Calendar of events - 2019

September
16. September 2019 - 19. September 2019 French Neutron Scattering Days (Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique, JDN)
Location

Saint-Martin-de-Londres close to Montpellier, south of France

Description

The French Neutron Scattering Days (Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique, JDN) will be held in September, 16-19 2019 in Saint-Martin-de-Londres close to Montpellier, south of France.

The conference will be in English and is open to any scientist using neutrons.

This multidisciplinary 2-days workshop covers Soft Matter-Biology and Condensed Matter-Magnetism in two parallel sessions.
Invited speakers are: – Arantxa Arbe, Centro de Física de Materiales, San Sebastian – Markus Braden, Dept. of Physics, University of Cologne – Giovanna Fragneto, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble – Stéphane Pailhes, Institut Lumière Matière, Lyon

The deadline for abstract submission (oral or poster) is June 1st, 2019. Registrations are now open until July 15th. Further details and registration are avalaible on the website.

Note that the conference proposes a specially low fee for PhD students (100 €) covering full board and accomodation thanks to support by SFN/2FDN.

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://jdn-conference.net/index.html

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02. September 2019 - 13. September 2019 23rd JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering: September 2-13, 2019
Location

Garching bei München, Germany

Description

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,
Germany.

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
power.

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
our website

www.neutronlab.de

Deadline for application is May 12, 2019.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Juelich and Garching!

Organiser

Jülich Center for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)

Contact E-Mail

URL

www.neutronlab.de

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02. September 2019 - 06. September 2019 SISN Neutrons and Muons for Magnetism School 2019
Location

Ispra, Italy

Description

Co-organized by SISN and JRC, the school is addressed to PhD students, post-doc and early-career scientists.
Topics
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.

Organiser

SISN

Contact E-Mail

URL

www.sisn.it/nmm19/

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02. September 2019 - 13. September 2019 16th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering
Location

St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK

Description

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.

Organiser

STFC

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://www.oxfordneutronschool.org/

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August
15. August 2019 - 23. August 2019 International Advanced School in Muon Spectroscopy
Location

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

Description

Description:
This will be a new theoretical school where advanced concepts of muon spectroscopy will be taught across a wide range of science areas. It will be the first school of this type since the 1998 Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics held at St Andrews University. Lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of muon spectroscopy and complimentary techniques will be given by the international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous and pulsed muon sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.

Programme:
The first half of the school will introduce the muon spectroscopy technique and various science areas. The second half will focus on in-depth discussion of its application to various science areas. There will be a series of lectures and tutorials on each science subjects. The students will be asked to make short presentations (single slide for 2 min each) to their peers about their current research projects and how muon spectroscopy can help them. There will also be tutorial to work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility and attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the muon community.
Topics covered during the school include:
• Magnetic materials
• Superconductors
• Energy materials
• Semiconductors
• Molecular materials
• Studies of thin films and interfaces
• Reaction kinetics
• Muon spectroscopy under Extreme environments
• Muon site determination & DFT

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 3rd June 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 muon spectroscopy 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.

To apply please visit the school webpage.

Fees: School fee is £520 per residential student which includes the cost of an en-suite room during the school, breakfast, afternoon and evening meals, teaching materials, drinks reception and the gala dinner. There are 50 residential places available. There are also 5 non-residential places for students who do not require local accommodation, at a school fee of £150, which includes teaching materials, drinks reception and gala dinner. Fees will be payable once the names of successful applicants have been announced.

Organiser

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland Oxford University, UK

Contact Name

Pabita Biswas

E-Mail

URL

https://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Muon-Spectroscopy-Advanced-School.aspx

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July
15. July 2019 - 19. July 2019 Neutrons for Membrane Biophysics School
Location

Garching bei München, Germany

Description

Supported by SINE2020

It is our pleasure to invite you to the “Neutrons for membrane biophysics” school that will take place in Garching (close to Munich) between the 15th and 19th of July. The event will focus on the use of neutrons and molecular deuteration to enable early career researchers to provide fresh insight into problems in membrane biophysics. The workshop’s aims are to give: a practical background in the design of experiments (including utilisation of molecular deuteration); preparation of samples; successful execution of a measurement program (with hands on experiments at two instruments of the FRM II reactor); and the analysis of data. We will introduce software packages suitable for the analysis of data as well as explore the exciting possibilities of directly comparing molecular dynamics simulations with neutron scattering data. The target audience is early career researchers, mainly PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, working with biophysical problems involving model membranes.

Lectures will cover the following areas:

- Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) – Neutron reflectometry – Grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering (GISANS) – Membrane lamellar diffraction – Molecular deuteration – Molecular dynamics

List of lecturers:

- Dr. Anna Leung (ESS) – Dr. Selma Maric (Univ. Malmo) – Dr. Alexandros Koutsioumpas (JCNS @ MLZ) – Dr. Sebastian Jaksch (JCNS) – Dr. François Boué (INRA – AgroParisTech – Univ. Paris Saclay) – Dr. Robert Georgii (TUM) – Dr. Chris Garvey (Univ. Malmo, LINX ) – Dr. Thomas Hauss (HZB) – Dr. Alan Mark (Univ. Queensland)

Organiser

JCNS, MLZ, ANSTO, Malmo Univ. LINXS

Contact URL

http://www.fz-juelich.de/jcns/EN/Leistungen/ConferencesAndWorkshops/JCNSWorkshops/2020SINE/_node.html

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01. July 2019 - 05. July 2019 European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2019 (ECNS - 2019)
Location

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Description

the European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2019 (ECNS – 2019) will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at the Moskovskye Vorota Congress Center from July 1 to 5, 2019. ECNS – 2019 will be the largest european platform for sharing and exchanging the latest exciting advances in neutron scattering science, which will bring scientists together from a wide range of disciplines.

The Moskovskye Vorota Congress Center is well equipped with modern conference facilities and closely located with a spectrum of hotel accommodations, museums, art galleries, and universities, making it a convenient and culturally vibrant venue for ECNS – 2019.

Topics

  • Neutron Sources and Facilities
  • Neutron Instrumentation, Optics, Sample Environment, Detectors and Software
  • Fundamental Science
  • Chemistry of Materials (Structure and Spectroscopy)
  • Magnetism, Superconductivity and other Electronic Phenomena
  • Functional Materials
  • Glasses and Liquids
  • Thin Films and Interfaces
  • Soft Condensed Matter
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Engineering applications
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeometry
  • Planetary Sciences and Extreme Conditions

Contact URL

http://ecns2019.com/index.php

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June
29. June 2019 Innovative Simulation Tools, Shielding and Instrumentation 2019 (ISTSI2019)
Location

Holiday Inn St. Petersburg, Russia

Description

The workshop brings together the partners of the SINE2020 WP8 that have contributed work in the areas of

  • Integrated simulation using neutronics and Monte Carlo ray-tracing
  • Innovative Shielding Concepts and Materials
  • Compact Instrumentation for Larmor Labelling applications at the ESS

For more information and registration, please consult the website.

Organiser

SINE2020

Contact URL

http://ecns2019.essworkshop.org

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17. June 2019 - 19. June 2019 1st Bilbao Neutron School
Location

Bilbao, Spain

Description

Neutrons are a unique probe to study structure and dynamics of matter. Large neutron scattering facilities are based on nuclear reactors or spallation neutron sources. However recent advances in accelerator technology and neutronics design have made possible the construction of high brilliance neutron sources based on low energy proton accelerator, that will be able to play a significant role in future neutron science and technology.

This new type of infrastructures will enable much broader and easier access to high-brilliance neutrons independent of the existing neutron sources and improve the problem of continuous overbooking at the current sources. Large universities or research centres will be able to host their own neutron institutes presenting new opportunities to perform neutron science, prepare experiments for large facilities, train students and develop instrumentation. The focus of this specialized school is in science and instrumentation adapted to CANS.

Organiser

ESS-Bilbao

Contact Name

Sira Cordon

E-Mail

URL

http://www.bns2019.org/

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May
27. May 2019 - 29. May 2019 SINE2020 General Assembly
Location

Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain

Description

Researchers from the 10 Work Packages from the SINE2020 project will meet and discuss their work for the next and final General Assembly for the project.

Organiser

SINE2020

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13. May 2019 - 17. May 2019 Joint French-Swedish school on X-rays and Neutrons techniques for the study of functional materials for energy
Location

Lund, Sweden

Description

This advanced school on X-rays and Neutrons techniques for the study of functional materials for energy is jointly organized by Swedish and French universities and research organisms.

Materials for the production, processing, storage or transportation of energy are essential components for current societal challenges. Knowledge of structural organization and dynamics at the atomic scale is therefore an essential prerequisite for the study of these materials, and is based, not exclusively but largely, on the use of short-wave radiation, neutrons or X-rays. Thus, an important aspect of the proposed school is to emphasize the complementarity between similar techniques based on one or the other of the radiations, too often ignored.

Contact URL

https://fasem.sciencesconf.org/

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08. May 2019 ADVANCED IMAGING AND PROBING FOR ENERGY APPLICATION CONFERENCE
Location

DESY, Hamburg

Description

On behalf of the ACCELERATE Project, we would like to invite you to our conference on Advanced Imaging and Probing for Energy Application.

For industrial R&D specialists, characterisation and imaging tools become useful when standard means fail and a trial and error approach is too expensive.

Special probes such as synchrotrons, neutron sources and high energy laser sources make processes visible that are otherwise impossible to observe. This enables, for example, the characterisation of materials, imaging components and even the observation of systems in real-time.

These tools and probes provide greater insight that could lead to better or even game-changing products.

The event is aimed at companies working in the energy sector and will show the potential for the different tools and probes to be helpful to industrial R&D.

The event will also be of interest to academics working in the challenges faced by industry and who want to partner with them to find solutions.

This conference is part of the EU funded project Accelerate, supporting the long-term sustainability of large-scale research infrastructures (RIs).

During the event we will introduce companies to a breadth of technologies available to them, provide examples on how they have been used and what has been achieved. We will also inform you on how you can access those facilities and what funding support, local, national and EU, might be available to you.

Topics will include energy storage, generation, transmission and conversion.

Entry to the conference is FREE. Click view the agenda and to sign up here. We look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser

ACCELERATE

Contact URL

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-imaging-and-probing-for-energy-application-tickets-55149741361

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April
01. April 2019 SYNERGI 2019
Location

Lyon, France

Description

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 now open!

Organiser

SINE2020

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://synergiforum.eu/

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March
31. March 2019 - 05. April 2019 Matrac 2 School
Location

Herrsching/Ammersee (near Munich) and at the FRM II in Garching/Munich

Description

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.

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://www.hzg.de/ms/summerschool/058653/index.php.en

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28. March 2019 - 29. March 2019 Neutrons for the Biotech Industry
Location

Zaragoza, Spain

Description

Neutrons are a non-destructive way of investigating biological and biotechnological materials. They can be used to study membranes, interfaces, surface morphology, solubility, macroscopic properties, crystal structure, colloids and much more. Neutrons can also locate individual hydrogen atoms on biological molecules and determine interactions between drug-molecules and their binding sites in the target.

Join us at the Aragon Materials Science Institute, ICMA (CSIC – University of Zaragoza) for SINE2020’s Neutrons for the Biotech Industry event where you can find out how neutrons can help your company and your research. At this event you will meet experts from the field of neutron scattering who will introduce you to several examples in their presentations. They will also be ready to discuss your particular questions in topic-related working groups.

Organiser

SINE2020

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://indico.frm2.tum.de/event/158/

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11. March 2019 - 22. March 2019 50th IFF Spring School 2019
Location

Jülich, Germany

Description

detailed information coming soon..

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Termine/PGI/DE/2019/2019-03-11-IFFSpringSchool-50th.html?nn=1064870

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January
14. January 2019 - 18. January 2019 2019 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference
Location

Washington, DC

Description

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:

  • Fundamental Properties and Cooperative Phenomena
    • Critical Phenomena
    • Highly Frustrated Magnetism and Spin Glasses
    • Quantum Spin Liquids
    • Heavy Fermions and f-electron Magnetism
    • Molecular and Organic Magnets
  • Magnetoelectronic Materials and Phenomena
    • Multiferroics and Magnetoelectric Phenomena
    • Complex Oxides
    • Topological Insulators and Dirac Materials
    • 2D and Layered van der Waals Materials
    • Magnetic Semiconductors
    • Heusler Alloys
  • Soft Magnetic Materials
    • Ferrites and Garnets
    • Crystalline Alloys
    • Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Materials
  • Hard Magnetic Materials
    • Rare-Earth Compounds
    • Intermetallic Alloys
    • Nanostructured Hard Magnetic Materials
    • Other Hard Magnetic Materials
  • Structured Materials
    • Thin Films and Surface Effects
    • Multi-Layered Films and Superlattices
    • Patterned Films
    • Exchange Bias
    • Nanoparticle and Nanowire Arrays
    • Individual Nanoparticle and Nanowire Behavior
  • Materials with Coupled Magnetic Functionality
    • Magneto-Optical Materials
    • Magneto-Elastic Materials
    • Magneto-Caloric Materials
    • New Coupled Magnetic Phenomena
  • Spintronics: Fundamentals and Devices
    • Magnetoresistance and Hall Effect (homogenous materials)
    • Magnetoresistance in Heterostructures (GMR, TMR, TAMR)
    • Voltage-Controlled Magnetic Anisotropy and Switching
    • MRAM, Magnetic Logic, and Related Devices
    • Spin Injection and Spin Transfer Torques
    • Spin Currents, Spin Pumping, Spin Hall, and Related Effects
    • Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
    • Skyrmionics and Noncollinear Spin Textures
    • Spins in Graphene, Topological Insulators, and 2D Materials
  • Magnetization Dynamics and Micromagnetics
    • Magnetization Dynamics, Damping, and Ultrafast Switching
    • Spin Waves
    • Domain Wall Dynamics and Devices
    • Micromagnetic and Hysteresis Modeling
  • Magnetic Recording
    • Recording Media
    • Energy-Assisted and Optical Recording
    • Recording Systems and Modeling
  • Sensors (not Magnetic Recording), High Frequency and Power Devices
    • Sensors (non-recording)
    • Microwave and Millimeter Wave Materials and Devices
    • Power and Control Magnetics
    • Transformers and Inductors
    • Shielding and Levitation
    • Motors: Control and Drives
    • Motors: Modeling and Simulations
    • Motors: Applications
    • Motors: Actuators
    • New Applications
  • Magnetic Characterization
    • Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques
  • Interdisciplinary and Emerging Topics
    • Bio-Magnetism and Biomedical Applications
    • Magnetic Fluids and Separations
    • Chemical Magnetism, Geomagnetism, and Emerging Topics

Program

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.

Organiser

Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis

Contact URL

http://www.magnetism.org/index.php

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