOLO RICCI : Electronvolt Neutron Spectroscopy of Materials: Microscopic Dynamics and Enabling Techniques 25.09.2010 - 04. 10.2010 - This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduatestudents or postdoctoral with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials, practicals and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering diverse aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation designed to study the : Microscopic Dynamics of Simple and Hydrogen-bonded Quantum Fluids, Quantum Momentum Distributions, Effective Born-Oppenheimer Potentials, High Energy Excitations, High Energy Neutron Imaging, Deep Inelastic neutron scattering , High Energy Neutron Irradiation Effects. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=117 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=117 14th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 06.09.2010 - 17. 09.2010 - The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the instruments of the research reactor FRM II. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=116 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=116 9th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: Zuoz 2010 07.08.2010 - 13. 08.2010 - Magnetic phenomena are not only fascinating research topics, but also of key importance to a modern society. Magnetic phenomena and the understanding of these are basis for technologies with applications in information technology, energy conversion, diagnostics, sensors and actuators etc. The school will introduce magnetism and strongly correlated electron systems and show how large scale facilities providing beams of photons, muons, and neutrons are used to study magnetic phenomena. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=111 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=111 2010 LANSCE Neutron School 05.08.2010 - 13. 08.2010 - Scientific Scope of the Lujan Center Neutron School on Structural Materials. For nearly 3 decades, neutron diffraction has been used for engineering applications. In combinations with modeling techniques, in particular self-consistent polycrystal deformation models, neutron diffraction has contributed significantly to the understanding of material deformation. More recently, neutron scattering has been utilized to probe microstructural evolution and deformation behavior of structural materials under conditions approximating those seen during processing and operation. Neutrons are an ideal probe of internal strains, texture evolution, and defects, allowing in-situ study of these parameters in a phase-sensitive manor to investigate e.g. composite materials. This school will focus on the measurementtechniques that have developed in response to demands to understand increasing complex materials. Many of the world leaders in the field, including those who invented the technique, will present lectures on subjects such as texture analysis, diffraction line profile analysis and residual stress measurement as well as on complementary synchrotronX-ray scattering techniques and modeling. Students will have the chance to participate in four hands on experiments using state of the art neutron scattering instruments at the Lujan Center, and interact with advanced polycrystalline plasticity models developed at LANL. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=118 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=118 The Power of Neutron Techniques in Nano and Biosciences 12.07.2010 - 16. 07.2010 - The school aims to present the enormous potential that neutron techniques provide for the resolution of scientific problems within Nano and nBiosciences covering a subject not normally included in PhD courses. The University of Zaragoza officially recognizes the course. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=115 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=115 Modern Trends on Production and Applications of Polarized 3He 11.07.2010 - 13. 07.2010 - The scope of this workshop is to discuss recent advancements and futuretrends in the production and application of polarized 3He. Topicsaddressed include: Polarization of 3He SEOP, MEOP 3He containers Magnetic holding systems 3He spin manipulations Applications in neutron scattering, medicine and high energy physics http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=110 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=110 The 8th international workshop on Polarised Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations 05.07.2010 - 08. 07.2010 - The workshop will cover the forefront of condensed matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies of polarised neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentations and experiments, thus providing opportunities to discuss prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=103 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=103 PNCMI2010 05.07.2010 - 08. 07.2010 - The workshop will cover the forefront of condensed matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies of polarised neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentations and experiments, thus providing opportunities to discuss prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=157 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=157 Polarised neutron school 28.06.2010 - 02. 07.2010 - The PNCMI School will give a comprehensive introduction to polarised neutrons, the techniques and their scientific applications. A series of morning lectures from preeminent scientists in the field will focus on state-of-the-art polarised neutron scattering techniques and their applications to small-angle scattering, reflectometry, diffraction and inelastic scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=104 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=104 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2010 26.06.2010 - 30. 06.2010 - The fifth American Conference on Neutron Scattering will be locally organized by the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre National Research Council, and will be held at the landmark Fairmont Chteau Laurier, located in the heart of Canadas capital next door to the Parliament Buildings.The conference is intended to showcase recent scientific results in neutron science in a wide range of fields, including soft and hard condensed matter, liquids, biology, magnetism, engineering materials, chemical spectroscopy, crystal structure, fundamental physics, and developments in neutron instrumentation. This will be accomplished through a combination of invited and contributed talks, along with poster sessions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=455 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=455 8th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop 21.06.2010 - 23. 06.2010 - The first two days of this workshop concentrates on powder diffraction and Rietveld Analysis. The third day focuses on PDF Pair Distribution FunctionTotal Scattering analysis of amorphous, disordered, poorly crystalline or nano-crystalline materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=123 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=123 12th National School on Neutron X-ray Scattering 12.06.2010 - 26. 06.2010 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=102 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=102 Neutron Scattering techniques in Structural Biology 07.06.2010 - 11. 06.2010 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtain from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 . Using contrast variation by HD exchange, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes by Small Angle Neutron Scattering, protein-membrane interactions are revealed by Reflectometry and protein dynamics measured. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=106 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=106 5th Central European Training School on Neutron Scattering 31.05.2010 - 04. 06.2010 - The scope of this school is to provide insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=113 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=113 McStas VITESS user training workshop 2010 17.05.2010 - 21. 05.2010 - The workshop is a school in order to train technical staff and instrument scientists in using Monte-Carlo code to design better neutron devices and instruments. The programme is split into sessions dedicated to different parts optics, sample environment, detectors, .... If you work in one of these areas, and feel like simulating it, then this school is for you, especially if youve never done so before. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=114 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=114 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 10.05.2010 - 14. 05.2010 - This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering SANS and neutron reflectometry NR at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1-1000 nm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering, and NR instruments which are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNRs peer review proposal system. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training in the use of SANS, USANS and NR, in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, magnetism, and structural biology. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 32 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=112 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=112 FullProf School-2010 02.05.2010 - 07. 05.2010 - Precise crystallography has significantly contributed to the success and recent developments in materials science, solid state physics and chemistry. Among the available programs for diffraction data analysis, the FULLPROF SUITE is one of the most widely used packages by the scientific community working in these fields.By creating a regular school on the FULLPROF SUITE, our aim is to contribute directly to the training of the upcoming generation of scientists. These intensive, hands-on, schools are focus on the analysis of diffraction data with the FULLPROF SUITE. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=108 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=108 Data Analysis for Quasielestic Neutron Scattering with FRIDA 28.04.2010 - 29. 04.2010 - The JCNS school on data analysis for QENS using the program FRIDA is dedicated to users and instrument scientists of neutron time-of-flight and backscattering spectrometers, who like to use or do use the program FRIDA in their work. Topics will include: 1. routine and non-routine steps of raw data processing 2. interactive visualisation and conditioning of pluridimensional data 3. foundations and practice of curve fitting 4. typical problems in analysing quasielastic neutron data 5. discussion of future software developmentsConfirmed speakers and tutors are: 1. Sebastian Busch TU Mnchen 2. Florian Kargl DLR Kln 3. Tobias Unruh TU Mnchen 4. Joachim Wuttke JCNS Garching http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=105 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=105 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS-XIX 08.04.2010 - 12. 04.2010 - ICANS, dating back to 1977, is an informal network of more than 15 institutions worldwide, providing a forum for scientists and engineers to study and exchange information on the progress and developments in conjunction with accelerator- and reactor-based neutron sources. The attention of the Collaboration is on the subjects of accelerator development, source target and moderator development, and neutron scattering instrumentation techniques.Since the last meeting in Dongguan, China, in 2007 significant progress was made at various neutron science facilities, in particular at SNS, Oak Ridge, J-PARC, Tokai and the ISIS Second Target Station has been brought online. Likewise, the ESS site decision has been taken. It is the tradition of ICANS to cooperate and support each other, and by continuing this series we hope to advance neutron science and to further strengthen cooperation between and among the participating laboratories.Besides the traditionally represented high-power and large-scale facilities, ICANS XIX in particular would like to encourage smaller sources to submit contributions on their development and perspectives. As well, contributions from developing countries are very welcome. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=452 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=452 31st Berlin Neutron Scattering School 11.03.2010 - 19. 03.2010 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=160 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=160 4th International Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement 03.03.2010 - 05. 03.2010 - Like the preceding meetings, Confit 2010 aims at bringing together expert researchers working in the field of confined matter for fruitful discussions of the scientific progress and new developments that have been made during the last four years, and for an extensive exchange of prospective questions, new directions and future opportunities that have opened up in this field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=164 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=164 CONFIT2010 03.03.2010 - 05. 03.2010 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=165 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=165 Single-Crystal Diffraction with Polarised Neutrons Flipper2010 27.01.2010 - 29. 01.2010 - The enhanced contrast between the magnetic and nuclear signals in polarised neutron diffraction was first demonstrated in the milestone experiment by Shull, Nathans and colleagues in the late 1950s. The following decades saw steady development of the flipping-ratio technique by small groups of devoted experts who were interested primarily in the experimental determination of magnetic form factors and mapping out of spin density in metals and intermetallics. More recently improvements in instrumentation and analysis techniques have seen application of polarised-neutron diffraction to an increasingly wider range of scientific questions from solution of difficult antiferromagnetic structures, through exploration of spin density in smart materials, such as giant-magnetoresistant oxides and multiferroics, to magnetism in molecules. Chemists, materials scientists and biologists have now joined with physicists to discover the unique capabilities of polarised-neutron diffraction. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=143 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=143 VULCAN 21.01.2010 - 22. 01.2010 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=166 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=166 NSBPNSHP annual meeting: Neutron scattering is a valuable technique that has relevance across the science spectrum 28.12.2009 - The aim is to increase awareness within the diverse science community of physicists in the United States of the potential applications of neutron scattering. Please join us in this exciting scientific gathering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=136 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=136 437. WE-Heraeus seminar Photons and Neutrons as Probes of Matter 13.12.2009 - 16. 12.2009 - This seminar supported by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung WE-Heraeus Foundation will provide an overview of the broad spectrum of applications of both probes with a strong focus on highlighting their complementarity in selected scientific fields. These include Nanomaterials, Structural Materials, Magnetism and Superconductivity, Soft Matter and Biomaterials. Each of these topics is introduced by an overview presentation by renowned experts in their respective field. In addition the current status and future of photon and neutron sources as well as new and emerging experimental techniques are addressed by key researchers. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=163 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=163 Trends in Cold Neutron Time-Of-Flight spectrometer TICnTOF 26.11.2009 - 28. 11.2009 - The most recent breakthrough in the field of time-of-flight spectroscopy is the expanding use of large area position sensitive detectors PSD. The improved count-rate and angular acceptance opens new fields of investigation and reinforces the traditional strengths of the cold-neutron high resolution instruments also adding potential for installing specialized sample environements and polarisation analysis. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=162 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=162 Neutron Spin Echo Spectroscopy 04.11.2009 - 05. 11.2009 - The new Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source is beginning its commissioning. This workshop will celebrate the completion of its construction phase and will present invited and contributed talks on neutron spin echo technique relating to: Biophysics Complex Fluids Polymer dynamics New trends and perspectives http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=161 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=161 JUM at P 09 12.10.2009 - 13. 10.2009 - The aim of this Joint Users Meeting is to bring together the three user communities and to generate synergies among the users driven by science rather than methods.The meeting will consist of a plenary session, poster sessions and parallel scientific symposia on the following topics: Colloids and soft condensed matter Correlated electron systems Materials for environment and energy Imaging of biological and technical materials Advanced techniques at PSI large facilities Gen 2 structure http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=154 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=154 JCNS Workshop 2009: Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering on Soft Matter 05.10.2009 - 08. 10.2009 - An international workshop will be organised to discuss current status and future trends and possibilities of neutron scattering methods in studying structure and dynamics of soft matter systems. Due to the unique properties of neutrons investigations to reveal structure and dynamics of polymers, colloids, polymer interfaces, composite polymer materials, bio-compatible and bio-mimetic structures, polymer glasses and polymer nanostructures have delivered significant insight into soft matter physics and soft matter molecular structure. Novel dedicated methods as neutron spin echo spectroscopy or time resolved small angle neutron scattering have delivered unique insight into the understanding of soft matter structures and molecules. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=131 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=131 9th World Conference on Neutron Radiography 03.10.2009 - 08. 10.2009 - The aim of the series of WCNR is to bring researchers, students and fellows together to share information, build networks and to strengthen relationships between international partners in neutron radiography related research. Topics to be covered at WCNR-9: Neutron sources and beams at fast- , thermal- and cold neutron facilities. Neutron detectors and techniques for tomographic, phase-, stroboscopic, and other novel imaging practices. Industrial neutron imaging applications and its complementary nature to X-ray imaging. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=142 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=142 LANSCE User Group Meeting 30.09.2009 - 01. 10.2009 - The two-day meeting will feature a technical program of interest to researchers in materials science, condensed matter physics, neutron and nuclear science, radiation effects, accelerator physics and applications, and related areas. The agenda includes plenary talks, user science talks and posters, parallel sessions on focus topics, the LANSCE User Group business meeting, collaboration meetings, and interactive discussions on the user facility capabilities and future plans. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=159 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=159 GISAS2009 20.09.2009 - 23. 09.2009 - Thin film technology, nanostructures, surfaces and interfaces cover a wide range, from polymeric coatings to photonic and magnetic applications as well as nanotechnology. Grazing incidence small angle scattering GISAS is an advanced powerful method to investigate the structure and morphology of thin films and interfaces in order to extract the structure-function-relationship. It is both used in combination with x-rays and neutrons, each branch exploiting its specific advantages Our aim is to bring together the different communities working in the field of thin films, nanostructures, surfaces and interfaces, to present recent results and new developments as well as to introduce this powerful method to new lines of research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=140 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=140 XIV International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering SAS-2009 13.09.2009 - 18. 09.2009 - The International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering has been held approximately every 3 years since 1965, but this will be the first time that it has been staged in the United KingdomThe Organisers, the STFC, Diamond and ISIS are therefore very honoured to have been entrusted with continuing such a long and successful series of meetings. Formally, the decision to award SAS-2009 to Oxford was made by the delegates at SAS-2006 in Kyoto, Japan, 9-13 July 2006.The purpose of the Conference, organised under the auspices of the International Union of Crystallography IuCr Commission on Small-Angle Scattering, is to provide an opportunity for scientists using SAS in the study of both soft and hard condensed matter, whether with light, X-rays or neutrons, to meet and share their latest scientific results and technological improvements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=139 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=139 11th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 31.08.2009 - 12. 09.2009 - The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering and has been teaching students for over 40 years. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=138 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=138 Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 31.08.2009 - 04. 09.2009 - The school will provide a systematic overview of application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. All relevant experimental methods will be covered in a three day course finishing with a two day practical one day neutrons, one day photons on various strain scanners, texture diffractometers and tomography stations available at GKSS and DESY. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=158 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=158 New Guides, Instruments and Sample-Environment Apparatus at the OPAL Research Reactor 27.08.2009 - 28. 08.2009 - In the Australian Governments latest Budget of 12th May 2009, it was announced that ANSTO will receive 37M of new capital funding for a new split cold guide at the OPAL Reactor, along with three new instruments SANS, high-resolution spectroscopy and neutron radiographytomographyimaging and further sample-environment apparatus.In order to flesh out more of the details, we will hold a 2-day scoping workshop at the Bragg Institute, together with the AustralianNew Zealand user community and selected international experts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=156 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=156 2nd AONSA Neutron School 2009 16.08.2009 - 21. 08.2009 - This school provides training for newcomers to neutron scattering focussing on nanoscience. We will not only have lectures, but also practical sessions with hands-on experiments and data analysis. All neutron techniques available at ANSTO will be covered in the school, i.e. powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, strain scanning, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and inelastic scattering using three-axis spectrometers. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=145 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=145 PNSXM 2009: Workshop on Polarized Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism 02.08.2009 - 05. 08.2009 - The second Workshop on Polarized Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism PNSXM 2009 took place in Bonn Germany from August 2 to 5, 2009, as a satellite conference to the ICM 2009 in Karlsruhe Germany. This second workshop follows the tradition of PNSXM 2003 in Venice Italy in bringing together the application and method development of these two special, complementary probes to magnetism and promoting their common use. The large and very international audience, with 110 participants from 17 countries spanning 5 continents, demonstrated the vitality of magnetism research with polarized probes. After Germany, the largest delegations came from France, the United Kingdom, and Japan, with a tie for the fifth place between Russia and Australia. The other participants came from Brazil, Ecuador, India, Taiwan, the USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Poland. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=127 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=127 SAGAMORE 02.08.2009 - 07. 08.2009 - The program of Sagamore XVI covers the latest results in areas related to the Sagamore themes of Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities, but this time also includes sessions on Neutron Scattering, Ultrafast Time-Resolved Studies and the Electronic Structure of Nanoparticles. The conference has a strong international character and is sponsored by the IUCr and the Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center. Poster presentations are accepted and a limited amount of funding is available for partial coverage of travel expenses for young scientists. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=149 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=149 8th PSI Summer School: Functional Materials 01.08.2009 - 07. 08.2009 - Functional materials are omnipresent in the modern world. They are the basis for technologies with applications in energy, environment and health. The school will introduce the concepts behind the design and use of such materials and show how large scale facilities providing beams of photons, muons, and neutrons are used in this field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=150 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=150 Energy materials research using neutron and synchrotron radiation 27.07.2009 - 30. 07.2009 - The International Conference on Energy materials research using neutron and synchrotron radiation to be held on July 27 to July 30, 2009 in Berlin, Germany and organized jointly by Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie and Bragg Institute of Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. From a fundamental standpoint, many of the same phenomena are common to hydrogen storage materials, electrolyte and electrode materials, fuel cells and solar cell materials and the meeting is planed to address the questions: where is the energy carrier, how does it move and what are the interactions that determine storage or transport properties Understanding the underlying processes requires a simultaneous access to the proper length and time scales which can be selected by different neutron and synchrotron scattering techniques. The scope of the conference is to explore the pertinent properties of sustainable energy materials by interdisciplinary approach, how neutron and synchrotron radiation can contribute to this field and determine future research directions. Modelling, either to deeper understanding of experimental data, or in the prediction of new materials from these data is an important aspect of the sustainable energy field and will also be part of the conference. Preparation methods etc. will not be dealt with. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=193 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=193 LANSCE Neutron School 07.07.2009 - 17. 07.2009 - The school will include lectures from some of the preeminent scientists in the field and hands on experiments on the HIPPO, SMARTS, NPDF, FDS, and LQD instruments at the Lujan Center.The school is focused of graduate students beginning there thesis research and post doctoral researchers. Industrial applicants will also be considered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=146 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=146 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering 22.06.2009 - 26. 06.2009 - Using lectures and hands-on demonstrations NCNR staff will introduce attendees to a variety of scattering methods that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution. These methods enable researchers to study dynamical processes that occur over a wide range of time scales spanning 100 ns to 1 ps. The demonstrations will be based on data acquired using five different neutron instruments: a disk chopper spectrometer, a backscattering spectrometer, a spin-echo spectrometer, a cold triple-axis spectrometer, and a thermal double-focusing triple-axis spectrometer. The NCNR summer school is targeted to those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. Note: small-angle neutron scattering and neutron reflectometry techniques will not be covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=134 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=134 Neutrons in Biology 2009 22.06.2009 - 24. 06.2009 - As the trend towards interdisciplinarity widens for the study of biological systems, neutron scattering approaches are becoming an increasingly important part of the powerful array of techniques that are needed to study these systems in a genuinely integrated way. The programme of the meeting will cover biological problems that are currently being addressed by different neutron scattering techniques as well as those where there is the potential to do so in the future. A conscious effort will therefore be made to involve researchers whose activities currently do not exploit these methods. The meeting is organized by Physical Chemistry, Lund University and scientists associated with neutron facilities around Europe. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=155 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=155 ICNX-2009 International Conference on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering 22.06.2009 - 24. 06.2009 - ICNX is anInternational Conference on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering to be held in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia on June 22-24, 2009. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=184 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=184 Goldschmidt2009 -Synchrotron and Neutron Advances in Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy 21.06.2009 - 26. 06.2009 - Over the past 10 years there has been a large increase in the number of new generation synchrotron e.g. Diamond Light Source, SSRL Spear 3 and The Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS and neutron sources e.g. J-PARC, SNS, FRM-II, OPAL, ISIS-TS2 across the world. The development of these facilities has led to dramatic improvements in beam flux, size and stability which have enabled significant improvements in time resolution, data quality, detection limits and spatial resolution using microfocus techniques. Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy research has benefited greatly from these developments as the new facilities allow in situ studies of natural heterogeneous materials e.g. soil, aqueous phases and poorly-ordered minerals under near natural conditions. This session will focus on the recent developments in the applications of synchrotron- and neutron- based techniques for the study of low-temperature environmental systems including but not limited to biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, soil science, carbon sequestration, metal and metalloid speciation studies in natural and contaminated environments, aqueous geochemistry, colloid science, nano particles, mineralsolutionbio interface studies, environmental radiochemistry and phytoremediation studies. The session will cover research using all types of synchrotron and neutron based techniques including, XAS, X-ray microscopy e.g. STXM, tomography, XPS, XRF, X-ray microprobe, scattering e.g. SAXSWAXS XPEEM, diffraction, total scattering, inelastic and quasielastic scattering, infrared and time resolved studies. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=132 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=132 10th Canadian Neutron Summer School 15.06.2009 - 19. 06.2009 - The aim of the school is to cover a wide range of topics associated with thermal neutron scattering, including powder diffraction, stress analysis, texture, reflectometry, magnetism and neutron scattering, SANS, inelastic scattering together with the underlying theory associated with neutron scattering. Lectures will be held in the mornings. A variety of demonstration practical experiments on the neutron instruments will be held in the afternoons, from which the attendees will be able to select four hands-on practicals at the reactor with the neutron instruments. The aim of the school is to give a broad overview of neutron methods and applications, concentrating on those techniques available at a thermal neutron source. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=133 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=133 XIV International Clay Conference 14.06.2009 - 20. 06.2009 - A special section directed to water mobility studies in reference realclays using QENS, NMR, andor molecular dynamics is being organized by Laurie Aldridge ANSTO and UNSW, Australia, Will P. Gates SmecTech Research Consulting, Australia and Heloisa Nunes Bordallo Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie, Germany at the 14th International Clay Conference to be held in Castellaneta M., Italy, June 14-20, 2009. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=186 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=186 11th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 30.05.2009 - 13. 06.2009 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source APS and Oak Ridges Spallation Neutron Source SNS and High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=135 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=135 User Meeting FRM II 25.05.2009 - This will be the second FRM II User Meeting since FRM II has started operation. Like the previous one the meeting will provide informations concerning the instruments and experimental possibilities. Moreover, scientific results will be presented by oral and poster sessions, which have been obtained since the first user meeting in Oct. 2007. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=130 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=130 Neutron Scattering for the Geosciences session 24.05.2009 - 27. 05.2009 - With the advent of new neutron sources and advances in neutron instrumentation, neutron scattering is finding increased applications to studies of materials including Earth and Planetary materials. Compared with X-ray scattering, the scattering power of neutrons does not scale with the number of electrons in an element, and thus neutron scattering is more sensitive to light elements and is powerful in distinguishing neighboring elements in the periodic table. Moreover, since neutrons are highly penetrating, neutron scattering iswell suited for combining with sample environment cells such aspressure, temperature and magnetic field for in-situ real-time studies. Important areas of applications to geological problems include high-pressure mineral physics e.g., stability of hydrous minerals, crystallography e.g., ionic orderdisorder and magnetic structures, geochemistry e.g., isotope fractionation and fluid-rock interactions in a confined space, petrology e.g., glassmelt structure and microstructure of rocks and structural geology e.g., texture andstressstrain analysis. The aim of this session is to provide aninterdisciplinary forum to promote discussions on the current state ofneutron scattering applications to a broad range of geological problems not limited to those described above. Submissions are also welcome from beamline scientists to introduce instrumental capabilities and data analysis methods to stimulate discussions on new applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=126 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=126 IDT Meeting: CG1 Triple Axis Spectrometer at the HFIR 06.05.2009 - In this meeting there will be an update of the initiative to write a NSF Major Instrument Program proposal to obtain funds for the conceptual and engineering design of a new generation of triple axis spectrometer at the CG-1 guide at the HFIR. This initiative will require the involvement of many people and we hope that we can count on your help for this effort. Please plan to attend this meeting. Feel free to resend this message to anyone who may be interested in helping in this effort. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=153 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=153 ICNS workshop on TOF SANS 05.05.2009 - We propose to build on three decades of experience with the time-of-flight TOF low-Q method and the conclusions of two recent strategic planning workshops addressing some of the needs for the low-Q measurement,1-2 to rethink designs for this class of instrument. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=152 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=152 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2009 03.05.2009 - 07. 05.2009 - Sponsored by the Neutron Scattering Society of America NSSA and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, this meeting will provide an international forum for scientists interested in: sharing new results enabled by neutron scattering experiments in scientific and engineering fields including condensed matter physics, engineered and applied materials, soft condensed matter and biological science, minerology and earth science, neutron physics, and instrument concepts and devices and energy science presenting ideas on new and novel techniques in the field of neutron scattering promoting collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships featuring updates on facility development and expanding capabilities for advanced neutron sources discussing how neutron scattering might expand its role in the study of new and emerging scientific topics http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=141 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=141 McStas 03.05.2009 - Preliminary schedule, morning session:9:00-9:05Welcome by the McStas team9:05-9:15Overview of new features expected in McStas 2.09:15-9:25Overview of recent virtual experiment studies performed9:25-10:357 x 10-minute talkfeedback inputs from McStas users10:35-10:50Coffee break10:50-12:007 x 10-minute talkfeedback inputs from McStas usersPreliminary schedule, afternoon session:14:00-14:10Brief McStas introduction for new users14:10-17:00Hands on session installation help for new users http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=148 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=148 Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2009 01.05.2009 - 02. 05.2009 - WINS 2009 will be an informal workshop to discuss recent and future developments in the instrumentation, software and sample environment equipment associated with inelastic neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=147 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=147 ESS-Bilbao Initiative Workshop - Multi-MW Spallation Neutron Sources: Current Challenges and Future Prospects 16.03.2009 - 19. 03.2009 - The goal of the workshop, organized by the ESS Bilbao consortium, was to assess the current challenges facing multi-MW spallation sources and, taking into account synergies with other international projects of a similar nature, outline a road map for a collaborative Research and Development program that would enable Europe to meet these challenges for the timely construction of ESS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=151 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=151 Symposium F. Tasset 06.03.2009 - On March 6, the ILL will organise a symposium to honor Dr. F. Tassets life-long contributions to polarised neutron scattering, and in particular the generalisation of the polarisation analysis Spherical Neutron Polarimetry and his pioneering contributions towards the polarisation of wide-band neutron beams with 3He spin filters.Francis started playing with polarised neutrons in 1966 on the diffractometer DN2 of the CEA-Grenoble. After convincing M. Maier- Leibniz to build a polarised neutron three-axis spectrometer at ILL, he met P.J. Brown and J.B. Forsyth also interested by polarised neutron techniques. In 1975-76, he worked on superconducting materials and met W.C. Koehler. After his return to ILL, he decided to exploit the Meissner effect and built a prototype of the Cryoflipper. From the successful results, he started to built a prototype of Cryopad with the help of S. Pujol. After solving many problems, he finally succeeded just before the long shutdown in 1990. The Spherical Neutron Polarimetry technique was born. In parallel, he tried to polarise a neutron beam with a spin filter but the disappoint was huge with only 12 3He polarisation. A few years later, thanks to a steadfast motivation, he built a second-generation Cryopad at ILL and a first polarised 3He filling station at Mainz University. In 1998, the Spherical Neutron Polarimetry was adopted and people started speaking about 3He spin filters. In 2000-02, he built the filling station which is now the reference worldwide. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=128 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=128 Symposium F. Tasset 06.03.2009 - On March 6, the ILL will organise a symposium to honor Dr. F. Tassets life-long contributions to polarised neutron scattering, and in particular the generalisation of the polarisation analysis Spherical Neutron Polarimetry and his pioneering contributions towards the polarisation of wide-band neutron beams with 3He spin filters.Francis started playing with polarised neutrons in 1966 on the diffractometer DN2 of the CEA-Grenoble. After convincing M. Maier- Leibniz to build a polarised neutron three-axis spectrometer at ILL, he met P.J. Brown and J.B. Forsyth also interested by polarised neutron techniques. In 1975-76, he worked on superconducting materials and met W.C. Koehler. After his return to ILL, he decided to exploit the Meissner effect and built a prototype of the Cryoflipper. From the successful results, he started to built a prototype of Cryopad with the help of S. Pujol. After solving many problems, he finally succeeded just before the long shutdown in 1990. The Spherical Neutron Polarimetry technique was born. In parallel, he tried to polarise a neutron beam with a spin filter but the disappoint was huge with only 12 3He polarisation. A few years later, thanks to a steadfast motivation, he built a second-generation Cryopad at ILL and a first polarised 3He filling station at Mainz University. In 1998, the Spherical Neutron Polarimetry was adopted and people started speaking about 3He spin filters. In 2000-02, he built the filling station which is now the reference worldwide. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=129 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=129 Neutrons and X-rays meet biology 25.02.2009 - 27. 02.2009 - From Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 February, 2009 a workshop on Neutrons and X-rays meet Biology, will be held at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. This workshop is devoted to the relation betweenstructure-dynamics-function in biological systems. The workshop will give an up-to-date overview of the results obtained by either neutron or X-ray scattering as well as combinations of the two techniques, and it will demonstrate that the combination of neutron and X-ray scattering will deeply broaden our knowledge on the structural anddynamical properties of biological systems. The workshop intends to bring together experts in the fields of neutron and X-ray techniques as well as specialists in bio-modelling, biochemical and biological techniques and will offer opportunities to initiate andor intensify collaborations between experimental and theoretical scientists working in the area of biology. The program of the workshop will include invited lectures, talks and a poster session. To stimulate discussions and to further scientific exchange, the posters will be displayed for the entire period of the workshop. A visit of facilities at BENSC and BESSY will be an integral part of the programme. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=191 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=191 TMS Annual Meeting 15.02.2009 - 19. 02.2009 - A multi-session symposium for neutron scattering is planned, aspart of this annual meeting, to provide a discussion forum for application of neutron scattering to address some of the fundamental issues in materials science and engineering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=187 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=187 9th International Conference on Quasielastic Neutron Scattering QENS 10.02.2009 - 13. 02.2009 - This Conference intends to present all up to date research activities connected to Quasielastic Neutron Scattering. The main topics are:- confined matter- biological systems- polymers- glasses- ionic conductors- theory, numerical simulations- instrumentation and complementary techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=176 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=176 FROM MICRO TO MACRO: Microstructural and texture anlysis from diffraction data 26.01.2009 - 30. 01.2009 - Theoretical course with hands-on software-Classical Rietveld analysis-Line broadening-Texture analysis-Pole figure reconstruction-Residual stress http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=194 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=194 Neutron Reflection 19.01.2009 - 20. 01.2009 - We have recently been developing the application of magnetic contrast reflectometry to gold supported biomolecular films. This method is especially applicable where deuteration of the component molecules is either intractable or prohibitively expensive. The method takes advantage of the requirement to incorporate a binder layer between the gold and the silicon substrate. We replace the standard binders with a magnetic layer usually an FeNi alloy. When magnetised this layer presents a different scattering power to polarised neutrons. We are therefore able to collect two datasets relative to an external reference from exactly the same sample.The meeting will outline the method, present results from a number of systems studied and explore future possibilities of this method. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=190 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=190 LENS SANS 05.12.2008 - The Low Energy Neutron Source LENS at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility is pleased to announce that construction of LENS is completed. The source and the SANS Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument are both operational, and the source is ramping up to full power. A second instrument, SESAME Spin-Echo Scattering Angle Measurement, is under construction and expected to be on-line by late Spring of 2009.SANS is a technique that measures small scattering angles due to small inhomogeneitis in the sample and allows probing structures on a length scale of 20 1000 . Because of the advantage of contrast variation through HD substitution, SANS is particularly useful for studying hydrogenous systems, i.e. biological macromolecules, polymers, microemulsions, etc. SESAME uses the spin echo technique to determine the angle through which neutrons are scattered by a sample. It can be used to carry out reflectometry experiments as well as simple transmission SANS measurements. It is expected to be able to measure correlations over distances between a few 10s of nanometers and 1-2 microns. Details about the two instruments and the performance of the source can be found on the web http:www.iucf.indiana.edulensinstruments.php. Proposals from users wishing to perform SANS measurements can be submitted from the website http:www.iucf.indiana.edusansbeamtime.php at any time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=192 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=192 Dynamics of Soft Matter 04.12.2008 - 06. 12.2008 - Contributed talks and posters are being solicited. Sessions on complex fluids, biology, polymers, and surfaces, are planned. See the website http:neutrons.ornl.govconfdsm2008index.shtml for more information including plenary and invited speakers and the agenda with instructions for submitting contributed talks and posters. Each talk will include an overview of the status of current applications and techniques, the potential of using advanced neutron techniques to provide new capabilities, and the developments required to enable these goals to be met. The Workshop will utilize open discussion to summarize the science presentations to maximize the integration of science and techniques to develop the directions of research and future investments in a wide variety of environments. Active feedback will enable a summary of future actions to be discussed on the last day. Included in the Workshop summary will be a description of the capabilities of the present and planned reactor and accelerator-based sources along with development of new techniques. The summary will also serve as animportant document when communicating with funding agencies and the public. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=189 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=189 NOBUGS 2008 03.11.2008 - 05. 11.2008 - The aim of the NOBUGS series of conferences is to foster collaborationfor developers of computer techniques in scientific instrumentation,especially as employed at large scale user facilities. The conferenceseeks to improve the users scientific productivity by focusing on theinteraction between the experimenter and the facilitiesinfrastructures, apparatus, and data. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=171 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=171 Neutron Imaging at the Spallation Neutron Source 03.11.2008 - This Workshop is directed to a broad community of industries,governmental laboratories and agencies, who wishes to usenon-destructive neutron imaging techniques at a future instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. Potential applications include - but are not limited to: engineering, advanced material characterization, fluid-flow andor two-phase flow devices, automotive technology, advanced manufacturing technology, applied sciences, aerospace, life and biological sciences, national security applications, etc. Neutrons are specifically well suited for imaging light atoms hydrocarbons for example buried in heavy atoms, and are capable of characterizing fluid flow dynamics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=178 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=178 Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation 15.10.2008 - 17. 10.2008 - JCNS Workshop 2008 on Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation on Oct. 15.-17.2008 in Bernried near Munich. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=179 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=179 Biomolecular Dynamics and Protein-Water Interactions 24.09.2008 - 26. 09.2008 - The dynamics of biological systems is a general and important topic to understand structure and function of life processes. The workshop addresses recent aspects of biomolecular dynamics in the context of neutron scattering experiments. This includes the controversial discussion concerning the mechanism of the dynamical transition, the role of hydration water, proteins in extreme environments, collective motions, biological function and simulation of neutron scattering spectra.The workshop provides a forum, where all groups working in the field, can present their point of view. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=177 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=177 10th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 24.09.2008 - 11. 10.2008 - In addition to the regular sessions covering are large variety of scientific topics including neutron instrumentation we will focus on up-to-date subjects in 3 Mini-Symposia entitled:Function from Frustration in Modern Multiferroics, jointly organized by G. Krexner Univ. Wien and D. Argyriou HMI, BerlinDynamics, kinetics, complex materials in the light of SANS and reflectometry, jointly organized by A. Wiedenmann HMI, Berlin, M. Gradzielski TU Berlin, R. Steitz HMI, BerlinMaterials Science and Engineering, jointly organized by R. Schneider HMI, M. Hofmann FRM II and A. Schreyer GKSS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=183 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=183 IX School of Neutron Scattering Francesco Paolo Ricci APPLICATION OF NEUTRONS TO STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION IN SOFT MATTER: FROM SHORT AND MEDIUM RANGE ORDER TO WETTING PROCESSES 22.09.2008 - 03. 10.2008 - This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduatestudents or post-docs with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will include lectures, tutorials and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering various aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation oriented towards the study of Near and Intermediate Range Order in Liquids and Soft Matter, along with Wetting Processes. An international group of recognized experts will constitute the teaching body. The school will be held in the Conference Centre of the Hotel Flamingo, Santa Margherita di Pula CA . The official language of the school is English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=181 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=181 ICTMC-16: International Conference of Ternary and Multinary Compounds 15.09.2008 - 19. 09.2008 - The ICTMC-16 meeting continues the long tradition of 15 previous meetings, covering physics, chemistry, materials science, device engineering, growth and theory of ternary and multinary compounds. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=173 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=173 Polymers and Neutron scattering meeting 14.09.2008 - 15. 09.2008 - This will be primarily a scientific meeting, reviewing recent progress in Polymers Neutron scattering, but it will also celebrate Dame Julias numerous contributions to the field. An evening reception will take place at the Polish club Ognisko on Sep 14 2008. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=188 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=188 12th Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 01.09.2008 - 12. 09.2008 - The labcourse will consist of one week of lectures and another of hands-on training. The lectures will take place at Forschungszentrum Juelich and the training at the research reactor FRM II located close to Munich. The labcourse is organised in cooperation with RWTH Aachen and the University of Muenster. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=174 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=174 PNCMI2008QuBS2008 01.09.2008 - 05. 09.2008 - The 7th International Workshop on Polarized Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations to be held as the 2nd International Symposium of Quantum Beam Science Directorate of JAEA QuBS2008.The 7th International Workshop on Polarized Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations, PNCMI2008, will be held as the 2nd International Symposium of Quantum Beam Science Directorate of JAEA QuBS2008 in Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan from Sept. 1Mon to 5Fri 2008. The workshop will cover the forefront of condensed matter investigations using polarized neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies of polarized neutron productionand utilization for novel instrumentations and experiments, thus providing opportunities to discuss prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. The complementarities of various polarized quantum beams, such as synchrotron x-rays andmuons, will be also discussed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=180 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=180 7th PSI Summer School: Probing the Nanometer Scale with Neutrons, Photons and Muons 16.08.2008 - 22. 08.2008 - As a continuation of our traditional summer school on neutron scatteringwe initiated six years ago an extended type of school which is calledPSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research. While the experimental methods provided by PSI to the scientific community, that is neutrons, muons and synchrotron light should still play a crucial but notexclusive role, the emphasis of the school is on a particular topic, tobe defined every year. The topic of this seventh school 2008 will bededicated to Probing the Nanometer Scale with Neutrons, Photons andMuons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=170 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=170 5th LANSCE Neutron School on Magnetism in Bulk and Nanostructured Materials 23.07.2008 - 01. 08.2008 - This years school is designed to be of interest to graduate level Ph.D. students and postdocs and will emphasize the novel properties of magnetism in bulk and nanostructured materials. The school is designed to provide an expansive knowledge of neutron scattering particularly from magnetic materials, to illustrate applications of neutron scattering to solve modern problems, and to provide hands-on opportunities to collect and analyze neutron scattering data. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=172 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=172 50 years of neutron research in Berlin 14.07.2008 - 15. 07.2008 - The programme will include: Presentations on the past and the future of neutron research in Berlin Scientific talks on current trends in neutron science by Andrew Taylor ISIS Kazu Kakurai JAEA and other renowned researchers Poster session presenting research of younger researchers working with neutrons http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=185 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=185 SXNS10 02.07.2008 - 05. 07.2008 - This series of conferences brings together researchers studying surfaces and interfaces via neutron or x-ray scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=182 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=182 Magnetic Structure Determination 31.05.2008 - One-day, May 31, held before the American Crystallographic AssociationAnnual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. This will be a great opportunity to learn from the experts and to work through real examples. You do not have to attend the ACA meeting to participate. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=175 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=175 Surfaces and Interfaces in Soft Matter and Biology : the impact and future of neutron reflectivity-A Symposium in Honor of Robert K. Thomas 21.05.2008 - 23. 05.2008 - The development of new instrumentation and sources at the ILL, ISIS and elsewhere heralds exciting new opportunities to further expand the application of the technique in the broad areas of Soft Matter and Biology. The 3 day symposium is aimed at exploring the new horizons that these developments will enable. The symposium will include sessions on surfactants, polymers, mixtures at airliquid and solidliquid interfaces, biosurfaces and interfaces, liquid-liquid interfaces, polymer films, complementary techniques, with an emphasis on future directions and developments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=218 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=218 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2008 11.05.2008 - 15. 05.2008 - With the new Spallation Neutron Source coming on line, the recently announced expansion of the neutron facilities at NIST, and reinvigorated programs at other North American facilities, this is truly an exciting time for neutron research in North America. Whether you are already a neutron user, or would simply like to find out how neutrons can help solve your problems in the materials and biological sciences, the American Conference on Neutron Scattering ACNS is the essential venue to hear about the high quality and breadth of current neutron-related research across North America. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=169 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=169 Int. School on Surface Analytical Techniques 11.03.2008 - 14. 03.2008 - The primary objective of this school is a sustainable program centred on detailed discussions of analytical methods and data analysis flavoured by selected topics of Colloid and Interface Science. It is part of the European COST D43 programme. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=168 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=168 The First J-PARC International: Symposium International Symposium on Pulsed Neutron and Muon Sciences IPS 08 05.03.2008 - 07. 03.2008 - Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex, J-PARC, is an interdisciplinary facility using secondary particles produced by the world highest pulsed proton beams, and it is scheduled to deliver the first proton beam to the Materials and Life science experimental Facility MLF in May, 2008. The symposium will focus on the high intensity pulsed spallation neutron and muon sources at MLF, inwhich the first user program will begin in J-PARC. IPS08 will provide an opportunity to introduce the performance of J-PARC and other facilities in the world, and discuss prospective sciences and technologies performed in those facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=216 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=216 FPSchool-2008 ILL: 1st Annual School on Advanced Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment 11.02.2008 - 15. 02.2008 - Precise crystallography has significantly contributed to the success and recent developments in materials science, solid state physics and chemistry. Among the available programs for diffraction data analysis, the FULLPROF Suite is one of the most widely used packages by the scientific community working in these fields.By creating a regular school on the FULLPROF Suite, our aim is to contribute directly to the training of the upcoming generation of scientists. These intensive, hands-on, schools will focus on the analysis of diffraction data with the FULLPROF Suite and will concern heterogeneous data coming from powders, single crystals, X-rays and time-of-flight neutron diffraction. FPSchool-2008 will focus on the analysis of large amount of diffraction data on passing through phase transformations. It will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin and will be open to a maximum of 30 participants. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=217 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=217 Pushing Small-Angle Neutron Scattering at OPAL to Smaller Q 15.11.2007 - 16. 11.2007 - Small-angle neutron scattering SANS provides unique insight intohierarchical structures of materials. In addition, there is a number ofmethods USANS, VSANS, SESANS for extending the experimentally measurable range to length scales between 10 and 10 mm. Thus, multilevel structures in solids and liquids, reflecting not only nanometer-sized molecules and particles, but also mm-sized aggregates and agglomerates can be probed via neutron diffraction. Fields of interest include but are not limited to: Polymer blends, colloids, coals, complex fluids, hydrogels, porous materials, nanocomposites, and cements.The purpose of the ANSTO workshop is to demonstrate UVSE SANS techniques to Australian industry, government and universities, and to make a start on defining specifications for a new instrument at the OPAL reactor. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=214 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=214 First user meeting at the FRM II 30.10.2007 - After 2.5 years of routine operation, the FRM II invites for the first user meeting on Tuesday 30. October 2007. On a one day meeting we will present an overview of possibilities at the existing instruments and give an outlook to the near future. User are asked to present recent results of experiments performed at the FRM II. Both, oral and poster presentations are welcome. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=215 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=215 QAMTS 2007: Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids and other Condensed Phases 28.10.2007 - 01. 11.2007 - The hallmark of this workshop has been its highly crossdisciplinary nature, which includes work on tunneling of protons and heavier species in condensed phases in general, including biological systems, chemical reactions, transport phenomena in solids, etc. as well as rotational tunneling of small molecules or molecular groups. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=207 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=207 canSAS-V 28.10.2007 - 31. 10.2007 - The fifth gathering of the Collective Action for Nomadic Small Angle Scatterers CANSAS V will be hosted by the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA from October 28th to 31st, 2007. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=208 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=208 Scattering for Biologists 23.10.2007 - 26. 10.2007 - An international school on Scattering for Biologists is organized at PSI, Switzerland, which hosts the neutron source SINQ and the synchrotron source SLS, to teach interested young researchers and students in x-ray and neutron scattering methods. The school will consist of lectures by leading scientists in the different techniques of x-ray and neutron scattering appropriate in structural biology and biophysics. The lectures will be accompanied by hands on experiments at x-ray and neutron instrument stations of SINQ and SLS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=209 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=209 ISIS Molecular Spectroscopy User Group Meeting 2007 19.10.2007 - The ISIS Molecular Science Group would like to invite you to the 2007 Molecular Spectroscopy User Group Meeting to be held at The Coseners House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK on Friday 19th October 2007.The meeting will provide the ISIS user community with the latest developments and future plans for the instrumentation at ISIS in both TS1 and TS2. Instrument reports on IRIS, OSIRIS, FIRES, TOSCA, VESUVIO and INES will be presented, including the plans for polarised neutrons. Recent developments in the areas of sample environment, support laboratory facilities, operations and computing will also be addressed. The meeting also serves as a good opportunity for PhD students, post-docs and researchers to present their latest results in an informal setting. The scientific session will be followed by a User Group discussion which will allow users to voice any current needs and discuss future potential projects that may be explored. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=213 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=213 ORNL Users Week 08.10.2007 - 11. 10.2007 - This meeting focuses on the scientific resources of four ORNL userfacilities: High Flux Isotope Reactor, Spallation Neutron Source, Centerfor Nanophase Materials Sciences, and the Shared Research Equipment program. This is an opportunity for speakers and attendees to provide an input to our future direction and capabilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=211 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=211 PNAM Autumn School Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science 17.09.2007 - 21. 09.2007 - PNAM Autumn School Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=210 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=210 6th PSI Sommer School on Condensed Matter Research 18.08.2007 - 25. 08.2007 - The purpose of the Summer School is to give the participants anintroduction to the basic principles of spectroscopy, microscopy, anddiffraction at synchrotron, neutron, and muon facilities as applied tocorrelated electron materials. The lectures will cover both theoreticaland experimental aspects, with particular emphasis on the utilization of three prominent experimental probes available at PSI: synchrotron light, neutrons, and muons. For admission, no specialized knowledge of the subject is required, but a masters degree or equivalent in natural sciences is necessary. In addition to the lectures, there will be poster and discussion sessions in which the participants are welcome to present their own results. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=205 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=205 X-ray Line Profile Analysis 06.08.2007 - 17. 08.2007 - Prof. Tamas Ungar Eotvos University Budapest will visit Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee during Aug 6-17. He will give a series of lectures on X-ray line profile analysis for the characterization of microstructure in crystalline materials. The lecture video and ppt slides will be broadcast live via web and also archived shortly after each lecture for public access. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=212 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=212 Summer school on representational analysis and magnetic structure determination 23.07.2007 - 26. 07.2007 - Modern science has given rise to exotic materials with interesting blukproperties which can only be understood in light of their magnetic structures. However, these magnetic structurs are increasingly complex and characterized by a large number of parameters. In order to reduce this complexity one must apply Representatoinal Analysis to take advantage of the inherent symmetries in the crystallographic systems studied.The school is intended for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young scientists working in condensed matter physics, materials science, and related fields. The main goal is to provide an overview of this rapidly growing field so that young scientists will have the opportunity to work at the frontiers of this new exciting field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=204 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=204 LANSCE Neutron School on Hydrogen in Materials 12.07.2007 - 20. 07.2007 - The school is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in physics, chemistry, and materials science interested in the application of neutron scattering techniques elastic and inelastic to investigate the structure and dynamics of materials containing hydrogen. Senior undergraduate students and junior faculty members are also invited to apply.The lectures will cover an introduction to a variety of neutron scattering techniques diffraction, small-angle scattering, inelastic scattering, and reflectometry, and will highlight recent development in hydrogen research as supported by neutron scattering. Hyrides, porous materials, clathrates, proton conductors and fuel cell materials, and other materials will be discussed. The formal lectures will be supplemented by hands-on experiments on five instruments at the Lujan Center to illustrate with important classes of hydrogen-containing materials the neutron scattering techniques presented during the school. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=197 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=197 Neutrons in Biology 11.07.2007 - 13. 07.2007 - The three day meeting will focus on recent progress in the application of neutron scattering to problems in biological and biomedical science. Talks will cover Small Angle Neutron Scattering of proteins and complexes in solution, studies of membrane proteins by neutron reflectometry, and recent advances in neutron protein crystallography as well as progress in instrumentation, experimental design, and data analysis. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=198 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=198 SINQ Users Meeting 26.06.2007 - The users meeting will consist of one session afternoon with oral presentations, which will NOT overlap with plenary ECNS sessions.In conjunction with the ECNS program committee some abstracts submitted to ECNS and containing SINQ results will be selected for oral presentations at the SINQ users meeting. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=196 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=196 4th European Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS 2007 25.06.2007 - 29. 06.2007 - The scientific programme will consist of Plenary Lectures, Parallel sessions of lectures on various specific themes and poster sessions. Appropriate full papers presented at the conference will be published in special issues of Journal of Physics Condensed Matter and Measurement Science and Technology. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=195 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=195 Scattering on Liquid-Liquid Interfaces 22.06.2007 - 24. 06.2007 - An international workshop on the topic of scattering from liquid-liquid interfaces by x-rays and neutrons will be organized from June 22-24 2007 at the Comwell Borupgaard Hotel and Conference Center in Snekkersten, Denmark. An outstanding problem in studies of interfacial phenomena is the determination of structure at liquid-liquid interfaces. Their structure is relevant, for example, to the understanding of electron and molecular transfer across biological membranes and to the partitioning of solvents and metal ions across liquid-liquid interfaces often important in addressing environmental issues. X-ray reflectivity is one of the few techniques available for structural investigation of liquid-liquid interfaces. Although neutron reflectivity has been used to study mixed surfactant monolayers at the liquid-vapor and solid-liquid interfaces, its utility for studies of the liquid-liquid interface has so far been limited. The isotopic contrast variation by neutron scattering is a tremendous advantage in the study of structure and interaction of liquid-liquid systems. The option for more intense neutron beams at new spallation neutron sources and the operation of new neutron reflectometers at several existing sources FRM-II, ILL and outside Europe opens the new possibilities to tackle the problems of liquid-liquid interfaces with neutrons.The workshop aims to discuss among leading scientists in the field the opportunities and needs to study liquid-liquid interfaces with neutrons. An overview of the current work on liquid-liquid interfaces will be given, current instrument options and future developments will be outlined and a plan for co-operation in the future use of neutrons to investigate liquid-liquid interfaces will be developed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=202 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=202 14th BENSC Users Meeting 23.05.2007 - 24. 05.2007 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=201 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=201 Student Opportunities at Argonnes 2007 Users Week 07.05.2007 - 12. 05.2007 - Students may choose to have their poster abstract considered for conversion to an invited 15-minute talk during the plenary session on Monday, May 7. Those selected as speakers will also receive free registration for the meeting. Note, however, that these abstracts will be withdrawn from the student poster prize competion. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=203 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=203 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS-XVIII 25.04.2007 - 29. 04.2007 - The 18th Meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS-XVIII shall be held from April 25-29, 2007 in Dongguan , Guangdong Province, China . ICANS, originated from a series of discussions that took place in 1977 among Argonne National Laboratory, Los Alamos Laboratory, Rutherford Laboratory, Tohoku University and KEK, comprises an informal network oftwelve member-Laboratories worldwide. Over the past 30 years, the ICANS meetings have provided a forum for scientists and engineers all over the world to study and exchange information on the development of accelerator-based neutron science. This is the first time in its history for ICANS to be hosted in China , of which we are very proud. China has decided to build its own neutron source facility - the Chinese Spallation Neutron Source CSNS. Dongguan has been chosen as the site to host the facility, which is why we choose the city as the location for ICANS-XVIII. It is the tradition of ICANS to cooperate and support each other, by hosting this meeting we hope to advance neutron science and to further strengthen cooperation between and among the member laboratories. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=459 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=459 Neutron Stress, Texture, and Phase Transformation for Industry - NST2 18.04.2007 - 19. 04.2007 - NST2 is directed to the broad engineering community based in industry who wishes to utilize neutrons in a wide range of diffractionapplications. Emphasis of the NST2 Workshop will be on the future uses of Engineering Neutron Diffraction facilities for non-destructivestress, phase and texture mapping, in-situ load and furnacemeasurements, and grain level materials deformation behavior. Theconnection to modeling of residual stress generation and deformation processing will also be made. Meeting the needs of industry and universities and aiding American economic competitiveness are important to the ORNL neutron scattering community. The NST2 Workshop will also highlight the two newest Engineering Neutron Diffraction instruments which are located at ORNLs Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. The SNS and HFIR user facilities and the state-of-the-art user facilities at other national laboratories funded by the U.S. government are shared with the science community worldwide and offer some technologies and instrumentation that are available nowhere else. Each year, these facilities are used by thousands of researchers from universities, other government agencies, and private industry. The new capabilities at HFIR and SNS will greatly expand the benefit of neutron scattering to industry. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=199 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=199 Educational Symposium: Neutrons for Materials Science and Engineering 18.04.2007 - 19. 04.2007 - Neutron scattering is an important scientific technique to characterizematerials of all classes - polymers, soft materials, metals and alloys,and ceramics for such applications as fuel cells, hydrogen storage,biomedicine and bio-compatibility, aerospace, nuclear power, andelectronics. Many of the new facilities provide sample environments that provide for measurement at non-ambient conditions of temperature or pressure, under applied load or in high magnetic fields. The program of the Educational Symposium on Neutrons for Materials Science and Engineering has been developed to expand the awareness of North American students and faculty involved in materials science and engineering studies to the diverse applications of neutron scattering and to the increasing capabilities at facilities in North America. The Symposium is also open to scientists and engineers from industry and laboratories that wish to obtain a broad overview of the many applications of neutron scattering to studies of materials. EdSym2007 will include ten talks beginning with the basics of production of neutrons and their uses and an overview of neutron scattering and diffraction methods. Subsequent presentations will present how neutrons are used to study phase transformations, engineering stresses, materials deformation behavior, polymer and soft materials, biomedical and bio-related materials, and advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage materials. A summary of engineering and industrial applications of neutron scattering is also included. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=200 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=200 European Workshop on Neutron Optics 05.03.2007 - 07. 03.2007 - European Workshop on Neutron Optics NOP 07 March 5-7, 2007 Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, Switzerland http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=245 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=245 28th HMI School on Neutron Scattering 26.02.2007 - 02. 03.2007 - The School emphasizes hands-on experience of neutron techniques. The program will consist of a theoretical introduction to methods of neutron scattering in condensed matter research, and then continue with practical experiments at various neutron scattering instruments at BENSC. The course will cover Triple-Axis-Spectroscopy, Powder Diffraction, Small Angle Neutron Scattering, Reflectometry, Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy, Neutron-Spin-Echo, Sample Environment and Industrial Applications. The school is free of charge, contributions to travel expenses may be available on request. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=241 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=241 Laue2007: Advanced Laue diffraction in Frontier Science 23.01.2007 - 27. 01.2007 - Laue diffraction is currently undergoing a lively renaissance due to new instrumental developments at both synchrotron X-ray and neutron sources. The aim of this workshop is to offer to a very diverse community of scientists chemists, physicists, biologists, geologists ... state-of-the-art experimental methods and hands-on experience ofdata-analysis for exploration, using single-crystal Laue diffraction, ofthe crystalline structure of complex materials in extreme cases. Examples of these are very small samples biological materials, complex chemical structures..., radiation-sensitive samples, extreme conditions very low temperatures, very high pressure, and time-resolved studies down to the femtosecond limit.This workshop will bring together the neutron and X-ray communitiesworking with Laue diffraction. Experts in the field will review the current state of the art, and a number of submitted abstracts will beselected for oral presentation. Attendees will also have the opportunityto visit the Laue facilities at both the ESRF and the ILL. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=244 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=244 Opportunities in Neutron Powder Diffraction 09.12.2006 - We were all deeply saddened by the recent passing of Jim Jorgensen after a long battle with cancer. In his honor, we are organizing a Symposium on Opportunities in Neutron Powder Diffraction, that will celebrate recent developments in a field to which Jim made so many seminal contributions. It will highlight progress in both science and instrumentation, with contributions from leading scientists and colleagues with whom Jim interacted as a scientist and as a person. We invite all those who want to celebrate his scientific achievements and discover their relevance to future research opportunities to attend. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=243 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=243 Imaging and Neutrons 23.10.2006 - 25. 10.2006 - IAN 2006 is directed to a broad-based international scientific community who wish to advance progress in the use of neutrons in a wide range of imaging applications. Many scientific disciplines use imaging techniques, from biology and medicine to industrial applications in engineering, homeland security, materials science and chemistry. The technique of neutron radiography was first used extensively in Europe in the 1930s, and over the past several decades, significant advances have been made in neutron tomography. Other techniques that will be explored include microscopy, holography, neutron stimulated emission computedtomography, and neutron magnetic resonance. In addition, athematical techniques involving advanced reconstruction algorithms and software development will be noted along with enhancements of the current technologies utilized in design and operation of current neutron instrumentation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=238 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=238 Neutron Scattering Highlights on Biological Systems 07.10.2006 - 10. 10.2006 - The workshop is supported by the European network NMI3 - Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy. The fourth general NMI3 meeting 2006 will be held from 9th to 11th October 2006 in Taormina. The main scope of the workshop is to provide insight into neutron scattering techniques and to furnish a representative sampling of some experimental findings which, in the broad area of research under the general headings biophysics, biomaterials and related topics, have recently been the object of considerable scientific scrutiny. The workshop aims to attract researchers from completely different horizons providing a forum to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other research organisations so reinforcing a community at a time where the field is progressing rapidly. The look forward into the future will be based on a thorough analysis of past and present experimental highlights. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=239 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=239 SNI2006 04.10.2006 - 06. 10.2006 - The conference will take place under the auspices of Senator Jrg Drger. The participants are invited to a senate reception with buffet in the Hamburg City Hall in the evening of October 5, 2006. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=230 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=230 Int. Workshop on Applications of Advanced MC Simulations 02.10.2006 - 04. 10.2006 - The objectives of the workshop are to review the present status of the different Monte Carlo packages McStas, VITESS, Restrax and NISP used in the neutron scattering community and their applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=229 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=229 NOBUGS 2006 02.10.2006 - 04. 10.2006 - The conference seeks to improve the users scientific productivity by focusing on the interaction between the experimenter and the facilities infrastructures, apparatus, and data.NOBUGS 2006 features oral and poster presentations of the latest developments in data acquisition, data analysis, user interface design and general computer science as is relevant to users and programmers working at scientific facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=240 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=240 wins2006 29.09.2006 - 30. 09.2006 - The workshop will cover innovative aspects of the instrument design,sample environment, data processing, virtual instrument tools as well asreports on progress of spectrometer projects, with some preference forTOF techniques in view of the growing importance of pulsed spallationsources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=225 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=225 Crystallography at High Pressures 28.09.2006 - 01. 10.2006 - This forthcoming International Workshop on Crystallography at High Pressure follows the sequence of workshops organized on behalf of the IUCr Commission on High Pressure Argonne, USA, 1998; SPring-8, Japan, 2000; Orsay, France, 2001; Berkeley, USA, 2003; Saskatoon, Canada 2004. This Workshop will also follow the sequence of meetings on Neutron Scattering at High Pressure organized by the FLNP JINR NSHP-I in 1994 and NSHP-II in 1999, Dubna, Russia. The 2006 workshop will cover the entire range of the High-Pressure Crystallography, including X-ray, neutron and theoretical studies, material synthesis, physical properties and related techniques, and therefore will naturally integrate NSHP-III as a part of the meeting. The scientific program will include about 30 invited talks and poster sessions. As usual, the Commission will encourage new fields and new speakers especially from the youngest part of the high-pressure community. We expect to welcome over 100 participants. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=237 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=237 VIII INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEUTRON SCATTERINGFRANCESCO PAOLO RICCI : NEUTRON SCATTERING FROM MAGNETIC SYSTEMS 25.09.2006 - 06. 10.2006 - This school, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduatestudents or postdoctoral with an interest in Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials and hands-on data analysis sessions, covering diverse aspects of Neutron Scattering, but with an emphasis on techniques and instrumentation designed to study the Structure and Dynamics of Magnetic Systems. An international group of acknowledged experts will form the teaching body. The Conference Centre is the Hotel Flamingo, Santa Margherita di Pula CA. The official language of the school is English. The School will commence on Monday, September 25th 2006, with a series of introductory lectures covering the fundamental aspects of neutron scattering and neutron instrumentation. During the next few days, a series of lectureswill provide the basis to understand Magnetic Symmetry, Magnetic Structure Description, Solution and Refinement from powder and single crystals data, Spin Density Determination using polarised neutron techniques, Neutron Polarimetry, Magnetic Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, Magnetic Neutron Reflectometry and Inelastic Neutron Scattering from Single-Ion, Magnetic Clusters and Collective Magnetic Excitations. Each of these topics will be expanded in a series of tutorials, to be held in small groups, which will also include hands-on data analysis sessions. The combination of introductory lectures, scientific sessions and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their applications to current research topics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=231 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=231 PNCMI Polarised Neutron School 19.09.2006 - 22. 09.2006 - The PNCMI School will focus on state-of-the-art polarised neutronscattering techniques and their applications to small-angle scattering,reflectometry, diffraction and inelastic scattering. The school will include lectures from preeminent scientists in the field and practical training with hands-on experiments on BENSC instruments. The school is jointly organized by HMI, BENSC and the Polarised NeutronTechniques JRA of NMI3. It is primarily intended for Diploma PhD students or young postdoctoral scientists familiar with scattering techniques who are seeking additional training in polarized neutrons. The maximum number of participants will be limited to 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=227 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=227 ECRS 7 13.09.2006 - 15. 09.2006 - ECRS 7 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=261 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=261 EPDIC Under the Bonnet Powder diffraction Software Workshop 01.09.2006 - Use Software for Powder diffraction Want to know which program to usefor a particular application Want to hear from the developers what great engine they have got hiding under that pretty GUI Get direct feedback to your questions from the Developers themselves. Contribute to the discussion of code extensions and the next generation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=219 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=219 International Summer School on Neutron Techniques in Molecular Magnetism 31.08.2006 - 09. 09.2006 - The International Summer School on Neutron Techniques in Molecular Magnetism will be held in Jaca, Spain from the 31st August until 9th September, 2006. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=234 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=234 Pharmaceutical Applications of X-Ray Powder Diffraction 31.08.2006 - The purpose of the workshop is to bring together outstanding X-raypowder diffraction XRPD scientists and pharmaceutical industryrepresentatives to discuss issues of current mutual interest. Newmethods and trends in the XRPD field will be presented, which arerelevant to the pharmaceutical industry. In particular, regulatoryaspects of daily laboratory work are discussed, which are crucial forthis industry. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=235 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=235 Nano-materials and Powder Diffraction 31.08.2006 - The workshop Nano-materials and Powder Diffraction will be held on August 31st 2006 in Geneva, preceding the 10th European powder diffraction conference. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=236 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=236 5th PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: Neutron, X-ray and Muon Studies of Nano Scale Structures 19.08.2006 - 26. 08.2006 - Each summer PSI organises a summer school on a researchtheme where key new insight can be obtained through accessto and use of its large scale research infrastructures. The topic for the 2006 school is: Neutron, X-ray and Muon studies of nano scale structures and will mainly focus on the study of soft matter systems. The school is addressed mainly to the education of PhD or postdoctoral students without prior knowledge of or experience with neutron, X-ray or Muon techniques. The school will start with 3 days ofintroduction to the techniques and conclude with a series of lectures providing an overview of state of the art in research using these techniques. The school is open to the national and non-national public, the language of the school will be English. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=226 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=226 8th United States National School of Neutron and X-ray Scattering 13.08.2006 - 27. 08.2006 - The main purpose of the School is to educate US graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source Division and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=232 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=232 ISIS Excitations User Group Meeting 02.08.2006 - We will present the current progress on the Merlin and Let spectrometers, provide news on future projects such as advanced magnets for neutron scattering, polarised neutrons at ISIS and eXess, an instrument for extreme sample environments proposed for the ISIS Second Target Station. A discussion session will allow current user needs to be discussed and future potential projects to be explored.The meeting is open to all and we encourage you to present your current research with posters that will be displayed during both meetings. A prize will be awarded for the best poster presented at the meetings. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=233 SAS2006 09.07.2006 - 13. 07.2006 - In this conference, researchers in various scientific fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, materials sciences, and engineering gettogether to discuss and explore the unique capabilities, needs, andopportunities of SAS for structure determination of various systems from atomic or molecular to mesoscopic scales. Systems to be studied by SAS of X-rays and Neutrons extend over a quite wide range; metals, ceramics, biomolecules, and soft matters such as polymers, liquid crystals, colloids, membranes, and surfactants. Therefore, this conference is highly interdisciplinary by nature. In this conference, we are going to attempt to bring speakers and participants in various fields to meet in the same conference rooms to present and discuss their SAS studies, as a common but most important keyword among others, beyond their special fields. We are also going to highlight some topical sessions on researches; for example, researches concerning 1 dynamics and kinetics, 2 hierarchy structures studied with a wide range of momentum transfer, 3 novel techniques concerning with optics, detectors, microbeam, and contrast variation, 4 experiments under extreme ambient conditions, and 5 open-nonequilibrium systems under various external fields. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=251 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=251 NCNR SANS and Reflectivity summer school 26.06.2006 - 30. 06.2006 - Since 1995, The NIST center for neutron research hosts an annual summer school, sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, with the alternating themes of inelastic scattering one year and SANSUltraSANS USANS and reflectometry the next. These schools emphasize hands on training with plenty of experiments scheduled on both instrument types. These are world-class facilities for the examination of bulk and interfacial microstructure on a scale from roughly 1 to over 500 nm, even into the micron regime with USANS, and are available to any qualified researchers who submit experiment proposals for peer review. This weeklong course will provide potential new users of these techniques with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and methodology along with hands-on training in the use of the SANS and NR facilities at the NCNR. Applications of the techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, magnetism, and structural biology. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques, and the NCNRs instruments, to their own research interests and provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. This years school will follow the ACNS meeting in Chicago which is being held the prior week June 19-22. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=228 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=228 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2006 18.06.2006 - 22. 06.2006 - The third American Conference on Neutron Scattering will be held at the Pheasant Run Conference Center in St. Charles, IL, June 18-22, 2006. The conference is being organized under the auspices of the Neutron Scattering Society of America NSSA with local arrangements for the conference being made by the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source at Argonne National Laboratory.The conference is intended to showcase recent scientific results inneutron science. The specific sorting categories for abstracts are:Biology, Chemistry and Materials, Engineering and Applications,Instrumentation and Software, Soft Matter, Condensed Matter Physics and Fundamental Physics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=222 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=222 LANSCE Joint Neutron Scattering School in Soft Condensed Matter and Structural Biology 18.05.2006 - 26. 05.2006 - The school will focus on outstanding issues in soft matter and structural biology where neutrons make fundamental contributions. It will provide an overview of and training in neutron scattering in soft condensed matter and structural biology, including the basics of neutron scattering diffraction and reflection, neutron production; small-angle neutron scattering, reflectometry, diffraction on thermal and cold neutron instruments; experimental methods, data reduction and analysis techniques; and hands-on experiments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=223 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=223 IPNS User Meeting 01.05.2006 - 05. 05.2006 - In addition to other users of the IPNS, you can meet users and staff of the Advanced Photon Source APS, Center for Nanoscale Materials CNM, and Electron Microscopy Center EMC. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=224 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=224 ILL Millennium Symposium 27.04.2006 - 29. 04.2006 - The ILL Millennium Programme was launched on 1 January 2000 and gained considerable momentum with the Millennium Symposium held in April 2001. In the five years since then we have seen enormous progress achieved on the ILLs instrumentation and infrastructure, and this to the benefit of all the ILLs users. The Reactor Refit Programme has been running in parallel to this and it is now nearing completion. We feel that the time has now come to review our achievements and the work in progress, and to also pave the way for ILLs longer-term future. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=220 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=220 Polarized Inelastic Neutron Scattering PINS Workshop 06.04.2006 - 07. 04.2006 - Polarized Inelastic Neutron Scattering PINS workshop to be held April 6-7, 2006 at Brookhaven National Laboratory followed by HYSPEC IDT Meeting. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=221 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=221 Inauguration Symposium Juelich Centre for Neutron Science and European User Meeting 16.02.2006 - 17. 02.2006 - Spring 2006 marks a major reorientation of research with neutrons atForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH FZJ: while it is planned that theresearch reactor FRJ-2 will be permanently shut down in May 2006,Juelich will strengthen its activities at external neutron sources. Forthis purpose, we found the Juelich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS, which encompasses the in-house research with neutrons, the instrument and method development and the instrument operation and user programs at the FRM-II reactor in Munich, the SNS Spallation Source in Oak Ridge and the ILL high flux reactor in Grenoble. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=268 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=268 Present Status and Future of Very Cold Neutron Applications 13.02.2006 - 14. 02.2006 - The aim is to discuss the perspectives of using very cold neutrons 20-100 Angstroms in condensed matter research and other applications. New developments in very cold moderation and phase space transformation methods indicate that an increased VCN flux might be available in the near future which could be used in neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=267 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=267 ILL-ISIS Workshop 31.01.2006 - 02. 02.2006 - The Workshop will bring together scientists studying complex materialsand molecular systems that are typically available as polycrystalline,nanoscale and amorphous materials rather than single crystals. Insight into the intrinsic dynamical properties of these materials can be obtained either by an integrated dynamic response such as a phonon density of states or through selected, individual phonons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=242 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=242 Neutron Instruments at Pulsed Neutron Sources for Nanoscience 24.01.2006 - 27. 01.2006 - The scope of the workshop is to discuss design concepts of these instruments for nanoscience and its structural and technical optimization. The workshop will bring together representatives of the planned instruments at SNS, ISIS-TS2 and J-PARC and experts for critical discussions of recent advances and future prospects in methodology, technology and nanoscience for which these instruments will play important roles. The invited speakers are A.SoperISIS, A.HannonISIS, T.EgamiUniv. of Tennessee, D.MildnerNIST, J.ZhaoSNS, J.PenfoldISIS, J.AnknerSNS, et al. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=269 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=269 ECI Okinawa Conference on Innovative Nanoscale Approach to Dynamic Studies of Materials 09.01.2006 - 14. 01.2006 - This conference devoted to the dynamic aspects of nano-scale functional materials presents fruitful opportunity to exchange information, ideas and enhance collaboration between scientists at the international level. The meeting will be an avenue for bringing together experimentalists and theorists from the traditional scientific and engineering disciplines physical, chemical, biological, materials sciences chemical engineers with expertise in synthesis and characterization of materials by light, x-ray, electron and neutron scattering, muSR, NMR, ESR, STM, etc. as well as in theoretical modeling and computer simulation quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, DFT etc. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=265 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=265 Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers 2005 WINS2005 05.12.2005 - 06. 12.2005 - We discuss recent developments of spectrometers, data analysis,devices, and futuristic science to be done on inelastic neutron scattering measurements at newly coming instruments in new sources. We are especially interested in time of flight inelastic neutron instruments, for instance chopper and crystal analyzer instruments. We are also welcome new instruments in reactor sources. If you are interested in cooperation with us, we are really grateful. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=263 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=263 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2005 27.11.2005 - 02. 12.2005 - The ICNS 2005 meeting will be in beautiful Sydney, city of water and light, in the spring of 2005.This will be a very special time for neutron scattering in Australia, as it co-incides with the commissioning of Australias new high-flux reactor neutron source.The conference will follow the tradition established by the previous meetings: ICNS 2001 Munich, ICNS 97 Toronto, ICNS 94 Sendai, ICNS 91 Oxford, ICNS 88 Grenoble, ICNS 85 Sante Fe and ICNS 82 Hakone.ScopeICNS 2005 will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in neutron sources, the techniques of neutron scattering and their application to physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and industry. The conference will bring together scientists using neutrons and instrumentation specialists. Topics includeCondensed matter physics Condensed matter chemistry Earth sciences Industrial and medical applications Life sciences and biology Magnetism Materials science Soft condensed matter Advanced neutron sources Neutron instrumentationThe organisersInternational Advisory CommitteeOrganising Committee Chair: Brendan Kennedy.Programme Committee Chair: Evan Gray.Publications Committee Chair: Stewart Campbell. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=454 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=454 Magnetic Structure Determination From Neutron Powder Diffraction Data 14.11.2005 - 16. 11.2005 - It will be hosted at the Rutheford Appleton Laboratories near Didcot, and at The Coseners House in Abingdon Oxfordshire, UK from the 14th of November afternoon, to the 16th of November. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=266 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=266 13TH BENSC USERS MEETING 22.10.2005 - 23. 10.2005 - 13TH BENSC USERS MEETING http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=259 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=259 MECA SENS 3 17.10.2005 - 19. 10.2005 - The aim of each MECA SENS conference is to bring together scientists from the academic world and industry to address the field of stress measurement using neutron and synchrotron X-ray Radiation. The first two conferences were each attended by more than 100 scientists from within the engineering diffraction community. Principle subject areas include residual stresses due to processing and use, materials response to mechanical perturbations, neutron and synchrotron instrumentation, etc. Linked to the conference will also be business meetings of the IMIANSWER initiative and the VAMAS TWA-20 effort to develop standards for synchrotron stress measurements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=247 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=247 One-day symposium honoring Mike Rowe and Jack Rush 09.09.2005 - Information about the symposium, including the invited speakers andchairs, the hotel, and registration, may be found athttp:www.ncnr.nist.govnran. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=262 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=262 Neutron Spin-Echo Workshop 08.09.2005 - 10. 09.2005 - Neutron Spin-Echo Workshop 2005 being held at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, from 8-10 September 2005 in co-operation with HMI Berlin, Germany, and FZ Juelich, Germany. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=257 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=257 9th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 05.09.2005 - 15. 09.2005 - The School is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of neutron scattering. The School will comprise lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and neutron spectroscopy will be given by international experts. Techniques at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources are covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=256 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=256 Special Symposium at the ACS meeting on neutron scattering 31.08.2005 - 01. 09.2005 - Our symposiums goal is to build scientific excitement and broadparticipation among chemists. Our speakers will focus on unansweredimportant scientific questions about structure and dynamics of chemicalsystems, broadly defined, and how many of these questions are complementarily or uniquely answered with neutron scattering techniques. The objective is to feature the most exciting problems and the role of neutron techniques in their solution. The chemical sciences,biology, chemical engineering, materials science, and geosciences will all be represented. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=264 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=264 7th United States National School of Neutron and X-ray Scattering 14.08.2005 - 18. 08.2005 - The main purpose of the School is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct four short experiments at Argonnes Advanced Photon Source Division and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source Division to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=258 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=258 Probing complex fluid membranes and films with neutron spin-echo 14.08.2005 - 17. 08.2005 - The broad scope for the meeting is the structure and behavior of membranes and other thin macromolecular films. Subjects that would fit within the scope of such a workshop include rafts, things in membranes, membrane crumpling and buckling, cytoskeletal effects, complexes in confined 2-d geometries, chemical, physical and charged patterning of surfaces and membrane adaptation to these patterns, and block copolymer structures in films. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=250 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=250 4th PSI Summer School: Spectroscopy Microscopy 14.08.2005 - 21. 08.2005 - This school is primarily intended for young scientists at the beginning of their career, who look for research opportunities or have just started their research in this field. Part of the lecture program is devoted to the role of neutron and synchrotron X-ray techniques in this area. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=254 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=254 Benasque2005 Biological Membranes, current challenges. 31.07.2005 - 19. 08.2005 - This workshop is intended to discuss progress and challenges of allaspects regarding our understanding of biological membranes and monolayers from a soft condensed matter perspective, both theoretically and experimentally.Focus topics will include: mixtures, domains and proteins in membranes, adhesion and membrane-cytoskeleton interactions, membrane fusion, membrane pores, dynamics and hydrodynamics and interactions of membranes with ions, polymers and proteins.The aim of the workshop will be to stimulate discussions and collaborations among participants, with a low number of seminars. Desks and computer facilities will be provided. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=255 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=255 XIIIth International Workshop: Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids and Other Condensed Phases 27.07.2005 - 31. 07.2005 - The Workshop has been in the process of broadening its scope and nowincludes work on tunneling in condensed phases in general, biologicalsystems being the new area of interest. Experimental and theoreticalaspects of quantum atomic and molecular tunneling phenomena will form the main theme of the workshop. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=260 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=260 CCP13 22.06.2005 - 24. 06.2005 - The Annual Workshop will be held this year at Cardiff University from the 22-24 June. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=249 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=249 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 20.06.2005 - 24. 06.2005 - In the lectures and hands-on demonstrations we shall emphasize methods that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from 100 ns to 1 ps. The emonstrations will use four of the cold neutron instruments disk chopper spectrometer, backscattering spectrometer, spin echo spectrometer and SPINS triple-axis spectrometer, plus the FANS filter analyzer spectrometer. The course will be targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. Small angle neutron scattering and neutron reflectometry techniques will not be covered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=252 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=252 ACA 2005 one day powder diffraction software Workshop 28.05.2005 - There will be a one day powder diffraction software workshop just prior to the American Crystallographic Association ACA 2005 meeting: Saturday 28th May 2005; Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA immediately prior to the ACA 2005 conference which is being held at the same venue. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=302 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=302 Crystalline Hydrogen Storage Materials 28.05.2005 - 02. 06.2005 - The invited speaker list includesPetrovic DOELANLOzolins UCLA Jensen Univ. HawaiiMajzoub SNLHuot Univ. QuebecSpeakman ORNL http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=246 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=246 Probing Matter at High Magnetic Fields with Xrays and Neutrons 10.05.2005 - 12. 05.2005 - The National Research Councils Committee on Opportunities in HighMagnetic Field Science COHMAG was charged in 2003 to 1 assess the current state and future prospects of high magnetic field science and technology in the United States; 2 assess the position of the United States in this area in the international context; 3 identify promising multidisciplinary areas for research and development, and 4 review and prioritize major magnet construction initiatives for the next decade. Currently, the United States through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world leader in the highest fields for practical experiments; however, research institutions in Germany and Japan are key competitors. We have the opportunity to expand the high field magnet capabilities in the United States to help assure continued leadership in the science programs they support. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=253 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=253 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS XVII 25.04.2005 - 29. 04.2005 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=458 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=458 25th anniversary of condensed matter theory at ISIS and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 07.04.2005 - 08. 04.2005 - A symposium to celebrate 25 years of continuing contribution by Stephen Lovesey in Condensed Matter Theory at the ISIS Facility and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The symposium will start with dinner on the evening of Thursday the 7th of April at the Coseners House in Abingdon and will be followed by a workshop at RAL with 12 invited talks on condensed-matter physics on Friday the 8th of April. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=248 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=248 LANSCE Winter Neutron School on Applications to Structural Materials 03.03.2005 - 11. 03.2005 - The school will include lectures from some of the preeminent scientists in the field and hands on experiments on the SMARTS, HIPPO, NPDF, and LQD instruments at the Lujan Center. The school is focused of graduate students beginning there thesis research and post doctoral researchers, but industrial applicants will also be considered. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=303 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=303 Neutron Diffraction Characterization on Mechanical Behavior 13.02.2005 - 17. 02.2005 - A symposium on Neutron Diffraction Characterization on Mechanical Behavior will be held February 13-17, 2005 at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA. Details can be found in the 1st announcement and call for papers, which includes the list of confirmed invited speakers and tentative titles. Just follow the link provided below. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=295 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=295 Neutron Scattering from Biological Systems 13.12.2004 - 14. 12.2004 - In this meeting we aim to give a broad overview of the contribution ofneutrons to biology, with particular emphasis on neutron proteincrystallography, neutron fibre diffraction, small-angle scattering andreflectometry from systems such as enzymes, amyloids, membranes, proteins absorbed on surfaces, drug delivery vehicles, biosensors and many more. These topics will be introduced by a series of invited and contributing speakers and by a poster session, but there will also be ample time for an open discussion about the present and future of neutron techniques and facilities. In particular, we will explore the opportunities for neutron scattering experiments in biology at existing and future neutron sources, such as the ISIS Second Target Station. We expect a stimulating discussion on these topics to continue over our traditional Christmas Dinner. The levelof the presentations will be suitable for beginners and expert alike. The meeting will start at 1:30 PM on December 13, 2004 and end at 12:30 PM on December 14, 2004. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=299 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=299 Workshop on Neutron Inelastic Spectrometers 02.12.2004 - 03. 12.2004 - In this workshop, new inelastic-spectrometer Chopper-Spectrometers,Inverted-Geometry Spectrometers, Hybrid-Type... planned for comingspallation neutron sources, related new devices and data analysismethods will be discussed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=301 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=301 Neutrons and X-Ray Scattering as Probes of Multiscale Phenomena 29.11.2004 - 03. 12.2004 - The symposium on Neutrons and X-Ray Scattering as Probes of Multiscale Phenomena at the Materials Research Society Fall 2004 Meeting, Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. This symposium will emphasize new experimental methods, results, and data interpretation from a wide range of systems, including polymers, biomaterials, metals, electronic and magnetic materials, and complex fluids. Contributions from neutron and x-ray researchers in all areas of materials science are welcomed. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=296 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=296 NOBUGS 2004 18.10.2004 - 20. 10.2004 - The aim of the NOBUGS series of conferences is to foster collaboration between IT professionals working at X-ray, musr, and neutron sources around the world. This collaboration should yield better data aquisition and data analysis software for the users of such facilities. NOBUGS 2004 features oral and poster presentations of the latest developments in data acquisition, data analysis, user interface design and general computer science as is relevant to users and programmers working at scientific facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=287 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=287 Symposium on the Occasion of the Retirement of Albert Furrer 06.10.2004 - on the occasion of the retirement of Prof Albert Furrer as the head of theLaboratory for Neutron Scattering at ETH Zurich and at the Paul ScherrerInstitute a dedicated symposium will be organised at PSI on Oct 6, 2004 starting at 1 p.m. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=298 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=298 VII School of Neutron scattering F. P. Ricci in Pa lau 21.09.2004 - 02. 10.2004 - The School, established in 1994, is primarily addressed to graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in the field of Neutron Scattering. The School will comprise lectures, tutorials and simulation sessions covering all aspects of the theory and practice of Neutron Diffraction and Neutron Spectroscopy, with special attention to Small Angle SANS and Ultra Small Angle USANS Scattering. The School will be held in Palau Sardinia Island -Italy and will commence on Thusday the 21st September, with a series of introductory lectures covering the fundamentals of neutron scattering. Anybody interested to attend the School is invited to register by filling out the school Application Form. Those who need financial support should also fill out the Financial Assistance Form. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=284 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=284 Neutrons and Numerical Methods II 15.09.2004 - 18. 09.2004 - The 2nd Neutrons and Numerical Methods workshop will be held at the Institut Laue Langevin in September 15-18 this year. The workshop will be preceded by a one-day school that is intended not only for students, but anybody who wishes to become familiar with the basic methodologies. For further information, consult the website www.ill.frEventsN2M2 or contact the organisers directly via email n2m2 at ill.fr. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=274 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=274 2nd Neutrons Numerical Methods Workshop 15.09.2004 - 18. 09.2004 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=289 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=289 EPDIC IX 02.09.2004 - 05. 09.2004 - EUROPEAN POWDER DIFFRACTION CONFERENCE will take place from September 2 to September 5 2004 in Prague, Czech Republic. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=290 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=290 QENS2004 01.09.2004 - 04. 09.2004 - The QENS2004 conference will cover all aspects dealing with quasielastic neutron scattering in fields ranging from physics to biology as well as theory, applications, instrumentation and complementary techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=271 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=271 6th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 15.08.2004 - 29. 08.2004 - The school consists of tutorial lectures on the principles of scatteringtheory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron x-ray sources, and the application of scattering methods to condensed matter research. Hands-on experiments at both the IPNS and APS provide the students with practical experience in the use of neutrons and synchrotron x-rays for research. A series of lectures by prominent scientists on recent research using neutrons and x-rays are also presented to the students. Topics from many disciplines including materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology, and geology is included in both the experiments and lectures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=285 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=285 Conference on modeling and simulations 02.08.2004 - 06. 08.2004 - The meeting is part of the 2004 SPIE Annual Meeting. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=338 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=338 USAS sessions at the ACA Meeting 17.07.2004 - 22. 07.2004 - The purpose of this second ICONUSAS workshop, after the first held at Oak Ridge last summer, is to facilitate exchange of technical information, to identify areas for collaborative efforts, and to reduce duplication of efforts in this new field, especially in its Time-of-Flight implementation. At that time, we hope to acclaim new leadership of the Consortium. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=273 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=273 Advances in Computing Environments for Crystallography 17.07.2004 - 22. 07.2004 - Modern crystallography is undeniably dependent on access to adequatecomputing resources. New options for cheapish clustered computing andGRID computing allow for real-time or near-real-time modelling orrefinement of complex systems including macromolecules. In addition, themassive ammounts of data generated need to be effectively sharedcreating a need for accessible networks, which in turn create issueswith datanetwork security. People are invited to submit abstracts onthis topic for the ACA 2004 meeting, for either oral or poster presentation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=278 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=278 Gen Shirane and Frontiers of Neutron Scattering 15.07.2004 - The Gen Shirane and Frontiers of Neutron Scattering symposium to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory on July 15, 2004. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=297 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=297 LAM12 11.07.2004 - 17. 07.2004 - The Twelfth International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals will be held in Metz 11-17 July 2004. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=283 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=283 Probing Dynamics at Interfaces - Options for Inelastic Neutron Reflectometry 04.07.2004 - 06. 07.2004 - The workshop is dedicated to the analysis of dynamic phenomena by neutrons in various fields such as magnetic multilayers, polymer layers, biomembranes, solid-liquid interfaces and any interface related system. The workshop will discuss relevant instrument possibilities and experimental options and complemntary technqiues available. It is open to any scientist interested to participate. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=282 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=282 8SXNS 28.06.2004 - 02. 07.2004 - This 8th international SXNS conference will bring together researchers studying surfaces of solid, liquid, and soft condensed materials including multilayers via neutron or x-ray either hard, soft, or EUV scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=277 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=277 Summer School on Neutron Small-Angle Scattering And Reflectometry from Submicron Structures 10.06.2004 - 12. 06.2004 - The 2004, tenth annual, NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR neutron scattering summer school will be held in conjunction with the American Conference on Neutron Scattering ACNS. The summer school will commence on Sunday, June 6th, at the ACNS site on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, with a series of introductory lectures covering the fundamentals of small-angle neutron scattering SANS, neutron reflectometry NR, and cold neutron spectroscopy. Following the ACNS meeting, the summer school will resume on Thursday, June 10th, at the NCNR in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This part of the summer school will run until Saturday afternoon, June 12th, and will emphasize hands-on training on the SANS and NR instruments at the NCNR. The combination of introductory lectures, scientific sessions at the ACNS, and training in scattering techniques at the NCNR will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their application to current research topics. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=280 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=280 Gaseous Neutron Detector Workshop 10.06.2004 - 11. 06.2004 - The workshop will explore alternatives to the commercially available 3He proportional tubes that are used in nearly all existing and planned instruments. Such alternatives include detector designs i.e. longer tubes to lower cost, new packaging techniques multi-tube detectors, application of existing technologies to fit the requirements of CNCS wire chamber arrays and new detector technologies Gas Electron Multipliers. In addition we wish to explore different manufacturing techniques lab and university based construction that could result in more cost effective detectors. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=292 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=292 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2004 06.06.2004 - 10. 06.2004 - The ACNS conference is intended to showcase recent scientific results in neutron science. The specific sorting categories for abstracts are: Biology, Chemistry and Materials, EngineeringApplications, Instrumentation, Soft Matter, Condensed Matter Physics and Fundamental Physics. The conference will feature the presentation of the first Cliff Shull Prize for Neutron Science to be awarded to J. Michael Rowe NIST. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=294 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=294 Neutrons and Energy for the Future 04.06.2004 - 05. 06.2004 - This workshop is a satellite event of the 2nd American Conference onNeutron Scattering. For additional workshop information, includingregistration, scholarship, location, lodging, and draft program. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=286 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=286 PNCMI 2004 School: Scholarship application 01.06.2004 - 05. 06.2004 - In addition to the PNCMI workshop that will give young scientists anexcellent overview on current research activities, we are organizing aschool on polarized neutron scattering. The school will contain both atutorial Friday, June 4, afternoon and a laboratory course Saturday,June 5 with hands-on training using the polarized neutron scatteringinstruments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NISTCenter for Neutron Research. Neutron scattering experts from NIST willconduct the laboratory course. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=291 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=291 PNCMI 2004 01.06.2004 - 04. 06.2004 - Conference topics include: i Condensed matter research using polarized neutrons ii Science opportunities at next generation sources iii Novel instrumentation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=337 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=337 5th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop CPDW 28.05.2004 - 29. 05.2004 - The main theme of the workshop is in the fundamentals of using powderdiffraction, and assisting participants in using the Rietveld method.Lectures on a variety of topics are planned for the morning, with theafternoon practical sessions concentrating on using GSAS for performing Rietveld analysis, for structure refinement and quantitative phase analysis. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=276 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=276 12th Bensc Users Meeting 14.05.2004 - 15. 05.2004 - In addition to the talks and poster sessions on Friday, 14 May, a presentation of our projects at BESSY and a guided tour through BESSY on Saturday, 15 May. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=293 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=293 CANSAS-IV 12.05.2004 - 14. 05.2004 - CanSAS-IV is the event of the year for anyone with a particular interest in the use and application of Small-Angle Scattering techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=279 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=279 Beam Instrumentation Workshop 2004 BIW04 01.05.2004 - 04. 05.2004 - The 11th Beam Instrumentation Workshop extends an invitation to join colleagues in addressing design principles and engineering issues of beam diagnostic and control instrumentation for charged particle accelerators and beam transport lines. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=336 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=336 Symposium at the Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining Congress 2004 London 30.03.2004 - 01. 04.2004 - Symposium at the Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining Congress 2004 London http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=275 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=275 Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining Annual Congress 30.03.2004 - 01. 04.2004 - The object of the symposium is to showcase the wide range of neutron scattering techniques that are being applied to materials science problems. The flyer for the symposium and the abstracts of the invited talks are given in the attached word files. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=334 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=334 Dynamic Energy Landscapes and Functional Systems 28.03.2004 - 04. 04.2004 - The most interesting solids and molecules are mesoscopically functional ones that are active on the scale of domains within individual macromolecules or of less than a thousand atoms in a solid. This action can involve correlated properties such as transformation or the conduction of spins or Cooper pairs or chemical ones such as the conduction of ions, the catalysis of coupled or multi-step chemical reactions, and communication and regulation. What many of these systems have in common is that not only are they statically complex in terms of their compositions and structures on the nanoscale, but also dynamically complex, exhibiting multiple, coexisting conformations or arrangements of the atoms in these distinct domains. This conference will address the fundamental questions posed by these functional systems in condensed matter, chemistry, and biology, and the coupling of these properties with the intrinsic, mesoscale, dynamic heterogeneity of these systems and its origin in a modifiable local energy landscape with multiple local minima. The emphasis will not be on complexity per se, but rather on actual examples of materials that exhibit these characteristics, including correlated and transformational crystalline solids, mixed valence oxides, alloys and solid solutions, catalysts, polymers and other soft materials and molecular compounds, proteins and nucleic acids, actinides and other f electron systems, semiconductors and photo-excited transformational compounds, ionic conductors, biomolecular assemblies, and fabricated heterostructures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=272 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=272 Dynamics of disordered materials on the nanometer scale 23.02.2004 - 27. 02.2004 - This international conference will promote the confluence of ideas andexpertise from diverse experimental and theoretical approaches in orderto accelerate research on the dynamics of disordered materials on thenanometer scale. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=330 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=330 Joint VITESS and McStas Training Course and Workshop 05.02.2004 - 06. 02.2004 - The workshop will be organized as follows:Morning sessions with talks about simulation results in general. Afternoons with simulation training courses in groups with McStas and VITESS. The final program will be decided and announced in the beginning of January. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=270 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=270 7th SINQ Users Meeting 27.01.2004 - The scope of the meeting is to inform the users about recent progress and developments around SINQ, to give them the opportunity to present their results and to exchange their ideas within the SINQ community. A poster session is not foreseen, instead it is planned to give as many users as possible the opportunity to report on their work in talks oftypically 15 minutes in the parallel afternoon sessions. We especiallyencourage young scientists to participate and to present the outcome oftheir research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=300 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=300 Polarisation Analysis and Inelastic Cold-Neutron Scattering 27.01.2004 - 28. 01.2004 - The purpose of the workshop is to: demonstrate the applications of these methods to Australian industry, government and universities, and make a start on defining specifications for instrumentation and sample-environment apparatus at the Replacement Research Reactor http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=333 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=333 Joint Meeting on Neutron Optics and Detectors NOP2004 and PSND2004 13.01.2004 - 16. 01.2004 - NOP2004 : International Conference on Neutron Optics -- Development and Application of Neutron Optical Devices and Related Techniques --PSND2004 : Third International Workshop on Position-Sensitive Neutron Detectors. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=327 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=327 Neutron Scattering Winter School 09.01.2004 - 16. 01.2004 - This week-long, annual school focuses each year on a different scientific topic in 2004, magnetism and provides researchers principally graduate students and postdocs with a foundation in those aspects of neutron scattering theory and practice primarily used in studies of the topical area of the school. Complementary techniques are described in the school and students learn how neutron scattering complements information obtained with these techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=329 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=329 ANSWER 16.11.2003 - 20. 11.2003 - The first annual ANSWER workshop is planned to gather internationalneutron-scattering materials research community and provide a forum for the discussion of current and future research activities and ideas. Specific topics of the oral and poster presentations will include: 1 neutron-scattering facilities and instruments; 2 mechanical behavior of materials including plastic deformation,twinning, fatigue, and creep; 3 residual stresses; 4 microstructure and phase transformation; and 5 theoretical modeling. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=335 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=335 UK-Japan Neutron Science Workshop UKJ2003 31.10.2003 - 01. 11.2003 - The UK-Japan collaboration is a very successful collaboration and hasled to the development of innovative instruments, i.e. MARI and MAPS.These instruments have produced outstanding scientific results, notonly by UK and Japanese researchers, but also by scientists world wide,and have influenced the instrument development for the future projects,i.e. JSNS, SNS and ESS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=315 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=315 Neutron Detector Workshop ND2003 31.10.2003 - 01. 11.2003 - Detector development is the key to achieve the required instrumentperformance by fully utilizing the power of 1MW-class source. Thereis a great number of RD activities world wide and the workshop aimsto bring together the specialists. Therefore, following the previousInternational Workshop on Position-Sensitive Neutron Detectors, whichwas held at HMI in June 2001, we would like to host the InternationalWorkshop on Neutron Detector on this occasion. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=316 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=316 International Symposium on Pulsed Neutron Science and Instruments IPN2003 27.10.2003 - 30. 10.2003 - This is a series of international symposia to discuss science andinstruments using pulsed neutrons. Pulsed neutron user facilitiesKENS, IPNS, LANSCE, ISIS have been operated since the 1980s andpulsed neutron scattering technique have become an indispensable toolfor studying solid state physics, materials science, bio-physics,polymer science and even earth science. Two 1MW class facility, SNSand C, are now under construction; the second target station atISIS is expected to be approved very soon and the ESS project is underconsideration. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=314 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=314 SNS Symposium and CINSICDN Annual General Meeting 17.10.2003 - 18. 10.2003 - Symposium for Canadian Participation at the Spallation Neutron Source and the 2003 CINSICDN Annual General MeetingThe symposium will feature national and intenational experts in the application of neutron scattering to topical problems in materials science. The symposium will finish with lunch on Saturday, October 18, and be followed by the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering Institut canadien de la diffusion des neutrons CINSICDN Annual General Meeting. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=331 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=331 THE FIRST FIFTEEN YEARS OF REVERSE MONTE CARLO MODELLING 09.10.2003 - 11. 10.2003 - All aspects theory, code developments, applications of the Reverse Monte Carlo and related methods, including EPSR, MAXENT, MCGR, etc... http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=323 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=323 Workshop on Neutron Macromolecular Crystallography at the Spallation Neutron Source 01.10.2003 - 02. 10.2003 - Workshop on Neutron Macromolecular Crystallography at the Spallation Neutron Source http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=328 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=328 Workshops on chem-bio interface and sample environments 23.09.2003 - 26. 09.2003 - The U.S. neutron users community is eagerly anticipating thecommissioning and operation of beamlines at the Spallation NeutronSource SNS, currently under construction at Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory. Many opportunities exist for wonderful scientific advanceswith neutron scattering and spectroscopic investigations by chemists and by biologists working at the chemistry-biology interface. However, thenumber of active neutron users among these communities is currentlysmall, and the communities as a whole have had little opportunity tocommunicate their interests and needs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=326 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=326 DyProSo XXIX conference Elettra 22.09.2003 - 25. 09.2003 - The aim of DYPROSO XXIX is to provide a selected, but nevertheless, broad scope. With a few lectures on one topic, the status of the understanding and the open problems are usually presented. Cross-fertilizing among experts is certainly one of the resulting benefits. Younger participants are then informed on hot and current topics in areas other than their specialty. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=313 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=313 SSPD03 14.09.2003 - 19. 09.2003 - The purpose of this conference is to assess the progress made in the theory and techniques of structure solution based on powder diffraction data and to point to areas where further work is needed. Special attention will be paid to structure prediction done by energy minimization,because its results are frequently checked by Rietveld refinement. It is believed that a combination of these two methods will in a near future become a standard tool. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=304 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=304 MecaSens 08.09.2003 - 09. 09.2003 - This congress is the second in a series of international conferences onStress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron radiation. The goal of eachMeca-Sens conference is to bring together scientists from the academic world and from industry to address specific topics within the field of stress measurement using neutron and X - ray synchrotron radiation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=320 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=320 8th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 08.09.2003 - 18. 09.2003 - Techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources are covered. Together with a strong introductory and teaching theme, the School offers participants an opportunity to hear about some of the exciting new research being carried out in neutron scattering. The young scientists participating in the School are also encouraged to give a short overview of their own research as part of the tutorial sessions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=368 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=368 3rd European Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS 2003 03.09.2003 - 06. 09.2003 - The European Conference on Neutron Scattering to be held in Montpellier, France, is the third of a series of successful meetings organized by the European Neutron Scattering Association. After Interlaken in 1996, and Budapest in 1999, ECNS 2003 will provide a new forum for scientists working in neutron science. The broad field investigated by neutron scattering, which includes physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and applications will be covered. Advances in instrumentation will be an important aspect of the conference. The participation of young scientists will be strongly encouraged. The Walter Halg Prize and the Young Scientist Awards will be presented at the conference. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=307 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=307 Quantum Complexities in Condensed Matter: An International Workshop and Conference 21.08.2003 - 28. 08.2003 - Quantum Complexities in Condensed Matter will bring together the latestexperimental results with new theoretical insights in order to furtherunderstanding of the effects of strong electronic correlations and thenature of the emergent complex quantum ground states. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=324 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=324 Theory, Modeling, and Neutron Scattering 12.08.2003 - 14. 08.2003 - The workshop will gather the experts on theoretical and modeling methods as they relate to neutron scattering measurements, bridging the gap between experiment and theory for study of advanced materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=325 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=325 5th United States National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 10.08.2003 - 23. 08.2003 - Leading researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories will lecture on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics ofx-ray and neutron sources. Program elements will include hands-onexperiments in materials science, condensed matter physics, and soft matter using the Advanced Photon Source and Intense Pulsed Neutron Source facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=309 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=309 2nd PSI Summer School on Condensed-Matter Research 09.08.2003 - 16. 08.2003 - Topic will be Soft Condensed Matter http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=322 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=322 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on Polarised Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism PNSXM 2003 04.08.2003 - 07. 08.2003 - This meeting will provide a venue for presentations on the latest advances in the application to selected topics of the many and complementary techniques based on polarised neutron and X-ray scattering. The program, structured in invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, will highlight broad unifying themes in the physics of f-electron systems, d-electron systems and low dimensional magnetic systems. Proceedings will be published in Physica B. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=352 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=352 Polarized Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism Conference PNSXM 27.07.2003 - 06. 08.2003 - The Polarized Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism Conference will be held in Venice, Italy, August 4-6, 2003. It is a satellite meeting of the International Conference on Magnetism, Rome, Italy, July 27 - August 2, 2003. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=312 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=312 Intl Consortium on Ultra-Small-Angle Scattering Workshop 09.07.2003 - 10. 07.2003 - The First Workshop of the International Consortium on Ultra-Small-Angle Scattering IConUSAS will held at Oak Ridge, TN on July 9-10, 2003. The main goal of this meeting is to create an international collaboration of scientific groups working in the field of X-ray and NeutronUltra-Small-Angle Scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=317 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=317 Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids 22.06.2003 - 25. 06.2003 - The XII International Workshop on Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids will be dedicated to the memory of Mik Pintar whopassed away on February 9, 2003, and was a leading figure in this international series. The workshop will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, June 22-25, 2003. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=311 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=311 Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids QAMTS 22.06.2003 - 25. 06.2003 - The XIIth International Workshop on Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids will be dedicated to the memory of Mik Pintar who passed away on February 9, 2003, and was a leading figure in this international series. The workshop will held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, June 22-25, 2003. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=321 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=321 XIIth International Workshop on Quantum Atmic and Moleculer Tunneling in Solids 22.06.2003 - 25. 06.2003 - Tunneling phenomena are ubiquitous in an enormous number of fields in contemporary science. They range from the macroscopic, many particle states glasses, quantum magnets to the microscopic molecular and atomic, and cover the physical, chemical and biological sciences, as well as the applied sciences. Although the unifying theme of the conference are tunneling phenomena in the solid state, the organizers recognize that cross fertilization by advances in observing and interpreting tunneling in other phases is critical to progress in the field. Therefore, at this meeting, we also encourage contributions on all phenomena where tunneling plays a role, including not only processes in solids and matrices, but also organic and organometallic reactions in liquids, tunneling processes in clusters and nanoparticles, and enzyme-catalyzed reactions. The QAMTS conference will brings together researchers and students at the forefront of all these fields to review topics of high current interest. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=365 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=365 Single-Crystal Diffuse Scattering at Pulsed Neutron Sources 16.06.2003 - 17. 06.2003 - Single-crystal diffuse coherent neutron scattering is a powerful technique for probing complex nanoscale spin and lattice disorder in crystalline materials. The Spallation Neutron Source, currently being built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, provides an opportunity to perform diffuse scattering experiments with unprecedented efficiency, since the time-of-flight Laue technique can take full advantage of the high brightness of the new source. Nevertheless, there are currently no proposals to build a dedicated diffractometer for single-crystal diffuse scattering at the SNS. The workshop will address this issue, as well as reviewing existing diffuse scattering capabilities around the world. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=319 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=319 Neutron Detector Workshop 29.05.2003 - 30. 05.2003 - Review a coordinated road map for detector research to meet the diverse needs of the neutron scattering community. Build a community for neutron detector development in the U. S., which includes research and training at universities and expanded research and development at national laboratories. Identify strategies for obtaining support for neutron detector development, especially from NSF and DOE. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=318 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=318 BENSC USERS MEETING 16.05.2003 - 17. 05.2003 - BENSC USERS MEETING 2003Friday, 16 May 2003, 9.00h 22.00h: Oral and Poster ContributionsSaturday 17 May 2003 - Satellite events http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=308 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=308 International Conference on Advanced Neutron Sources ICANS-XVI 12.05.2003 - 15. 05.2003 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=457 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=457 NX School Alumni session at the APS Users Meeting 29.04.2003 - 01. 05.2003 - The 12th Advanced Photon Source Users Meeting will be held April 29-May 1, 2003. As part of this years user meeting, one half-day workshop session will be devoted to talks from alumni of the National School for Neutron and X-ray Scattering NX School that has been held the past four summers at Argonne National Laboratory. This session will be held on Tuesday afternoon, April 29. Immediately following the workshop there will be a combined reception and poster session. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=310 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=310 Neutrons in Solid-State Chemistry and the Earth Sciences Today and Tomorrow NICEST 12.03.2003 - 16. 03.2003 - The scientific program for the upcoming Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences JINS workshop will focus on neutron scattering in solid-state chemistry and the earth sciences. The program is being put together with graduate students and inexperienced neutron users in mind, and the only assumption for attendees is that they have a knowledge of basic crystallographic and structural concepts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=369 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=369 CLRC meeting on Materials for Energy Production and Storage 06.03.2003 - 07. 03.2003 - This short 2-day meeting hosted by the CCLRC Centre for Materials Physics and Chemistry will focus on the characterization, simulation and development of materials for energy production and storage. Speakers will present talks on X-ray and neutron scattering measurements and computer simulation of fuel cells, battery and hydrogen storage materials, photovoltaics and catalysts. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a broad forum for users of CCLRC facilities to discuss common issues in the characterization and development of materials for energy production and storage. Particular emphasis will be placed on using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques and computer simulation in the study of the structural and dynamical properties at the atomic level and their inter-relationship with bulk material properties. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=306 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=306 Workshop in Magnetism-Neutrons and Muons 26.02.2003 - The aim of the meeting is to provide an introduction to the characterisation of magnetic systems using neutron and muon techniques at a level appropriate to post-graduate study. The meetingwill include a tour of the ISIS Pulsed neutron and muon source and a bound copy of the lecture notes. To minimise costs lunch is not included in the registration fee but restaurant and coffee bar facilities are available at the laboratory. Further information will be sent to registered participants in advance of the meeting. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=305 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=305 2nd International Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement 22.01.2003 - 25. 01.2003 - 2nd Int. Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement will be held at the ILL, Grenoble in January 22.-25., 2003. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=366 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=366 Workshop on Neutrons for the Earth Sciences 12.12.2002 - 13. 12.2002 - On the 12th and 13th of December 2002, the ninth workshop to discuss the neutron-beam instrumentation for Australias Replacement Research Reactor will be held at Lucas Heights. The subject will be the scientific applications to earth sciences. The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate the applications of these methods to Australianindustry, government and universities, and make a start on defining specifications for instrumentation andsample-environment apparatus at the Replacement Research Reactor http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=359 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=359 Workshop on the Perspectives in Single Crystal Neutron spectroscopy SCNS 12.12.2002 - 14. 12.2002 - The workshop on the Perspectives in Single Crystal Neutron spectroscopy SCNS will be held at the Institut Laue - Langevin, Grenoble, France from the 12th to the 14th of December 2002. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=364 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=364 Magnetic Rietveld Workshop: Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Powder Diffraction Data 12.12.2002 - 14. 12.2002 - This highly interactive workshop is aimed at providing the essential theoretical foundations and some working experience on solving and refining magnetic structures from neutron powder diffration data. The essential formalism of propagation vectors, Shubnikov groups and Representation analysis will be covered in a series of lectures, and applied in tutorials sessions, with the help of computer programmes such as Sarah. Neutron instrumentation for magnetic powder diffraction studies will be presented, and refinement techniques using popular packages such as GSAS and FULLPROF will be discussed. The participants will have the opportunity to apply these methods on example data sets, and are highly encouraged to bring their own data, which will be analysed with the help of the tutors. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=367 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=367 NOBUGS 2002 04.11.2002 - 06. 11.2002 - NOBUGS 2002 takes place on 4-6 November and provide a unique opportunity for users of large-scale facilities, notably neutron and x-ray beam lines, to sit down with the people who provide software support. Dialog in this area could help improve life for everyone. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=362 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=362 Neutron Scattering Laboratory Course Juelich 16.09.2002 - 27. 09.2002 - The laboratory course will consist of lectures and an experimental section. The lectures will encompass an introduction to neutron sources, into scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter will be presented. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=354 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=354 Polarized Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations PNCMI 2002 15.09.2002 - 19. 09.2002 - The international workshop on Polarized Neutrons in Condensed MatterInvestigations PNCMI 2002 will take place in Juelich, Germany from 15 to 19 September. In connection with this workshop, the First Summer School on Polarized Neutron Scattering will be held in Juelich from 10 to 14 September. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=358 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=358 Applications of Neutron Scattering in Structural Biology and Biophysics 18.08.2002 - 22. 08.2002 - Applications of Neutron Scattering in Structural Biology and Biophysics, will be held August 18-22, 2002, at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Massachussetts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=350 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=350 4th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering 11.08.2002 - 26. 08.2002 - The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-rayScattering is to educate graduate students attending U.S. universities on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. The school consists of tutorial lectures on the principles of scattering theory, thecharacteristics of neutron and synchrotron x-ray sources, and theapplication of scattering methods to condensed matter research. Hands-on experiments at both the IPNS and APS provide the students with practical experience in the use of neutrons and synchrotron x-rays for research. A series of lectures by prominent scientists on recent research using neutrons and x-rays are also presented to the students. Topics from many disciplines including materials science, condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology,and geology is included in both the experiments and lectures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=355 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=355 1st PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research 10.08.2002 - 17. 08.2002 - The purpose of the Summer School is to give participants an introduction to the basic principles of magnetism and magnetic materials. The lectures will cover both, theoretical and experimental aspects, with particular emphasis on the utilization of the prominent experimental techniques available at PSI: neutrons, muons, and synchrotron light. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=356 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=356 Neutron and Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering in Condensed-Matter Research 04.08.2002 - 06. 08.2002 - Its main topics are: Superconductivity Magnetism Interfaces and thin films http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=343 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=343 ESRF-ILL neutron-synchrotron meeting 01.08.2002 - 03. 08.2002 - ESRF-ILL Grenoble are organising the above satellite meeting 1-3 August, preceding the main IUCr-Geneva Congress. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=345 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=345 ESRF-ILL neutron-synchrotron meeting 01.08.2002 - 03. 08.2002 - ESRF-ILL Grenoble are organising the above satellite meeting 1-3 August, preceding the main IUCr-Geneva Congress. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=346 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=346 ILL-ESRF Grenoble meeting on New Materials 01.08.2002 - 03. 08.2002 - The full programme, abstracts and participant list for the ILL-ESRF Grenoble meeting 1-3 August are now posted on: http:www.ill.frdifiucrindex.html http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=360 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=360 Workshop on Neutron Spin Echo Techniques at Pulsed Sources 15.07.2002 - 16. 07.2002 - IPNS weclomes your participation in a Workshop on Neutron Spin EchoTechniques at Pulsed Sources that will held at the Argonne NationalLaboratory, Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, July 15-16, 2002. The program will include several 45 minute talks with follow-up discussions. It will be held in Building 360, Conference Room A-224. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=361 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=361 SPIE conference on Advances in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation 07.07.2002 - 11. 07.2002 - The SPIE conference on Advances in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation will be held in Seattle, 7-11 July 2002. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=340 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=340 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2002 23.06.2002 - 27. 06.2002 - The conference will have a dual purpose. It is intended to showcaserecent scientific results in neutron science in a wide range of fields,including soft condensed matter and liquids, biology, magnetism,engineering materials, chemical spectroscopy, crystal structure, andelementary excitations. This will be accomplished through a combination of invited and contributed talks as well as poster sessions. Equally important, the conference is intended to fulfill many of the objectives of a facility users meeting but on a national scale. Hence, the conference will provide an opportunity for the major neutron centers in North America to interact with neutron users and will provide a forum for users to raise issues that relate to using these facilities. This years conference will include an update on the United States next-generation neutron source project, the Spallation Neutron Source SNS, a multilaboratory partnership, and will allow for feedback from the neutron-scattering community. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=349 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=349 Summer School on Neutron Scattering 16.06.2002 - 21. 06.2002 - The school will provide an introduction to the techniques of neutronscattering and applications in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, MaterialsSciences and Engineering. Sessions are organized with lectures in themorning and hands-on demonstration experiments with neutron spectrometers at the NRU reactor. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=353 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=353 Summer School on Neutron Scattering 16.06.2002 - 21. 06.2002 - Professor Bromley was born in Westmeath, Ontario and received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Queens University and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 1988 was awarded the National Medal of Science. He has served as President of the AAAS, of IUPAP, and of APS and holds 32 honorary doctorates from universities in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the United States. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=357 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=357 Progress in Neutron Larmor Precession Techniques 30.05.2002 - 31. 05.2002 - The Interfaculty Reactor Institute IRI of the TU Delft is organising a two-day scientific workshop in Delft on recent applications and instrumental developments of Larmor precession techniques for polarised neutrons. IRI has been highly active in both research areas over the last 4 decades with the introduction and application of the three-dimensional neutron depolarisation technique, and more recently with pioneering work in the field of spin-echo small-angle neutron scattering SESANS and high-resolution diffraction. The workshop will be dedicated to recent progress in the use of polarised neutrons in experimental research and instrument development. Attention will be focussed on polarised neutron reflectometry, small-angle polarised neutron scattering, recent applications of the three-dimensional neutron depolarisation technique, and new technical developments in Larmor precession techniques, including neutron resonant spin echo, neutron interferrometry, spin-echo small angle neutron scattering, and high-resolution diffraction using Larmor precession of polarised neutrons. The development of these techniques is particularly relevant for new instrumentation at the future sources. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=347 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=347 ESS European Conference 16.05.2002 - 17. 05.2002 - The ESS European Conference will be held in Bonn, Germany, May 16-17, 2002 at the Bundeshaus the former House of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. Many satellite meetings are already planned on May 15-16, 2002, and other meetings are welcome. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=342 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=342 Applications of Neutron Scattering in Materials Science and Engineering 11.04.2002 - The vitality of todays modern technological society is increasinglydependent upon the use of sophisticated engineered materials. Because the macroscopic properties of such materials are often dictated by their microscopic structure, materials scientists and engineers use a variety of techniques to better understand them on an atomic or molecular scale. Neutron scattering is one such technique, but is not commonly utilized by the materials community. This symposium will present important applications of neutron scattering that demonstrate its advantages for solving problems in materials science and engineering. Topics include study of the structural, magnetic, and dynamical behavior of materials on length scales ranging from the distance between atoms to the size of biological and polymer macro-molecules, characterization of residual stresses, and the properties of surfaces and interfaces. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=351 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=351 Using Neutrons to Probe Structure and Dynamics in Biological Systems 08.04.2002 - 10. 04.2002 - The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the biological community to new capabilities for the study of biological molecules that are planned at the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR and the Spallation neutron Source SNS at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Eminent structural biologists will assess the strengths of neutron scattering for biological system, such as the role of hydrogendeuterium contrast, penetration depth, and accessible length and timescales. These talks will also assess important issues in the biological sciences where next-generation neutron scattering capabilities can provide key answers. Examples may include the structure of protein complexes under functional conditions in solution; the dynamics of protein conformational transformations; the role of water and other small molecules in molecular recognition or catalysis; the structure and dynamics of protein-lipid complexes embedded in functioning membranes. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=348 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=348 IPNS Workshop on Nanotechnology: Nanocomposites: Materials, Neutrons and Data Interpretations 28.03.2002 - 30. 03.2002 - The workshop will provide opportunities for experts in materials synthesis and characterization, neutron experimentalists, and theorists to consider future joint projects and to network research teams from universities, neutron user facilities and national nanoscience research centers for complementary studies. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=341 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=341 Monte-Carlo Workshop 20.03.2002 - 22. 03.2002 - This workshop concerns simulation programs such as Vitess, McStas, NISP, IDEAS, PRMON, ResTrax, MCNP, Shadow, SONG, ... http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=339 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=339 Workshop on Slow Dynamics of Soft-matter and Biological Macromolecules studied by Neutron Scattering 07.03.2002 - 08. 03.2002 - This is an internal workshop to discuss science and instruments forstudying slow dynamics of Soft-matter and Biological macromolecules by neutron scattering. High Intensity Proton Accelerator project has been started since this year, 2001, in Japan and will be completed in 2006. 1MW pulsed neutron source is one of the facilities in the project and will give a very nice opportunity to study the structure and dynamics of materials in a very wide energy-momentum space with a high accuracy. We are now discussing science to be achieved and required instruments in the 1MW pulsed neutron facility. Among disciplines, both of the soft-matter science and the life science will become one of the most topical sciences in the future in general. Hence, it is very important and timely to discuss the future trend of those disciplines and required instruments in neutron scattering facility. In this workshop we will focus on dynamical aspects of soft-matter and biological macromolecules, which govern the function of these materials. Important energy range for the study will be from neV to eV range which can be achieved by neutron spin echo instrument and other inelastic scattering instruments, respectively. The speakers are chosen from outstanding scientists and instrument scientists from all over the world. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=344 Small-Angle Neutron Scattering 13.12.2001 - 14. 12.2001 - On the 13th and 14th of December 2001, the seventh of eight workshops to discuss the neutron-beam instrumentation for Australias Replacement Research Reactor will take place at Lucas Heights, just outside Sydney, Australia. The subject will be scientific applications and technology of small-angle neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=397 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=397 Workshop on Single-Crystal Diffraction 11.12.2001 - 12. 12.2001 - On the 11th and 12th of December 2001, the sixth of eight workshops todiscuss the neutron-beam instrumentation for Australias ReplacementResearch Reactor will take place at Lucas Heights, Sydney, Australia.The subject will be scientific applications and technology ofsingle-crystal diffraction. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=395 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=395 Analysis of microstructure and residual stress by diffraction methods 02.12.2001 - 06. 12.2001 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=407 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=407 Workshop on Nanophase Materials Sciences 24.10.2001 - 26. 10.2001 - Input is sought on candidate research focus areas, equipment needs, and user operations. The workshop will begin with a plenary session surveying nanophase materials research in universities and industry. The Center concept of creating a synergistic research environment to advance knowledge-and ultimately applications-of nanoscale materials and phenomena then will be described, together with the Centers principal components. Breakout working sessions will follow to further develop the Centers scientific program and organization. Recommendations from these breakout sessions will be incorporated in Center planning, and are expected especially to influence the formation of collaborative research focus areas. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=394 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=394 Applications of Neutron Scattering to Materials Science and Engineering 13.10.2001 - 15. 10.2001 - The tutorial is well suited for researchers at all levels, including those without previous experience in neutron scattering. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome. Within the next five years, the advent of the Spallation Neutron Source SNS at Oak Ridge and the construction of the VULCAN diffractometer will greatly expand capabilities in measurement speed and spatial resolution. This new instrument will have a neutron intensity at least ten times higher than what is currently available and will make possible exciting new areas such as the determination of the time-dependent response of materials. The tutorial will bring these advances to the attention of both the academic and industrial science and engineering communities, provide a tutorial environment in which to teach potential users the state of the art, and promote an increase in the user community.The symposium will introduce the capabilities of nextgeneration, neutronscattering instruments and identify new and exciting research opportunities that will have a high impact on metals, ceramics, and engineering sciences. The first day of the symposium will be linked with the tutorial to provide a framework for understanding the capabilities of the future state of neutron scattering. The second day will be devoted to concentrated focus groups, with the goal of identifying new roles for neutron scattering in materials science research that will have a high impact on the field. The focus groups will include both neutron scattering and materials science experts from academia, national laboratories, and industries. A publication on future directions in the field in professional and appropriate trade journals will result. The larger goal is to promote interactions among neutron and materials scientists that will form the foundation for joint research ventures and will contribute to the instrumentation being proposed for development at the SNS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=392 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=392 7th ESS General Meeting 26.09.2001 - 29. 09.2001 - The 7th ESS General Meeting will be held in Seggau, Austria, from 26-29 September 2001. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=386 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=386 Local and Nanoscale Structure in Complex Systems 16.09.2001 - 21. 09.2001 - The scientific motivation for this meeting goes back ten years to the controversial observation of local lattice distortions in cuprates, which inspired the Local Lattice Effects in High Temperature Superconductors conference that was also held in Santa Fe in 1992. Since then it has been recognized that these displacements were a manifestation of the stripes that occur in correlated metal oxides. It is also becoming clear, however, that such behavior is far from unique. The spontaneous development of nanoscale organization coupled to functionality is apparently common to many types and classes of materials, especially complex ones that exhibit correlated electron and atom behaviors that are manifested as phase instabilities and unusual chemical reactivity. These unusual characteristics may therefore originate in the interactions between the resulting differently ordered domains and the attributes of the domain walls instead of bulk characteristics that assume a periodic lattice. The special properties that ensue have generated much of the current interest in nanoscience. Since nanoscale structure has always been recognized as intrinsic to soft matter and biomolecules, many of the ideas and methods already used in, e.g., biological physics, could be extended to condensed matter, and vice versa. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=390 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=390 International Conference on Neutron Scattering ICNS 2001 09.09.2001 - 13. 09.2001 - The conference intends to bring together scientists using neutrons and instrumentation specialists. Advanced instrumentation for the ever increasing needs of the scientists will be one of the central points of the conference. The conference will largely support the participation of young researchers. The ICNS2001 will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in neutron sources, the techniques of neutron scattering and their application to physics, chemistry, biology, material sciences and industry. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=370 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=370 EMBO Practical Course on Solution Scattering from Biological Macromolecules 05.09.2001 - 14. 09.2001 - The course aims for scientists with a research focus in structural biology but with little or no experience in solution scattering. These include scientists active in protein crystallography, NMR, electron microscopy etc whose research could be complemented by solution scattering. The course covers the basics of X-ray and neutron scattering, mathematical methods, instrumentation, data collection, modelling and use of data analysis programs. The students are encouraged to bring their own samples for X-ray synchrotron scattering experiments and the results will be analyzed during the practical tutorials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=379 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=379 Workshop on Dynamics, Excitations and Magnetism 27.08.2001 - 28. 08.2001 - Workshop on Dynamics, Excitations and Magnetism at Australias Replacement Research Reactor, 27 and 28 August 2001 at Lucas Heights, just outside Sydney http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=388 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=388 7th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering 27.08.2001 - 06. 09.2001 - The School, established since 1989, is intended primarily for scientists who are new to the field of Neutron Scattering. The School will compriselectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice ofNeutron Diffraction and Neutron Spectroscopy, which will be given by aninternational group of lecturers who are all acknowledged experts in the field. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=389 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=389 National School of Neutron and X-ray Scattering 12.08.2001 - 25. 08.2001 - The school is targeted at graduate students who require neutron or x-rayscattering for their thesis research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=383 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=383 5th LANSCE User Group LUG Meeting 12.08.2001 - 14. 08.2001 - The Fifth LANSCE User Group LUG Meeting will be held at LANSCE on August 12-14, 2001. The goal of this meeting is to promote interactions between fields that rely on neutron science. This meeting is organized by the LANSCE User Group Executive Committee. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=391 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=391 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on STRONGLY CORRELATED ELECTRON SYSTEMS SCES2001 06.08.2001 - 10. 08.2001 - The program of SCES2001 will highlight broad unifying themes in thecorrelated electron physics of f-electron systems, d-electron systems and low dimensional systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=371 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=371 SPIE conference on Neutron and Hard X-ray Optics and Applications 01.08.2001 - 03. 08.2001 - The SPIE conference on Neutron and Hard X-ray Optics and Applications will be held in San Diego, 1-3 August 2001. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=372 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=372 Crystal Chemistry of Materials and Soft Matter using Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation 01.08.2001 - 04. 08.2001 - The International Union of Crystallography, in full agreement with the IUCr-2002 Programme Committee, have formally accepted the ILL-ESRF proposal to organise a satellite meeting in Grenoble August 1-4 2002 on Crystal Chemistry of Materials and Soft Matter using Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=393 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=393 ACA 21.07.2001 - 26. 07.2001 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=377 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=377 PDF Workshop 21.07.2001 - This will be a one-day hands-on workshop introducing the technique and teaching how to obtain and analyze diffraction data to obtain a real-space. Workshop attendees will receive a CD containing all the computer codes required to analyze the data to obtain the PDF and to carry out full-profile modeling. They will then work through a number of examples of data analysis and modeling on the computer. Attendees are encouraged to bring some of their own powder diffraction data from a sample of interest and we will also try and analyze it it should be a computer file in two-column ascii format. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=381 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=381 Symposium and Workshop on Neutrons for Biology 10.07.2001 - 11. 07.2001 - In the context of Australias replacement research reactor, which will come on line in 2005 and which will feature substantial new instrumentation well-suited for structural-biology studies, the Symposium will highlight the opportunities for Australia. Prominent speakers from overseas and Australia will give an overview of the state of the art. On the second day, a less formal workshop format will seek to address the needs, desires and priorities of the Australian biology community, and to ensure that they are included in planning the neutron-beam instrumentation in an appropriate way. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=382 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=382 Workshop on VITESS 2 and Other Packages for Simulations of Neutron Scattering 25.06.2001 - 27. 06.2001 - The talks in the beginning of the workshop will especially be for colleagues who want to start using VITESS and for those who are interested in the new possibilities of the program. There will be time to do practical work with VITESS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=387 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=387 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 18.06.2001 - 22. 06.2001 - In the lectures and hands-on demonstrations we shall emphasize methods that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from 100 ns to 1 ps. The demonstrations will use four of the cold neutron instruments disk chopper spectrometer, backscattering spectrometer, spin echo spectrometer and SPINS triple-axis spectrometer, plus the newly commissioned filter analyzer spectrometer. The course will be targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=376 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=376 Malcolm Collins Symposium 02.06.2001 - Speakers will include:Gerald Dolling Deep RiverPeter Egelstaff GuelphBruce Gaulin McMasterMichel Gingras WaterlooTom Holden AECLLos Alamos National LaboratoryAndrew Harrison EdinburghThom Mason SNS, Oak Ridge National LaboratoryAlmut Schroeder Kent StateEric Svensson NRC, Chalk River http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=384 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=384 The Present Status of High Magnetic Field Technology and the Prospects for Applications to Neutron Scattering Experiments 28.05.2001 - 30. 05.2001 - The HMI is presently preparing a proposal to combine for the firsttime two privileged large scale facilities for the study magneticand related phenomena, a neutron source and a high magneticfield laboratory. It is our goal to extend our capabilities to do neutronscattering experiments in continuos high magnetic fields up to 30-40Tesla. Using static magnetic fields will tremendously enhance the efficiencyof neutron data collection compared to pulsed fields. In addition,the high power dc power supply to be installed will be able to servea few magnet cells in addition to the neutron scattering magnet position,which could operate some 800-1000 hours per year. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=385 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=385 4th Canadian Powder Diffraction Course 25.05.2001 - 26. 05.2001 - There will be introductions to Rietveld analysis methods, indexingprocedures and programs, linewidth analysis methods and their relation to microstructural information. In addition, there will be talks on contrastchangingresonant scattering at synchrotron sources and rigid bodyconstraints in refinements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=378 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=378 Accuracy in Powder Diffraction III 22.04.2001 - 25. 04.2001 - This will be the third in a series of meetings concerning Accuracy in Powder Diffraction which have been held at NIST approximately every 10 years. These meetings offer a unique perspective on powder diffraction in that the issues under discussion are fundamental to accuracy and how it affects the application of the techniques to materials problems. Advancements in instrumentation continue toincrease the breadth of applications which can be considered with powder diffraction methods. Concurrently, the advances in computer hardware have allowed for the implementation of algorithms and concepts developed decades ago, but whose virtues could not be realized until recently. The meeting is structured to cover both instrument technique specific subjects as well as issues concerning materials characterization. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=408 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=408 New Opportunities in Single Crystal Spectroscopy with Neutrons 19.04.2001 - 22. 04.2001 - The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics Neutron Spectroscopy Department together with the European Cool Neutron Collaboration will hold a Workshop on New Opportunities in Single Crystal Spectroscopy with Neutrons 19-22 April 2001, Lake Balaton Rvflp, Hungary http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=374 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=374 Workshop on New Techniques and Developments for Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Research Facilities 05.04.2001 - 06. 04.2001 - There is no workshop fee for up to 3 participants per research center or company. PSI covers accommodation and meals, but in general NOT the travel costs. However, participants who can not otherwise find support, may apply for a travel grant supported by the Neutron Round-table EC-TMR Concerted Action. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=375 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=375 Environmental Studies Using Neutron and Synchrotron Facilities 20.02.2001 - 21. 02.2001 - The topics covered will include: pollution, energy, industrial processing and biosphere applications. For example J. Parise and others will be talking about ion-exchangers and catalysts, important for purification and chemical processing. G. Fioni and others with speak on nuclear transmutation, activation analysis, X-ray spectroscopic analysis... K. Yvon and others will describe new kinds of batteries and in-situ X-ray and neutron studies of electro-chemistry. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=373 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=373 Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung 2001 19.02.2001 - 21. 02.2001 - Weitere Informationen zur Tagung sowie ein Muster zur Erstellung einer Kurzfassung fuer Ihren Beitrag finden Sie auf dem Internet unter:http:www.fz-juelich.deifftermineDN-J2001 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=409 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=409 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Source ICANS-XV 06.11.2000 - 09. 11.2000 - TARGETS AND MODERATORS, NEUTRON SCATTERING INSTRUMENTS and ACCELERATORS will be the topics of this meeting. Specially the 15th meeting in 2000 is expected to focus on Neutron Sources toward the 21st Century. The first half of the meeting will consist of oral reports and poster presentations. Later in the week, parallel sessions of Targets and Moderators, Neutron Scattering Instruments, Accelerators will take place. There will be also workshop-style discussions. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=404 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=404 Powder Diffraction 17.10.2000 - 18. 10.2000 - The purpose of the workshop is toidentify the future opportunities in this area, and make a start on instrument specifications http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=406 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=406 SCANS meeting: Neutron polarisation in MC instrument simulations 05.10.2000 - 06. 10.2000 - The aim of the meeting is to discuss in detail the requirements and possible protocols for the inclusion of polarisation analysis in Monte Carlo simulations of neutron scattering instruments. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested. Some participants in the ENPI network European Neutron Polarisation Initiative will also take part. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=405 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=405 5th International Workshop On Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering 31.08.2000 - 01. 09.2000 - QENS 2000 is the fifth workshop on Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering and follows previous successful meetings organized in Windsor 1992, San Sebastian 1993, Parma 1995 and Nykping 1998. The Workshop will deal with all aspects of quasi-elastic scattering of neutron, in particular: Applied quasi-elastic scattering Biological systems Dynamics in confined geometries Glass transition Instrumentation Ionic and proton conductors Liquids Magnetic systems Polymers http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=402 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=402 Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations PNCMI-2000 20.06.2000 - 25. 06.2000 - The Workshop follows The International Seminar PNCMI96 in Dubna Russia and The International Workshop PNCMI98 in Grenoble, while the first meeting The International Conference on the Impact of Polarized Neutrons on Solid State Chemistry and Physics, has been held in Grenoble France as early as in 1982. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=418 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=418 Summer School on Neutron Scattering 18.06.2000 - 23. 06.2000 - The forthcoming summer school on neutron scattering will be held at Chalk River between the 18th and 23rd of June. The course is appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=399 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=399 NOBUGS-III 2000 12.06.2000 - 14. 06.2000 - The 3rd NOBUGS workshop was held at Daresbury Laboratory in June 2000. Talks given at NOBUGS 2000 are grouped according to subject in the following categories: Remote Data Acquisition and Control Macros and Modular Data Acquisition Data Acquisition Updates Facility Business and Data Visualisation Automatic Beamline Alignment and Instrument Simulation Data Analysis Data Management Data Acquisition Data Format http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=400 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=400 Neutron spring school 02.05.2000 - 12. 05.2000 - This school will consist of 24 lectures addressing the following instrumental and scientific topics :State of the art in powder diffraction FocalisationStructure and dynamics of liquids Novel spin echoReflectivity Neutron polarimetryDevelopments with pulsed sources Quasi elastic scatteringSuperconductors Low dimensionality magnetismMagnetic thin layers Molecular magnetismHigh energy excitations Stress scanningNeutrons and biology Advanced polymer research http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=401 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=401 Neutron Scattering and Materials Modelling 19.04.2000 - 20. 04.2000 - The Institute of Physics are running the above two day event at the University of Salford in April 2000. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=403 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=403 Protein Crystallography with Neutrons 25.02.2000 - 26. 02.2000 - The aim of the workshop is to discuss current use of protein crystallography with neutrons, advantages and disadvantages of neutrons in this field and future prospects with respect to new opportunities and facilities as ESS. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=398 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=398 Monte Carlo Workshop 13.01.2000 - 14. 01.2000 - http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=417 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=417 Dave Cox Symposium 17.12.1999 - Friday afternoon, December 17, 1999 in the Physics Department Seminar Room. Speakers who have accepted to talk about Daves career are: Tony Cheetham UCSB, Larry Finger Carnegie Institute Art Sleight Oregon State University http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=416 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=416 Diffraction with Incident Beam Polarisation on OSIRIS 30.11.1999 - The long wavelength diffraction component of the OSIRIS Project has been constructed and is now operational. The next step is to add incident beam polarisation and this will be established during winter. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=415 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=415 6th Oxford Summer School in Neutron Scattering 13.09.1999 - 23. 09.1999 - It aims, by lecture and tutorial, to give a complete overview of neutron scattering over a 2 week period and is directed towards Ph.D students and post-docs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=411 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=411 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2001 09.09.1999 - 13. 09.1999 - The ICNS 2001 will provide an international forum for the presentationand discussion of recent developments in neutron sources, thetechniques of neutron scattering and their application to physics,chemistry, biology material sciences and industry. The conferenceintends to bring together scientists using neutrons andinstrumentation specialists. Advanced instrumentation for the everincreasing needs of the scientists will be one of the central pointsof the conference. The conference will largely support the science ofyoung researchers. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=414 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=414 2nd European Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS99 01.09.1999 - 04. 09.1999 - Besides the scientific case various adjoining events and meetings Introductory Course, Young Scientists Panel, Exibitions... as well as enjoyable social programmes will make ECNS99 - we believe - an important and attractive gathering of the neutron research community. Thanks to the enthusiastic work of the International Programme Committee members nearly 250 lectures were proposed for plenary and invited talks. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=412 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=412 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy 09.08.1999 - 13. 08.1999 - In the lectures we shall emphasize neutron scattering methods thatemploy long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution,allowing one to study dynamical processes over a wide range of timescales, from 100 ns to 1 ps. There will also be talks by internationally recognized experts describing opportunities for spectroscopic research using cold neutron instruments, and there will be hands-on demonstrations using four of the cold neutron instruments in the NCNR guide hall. The lectures and demonstrations will be targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=413 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=413 ILL Workshop on Powder Diffraction 22.03.1999 - 23. 03.1999 - A workshop on Powder Diffraction will be held at ILL 22-23 March, in connection with the Science Council review chaired by Ch.-H. de Novion, Director of LLB Saclay. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=410 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=410 International Conference on Neutron Scattering - ICNS 97 17.08.1997 - 21. 08.1997 - Subject: Condensed Matter http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=486 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=158&eventid=486