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
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
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.
International Meeting of the Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources.
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
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)
More information coming soon
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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