The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working with on the physico-chemical characterization of lipid bilayers by means of experimental (including scattering and direct space techniques) and theoretical approaches.
Among the specific subjects that will be covered are:
•structure and self-assembly
•natural membranes (including natural lipids for artificial membranes)
•applications of bilayer-based systems
Registration and abstract submission will open on the 20th of May and close on the 6th of September.
•20/05/2019 Opening of abstract submission & registration
•06/09/2019 Deadline for oral contribution submission
•09/10/2019 Communication of accepted contributions
•04/11/2019 End of early bird registration
•04/11/2019 Deadline for poster submission
•25/11/2019 End of registration
To submit your contribution and register please visit the website
Fees: fees are €200 (VAT included) which includes the cost of coffee breaks, lunches, wine&cheese buffet and gala dinner.
International Scientific Advisory Committee:
Frank Heinrich (NIST, USA), Alexandros Koutsioumpas (FRM-II, DE),
Reidar Lund (Oslo Univ., NO), Tommy Nylander (LUND Univ., SE),
Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster Univ., CA), Hanna Wacklin-Knecht (ESS, SE), John Webster (UKRI-STFC, UK)
Yuri Gerelli, Bruno Demé, Giovanna Fragneto, Ingo Hoffmann, Alison Mader, Lionel Porcar.
Bilayers at the ILL 2019Workshop PDF
Boston, MA, USA
Thanks to the unique scattering cross sections of neutrons, the neutron scattering technique has played an important role in materials research. In the recent years, with the advent of the new generation of neutron sources around the world, it is possible to conduct elastic and inelastic scattering experiments with extremely high accuracy, which, in principle, allows us to examine far more detailed predictions from theories and modeling than ever and to discover new physics. This symposium will focus on the forefront of advanced materials characterizations using cutting-edge neutron scattering experimental tools. More information of the symposium, including the confirmed invited speakers, can be found on the MRS website https://mrs.org/fall2019/call-for-papers/call-for-papers-detail?code=MT04
Topics will include:
Quantum Materials and Condensed Matter Soft and Biological Materials Energy and Engineering Materials Neutron Source, Instrumentation, and Software
The abstract submission window is May 13 to June 13, 2019.
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Yang Zhang; Victoria Garcia-Sakai; Kenneth Herwig; Despina Louca
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, USA
The 77th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference which will be hosted onsite at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
The conference will take place over three days and feature sessions focused on all areas of diffraction, from powders to protein crystals. Topics will include emerging technologies/techniques, Total scattering, Magnetic scattering, small molecules and Integrative Structural Biology. The Chung Soo Yoo Award, established by the Pittsburgh Diffraction Society to honor Dr. Yoo’s memory, and a $400 cash prize will be given to the graduate student having the best poster presentation at the conference. Registration for the conference is only $100 and abstract submission for talks and posters is now open.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
FPS 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, the new features on material science data analysis and magnetic structure determination and refinement will be given particular attention.
The 2019 FPS will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin, in Grenoble, from 21 to 26 Oct 2019.
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.
There are different theoretical modules plus a large number of hands-on sessions for which each participant should bring his/her own laptop with the FullProf Suite already installed.
The 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.
Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)
Juan Rodríguez-Carvajal; Oscar Fabelo
Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) 71, avenue des Martyrs Grenoble
Registration and a call for abstracts will be open by May 31, please look for a follow on the announcement with particulars
ICANS International Advisory Committee
The scope of the workshop is bring together experts in neutron scattering methods with users from soft matter and biology to review techniques and provide the opportunity for the community to discuss current limitations, new capabilities, and future developments.
Registration has opened on April 1, 2019, deadline for submission of abstracts will be June 15, 2019, final registration deadline September 1, 2019.
Further information can be found at the workshop webpage
Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation:
Probing Structure and Dynamics in Soft Matter
Neutrons are a key probe providing deep insight into the structure and dynamics and thus in the functioning of synthetic and living soft matter. Understanding of the atomic and molecular function of polymers and nanocomposites are tackled by neutron methods, but also the dynamic behavior of soft matter out of equilibrium or in confinement is investigated. Here soft matter also meets biology regarding the structure and function of membrane components, proteins or complex aggregates.
The JCNS Workshop 2019 held in Tutzing, Germany on 7-10 October, 2019, will bring together experts in neutron scattering methods with users from soft matter and biology to review techniques and provide the opportunity for the community to discuss current limitations, new capabilities, and future developments.
For all questions regarding the registration and the workshop, please, contact the local organizing committee
Monika Krug, Thomas Gutberlet
The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Break-throughs in deep learning (DL) technology are revolutionising the amount, rate and nature of information that can be extracted from data, creating new opportunities to accelerate scientific discovery in ways that have never been imagined before.
The scientific information generated at large scale facilities, such as Synchrotrons, Free Electron Lasers and neutron sources, presents a novel and challenging platform to explore the boundaries of DL technology. Here both the volume of high quality scientific data as well as the high speed of experiments, specifically those that monitor and track fast real-time physical processes, place high demands on both state of the art instruments and software as well as in experimenters themselves. DL can potentially enhance the scientific value and insight that can be gained from experiments in these large-scale scientific infrastructures.
In this workshop we shall focus on two topical themes on DL Accelerated Discovery:
• The use of DL architectures to generate unbiased and objective models for analysis of scattering data from X-ray and neutron sources.
• The use of DL methods for optimising data collection protocols in real time and for discovering anomalies in experimental data and enhancing the efficiency of the scientific workflow.
These intersections of scientific discovery and DL science are unique and the workshop will explore potential research avenues to understand how to best develop these technologies to accelerate discovery using these facilities.
The program for the workshop will consist of plenary sessions followed by working groups, and final close-out.
On Thursday the 26th, plenary seminars will review the state of the art in DL and how it is currently used in x-ray and neutron scattering experiments, as well as on the challenges that these experimental techniques face that can be addressed by DL. Afternoon working groups, led by a convener, will explore and report in how DL methods can become more generically applicable to a wide range of scattering experiments, including data analysis, bias-free modelling and optimization of experimental protocols.
On Friday, 27th, conveners will present the outcomes of the previous day’s working-groups and the meeting will close with a discussion and presentation of an overall summary. A tentative roadmap on how to make progress in the application of DL for Accelerated Scientific Discovery at next generation X-ray and Neutron Sources will also be proposed.
There is no registration fee for the workshop, but attendance is limited to 20 participants. Further announcements regarding the program and speakers will be made available shortly.
The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
Heloisa N. Bordallo
+45 213 088 29
Niels Bohr Institute
(H.C. Ørsted Institute, bldg. D)
University of Copenhagen
2100 Copenhagen Denmark
We are pleased to announce that the 3rd J-PARC symposium (J-PARC2019) will be held on September 23-26, 2019 in Tsukuba, Japan.
The J-PARC facility started its operation of neutron beam facility in May 2008, muon facility in September 2008, hadron facility in February 2009, and neutrino facility in April 2009. We would like to take this opportunity to collectively discuss the results from a decade of J-PARC operation together with the achievements from relevant facilities all over the world for the future direction of the science. We also would like to celebrate the 10th anniversary of J-PARC operation on this occasion.
The scientific program includes particle and nuclear physics, material and life science, accelerator science, target and related technologies, and R&D for nuclear transmutation. The symposium program consists of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.
A (preliminary) web page of the symposium can be found at http://j-parc.jp/symposium/j-parc2019/
The page will be updated with additional information when available.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Tsukuba in 2019!
J-PARC, KEK, JAEA
J-PARC 2019 Secretariat
Garching bei München, Germany
Supported by SINE2020
It is our pleasure to invite you to the “Neutrons for membrane biophysics” school that will take place in Garching (close to Munich) between the 16th and 20th of September. The event will focus on the use of neutrons and molecular deuteration to enable early career researchers to provide fresh insight into problems in membrane biophysics. The workshop’s aims are to give: a practical background in the design of experiments (including utilisation of molecular deuteration); preparation of samples; successful execution of a measurement program (with hands on experiments at two instruments of the FRM II reactor); and the analysis of data. We will introduce software packages suitable for the analysis of data as well as explore the exciting possibilities of directly comparing molecular dynamics simulations with neutron scattering data. The target audience is early career researchers, mainly PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, working with biophysical problems involving model membranes.
Lectures will cover the following areas:
- Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) – Neutron reflectometry – Grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering (GISANS) – Membrane lamellar diffraction – Molecular deuteration – Molecular dynamics
List of lecturers:
- Dr. Anna Leung (ESS) – Dr. Selma Maric (Univ. Malmo) – Dr. Alexandros Koutsioumpas (JCNS @ MLZ) – Dr. Sebastian Jaksch (JCNS) – Dr. François Boué (INRA – AgroParisTech – Univ. Paris Saclay) – Dr. Robert Georgii (TUM) – Dr. Chris Garvey (Univ. Malmo, LINX ) – Dr. Thomas Hauss (HZB) – Dr. Alan Mark (Univ. Queensland)
JCNS, MLZ, ANSTO, Malmo Univ. LINXS
We are organizing the French Neutron Scattering Days (Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique, JDN) in September, 16-19 2019 in Saint-Martin-de-Londres close to Montpellier, south of France. The conference will be in English and is open to any scientist using neutrons.
This multidisciplinary 2-days workshop covers Soft Matter-Biology and Condensed Matter-Magnetism in two parallel sessions. Invited speakers are: – Arantxa Arbe, Centro de Física de Materiales, San Sebastian – Markus Braden, Dept. of Physics, University of Cologne – Giovanna Fragneto, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble – Stéphane Pailhes, Institut Lumière Matière, Lyon
The deadline for abstract submission (oral or poster) is June 1st, 2019.
Registrations are now open until July 15th. Further details and registration are avalaible on our website.
Note that the conference proposes a specially low fee for PhD students (100 €) covering full board and accomodation thanks to support by SFN/2FDN.
The School is primarily for Ph.D. students early in their studies,
but M.Sc. students can be accepted too.
On the days 7+8 September the School will be preceded with a crash
course in the necessary Mathematics (complex numbers and Fourier
transforms) and Physics (waves), directed to students from non-Physics
As the earlier schools, participation, accomodation, and travel is free
of charge for students from the Nordic countries.
The School is funded by Nordforsk and the Swedish Strategic Research
Detailed program and registration information will be available soon.
The Nordic Neutron Science Program (NNSP) and SwedNess
MLZ, Garching, Germany
Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is happy to announce that
application is open for the 23rd Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
taking place September 2-13, 2019 in Juelich and Garching/Munich,
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
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
Deadline for application is May 12, 2019.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Juelich and Garching!
Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)
St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK
About 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. The school has its origins in 1966,as the first one of its kind, and many famous neutron practitioners have attended the schools of the past 50 years.
Programme: The first week of the school introduces students to the core concepts of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation, neutron diffraction and spectroscopy. The second week splits tuition into three focused science areas, physics, chemistry and soft/bio, and provides lectures on neutron techniques and concepts which are most relevant to each area. Each lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial session. The students will 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, and to attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the neutron community. In addition, this year are providing an option maths refresher for those students who may want it.
Application: To apply for the school you will need to submit both 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 12th May 2019. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are selected for the course based on their requirements for neutron scattering techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Applicants will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide.
Co-organized by SISN and JRC, the school is addressed to PhD students, post-doc and early-career scientists.
The 5-day programme presents pedagogical lectures on the most advanced neutron and muon techniques followed by class exercises and hands-on tutorials using the best cutting-edge software packages for data reduction and analysis, data visualization, data fitting, and theoretical modelling of magnetic properties. Introductory lectures will provide insights into the application of magnetic materials. Lectures will be held in English.
The school registration fee is 200€. It includes full board and lodging. Partial support of travel cost may be provided through the SINE2020 funding.
Application closes at 24:00 GMT on Friday 31st May 2019. Participant places will be confirmed shortly thereafter.
Overview and Programme
The ILL/ESRF 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 group 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.).
ILL and ESRF
ECM32 is setting up an attractive programme covering the latest advances in crystallography and related sciences to attract young and senior scientists, industrial exhibitors and the public.
A total of 17 workshops completes the range of satellite events in the week prior to the conference, one of them covers neutron related investigations:
Neutron Scattering and Imaging for Newcomers (DGK, SGK, RWTH Aachen, PSI)
Bring your kids! It is one of our aims to provide a family-friendly conference.
Come and join us, and discover beautiful Vienna!
Early bird registration Deadline: 15th April 2019
Registration Deadline: 15th June 2019
European Crystallographic Association, TU Wien and Uni Wien
TU Wien, X-ray Center, Getreidemarkt 9,1060 Vienna, Austria
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
This will be a new theoretical school where advanced concepts of muon spectroscopy will be taught across a wide range of science areas. It will be the first school of this type since the 1998 Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics held at St Andrews University. Lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of muon spectroscopy and complimentary techniques will be given by the international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous and pulsed muon sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.
The first half of the school will introduce the muon spectroscopy technique and various science areas. The second half will focus on in-depth discussion of its application to various science areas. There will be a series of lectures and tutorials on each science subjects. The students will be asked to make short presentations (single slide for 2 min each) to their peers about their current research projects and how muon spectroscopy can help them. There will also be tutorial to work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility and attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the muon community.
Topics covered during the school include:
• Magnetic materials
• Energy materials
• Molecular materials
• Studies of thin films and interfaces
• Reaction kinetics
• Muon spectroscopy under Extreme environments
• Muon site determination & DFT
To apply for the school you will need to submit both 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 3rd June 2019. The course is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply in plenty of time, as late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are selected for the course based on their requirements for muon spectroscopy techniques as part of their present and future research activities. Applicants will be notified shortly after of the outcome of their application. The school is open to all applicants worldwide.
To apply please visit the school webpage.
Fees: School fee is £520 per residential student which includes the cost of an en-suite room during the school, breakfast, afternoon and evening meals, teaching materials, drinks reception and the gala dinner. There are 50 residential places available. There are also 5 non-residential places for students who do not require local accommodation, at a school fee of £150, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland Oxford University, UK
Structure, Real-time Dynamics and Processes in Compex Systems
The RACIRI Summer School is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Röntgen-Angström-Cluster (RAC) and the Ioffe-Röntgen-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.
Application deadline 10th May 2019.
NRC Kurchatov Institute, DESY, Swedish Research Council
Lake Baikal, Irkutsk, via Novosibirsk to Moscow.
The Travelling Seminar 2019 will take ca. 12 German and ca. 12 Russian students on a summer school on the topic of Nanomaterials and Large Scale Research Centers’. Together with 4 professors from Russia and Germany, we will travel to Moscow, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal by Transiberian Railway, plane and bus.
The content of the summer school is about
Physics and chemistry of nanomaterials, synthesis and characterization
X-ray-and neutron scattering.
The overall aim is to give an introduction and show the application of scattering methods (X-ray, neutrons, XRD, PDF, SAXS, SANS, TEM, XAS, many more) to the field of nanomaterials.
All accomodation and travel is covered: for Germans the round tour from the departure airport in Germany; for Russians from Irkutsk to the departure airport in Moscow. Details on this will be revealed upon the selection of participants.
Application: Deadline 15th March 2019
In your applications, please include a CV as well as a motivation letter for participation (in English) accompanied by a prospective title of your talk.
Applications of German applicants should be directed to Prof. Mirjiam Zobel: mirijam.zobel[at]uni-bayreuth.de
NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), USA
A one-week “CHRNS Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy” will be held at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).
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 practical 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 beam time 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, and/or to apply, please go to the website. Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and typically we receive more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: May 1, 2019.
International Meeting of the Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources.
St Petersburg, Russia
We would like to attract your attention to the satellite event of the ECNS2019!
It is our pleasure to invite you to take part in the V-th
International Workshop “Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic
Spin Structures” (DMI – 2019) to be held in Petrozavodsk, Russia from
the 8th to the 12th of July 2019.
The International Workshop “Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and
Exotic spin structures” (DMI) is convened biennially. Petersburg
Nuclear Physics Institute of the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” takes the
initiative in organizing this workshop, whose goal is to foster and
facilitate the exchange of ideas and recent achievements in the field
of exotic spin structures caused by Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction.
The V-th International Workshop DMI2019 in Petrozavodsk follows the
tradition of four previous DMI workshops held in Saint Petersburg
(2011), Veliky Novgorod (2013), Pskov (2015) and Peterhof (2017).
DMI2019 is assigned as a satellite of a much bigger event: European
Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS2019.
St Petersburg, Russia
Topics that will be covered are directly related with the European Great Challenges and are listed below:
Neutron Sources and Facilities
Disordered systems & Liquids
Thin Films and Interfaces
Solid State Chemistry
Magnetism, multiferroics, skyrmions, superconductivity
Neutron Instrumentation, Optics, sample environment, detectors and Software
Cultural Heritage and Archaeometry
National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Neutron Scattering Society
The topics of the Summer School will cover electronic correlations and
magnetism in bulk materials including, e.g., multiferroicity, skyrmions, frustrated materials, and applications in spintronics. There will be lectures from experiment and theory, comprising materials research, experimental techniques, theoretical modelling and industrial applications.
Tutorials and practical courses for the students will focus on computational methods like “Density Functional Theory” (DFT).
-Sergey Artyukhin (IIT Genua)
-Christian H. Back (TU München)
-Eva Benckiser (MPI Stuttgart)
-Sarah Dunsiger (SFU Vancouver)
-Olle Eriksson (Uppsala University)
-István Kézsmárki (Universität Augsburg)
-Karlo Penc (Wigner RCP Budapest)
-Stephan Riegg (TU Darmstadt)
-Karin Schmalzl (FZ Jülich / ILL Grenoble)
-Nic Shannon (OIST Okinawa)
-Alexander A. Tsirlin (Universität Augsburg)
-Maia Garcia Vergniory (DIPC San Sebastián)
The Summer School is aimed at Master and PhD students as well as
PostDocs within the TRR 80. Your stay at Frauenwoerth will be covered by the TRR 80. Travel costs can only be reimbursed for members of the TRR 80.
The program includes lectures, tutorials, poster sessions, and plenty of discussion time. There will also be a hiking tour to the nearby mountains of the Alps or a visit to the famous Bavarian “Castle Herrenchiemsee” of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. We invite you to participate in the Summer School and to present aposter about your scientific activities.
Register before 12 May 2019 by your name (first and last name), chair, institution, title of your poster for our program booklet
Please register as early as possible, because the number of rooms reserved in Frauenwoerth is limited.
Note that your registration should be understood as binding for the whole time period of the Summer School.
Transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR 80
ANSTO, Lucas Heights, New South Wales, Australia
This school is primarily aimed at participants who have completed their Bachelor degree in physical, engineering and life sciences, and early stage researchers e.g. PhD students and postdocs. It aims to provide an introduction to neutron scattering techniques, hands-on experimental experience and inspiration for the application of neutrons to future research.
Registration closes 12th March 2019
Science and Instrumentation for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (CANS)
Neutrons are a unique probe to study structure and dynamics of matter. Large neutron scattering facilities are based on nuclear reactors or spallation neutron sources. However recent advances in accelerator technology and neutronics design have made possible the construction of high brilliance neutron sources based on low energy proton accelerator, that will be able to play a significant role in future neutron science and technology.
This new type of infrastructures will enable much broader and easier access to high-brilliance neutrons independent of the existing neutron sources and improve the problem of continuous overbooking at the current sources. Large universities or research centres will be able to host their own neutron institutes presenting new opportunities to perform neutron science, prepare experiments for large facilities, train students and develop instrumentation. The focus of this specialized school is in science and instrumentation adapted to CANS.
Oak Ridge and Argonne National Labs
This school is designed to introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at U.S. neutron and x-ray user facilities and pays for students’ travel, meals and lodging costs. Lectures are presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories and include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron sources, as well as many seminars on different measurement techniques and the application of those methods to a variety of scientific subjects. As part of the school, students also spend eight afternoons conducting a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, both at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source (June 23-29), and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities (June 16-22).
Graduate students at North American universities are invited to apply. Applications must be submitted by March 4. The application process is quite competitive and requires submission of evaluation letters from the student’s advisor and two other professionals familiar with the student.
Oak Ridge, TN, USA
HFIR/SNS Advanced Neutron Diffraction and Scattering Workshop
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in conjunction with North Carolina State University, and support from the National Science Foundation and the Shull Wollan Center — a Joint Institute for Neutron Scattering, celebrates a decade of neutron scattering education in structural biology at ORNL with the HFIR/SNS Advanced Neutron Diffraction and Scattering workshop (HANDS 2019).
Detailed information can be found on the workshop web page: https://conference.sns.gov/indico/event/125/
Application deadline: April 29, 2019
Fellowships to support travel and accommodation are available. No registration fee.
The workshop 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. Participants of HANDS 2019 will become familiar with neutron techniques with hands-on experiments in sample preparation, crystallography, small angle scattering, reflectometry and neutron spin echo. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty with limited to no experience with neutron sciences.
ORNL and North Carolina State University
Oak Ridge, TN, USA
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together expertise to investigate synergistic approaches for neutron and X-ray investigation of nuclear and magnetic diffuse scattering, and macrostructural dynamics. It will focus on single crystal diffuse scattering to educate and update the user community of the newly available and emerging diffuse scattering capabilities, data processing and analysis options that are currently exercised on a per-data-set basis. Furthermore, advanced computational modelling techniques, including reverse Monte Carlo and machine learning, will be presented.
A tutorial part will provide the participants with tools to enable them to work with their single crystal diffuse scattering data. It will start with finding the orientation of the crystal and then continue to create 3D volumes, 2D slices and 1D cuts in reciprocal space for visualization. It will introduce methods for processing the data to obtain local deviation from the average structure known (3D-?PDF). Finally, visualizing the full 3D volumes with Paraview will be shown.
James Martin (NCSU)
James Weng (NCSU)
Feng Ye (ORNL)
Nicholaj Roth (Aarhus University)
Christina Hoffmann (ORNL)
Zach Morgan (MTU)
Ray Osborne (ANL)
Joseph Paddison (Cambridge, UK)
Stefan Rosenkranz (ANL)
Ross Whitfield (ORNL)
Alan Tennant (ORNL / UTK)
Anjana Samarakoon (ORNL)
Jeremy Smith (UTK)
Xiaojian Bai (Georgia Tech)
Michael Wall (LANL)
Please check the Agenda for the complete program
This workshop is a satellite to the 2019 Neutron Scattering User Meeting.
Pioneered by the Nobel Prize winning works from Bertram N. Brockhouse and Clifford G. Shull, neutron scattering has become an indispensible technique for the microscopic probe of magnetic order and excitations in magnetic materials, strongly correlated electron systems and unconventional superconductors. This has in turn helped to drive the developments in information technology in the past decades. Unsurprisingly, magnetism research with neutrons also represents one of the most active research fields at MLZ.
The MLZ Conference 2019 intends to cover a wide range of emerging topics in magnetism, that are expected to bear high relevance to the advances of future information and quantum technologies, but meanwhile, are not being explored much by neutron techniques so far. This conference also intends to cover the relevant theories and simulation methods for quantum spin systems as well as new perspectives directly from the information technology industry. The main aim is to reach out the new user community and the new scientific directions, where neutrons would potentially play an important role.
Oak Ridge, TN, USA
The SNS/HFIR User Group (SHUG) is pleased to announce the 2019 Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4–5, 2019, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with topical workshops and tutorials held on Monday, June 3, and Thursday, June 6. The meeting theme is Neutron Sciences: Past, Present and Future. The meeting will highlight the research achievements of SNS and HFIR users, staff and the broader neutron scattering communities. In addition, the presentations and discussions will explore the future of neutron scattering in perspective of current and past developments.
There will be a Welcome reception at the Shull Wollan Center at 5:30 p.m. EDT on June 3. All are welcome to attend.
Registration will open February 20 and is required by May 10.
SNS/HFIR User Group (SHUG)
Oak Ridge, TN, USA
The WAND² diffractometer at HFIR HB-2C beamline has been recently upgraded and is now a very powerful, versatile diffractometer. Based on flux, signal to noise and data acquisition system it is among the world’s best instruments with a 2-dimensional position sensitive detector (2D-PSD) on a continuous source.
WAND² is a unique instrument on the American continent being the only 2D-PSD diffractometer on a continuous source. The most established 2D-PSD instruments (WOMBAT at ANSTO, D19 and D20 at ILL, E2 at HZB) have shown that these are powerful instruments having high efficiency for fast data collection, the option to do this in event mode and cover a large volume in reciprocal space. The fast data acquisition led to the use as fast powder diffractometer where the increased efficiency of the 2D-PSD allows the realization of in-situ and in-operando studies. Reactor sources still have the edge on the time averaged flux over spallation sources and irreversible in-situ studies can be most efficiently done at the modern 2D-PSD diffractometers.
They are also perfectly suited for other science cases (single crystal studies, membrane materials, texture analysis) where their strengths can decrease the necessary measurement time significantly.
This one day workshop will feature talks by international and domestic experts working with 2D-PSD diffractometers and allow for discussions with the WAND2 instrument team.
The program (please see agenda) is aimed to attract new users and young scientists who like to learn about the performance of WAND² and the advantages of WAND² for their specific scientific question.
This workshop is a satellite to the 2019 Neutron Scattering User Meeting.
Erice, Sicily, Italy
Please join us in beautiful Erice (Sicily), a historic mountain-top town overlooking the Mediterranean, for two weeks of intensive study and practice with leading experts in the field of magnetic crystallography.
This will be the 53rd course of the prestigious International School of Crystallography since 1974, but the first course on the topic of magnetic crystallography.
Location: Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily
Application Deadline: Friday November 30th
Sponsoring Organization: IUC Commission on Magnetic Structures
Branton J. Campbell (Brigham Young University, USA)
Maria Teresa Fernandez-Diaz (Institut Laue-Langevin, France)
J. Manuel Perez-Mato (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
TUM Campus Garching, Germany
At the end of 2019 two major European neutron sources will stop their operation. With the closure of Orphée, French users will lose their national source, with the closure of the BER2 at HZB, German users will focus even more on the MLZ at Garching.
Furthermore, the international users of both facilities will put even more pressure on the availability of beam time at our international source, the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL), and also at the MLZ. However, ESS will come into full operation in the late twenties only. In particular for the French user community, this means the risk of losing knowledge in neutron science, in the period between the closure of Orphée and the getting into operation of ESS. A first attempt to bridge this gap is made by additional CRG instruments at ILL and SINQ. In the interest of keeping the European leadership in neutron science, French scientists are warmly welcome to become an active partner at MLZ.
In this framework, the workshop will discuss opportunities of an enhanced cooperation between French and German neutron scientists covering topics from innovative instrumentation to exploring new fields in neutron science.
The Directors of 2FDN and MLZ look forward to welcoming French and German neutron scientists at this workshop.
2FDN and MLZ
This advanced school organised by various French and Swedish institutes is directed toward PhD students and young researchers, although everyone is welcome to participate. Fundamental lessons on the useful techniques will be illustrated by examples of research on materials for energy, emphasizing on the complementarity between X-rays and neutrons.
Please note the very attractive price of 150 euros per participant including fees, meals, accommodation and travel.
Register before 10th March 2019
With the aim of strengthening the French-Swedish collaboration,
students will be asked to propose a mini-research project together with a participant of the other nationality. An award will be given to the best project under the form of reimbursement of expenses related to the project realization.
The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Neutron Scattering will be held on May 5 -10, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hong Kong Sha Tin. It is our great pleasure as organizers to inform of this event to the neutron community. We have confirmed participation from world renowned speakers and discussion leaders in a wide range of the neutron science fields.
The GRC meeting of 2019 will focus on “Emerging Neutronic Approaches for Advanced Materials Study and Innovation in Energy, the Environment, Health and Infrastructure”. For more information, please visit: https://www.grc.org/neutron-scattering-conference/2019/
Together with the GRC, we will also hold the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Neutron Scattering entitled “Synergy of Neutron Scattering and Complementary Tools to Reveal New States of Matter”, which is being organized for and by graduate students and postdocs in the area of neutron scattering. This will be held on May 4 – 5, 2019, just before the GRC. For more information please visit: https://www.grc.org/neutron-scattering-grs-conference/2019/
As you may know, the guiding principle of a Gordon Research Conference is the presentation of new, unpublished work, and the free, unhampered discussion that follows. Also in keeping with the GRC tradition, we ask speakers and discussion leaders to stay at the conference for ample duration after their session, so that the participants fully interact and have further discussion.
The GRC on Neutron Scattering in 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and important meetings in neutron scattering area. We expect to bring together an outstanding and diverse group of scientists at the forefront of research and will make every attempt to include younger scientists and students as well. We hope that you will share our enthusiasm for this conference and encourage you to attend and contribute with a talk or poster to the scientific success of the conference. A few talks will be selected for contributions.
Budapest Neutron Centre
Venue: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Building “A” (1111 Budapest, Egry József u. 20-22.)
Program: Invited lectures will be given about research infrastructures, and various neutron application examples of materials research. Tell us your story. Participants are encouraged to contribute by 15 min oral or poster presentations. Presenters are requested to submit a half-page abstract to the conference email.
Conference language: English (no translation will be provided).
Scope: The European Union and the Hungarian Government pay special attention to promote innovation and the efficient transfer of scientific results into industrial applications, so improving their economic impact. This conference is a one-day journey from inspiration to impact which aims to bring together experts, new-comers, students already using, or potentially interested in utilizing research infrastructures, in particular neutron techniques available at the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC). Research performed with neutrons lies at the heart of a number of challenges and questions encountered by the modern society. The Budapest Research Reactor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences via its user organisation the BNC – the largest research infrastructure in Hungary – is a significant entity of the European neutron landscape. BNC, the organiser of the Conference, is devoted to applications of neutrons for industry, healthcare and cultural heritage. This one day event on the 3rd May, 2019 is sponsored by the SINE2020 project (within the framework of H2020), in which BNC is one of the 12 EU partners. The SINE2020 project focuses on industrial partnership, so that the meeting is foreseen as a conference of the university units with strong industry relations.
We hope, this conference will strengthen the partnership between the actors from the academia and the industry and researcher from the Budapest Neutron Center.
Participation: The organizers expect attendees from the academia and industry in Hungary and abroad. Professors and students from universities, as well as managers, experts, engineers from industry are encouraged to actively participate. The conference enjoys strong support and engagement of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. (The number of attendees is limited to 150)
Budapest Neutron Centre
Warwick University, UK
This meeting, jointly organised by ISIS and the ILL, is a chance for UK users of neutron and muon beams to hear about latest science using these techniques, together with facility updates and other news of interest to the community.? It will take place at the Warwick Conference Centre, in The Slate?, with accommodation i?n near-by rooms. This meeting is held annually, and attracted around 300 attendees in 2018.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Computer modeling and data automation are crucial methods to analyze and interpret neutron scattering data. This tutorial will provide both background introduction and hands-on training on the established and recently developed tools for faster analysis and improved interpretation of inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering (INS and QENS) data. Specifically, the tutorial will cover atomistic modeling techniques including density functional theory (DFT) and classical molecular dynamics (MD) methods applied to INS and QENS. It will also introduce two in-house programs developed through the ICEMAN project at ORNL, i.e., QClimax (for QENS) and OClimax (for INS), as well as LiquidLib developed by Yang Zhang’s group at UIUC http://zhang-group.github.io/LiquidLib/ to translate MD trajectories to neutron scattering data.
Registration from 16.02.19 – 22.03.19
Spallation Neutron Source – Oak Ridge National
Spallation Neutron Source
Building 8600, C-156
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory?, Oxfordshire, UK
This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communications, public relations and engagement professionals 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.
SYNERGI is an event that gives you an insight into neutron and synchrotron characterisation techniques for R&D, introducing techniques that allow materials and device investigation far beyond conventional laboratory capabilities.
• Chemical engineering and catalysis
• Food, agriculture and consumer products
• Biochemistry and pharmaceutical development
• Petrochemicals & gas
• Environmental chemistry
Registration is now open!
Herrsching/Ammersee (near Munich) and at the FRM II in Garching/Munich
The MATRAC 2 School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials and will focus on neutron scattering and imaging experiments. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.
HZG / TUM
MLZ, Garching, Germany
The symposium provides a platform for scientific exchange on the latest developments in the study of the texture and anisotropy of materials. The subject of this symposium for texture and anisotropy is “Advancements in texture analysis”. This topic includes methodological developments with X-rays, neutrons and electrons.
TUM / MLZ
Chateau Liblice, Czech Republic
On behalf of the Members of the League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS), it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the LENS Launch Event at Chateau Liblice on Tuesday, 26 March 2019. The event will take place back-to-back with the ESFRI meeting being held there.
The aim of the event is to present the mission of LENS to ESFRI delegates, other decision-makers in Europe, and the wider scientific community. High-level speakers will address topics such as long-term sustainability of neutron sources, the position of LENS with respect to the strategic objectives of ESFRI, the role of neutrons in delivering excellent science and innovation, and more. It will start with a lunch and finish with a dinner. A detailed agenda will be provided in due time.
You are cordially invited to join us at Chateau Liblice, which is located approx. 35 km from Prague.
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
Scattering! Soft, Functional and Quantum Materials
The IFF Spring School 2019 will provide a solid introduction into scattering methods for the investigation of condensed matter and biomaterials. Advanced methods at novel large scale facilities like the x-ray free electron laser XFEL or the MW spallation sources will be highlighted. The power of modern scattering techniques will be demonstrated by examples for topical research in various fields – from Quantum Materials through Functional Materials to Soft Matter and Life Sciences. Finally, complementary techniques such as electron spectroscopy, modern electron microscopy etc. will be presented.
The School is open for students and young researchers who have a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and physics or chemistry of condensed matter. It comprises around 50 hours of lectures plus discussions and will be held in English; an Evening Lecture will be given by Prof. Metin Tolan.
For further information on the School and how to apply, please visit our website.
The deadline for applications is 10 January 2019.
We look forward to your registration and to welcoming you to the Spring School 2019!
Technische Universität München, Garching bei München, Germany
SAAGAS 27 will continue the tradition of previous workshops and intends to provide all participants a platform for interesting presentations and inspiring scientific discussions. Contributions to the fields of activation analysis, gamma-ray spectrometry and related topics are welcome. Exciting novel applications as well as developments in instrumentation, analytical methods and data analysis are appreciated. Young scientists are particularly encouraged to present their works in the friendly and professional atmosphere of our meetings to gain more conference experience. The participants are free to choose German or English as their presentation language. As always, the workshop offers an opportunity for the manufacturers to exhibit latest new developments.
The Executive Board of AK ARH and the local organizing committee at FRM II
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, FRMII/MLZ
Renvyle, Connemara (Ireland),
Scope: In order to design novel devices in spintronics, we need to extend our understanding of the dynamics and transport properties of nano-structured magnets. In particular, we would like to exploit couplings to exotic excitations (optical modes in cavities, hybrid magnon-polaron modes, magnon-phonon modes…) and understand their relations to spin-Seebeck effects and spin pumping. Such couplings can be studied both from the point of view of microscopic analysis of bulk materials or, directly in nano-scale devices, by delicate measurements such as spin-current injection and spin-Seebeck effects. The detailed analysis of the materials, in bulk form or as films can benefit from the complementarity of neutron and X-ray scattering. New theoretical advances are also needed to thoroughly interpret experimental results. The Reimei workshop “New excitations in Spintronics 2019” is designed to bring together an international group of specialists, experimentalists and theoreticians, to explore recent results in the field. To remain at the forefront of the field, we will discuss possible future international collaborations involving researchers in universities and laboratories interested in both fundamental issues and industrial applications, with particular attention to opportunities at neutron sources.
Registration before 10th January
Abstract submission before 21st January
For more information on the workshop and to register, please visit our website
ISIS, Oxfordshire, UK
We are pleased to announce that we will be running another joint Horace and SpinW workshop, to provide tuition in how best to exploit Horace to visualise and analyse time-of-flight inelastic neutron scattering data, and training in the use of SpinW to calculate spin wave dispersion relations and intensities.
The courses will 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.).
The workshop will be run at the ISIS neutron source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK on Monday 21 – 25 January 2019 and is free to attend. For further information and registration please visit https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Horace-SpinW-2019.aspx
Please note that registration closes at 09:00 GMT on Monday 10th December, with participants’ places confirmed shortly after.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!
The Horace and SpinW teams
HZB, Berlin, Germany
The HZB will host this international workshop to address the core requirements of experiment automation, scanning, sequencing, run control, live feedback, online data reduction and visualization, detector and data acquisition.
The 2019 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, from January 14 – 18, 2019. The Joint MMM-Intermag Conferences, convened every three years, are the combination of two annual premiere international conferences on magnetism: the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) and the Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM). Members of the international scientific and engineering communities interested in recent developments in fundamental and applied magnetism are cordially invited to attend the Conference and actively participate in its technical sessions. The Conference provides an opportunity to share your research and interact with a large and broad collection of magnetism researchers, and to learn about the most recent developments in the field.
Technical Subject Categories
This Conference will include basic and applied science and technology related to the field of magnetism and magnetic materials. The technical subject categories are as follows:
The program will consist of invited and contributed
papers falling broadly within the scope of the categories listed
above. There will also be a Tutorial Session on Monday afternoon,
a Plenary Session on Wednesday afternoon, and Special
Evening Sessions during the week.
Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis