[Neutron] European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2003

Ruffle Benoit benoit.ruffle at LDV.univ-montp2.fr
Mon Feb 3 16:56:51 CST 2003

European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2003
3.-6. September 2003, Montpellier, France

2nd Announcement and Call for Abstracts (deadline 1st March 2003)

The European Conference on Neutron Scattering to be held in Montpellier,
France, is the third of a series of successful meetings organized by the
European Neutron Scattering Association. After Interlaken in 1996, and
Budapest in 1999, ECNS 2003 will provide a new forum for scientists working
in neutron science. The broad field investigated by neutron scattering,
which includes physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and
applications will be covered. Advances in instrumentation will be an
important aspect of the conference. The participation of young scientists
will be strongly encouraged. The "Walter Halg Prize" and the "Young
Scientist Awards" will be presented at the conference.

The University of Montpellier, strongly involved in neutron spectroscopy in
different scientific fields, is very pleased to welcome the meeting of the
European community. The conference set-up relies on the collaboration of
local organisers, of the French Neutron Scattering Society (Societé
Francaise de la Neutronique, SFN), of the European High Flux reactor
(Institut Laue Langevin, ILL, Grenoble) and of the French National Neutron
Source (Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, LLB, Saclay).

The second announcement and call for abstracts was mailed end of the year
2002. The server is now available for online submission of abstracts for
ECNS2003 (deadline 1st March 2003). Please visit http://www.ecns2003.org to
get full particulars on the meeting. Online submission is the strongly
recommended method for sending abstracts to the conference office. If you
encounter problems to submit your contribution in time, do not hesitate to
contact the local organisation office :

Conference Office
Mylene Boscus
ECNS2003 Conference Office
Université Montpellier II, case 069
F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 5
Tel : +33 (0)4 6760 9255
Fax : +33 (0)4 6704 5405
Email : info at ecns2003.org

There is also information about the companions program with links to sites
of interest in and around Montpellier. More details will be available soon.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Montpellier.

With best regards,

The Local Organising Committee.

ECNS2003 Conference Website
mailto:info at ecns2003.org
Dr. Benoit Ruffle
Laboratoire Des Verres, case 069
Universite Montpellier II
F-34095 Montpellier - FRANCE
Tel : +33 (0)4 6714 4979
Fax : +33 (0)4 6714 3498
mailto:benoit.ruffle at ldv.univ-montp2.fr

Scientific Programme

Plenary talks, invited talks, contributed papers and poster sessions will
focus on the following topics:

Instrumentation and methods
Progress in superconductors
Disordered and frustrated systems
Fundamentals of functional materials
Emerging applications of neutron scattering
Neutron scattering at the limits
Fundamental physics with neutrons
Chemical structure and dynamics
Soft matter
Neutrons and life science
Industrial and medical applications

Provisional list of Invited Speakers

Arantxa Arbe - Dynamics of amorphous polymer materials
Ulrich Buchenau -  Vitreous silica: comparison of neutron, Raman and
mechanical damping
Olwyn Byron - The neutron's eye view of functioning proteins assemblies
Laszlo Cser - Atomic resolution neutron holography (principles and
Robert Cubitt - Investigating the flux line lattice in superconductors with
small angle neutron scattering
William David - Parametric powder diffraction and the problems with protons
Bernhard Keimer - Spin charge and orbital effects in oxides
Alexei Khokhlov - Nanostructures in smart polymer systems for neutron
scattering analysis
Stéphane Longeville - Protein diffusion in crowded solutions
Serguei Maleyev - Spin chirality
Ferenc Mezei - Novel instrument concepts for next generation of neutron
Valery Nesvizhevsky - Quantum states of neutrons in the earth's
gravitational field
Toby Perring - Magnetic excitations in layered manganites
Henrik M. Ronnow - Composite correlation functions - reaching further with
polarised neutrons
Philip Withers - Stress analysis (to be confirmed)

There will be two additional lectures, on the up-date of the neutron source
projects and
ENSA award talk.

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