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This year, the MLZ User Meeting will take place December 08th to 09th and is directly linked to the German Neutron Scattering Conference DN2020 on December 09th and 10th which is hosted at Munich for the second time after 2008. A common poster session is going to link both meetings and will give the opportunity for exchange between the participants of both events.
As an exception, MLZ supports DN2020 by bearing the costs, which enables simultaneous registration and abstract submission for both, the MLZ User Meeting and DN2020.
Please be aware that we are discussing the "How to" at the moment. We like to meet everybody in person but several of our users will have difficulties to travel and we still don't know if there will be any restriction of the number of participants at the venue.
Thus, we are planning to offer a mix of live and online presentations and are developing a concept for this.
Due to possible changes on short notice, please have a close look at any reservation's cancellation policy (hotel, flights)!
The JCNS workshop 2020 held in Tutzing, Germany on 13-16 October 2020, will bring together experts in neutron scattering methods with users from quantum magnetism 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.
JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jülich
THE UPCOMMING CMR@IBR-2 CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ONLINE DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.
After modernization completed in 2011, the IBR high flux pulsed reactor renewed a regular operation and realization of the User Programme. Neutron scattering research at IBR-2 reactor covers different fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry, biophysical, geophysical and engineering sciences. At present, 200 experiments per year are performed by scientists from more than 20 countries at IBR-2 instruments in the framework of the User Programme.
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.
Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Buenos Aires, Argentina,
Due to the deteriorating situation regarding the spreading of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 the conference IZMNR-9 is postponed. The new date is announced in near future.
This will be the 9th conference in the ITMNR series being coordinated by the International Society for Neutron Radiology (ISNR). The meetings are an international gathering of researchers, students and users who are interested in neutron imaging (radiography and tomography) and its applications.
Each meeting of the ITMNR has a specific topic. The special focus of ITMNR-9 is on "Applications of Neutron Imaging for Science, Industry and Heritage".
Join us and take the chance to present your know-how to an international audience! Please submit your abstract until 31 March 2020.
The meeting will be a forum for scientists working with neutron imaging techniques to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants will return home with new ideas for their work, by learning about the latest advances on the application of neutron imaging techniques to an ever increase number of problems in science and technology. Topics include
- Materials science and engineering
- Cultural heritage, Art and Conservation
- Solid state physics and magnetism
- Botanic and wood science and technology
- Materials degradation
- Nuclear materials and fuels
- Technologies for hydrogen economy (storage, fuel cells, batteries)
- Concrete technology
- New imaging instruments and techniques
The ITMNR-9 is hosted by Argentina's Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), which is leading the construction of a novel 30 MW multi-purpose research reactor located near Buenos Aires city, called RA-10. The reactor will host the Argentine Neutron Beam Laboratory (LAHN), where a state-of-the-art neutron imaging instrument for cold neutrons - ASTOR- is being developed.
Argentina's Atomic Energy Commission
Karina Pierpauli & Javier Santisteban
UPDATE - THE ESS ILL USER MEETING WILL BE HELD AS A DIGITAL CONFERENCE DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.
In 2018, ILL and ESS hosted their first European Users Meeting in Grenoble. This successful meeting provided the opportunity to review the achievements of the user community, present the current status of ILL and ESS and, most importantly, to look forward to the scientific opportunities ahead for neutron science.
The future of neutron scattering is bright, and requires both facilities and the user community to take a proactive and strategic approach to navigating and managing the changing availability of neutron instruments in a holistic way, in order to ensure the sustainability and vitality of this important research technique.
As Europe’s two neutron source facilities, we would therefore like to invite you to the ESS and ILL European Users Meeting. We shall have a number of plenary speakers discussing using neutron science to meet societal challenges, as well as reports on recent achievements and ongoing work at ESS and ILL. There will also be focused parallel sessions, which will allow participants to delve deeper into specific areas of neutron science.
Prague, Czech Republic
The Nuclear Physics Division (NPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) introduces a new EPS-NPD divisional conference. The Applied Nuclear Physics (ANP) conference has a particular emphasis on energy, health, space, security, environment, material science, preservation and study of cultural heritage. The ANP conference complements the already existing series of NPD divisional conferences, comprising the European Nuclear Physics Conference (EuNPC) and the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics (NPA) Conference.
We are pleased to announce that the Applied Nuclear Physics conference (ANP) will be held on September 13–19, 2020 in Prague (Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University), Czech Republic. We open conference with plenary talk given by Sylvie Leray (CEA) - being co-chair of the EuNPC 2018 conference on applied nuclear physics session - devoted to highlights in nuclear physics applications. Awarding ceremony of the IBA prize of NPD EPS will take a place in the frame of ANP conference.
Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
We are pleased to announce the international summer school on "Thermodynamics and Energetics in Soft Matter Systems" from the 2th to 4th September 2020 at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France.
The aim of the school is to provide an overview of the forces governing the behavior of soft matter systems and introducing the most relevant techniques to probe such interactions. The school proposes frontal lectures given by recognized experts from all over Europe. For full details see the Website.
Due to the limited number of available places, application including a short description of research activity and a CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 April 2020. The organizing committee will examine your application and inform you in Mai 2020.
Childcare grants: This year we have limited funds to support young families with childcare costs incurred by the participants. Eligible costs include fees for a baby-sitter or child-care facility, travel costs for a care giver, etc. Please send us an email for more information.
Travel grants: we are also very happy to announce that the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung will support four applicants from German institutions covering their registration fees and travel costs up to 200 €.
COVID19: you are very likely reading this email from home. For the time being, we hope that the situation will get under control by September, and that the school can take place as planned. If this should unfortunately not be the case, the school will be postponed, but applications remain still valid.
Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (ILL)
71, avenue des Martyrs
Grenoble - France
Each year, the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University (Prof. T. Brückel, Prof. S. Förster, and Dr. R. Zorn) organizes a laboratory course in neutron scattering with experiments at the neutron scattering facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ.
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 Jülich and the experiments take place at the neutron facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich. The laboratory course is part of the curriculum at the RWTH Aachen.
The aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental techniques of neutron scattering and their scientific potential.
Forschungszentrum Jülich supports students coming from outside the Aachen area by offering free accommodation and half-board. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed within reasonable limits.
Forschungszentrum Jülich in cooperation with RWTH Aachen
The ESRF/ILL 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.).
Patrick Bruno (ESRF), Paul Steffens (ILL), Eva Jahn-Feppon (ESRF), Eleanor Ryan (ESRF)
Prague, Czech Republic
The 2020 IUCr Congress in Praha (www.iucr25.org) will be must-attend meeting for researchers involved in the determination and application of high-quality magnetic-structures. We'll have broad representation from research groups around the world doing high-impact science. Abstracts are due by 31 Mar 2020. We encourage you make this meeting a priority!
The program, which includes over 100 half-day microsymposia and 36 keynote lectures, will also offer extensive coverage of related topics such as total scattering, frustration and disorder, modulated structures, quasicrystals, mineral structures, theoretical crystallography, quantum crystallography, topological materials, electronic and quantum materials, functional materials, energy materials, high-pressure crystallography, powder diffraction, x-ray and neutron diffraction, electron diffraction, 3D/4D electron crystallography, cryo-EM, XFEL sources, and many others.
Lyceum Alpinum, Zuoz, Switzerland
The PSI Summer Camp is a new initiative with the goal to provide a forum for leading scientists to meet and discuss the fundamental aspects and open questions of current scientific interest. It follows a more than 20 year tradition to hold condensed matter schools at the Lyceum Alpinum in Zuoz, that provides a lively and informal environment for scientific discussions.
The PSI Summer Camp 2020 will focus on topological aspects in condensed matter. It will cover keynote lectures on topology, frustrated magnetism, topological band structures, 2D materials, topological superconductivity, skyrmions, the use of topology in applications and out-of-equilibrium phases.
Registration deadline: May 15, 2020
Paul Scherrer Institute
Renate Bercher (conference secretary)
Due to the deteriorating situation regarding the spreading of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 the conference PNCMI 2020 is postponed. The new date is announced in near future.
The 13th biennial Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) conference will be held from July 27 to 31 at the Graduate Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. The conference will be preceded by a Polarized Neutron School. The conference is organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research in concert with the University of Maryland. The meeting will feature invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, and a tour to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research.
The conference will cover the latest condensed-matter investigations using polarized neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques of polarized-neutron production and utilization for novel instrumentation and experiments, with emphasis on prospects for new science and instrument concepts as well as combining neutrons with complementary techniques and in-situ secondary measurements.
PNCMI is the most comprehensive conference on the latest scientific research using polarized 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
* Thin films and multilayers
* Soft matter and biology
* Polarized neutron instrumentation
* Polarized neutron techniques and methods, including nuclear
polarization, Larmor techniques
* Neutron scattering facilities
For more information, please refer to the PNCMI 2020 website: https://pncmi2020.umd.edu/.
PNCMI 2020 local organizing committee:
Wangchun Chen, Julie Borchers, Hannah Burrall, Alexander Grutter, Kathryn Krycka, Williams Ratcliff, Shannon Watson, Robert Briber, Lisa Press
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boulder, Colorado
Join us for the 10th American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS 2020), held July 12-16, 2020, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boulder, Colorado. 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 year’s 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 2020.
Although we all wish we could meet in person, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 this will likely not become possible in the near term. Yet the NSSA Executive Committee strongly feels that the neutron scattering community would benefit from having a meeting this summer, in order to share the most recent results and have opportunities to network.
Therefore, we are excited to announce that ACNS 2020 will be held online during the original dates (July 12-16 2020).
Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA)
Science and Technology Campus, University of Parma, Italy
The 15th International Conference on Muon Spin Rotation, Relaxation and Resonance (µSR2020) will be held in Parma, Italy, 6-10th July, 2020.
The meeting is being jointly organised by the muon group at the University of Parma in Italy and the ISIS muon group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. It will cover all aspects of the use of muon spectroscopy in condensed matter, materials and molecular sciences, while also considering applications of muons in other areas, such as nuclear physics, cultural heritage and the study of single event failures arising from the irradiation of microelectronics.
The meeting will be preceded by a Student Day on 5th July, 2020. Follow “Conference information”:https://indico.stfc.ac.uk/event/53/page/10-conference-information for registration fees and more.
University of Parma in Italy and the ISIS muon group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK
The next annual meeting will take place from 29 June to 3 July 2020 at the Université de Fribourg. Renowned invited speakers will give plenary talks during each of the morning sessions, topical parallel sessions will allow in depth discussions during the afternoons, and a poster exhibition will complement the scientific program.
The scientific program is further enriched by the direct contributions of the Swiss Institute for Particle Physics (CHIPP) and the Swiss Neutron Science Society (SGN). Together with the Physikalische Gesellschaft Zürich (PGZ) and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), we are co-organising a special Röntgen symposium. Thanks to all these collaborations, our annual meeting will offer again an exciting program, covering latest advancements of physics in a wide range of fields at its best.
Swiss physical society
The SXNS16 conference will be held on June 23-26th, 2020 in Lund, Sweden. Lund is 1000 years old with about 130000 inhabitants, in the province of Skåne, at the southern tip of Sweden. It is a charming cobblestoned town with many historical sights and is home to one of Scandinavia’s oldest and largest universities. At the same time, it offers small town charm and convenient access to the nearby metropolis of Malmö, just across the Øresund bridge from Copenhagen, with its large international airport.
The conference is co-organized by the European Spallation Source and MAX IV Laboratory and supported by the Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS). It will emphasize novel techniques for surface x-ray and neutron scattering including instrumentation and source development. Topics will include in-situ and in-operando surface studies, nanostructured surfaces and interfaces, surface and interfaces in soft matter, biological interfaces, emergent interfacial materials, and dynamics of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures.
We look forward to welcoming you in Lund, Sweden in 2020.
Abstract sumission open: November 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 09 March 2020
Notification of acceptance: 23 March 2020
Early bird registration before: 30 March 2020
Registration deadline: 30 April 2020
Robert Feidenhans’l (XFEL, Germany)
Robert Thomas (Oxford University, UK)
Gary Harlow (Lund University, Sweden)
Thorsten Hesjedal (Oxford University, UK)
Nina-Juliane Steinke (ILL, France)
Hyunjung Kim (Sogang University, Republic of Korea)
Kazue Kurihara (Tohoku University, Japan)
Binhua Lin (University of Chicago, USA)
Ka Yee Lee (University of Chicago, USA)
Alessandra Luchini (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Mrinmay Mukhopadhyay (Saha Institure, India)
Peter Müller-Buschbaum (TUM, Germany)
Ben Ocko (Brookhaven National Lab, USA)
Adrian Rennie (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Elias Vlieg (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
European Spallation Source, MAX IV Laboratory, LINXS
Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy
Continuing in its tradition, the aim of the school is to illustrate principles, methodologies and most recent applications of neutron detection technologies. In particular, the school will tackle various arguments that span from neutron interaction principles, materials for neutrons detectors, neutron sources, Monte Carlo simulation codes, up to applications with neutrons.
The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-Docs and young researchers with backgrounds in Engineering and Physics.
- Neutron interaction with materials
- Physics of neutron detectors
- Materials for neutron detection
- Monte Carlo simulation
- Gas detectors for neutrons
- Neutron sources
- Neutrons in medicine, energy and environment
Kindly notice: on Sunday 21 June, at 18.00 a Welcolme cocktail will be offered to participants. In the meantime it will be possible to check in for the School
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 - today’s 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 application 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.
PSI, Villigen, Switzerland
introducing photons, neutrons and muons for condensed matter physics and materials science
The course runs for one week in June (15th to 19th). It takes place at the campus of the Paul Scherrer Institute. The morning consists of introductory lectures on the use of photons, neutrons and muons for materials characterization. The afternoon consists of tours of the large scale facilities as well as in-depth visit to selected instruments. he aim of the course is that the students acquire a basic understanding on the interaction of photons, neutrons and muons with matter and how one can use these as tools to solve specific problems on condensed matter and materials research.
Topics: Interaction of photons, neutrons and muons with matter, Production of photons, neutrons and muons, Experimental setups: optics and detectors, Crystal symmetry, Bragg’s law, reciprocal lattice, structure factors, Elastic and inelastic scattering with neutrons and photons X-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, Polarized neutron scattering for the study of magnetic materials, Imaging techniques using x-rays and neutrons, Introduction to muon spin rotation, Applications of muon spin rotation
Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs
Graduate students at North American universities are invited to apply to attend the 22nd National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (NXSchool), which will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from June 13 - 27, 2020.
The NXSchool is designed to introduce students to the capabilities available at U.S. neutron and x-ray user facilities and pays for students’ travel, meals and lodging costs. 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 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 obtain some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, both at Oak Ridge's Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities (1st week) and at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (2nd week).
Further details can be found at http://bit.ly/NXSchool and http://neutrons.ornl.gov/nxs
Applications must be received by February 17th, 2020. 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.
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
This WE-Heraeus-Seminar focuses on the technique of magnetic small angle neutron scattering, which is one of the most important methods for magnetic microstructure determination in condensed-matter physics and materials science. Magnetic SANS provides access to bulk properties and yields, quite uniquely, information on the mesoscopic length scale (roughly 1-1000 nm). This is an important size regime where many macroscopic materials properties are realized. Currently, the magnetic SANS community can be roughly subdivided into two larger groups: the research of one group is anchored in the domain of condensed-matter physics with a focus on fundamental questions such as skyrmion crystals and topological spin structures, complex long-range-ordered spin structures, and vortex lattices in superconductors, while the second group of scientists employs the magnetic SANS method for scrutinizing nanoscale magnetism in terms of a micromagnetic continuum description; materials classes which are studied are e.g. permanent magnets, magnetic steels, nanoparticles and ferrofluids, or complex alloys. It is one of the central aims of this Heraeus seminar to bring both groups of researchers closer together by providing a stage for intra- and interdisciplinary scientific exchange. Besides, in view of the upcoming European Spallation Source, a further focus will be on future challenges related to neutron instrumentation, sample environment, and neutron data analysis.
The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.
Dr. Sabrina Disch, U Köln • Prof. Andreas Michels, U Luxembourg/LUX • Dr. Sebastian Mühlbauer, TU München
NIST Center for Neutron Research
Due to the deteriorating situation regarding the spreading of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 the school CHRNS/NCNR is postponed. The new date is announced in near future.
The 26th Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry" will be held from Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5, 2020 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's summer school is devoted to methods and applications of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) techniques. Please note that inelastic neutron scattering techniques will not be covered in this school.
The course is targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron scattering methods. The combination of introductory lectures and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering and its application to current research topics.
Attendance for the summer school is limited to 42 students and to people affiliated with US universities and US industry.
The course includes both lectures and hands-on training. Invited speakers will give presentations on the application of neutron scattering in their current research activities.
The Summer School is sponsored by the NCNR and by the National Science Foundation under the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering(CHRNS) cooperative agreement DMR-1508249. Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.
NIST Center for Neutron Research
Joseph A. Dura
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in conjunction with North Carolina State University, and support from the National Science Foundation (Award #1915748) and the Shull Wollan Center—a Joint Institute for Neutron Scattering will host the HFIR/SNS Advanced Neutron Diffraction and Scattering workshop (HANDS2020) during June 1-June 5, 2020.
The unique potential of neutron scattering in biology arises from i) the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen (H) and its deuterium (D) isotope and ii) the ability of neutrons to differentiate these isotopes. These properties makes the information available from neutron scattering and neutron diffraction unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogen/deuterium atoms can visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures (2.0 -2.5 Å). Using H/D exchange and contrast variation, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids can be sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological systems using small angle neutron scattering and reflectometry techniques. H/D labeling also enable biological molecules and water dynamics to be probed using neutron spectroscopy.
The workshop includes a symposium, lectures, and hands-on experiments at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (IMAGINE, BIO-SANS) and the Spallation Neutron Source (EQ-SANS, LIQREF, MaNDi, Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer).
The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty with knowledge of structure and function of biological macromolecules but with limited to no experience with neutron sciences.
Techniques introduced include:
- Small Angle Scattering
- Labeling techniques
- Sample preparation
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This workshop is a follow up of the previous one organised on September 2019 at the NBI. During these two days on May 2020, we shall again focus on two topical themes on DL Accelerated Discovery.
• The use of DL architectures to generate unbiased and objective models for analysis of experimental data.
• 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 now explore potential research avenues to understand how to best develop these technologies to accelerate discovery in Physics.
The program for the workshop will consist of plenary sessions followed by working groups, and final close-out.
On Thursday the 14th, plenary seminars will review the state of the art in DL and how it is currently used in selected areas of Physics, 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 experiments, in the areas of Experiment design, Data collection and instrumentation control, Data reduction Analysis, and extraction of science.
On Friday, 15th, morning sessions will be again split by panels, focusing this time on techniques, such as (un)supervised and reinforcement learning, Artificial Neural Networks, machine learning firmware implementation for Hardware (FPGA), etc..
Friday afternoon, 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 ain Physics will also be proposed.
There is no registration fee for the workshop, but attendance is limited to 100 participants.
Looking very much forward to seeing you on May!
University of Copenhagen
Gold Coast, Australia
AXAA-2020 will be an essential event for those in industry and academia who are working, researching and driving development in the fields of X-ray (laboratory and synchrotron) and neutron scattering techniques. Also, newcomers to the field (senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, and those working in X-ray analysis for the first time) will benefit from attending AXAA-2020. Several bursaries will be available for students, covering flights, accommodation and registration.
Topics: Energy, Environment, Mining, mineral processing and metallurgy, On-line analysis, Geology and geochemistry, Cultural heritage, Advanced and functional materials (incl. metals, nanoparticles and thin films), Biomaterials, Developments in XRF, diffraction, fluorescence mapping, tomography, pair distribution function analysis, small angle scattering and absorption spectroscopy
Australian X-ray Analytical Association (AXAA)
Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, UK
Magnetism 2020 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.
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 UK/Rol 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 following areas:
• Carbon-based Materials and Molecular Magnetism
• Computational and Theoretical Magnetism
• Correlated Electron Systems
• Hard Magnetic Magnets
• High Frequency Spin Dynamics
• Thin Films and Nanostructures
• Topological Materials for Spintronics
• Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2020
• Early registration deadline: 20 March 2020
• Registration deadline: 10 April 2020
UK and Rol magnetism community
There will be a focus session on "Soft Matter and Nanocomposites - New opportunities with advanced neutron sources" at the DPG Spring Meeting 2020. It is coordinated by Stephan Förster, Thomas
Gutberlet, Peter Müller-Buschbaum and Walter Richtering. Abstracts can be submitted until Dec. 1, 2019 at:
https://www.dpg-tagung.de/dd20/submission.html?language=en / CPP: Chemical and Polymer Physics Division / Topic „Focus: Soft Matter and Nanocomposites - New opportunities with advanced neutron sources“
German Physics Society
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: ALBA in Barcelona, KIT in Karlsruhe, DESY and European XFEL in Hambourg, ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, and SLS/PSI in Villigen.
Herzberg near Aarau, Zurich, Switzerland
The Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at the Paul Scherrer Institut is organising a small workshop/discussion meeting to be held on Feb 25th-26th at the Herzberg, near Aarau (https://www.herzberg.org).
The topic is to be Correlated Disorder, and we hope to discuss possible new physics and functionalities in which structural and/or magnetic correlated disorder and frustration plays an important role.
The invited speakers are Simon Billinge, Steve Bramwell, Andrew Goodwin, Peter Holdsworth, José Lorenzana, Marisa Medarde, Jennifer Niedziela, Siddharth Parameswaran, Arkadiy Simonov, and Manila Songilvay.
Some further details can be found at https://indico.psi.ch/event/8366/. Requests to attend (and any proposed talk title) should be sent directly to email@example.com until 24th Jan. Confirmation of attendance will follow shortly after the deadline.
Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at the Paul Scherrer Institut
The next Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Assiciation (DGK) will
be a joint meeting with the Polish Crystallographic Assiciation in Wroc?aw,
Poland (Feb. 23.-27, 2020). This is a good occasion to promote neutron
experiments and to get in touch with the Polish user community. At the reactor
Maria in Otwock-Swierk, a strong centre for neutron diffraction is in the
process of being set up, which is supposed to offer interesting opportunities
for experiments after completion.
Abstracts can be submitted until Nov. 10, 2019 at
DGK and Polish Crystallographic Association
Milton Hill House, Steventon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6AF, UK
We are pleased to announce that the Neutron and X-Ray Imaging Applications in Life Sciences and Biology Workshop will be held on the 18-19 February 2020 (lunchtime to lunchtime) at Milton Hill House, Steventon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6AF, UK. The workshop will provide a platform for scientists interested in new interdisciplinary approaches to cutting-edge research in life sciences, palaeontology and biology, using various methods that include neutron and x-ray imaging based techniques. The meeting will have invited, contributed science talks and poster session.
Topics include, but are not limited to: Updates from IMAT (ISIS), I12 and I13 (Diamond) imaging beamlines, Plant-soil research, Geoscience/ Palaeontology/ Palaeobotany, Biology/ Forensic Sciences and Student poster session
To register for the meeting, please visit the ISIS Facility website (link below). Registration will close on Wednesday 29th January 2020. The workshop is free of charge to attend but places are limited. Your registration will be confirmed by email.
Milton Hill House, Steventon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6AF, UK
BrightnESS² is funded by Horizon 2020 for a three-year period. It aims to strengthen the European landscape of neutron sources, ensure the long-term sustainability of ESS, and support the European neutron scattering community.
These three high-level goals for BrightnESS² are aligned with the objectives of the League of advanced European Neutron Sources, LENS, which receives support from BrightnESS². The LENS consortium is in part working to position the neutron community in Europe to compete for funding projects within the European Commission’s upcoming 9th Framework Programme, Horizon Europe.
We are pleased to announce that we have therefore dedicated the first afternoon of the February meeting to speakers from LENS, the neutron science user community and the European Commission.