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December
09. December 2020 - 11. December 2020 Twelfth BESSY@HYB User Meeting
09. December 2020 - 11. December 2020 Twelfth BESSY@HYB User MeetingLocation

Berlin, Germany

Description

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE

Organiser

HYB

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October
12. October 2020 - 16. October 2020 9th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR-9)
12. October 2020 - 16. October 2020 9th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR-9)Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina,

Description

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

- Paleontology

- Botanic and wood science and technology

- Materials degradation

- Nuclear materials and fuels

- Archaeometry

- 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.

Organiser

Argentina's Atomic Energy Commission

Contact
Name

Karina Pierpauli & Javier Santisteban

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September
13. September 2020 - 19. September 2020 Applied Nuclear Physics Conference (ANPC 2020)
13. September 2020 - 19. September 2020 Applied Nuclear Physics Conference (ANPC 2020)Location

Prague, Czech Republic

Description

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.

Organiser

Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Contact
Name

Academic and Medical Conference Agency

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July
27. July 2020 - 31. July 2020 Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) 2020
27. July 2020 - 31. July 2020 Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) 2020Location

Annapolis, Maryland

Description

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

* Imaging

* 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

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June
23. June 2020 - 26. June 2020 16th International Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS16)
23. June 2020 - 26. June 2020 16th International Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS16)Location

Lund, Schweden

Description

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.

*Important Dates*

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

*Confirmed Speakers*

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)

Organiser

European Spallation Source, MAX IV Laboratory, LINXS

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16. June 2020 - 24. June 2020 15th Bombannes Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"
16. June 2020 - 24. June 2020 15th Bombannes Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"Location

Gironde, France

Description

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.

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16. June 2020 - 19. June 2020 MLZ Conference: Neutrons for Life Sciences
16. June 2020 - 19. June 2020 MLZ Conference: Neutrons for Life SciencesLocation

Arabella Bauneck Hotel Lenggries, Germany

Description

We are pleased to announce that in 2020 the Annual Conference of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) will be dedicated to Neutrons for Life Sciences.

The conference aims at showcasing how neutrons can contribute to the further advances in this interdisciplinary research area.

Topics include:

Protein structure, function and dynamics

Membrane structure, function and dynamics

Drug design and delivery

Biological surface and interfaces

Neutron methods in biology

Life Science with neutrons in Russia

DNA/RNA structure and dynamics, living cells

The conference is going to be held at the Arabella Brauneck Hotel Lenggries, a beautiful place in the Bavarian Alps, not far from Munich, from Tuesday, 16 June to Friday, 19 June 2020.

Abstract submission is open until 29 February.

For further information and in order to express your interest as early as today, please visit our web-site: https://indico.frm2.tum.de/e/NeutronsForLifeSciences

We would be glad if you could make a note of the MLZ Conference 2020 in your diary and circulate this information to colleagues who might be interested to join.

For any specific question you might have, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the local organizers.

Organiser

MLZ

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15. June 2020 - 19. June 2020 PSI Corrse for Masters Students
15. June 2020 - 19. June 2020 PSI Corrse for Masters StudentsLocation

PSI, Villigen, Switzerland

Description

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

Organiser

PSI

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13. June 2020 - 27. June 2020 22nd National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering
13. June 2020 - 27. June 2020 22nd National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering Location

Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs

Description

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.

Contact
Name

Stephen Rosenkranz

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April
29. April 2020 - 01. May 2020 AXAA 2020
29. April 2020 - 01. May 2020 AXAA 2020Location

Gold Coast, Australia

Description

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

Organiser

Australian X-ray Analytical Association (AXAA)

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20. April 2020 - 21. April 2020 Magnetism 2020
20. April 2020 - 21. April 2020 Magnetism 2020Location

Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, UK

Description

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:

• Biomagnetism

• Carbon-based Materials and Molecular Magnetism

• Computational and Theoretical Magnetism

• Correlated Electron Systems

• Hard Magnetic Magnets

• High Frequency Spin Dynamics

• Nanoparticles

• Thin Films and Nanostructures

• Topological Materials for Spintronics

Key dates:

• Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2020

• Early registration deadline: 20 March 2020

• Registration deadline: 10 April 2020

Organiser

UK and Rol magnetism community

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March
23. March 2020 - 03. April 2020 51st IFF Spring School 2020: "Quantum Technology"
23. March 2020 - 03. April 2020 51st IFF Spring School 2020: "Quantum Technology"Location

Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany

Description

Imagine what we would know - or better: would not know - about the structure and dynamics of microscopic systems if scientists such as Albert Einstein (Nobel Prize 1921), Niels Bohr (Nobel Prize 1922), Werner Heisenberg (Nobel Prize 1932), Erwin Schrödinger, Paul Dirac (Nobel Prize 1933) and many others would not have imagined and formalised quantum mechanics. This theory provided the understanding of fundamental aspects of the interaction between matter and radiation to the level needed to make atoms work for us in new and most remarkable ways. It heralded the first quantum revolution which began with the discovery of the transistor (Nobel Prize 1956 to William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain) and the laser (Nobel Prize 1964 to Charles Townes, Nicolay Basov and Aleksandr Prokhorov). Many of the amenities we have become accustomed to (for example, computers, smartphones, GPS, solid-state light) are based on these technologies.

Today, our ability to use previously untapped quantum effects in customised systems and materials is paving the way for a second revolution. With quantum theory now fully established, we are required to look at the world in a fundamentally new way: objects can be in different states at the same time (superposition) and can be deeply connected without any direct physical interaction (entanglement). There are many transformative applications, varying from products with a relatively short time to market through to revolutionary new technologies that may require more than a decade of research and development. Quantum computers are expected to be able to solve in a few days, problems that are unsolvable by the supercomputers of today and tomorrow. This, in turn, will seed breakthroughs in the design of chemical processes, new materials, such as higher temperature superconductors, and new paradigms in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Based on quantum coherence, data can be protected in a completely secure way that makes eavesdropping impossible. Given the explosive growth of cybercrime and espionage, this is a highly strategic capability. Quantum technologies will also give rise to simulation techniques well beyond current capabilities for material and chemical synthesis, and to clocks and sensors with unprecedented sensitivity and accuracy, with potential impact for navigation, the synchronisation of future smart networks and medical diagnostics.

Organiser

FZ Juelich

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15. March 2020 - 20. March 2020 DPG Spring Meeting 2020
15. March 2020 - 20. March 2020 DPG Spring Meeting 2020Location

Dresden, Germany

Description

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“

Organiser

German Physics Society

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02. March 2020 - 03. April 2020 Hercules 2020
02. March 2020 - 03. April 2020 Hercules 2020Location

Gernoble, France

Description

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.

Organiser

Various

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February
25. February 2020 - 26. February 2020 Correlated Disorder workshop
25. February 2020 - 26. February 2020 Correlated Disorder workshopLocation

Herzberg near Aarau, Zurich, Switzerland

Description

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 correlated_disorder@psi.ch until 24th Jan. Confirmation of attendance will follow shortly after the deadline.

Organiser

Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at the Paul Scherrer Institut

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23. February 2020 - 27. February 2020 DGK Annual Meeting 2020
23. February 2020 - 27. February 2020 DGK Annual Meeting 2020Location

Wroclaw, Poland

Description

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

https://www.dgk-conference.de/registration-abstracts/abstract-submission/

Organiser

DGK and Polish Crystallographic Association

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18. February 2020 - 19. February 2020 Workshop on Neutron and X-Ray Imaging in Life Sciences and Biology
18. February 2020 - 19. February 2020 Workshop on Neutron and X-Ray Imaging in Life Sciences and Biology Location

Milton Hill House, Steventon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6AF, UK

Description

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.

Organiser

ISIS Facility

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11. February 2020 - 12. February 2020 LENS Colloquium and BrightnESS² General Assembly
11. February 2020 - 12. February 2020 LENS Colloquium and BrightnESS² General AssemblyLocation

Brussel

Description

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.

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