Inside SINE2020

December 2016: e-newsletter 5

Dear colleagues,

This is the last Inside SINE2020 e-newsletter of 2016, so it is time to have a look at the year behind us.

The project completed its first full year of activities, reaching a number of important achievements – our congratulations to all! For a glimpse of what we have been up to, you can see our 1st anniversary video (tip: it is nicer with sound). We also welcomed Martin Böhm as our new Project Coordinator who has been active in working together with the WP coordinators for the best integration and success of all our activities.

We would like to thank all of you. Our website has now reached over 1000 visits per month. We hope that is a sign that we provide you with interesting content. We welcome your feedback and materials at any time so that we can make it ever more appealing.

And now let's turn back to the reason we are writing you. The fifth newsletter brings you the following news:

  • What if neutron scattering uses the same type of detectors used to look into space?
  • Data Treatment: Release of SasView 4.0.1 & Improving the fitting in Mantid for neutron and muon data
  • e-tools: MCPL: a new format that simplifies data interchange between applications & Slides&Videos of Neutrons: Cradle to Grave workshop
  • Meet the Women in Neutron Science
  • Neutrons before and after the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Neutrons on the e-EPS

We hope you enjoy your reading!

We wish you a nice holiday season and a happy year ahead,
Inês, Miriam, and Martin


Detectors

What if neutron scattering uses the same type of detectors used to look into space?

A SINE2020 team is working on developing Resistive Plate Chambers for neutron detectors.

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Data Treatment and e-tools

Release of SasView 4.0.1

SasView is a Small Angle Scattering Analysis Software Package. A new version has been released. This work is part of the SINE2020 Data Treatment Software WP. Please let your small angle scattering colleagues know about it!

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Improving the fitting in Mantid for neutron and muon data

A team is working on improving the fitting of neutron and muon data in Mantid. They developed a framework for comparing fitting minimizers targeted to serve Mantid users, but whose results are transferrable to other neutron and muon data treatment software.

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MCPL: a new format that simplifies data interchange between applications

A team, part of the e-tools WP, launched the first version of MCPL – Monte Carlo Particle Lists. This new, open source format makes it simpler to interchange particle-state information data between popular Monte Carlo simulation packages, making the work of developers more efficient.

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Neutrons: Cradle to Grave workshop – slides and videos available

Slides and videos of the talks given at the workshop are now available online. The workshop focused on requirements/developments for a (bidirectional) Monte Carlo variance reduction method applied to neutron beamline transport systems.

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Neutronsources.org and EPS

Meet the Women in Neutron Science

The Neutronsources website now hosts “Women in Science” pages featuring interviews with women who work in neutron scattering.

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Neutrons before and after the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

This article showcases work conducted at neutron sources around the globe that confirmed the predictions of the winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics or that builds upon their theories.

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Neutrons on the e-EPS

Neutron scattering and SINE2020 feature in the European Physical Society newsletter.
(external link)

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Calendars

New on SINE2020 Calendar

29 – 30 May 2017
PARI2017

New on Neutronsources.org

30 January – 03 February 2017
Horace & SpinW

27 February – 03 March 2017
MATRAC 2 Winter School

27 – 31 March
ICANS XXII

27 March – 7 April
48th IFF Spring School 2017

26 – 30 June
ICTMS 2017

9 – 13 July
ICNS2017