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  • 29.03.2017From: SINE2020Deuteration User Survey
    Deuteration User Survey

    Within the SINE2020 project we have setup an European Deuteration Network (DEUNET) that aims to increase the availability and accessibility of complex deuterated molecules to the European neutron scattering community. The existing capabilities of the laboratories at ISIS, ILL and FZJ which currently produce deuterated materials for neutron scattering will be complemented by an additional laboratory at ESS. Furthermore, the organisation of the facilities into a network leverages the unique specialisations of each of the laboratories.

  • 20.03.2017From: SINE202040 participants met in Lund to discuss the SINE2020 Sample Environment collaboration
    40 participants met in Lund to discuss the SINE2020 Sample Environment collaboration

    The SINE2020 work-package on Sample Environment met on January 25-26 in Lund to present and discuss updates on the WP tasks.

  • 02.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenEU Supports Local Neutron Researchers: Interview with Malgorzata Makowska
    EU Supports Local Neutron Researchers: Interview with Malgorzata Makowska

    A postdoc from the Technical University of Denmark has performed a neutron imaging experiment at J-PARC in Japan using EU Interregional funds. Malgorzata Makowska studied how to optimise solid-oxide fuel cells, a sustainable technology in use by industry and consumers. Scientists from DTU and ESS provided supervision and expertise.

  • 26.02.2017From: SINE2020Registrations open for CETS2017
    Registrations open for CETS2017

    Learn about neutron scattering and how you can benefit from using neutrons on 8 – 12 May 2017 at the 11th Central European Training School on neutron techniques in Budapest. Apply by March 15. Grants available.

  • 21.02.2017From: NeutronSourcesNew profile on the Women in Science pages: Flora Meilleur
    New profile on the Women in Science pages: Flora Meilleur

    Flora Meilleur is a structural biologist – she is interested in the structure of biomolecules, specifically of proteins. Since 2007 she held a joint faculty position between the Oak Ridge Neutron Sciences Directorate and North Carolina State University (NCSU). In July 2015, she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

  • 15.02.2017From: LANSCE, USACall for Rosen Scholar Nominations
    Call for Rosen Scholar Nominations

    The fellowship is intended to attract visiting scholars to LANSCE in the fields of nuclear science, materials science, defense science and accelerator technology.

  • 14.02.2017From: ENSAThe 2017 Walter Hälg Prize - Call for Nominations
    The 2017 Walter Hälg Prize - Call for Nominations

    Scientists as individuals or on behalf of a Division, Section or Group
    may now submit nominations for the 2017 Walter Hälg Prize of the
    European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA).

  • 14.02.2017From: SoNS, ItalyMaster Class on Neutron Precession Techniques
    Master Class on Neutron Precession Techniques

    The IV course of the Erice School “NEUTRON SCIENCE AND INSTRUMENTATION” will be on 1 – 8 July 2017. Registrations close on May 10.

  • 09.02.2017From: CERIC-ERICNew project: ACCELERATE
    New project: ACCELERATE

    There’s a new project on our ‘Projects’ page. ACCELERATE is a Horizon 2020 project, supporting the long-term sustainability of large scale research infrastructures.

  • 05.02.2017From: SINE2020Improved formulation for STEPAN surfactants
    Improved formulation for STEPAN surfactants

    One of the world’s largest producers of surfactants considers the time spent at ILL using neutrons, through SINE2020, invaluable for its R&D activities.

  • 01.02.2017From: TU WienSecond edition of book: Neutron Interferometry
    Second edition of book: Neutron Interferometry

    Lessons in Experimental Quantum Mechanics, Wave-Particle Duality, and Entanglement

  • 25.01.2017From: ESS, Sweden'Texts, Drugs and Dinosaurs - Neutrons Show the Way' at TEDx Lund University Event
    'Texts, Drugs and Dinosaurs - Neutrons Show the Way' at TEDx Lund University Event

    How has science changed our lives? How will neutrons help us meet the challenges of the future? And what’s it like to work in an international science facility under construction? This talk will take you on a trip through archaeology, life science and magnetism, and end up at a huge construction site.

  • 24.01.2017From: SINE2020The first year of SINE2020 support of neutron and muon schools
    The first year of SINE2020 support of neutron and muon schools

    About 250 students and early career scientists have already benefited from SINE2020 funding to eight introductory neutron and muon schools.
    Grants will also be available for advanced schools soon.

  • 13.01.2017From: ICNS 2017, KoreaICNS 2017 - Call for Abstracts
    ICNS 2017 - Call for Abstracts

    The ICNS 2017 Online Submission System is now open.

  • 13.01.2017From: MLZ, GermanyMaster program for material scientists
    Master program for material scientists

    Students can now apply for the Master Program. The application deadlines are different for the country of origin: for non-EU students, they will end on 31 January 2017; EU students must apply until 28 February 2017. All those who do not need a scholarship will have time until 15 May 2017.

  • 28.12.2016From: SINE2020Neutrons: Cradle to Grave workshop - slides and videos available
    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.

  • 11.12.2016From: SINE2020Improving the fitting in Mantid for neutron and muon data
    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.

  • 28.11.2016From: SasViewNew version of SasView
    New version of SasView

    The SasView Development Team is pleased to announce the release of SasView 4.0.1.

  • 08.11.2016From: NeutronSourcesMeet the neutron Women in Science
    Meet the neutron Women in Science

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

  • 02.11.2016From: NMI3 New Interactive Brochure
     New Interactive Brochure

    This interactive brochure illustrates the contribution of the Neutron and Muon consortium to advancing science in 2012-2016. It focus on the impact of the NMI3 activities on both science and society.

  • 18.10.2016From: SISN, ItalyThe SISN Summer School 2016: a quick summary
    The SISN Summer School 2016: a quick summary

    14 young participants attended the Italian SISN Summer School in Perugia last September.

  • 18.10.2016From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.8: October 2016
    New Release of Mantid 3.8: October 2016

    This release contains the much requested improvements to project saving, so now all of the state of your graphs, tables, matrices, even the instrument view, sliceviewer and VSI will reload just as you saved it.

  • 12.10.2016From: JCNS, GermanyReport on Joint JCNS-Flipper Workshop
    Report on Joint JCNS-Flipper Workshop

    Stimulating gathering of neutron scientists at the Joint JCNS Workshop & Flipper 2016 in Tutzing, Germany.

  • 11.10.2016From: SINE2020SINE2020 funds metallurgy, surfactants, microelectronics, and fuel cells experiments
    SINE2020 funds metallurgy, surfactants, microelectronics, and fuel cells experiments

    After the first call for industrial experiments, five companies will benefit from free neutron test measurements for their R&D activities.
    Would you like to use neutrons for advanced characterization of your material or component, for free? You’re still in time!

  • 11.10.2016From: SINE2020NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device
    NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device

    Please spread the word! Industrial companies can apply for free experiments at neutron research facilities. The deadline is Jan 21th 2017. Probing matter with neutrons is non-destructive. Feel free to contact us for further information.

  • 04.10.2016From: SINE2020Martin Böhm is the new SINE2020 Coordinator
    Martin Böhm is the new SINE2020 Coordinator

    The SINE2020 project welcomes Martin Böhm from the Institute Laue-Langevin as new Coordinator.

  • 04.10.2016From: SINE202026 students attended the Italian Learning Days School
    26 students attended the Italian Learning Days School

    The Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy organised the Giornate Didattiche School on June 12-20, 2016. Students were given an introduction to neutron techniques for condensed matter studies, with applications to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth sciences.

  • 02.10.2016From: MLZ, GermanyWolfram-Prandl Prize to Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn
    Wolfram-Prandl Prize to Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn

    Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn obtains the prize for his outstanding research in the field of lithium-ion batteries, which he watches in its function in a live hook-up at the atomic level.

  • 01.10.2016From: SINE2020 Apply to the Berlin School on Neutron Scattering by October 15
     Apply to the Berlin School on Neutron Scattering by October 15

    Learn neutron scattering on 2 – 10 March 2017 at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. SINE2020 supports travel costs.

  • 23.09.2016From: SINE2020 95 scientists met in Coimbra for the SINE2020 General Assembly
     95 scientists met in Coimbra for the SINE2020 General Assembly

    Fruitful discussions with a side of sunny weather, UNESCO heritage, fado, and nice food at the SINE2020 General Assembly.

  • 22.09.2016From: NeutronSourcesSketchnote of 50 Years of Backscattering
    Sketchnote of 50 Years of Backscattering

    Rob Dimeo took very creative notes of talks at the “50 Years of Backscattering” workshop

  • 16.09.2016From: SINE2020Q&A: Enhancing cooperation between industry and neutron facilities
    Q&A: Enhancing cooperation between industry and neutron facilities

    Get to know the main points of action, benefits, and challenges of the SINE2020 Industry Activity.

  • 09.09.2016From: SINE2020The SINE2020 Sample Environment WP: Interview with the coordinator Eddy Lelièvre-Berna
    The SINE2020 Sample Environment WP: Interview with the coordinator Eddy Lelièvre-Berna

    Eddy Lelièvre-Berna tells about the Sample Environment WP, which aims to improve the environment surrounding samples both on neutron and muon experiments, thus improving data statistics and opening new fields of science.

  • 25.08.2016From: SINE2020 Funds for post-grant FP7 publications
     Funds for post-grant FP7 publications

    You can apply for OpenAire funds to publish or reimburse your FP7 project papers in Open Access journals.

  • 19.08.2016From: BrightnESSMeeting of project administrators with EC auditors will help secure eligibility of H2020 funding
    Meeting of project administrators with EC auditors will help secure eligibility of H2020 funding

    Financial and administrative staff from the H2020 BrightnESS and its SINE2020 projects met on June 27 and 28 in Lund to exchange best practices and tools on how to best implement and manage both research projects.

  • 19.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany 120 scientists discuss polarized neutrons on the Domberg in Freising
     120 scientists discuss polarized neutrons on the Domberg in Freising

    On July 7, the 11th International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations 2016 (PNCMI 2016) in Freising ended.

  • 09.08.2016From: SINE2020The CETS School 2016: a summary
    The CETS School 2016: a summary

    Thanks to SINE2020 support, 31 participants attended the Central European Training School in Budapest last May.

  • 09.08.2016From: ESFRIEuropean Landscape of Research Infrastructures: Neutron scattering facilities in Europe - Present status and future perspectives
    European Landscape of Research Infrastructures: Neutron scattering facilities in Europe - Present status and future perspectives

    The first volume of the ESFRI Scripta series reproduces the concluding report presenting a thorough analysis of the European Landscape of Research Infrastructures devoted to Neutron Scattering and Spectroscopy, and its evolution in the next decades.

  • 06.08.2016From: SINE2020Chemical Deuteration WP interview with the coordinator
    Chemical Deuteration WP interview with the coordinator

    In an interview Hanna Wacklin tells about the SINE2020 collaboration activity on Chemical Deuteration, which she coordinates.

  • 04.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany DFG funds research on metallic glasses
     DFG funds research on metallic glasses

    On October 1 a new two-year project will begin to study the microscopic structure and dynamics of bulk metallic glasses.

  • 04.08.2016From: SINE2020Workshop I of the SINE2020 WP on Data Treatment
    Workshop I of the SINE2020 WP on Data Treatment

    Fruitful discussions were held by 26 WP members who met at PSI in April to present the software programs the WP will focus on.

  • 04.08.2016From: SINE2020 New MicroStrip Gas Chamber to be produced within the SINE2020 Detectors collaboration
     New MicroStrip Gas Chamber to be produced within the SINE2020 Detectors collaboration

    Bruno Guerard from ILL told us the plan to develop a 3He based MicroStrip Gas Chamber (MSGC) neutron detector with a novel 2D readout.

  • 04.08.2016From: LLB, FrancePublic release of the SpinWave software, May 2016
    Public release of the SpinWave software, May 2016

    An easy-to-use and versatile software, SpinWave, to calculate spin waves in any arbitrary magnetic lattice, has been developed at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin and is now freely available.

  • 08.06.2016From: MLZ, Germany Again excellent female scientist of the FRM II awarded
     Again excellent female scientist of the FRM II awarded

    Samantha Zimnik was granted with the Laura Bassi price for her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of surface physics at the positron source NEPOMUC.

  • 08.06.2016From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.7, June 2016
    New Release of Mantid 3.7, June 2016

    Version 3.7 of Mantid contains several improvements to the advanced visualisation and the CLI for multidimensional data.

  • 27.05.2016From: SINE2020ESFRI report alerts to risks of shutting down neutron facilities in Europe
    ESFRI report alerts to risks of shutting down neutron facilities in Europe

    Projection foresees major instantaneous reduction in neutron instruments available to Europe’s scientists once ILL shuts down.

  • 24.05.2016From: MLZ, GermanyBornAgain School and User Meeting 2016
    BornAgain School and User Meeting 2016

    The first BornAgain School and User Meeting, organized by the MLZ Scientific Computing Group, will take place on 21-22 November 2016 at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum Garching, Germany.

  • 12.05.2016From: LLB, FranceSpinWave software available
    SpinWave software available

    SpinWave is an easy-to-use and versatile software to calculate spin waves in any abitrary magnetic lattice. It is now freely available.

  • 02.05.2016From: NeutronSourcesHERACLES: new project on our resources page
    HERACLES: new project on our resources page

    Addressing one of the last remaining concerns in the civil nuclear fuel cycle. Europe’s High Performance Research Reactors have teamed up in a common initiative, “HERACLES”, to support the world-wide non-proliferation efforts by minimizing their usage of HEU material.

  • 15.04.2016From: McStasMcStas 2.3 released!
    McStas 2.3 released!

    McStas 2.3 has been released and is ready for download.

  • 15.04.2016From: NSSA, USANSSA announces the 2016 NSSA Fellows
    NSSA announces the 2016 NSSA Fellows

    The NSSA is pleased to announce the selection of the following 2016 NSSA Fellows: John Copley, Michael Crawford, Pengcheng Dai, Jaime Fernandez-Baca, Brent Fultz, Aaron Krawitz, Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Timothy Lodge, Jaroslaw Majewski, John Root, and Stephen White.

  • 23.03.2016From: SINE2020NOW AVAILABLE: FREE advanced characterization of your material or component
    NOW AVAILABLE: FREE advanced characterization of your material or component

    SINE2020 offers consultation and free neutron scattering measurements to industry. Strengthen your R&D potential with us by submitting your proposal by June 30.

  • 23.03.2016From: SINE2020Schools to receive SINE2020 support announced
    Schools to receive SINE2020 support announced

    Eight neutron and muon introductory schools will be financially supported by SINE2020.

  • 17.03.2016From: SINE2020Neutrons for Industry: SINE2020 “Industry Consultancy” WP aims at increasing industrial use of European neutron sources
    Neutrons for Industry: SINE2020 “Industry Consultancy” WP aims at increasing industrial use of European neutron sources

    Learn how the SINE2020 Industry WP will help create an innovation-friendly environment around European neutron sources to tackle societal challenges by coupling research and innovation.

  • 16.03.2016From: SNI, Germany Wolfram-Prandl-Prize for young scientists in neutron research
     Wolfram-Prandl-Prize for young scientists in neutron research

    The Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN) will award the Wolfram-Prandl-Prize to young scientists with PhD at the DN2016 in September 2016.

  • 15.03.2016From: SINE2020Communicating collaboration – communications officers met in Lund
    Communicating collaboration – communications officers met in Lund

    The SINE2020 and brightnESS projects organised a meeting of communications officers to strengthen collaboration.

  • 11.03.2016From: NMI3 Neutron scattering e-learning platform now online
     Neutron scattering e-learning platform now online

    Neutron scattering textbook, exercises, and simulations of experiments are now available online and for free at e-neutrons.org.

  • 07.03.2016From: NSSA, USANSSA Announces the 2016 prize recipients
    NSSA Announces the 2016 prize recipients

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of its four major prizes: Dr. Charles F. Majkrzak, Prof. Pengcheng Dai, Dr. Yun Liu, and Dr. P. Douglas Godfrin.

  • 22.02.2016From: SNI, GermanyCall for abstracts Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung 2016
    Call for abstracts Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung 2016

    All neutron users are invited to submit abstracts for the German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016. The conference will take place in Kiel from Sept. 20 to 22, 2016.

  • 20.01.2016From: SINE2020SINE2020.eu is now online
    SINE2020.eu is now online

    Learn all about SINE2020: world-class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020.

  • 07.01.2016From: MLZ, GermanyApply now for European master MaMaSELF
    Apply now for European master MaMaSELF

    Students can immediately apply for the MaMaSELF Master program that starts in 2016. The deadline for non-EU students ends on January 31; EU students have time until February 28. All, that do not require scholarship, must apply before April 30.

  • 05.01.2016From: ESS, SwedenEU to Support ESS Construction through SREss Project
    EU to Support ESS Construction through SREss Project

    Green Light for SRE. The project Spatial Research Excellence by ESS (SRE) has been granted European Union funding to build and establish part of the European Spallation Source research infrastructure in Lund.

  • 15.12.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, Germany ETH Zurich honours Jülich Neutron Scientist
     ETH Zurich honours Jülich Neutron Scientist

    Staudinger-Durrer Prize awarded to Prof. Dieter Richter.

  • 15.12.2015From: NMI3NMI3 Imaging JRA – latest achievements
    NMI3 Imaging JRA – latest achievements

    It is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA. New methods now provide information on material and magnetic systems which are not accessible using any other experimental technique.

  • 11.12.2015From: NMI3Detectors JRA - latest achievements
    Detectors JRA - latest achievements

    t is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA, which aims to develop two promising detector technologies to cope with the high cost and near unavailability of 3He.

  • 09.12.2015From: NeutronSourcesCall for bids to host SAS2021
    Call for bids to host SAS2021

    The location of the XVIII Conference on Small-angle Scattering in 2021 was not decided yet. The SAS Commission of the IUC has thus decided to extend the submission deadline to 1 February 2016.

  • 07.12.2015From: NMI3New video: NMI3-II - The benefits of European Collaboration
    New video: NMI3-II - The benefits of European Collaboration

    Learn about the benefits of this collaboration between the major neutron and muon facilities in Europe as well as the feedback of the European Commission, by the NMI3 Manager and Coordinator, scientists, and school organisers.

  • 02.12.2015From: NSSA, USACall for Nominations for NSSA Prizes and Fellows 2016
    Call for Nominations for NSSA Prizes and Fellows 2016

    The deadline for nominations of the Prizes Clifford G. Shull, NSSA Sustained Research, NSSA Science, NSSA Student, and NSSA Fellows is December 8.

  • 02.12.2015From: MLZ, GermanyMax Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer
    Max Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer

    The Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society have jointly awarded the Max Born Prize to Christian Pfleiderer of TUM’s Physik-Department.

  • 02.12.2015From: SINE2020Call for proposals for funding of neutron and muon introductory schools
    Call for proposals for funding of neutron and muon introductory schools

    The deadline for applying for funding for Neutron or Muon Introductory Schools is January 24. The schools will be supported by the SINE2020 project.

  • 30.11.2015From: NMI3New video: Mark Johnson on the impact of NMI3
    New video: Mark Johnson on the impact of NMI3

    Given that NMI3-II will finish soon it was time to take stock of the work developed over the last four years.

  • 16.11.2015From: ILL, FranceA guide to publish articles in Open Access
    A guide to publish articles in Open Access

    A guide prepared at the ILL gives an overview of Open Access publishing and rules for EU projects.

  • 13.11.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyJCNS-Workshop 2015 attracted key experts and specialists from all over the world
    JCNS-Workshop 2015 attracted key experts and specialists from all over the world

    “Neutron Scattering on Nano-Structured Soft Matter: Synthetic- and Bio-Materials” has been the focus of this year’s JCNS Workshop, held from 5 -8 October at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing on Lake Starnberg.

  • 12.11.2015From: ESS, SwedenBrightnESS Kick-Off Meeting Held in Lund
    BrightnESS Kick-Off Meeting Held in Lund

    BrightnESS Begins. More than 70 representatives from the 18 participating institutions came together at the European Spallation Source on September 25 for the BrightnESS Kick-Off Meeting, which formally launched the EU-funded project.

  • 12.11.2015From: NeutronSourcesbrightnESS: new project on our neutron projects page
    brightnESS: new project on our neutron projects page

    BrightnESS is a European Union-funded project within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme designed to ensure that key challenges are met in order to build an ESS that can deliver high-impact scientific and technological knowledge.

  • 03.11.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyHigh Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop
    High Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop

    An international workshop with more than 30 researchers was organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science on Nov 27-28 to discuss current and future options for compact accelerator driven high brilliance neutron sources to serve the scientific community.

  • 03.11.2015From: NMI3140 scientists met in Copenhagen for the NMI3 and SINE2020 meetings
    140 scientists met in Copenhagen for the NMI3 and SINE2020 meetings

    It was very useful to meet at the NMI3 final General Assembly and the SINE2020 kick-off meeting to discuss future work and outcomes of the last 4 years

  • 22.10.2015From: NeutronSourcesVNF: Virtual Neutron Facility
    VNF: Virtual Neutron Facility

    We’ve got a new link on our Educational Resources. You can access the e-learning platform VNF and simulate neutron scattering experiments.

  • 19.10.2015From: NordForskNew project on our website: NordForsk Neutron
    New project on our website: NordForsk Neutron

    The joint Nordic programme for neutron research is being established to address the need for competence-building in this field, as identified by research funding agencies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

  • 08.10.2015From: LANSCE, USA Rosen Scholar - Call for Nominations for 2016
     Rosen Scholar - Call for Nominations for 2016

    Nominations for Rosen Scholar candidates are to be sponsored by at least one of LANSCE’s Facilities. The deadline is December 4.

  • 06.10.2015From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.5, October 2015
    New Release of Mantid 3.5, October 2015

    The version 3.5 of Mantid includes significant improvements. Furthermore the new Mantid Forum will provide a centre for support and conversation across the Mantid community.

  • 29.09.2015From: MDPISpecial Issue on "Metals Challenged by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation"
    Special Issue on

    The journal Metals is calling for papers. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 November 2015.

  • 25.09.2015From: NMI3Advanced Neutron Tools for Soft and Bio Materials JRA - latest achievements
    Advanced Neutron Tools for Soft and Bio Materials JRA - latest achievements

    It is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA, which aims to provide a wider range of experimental tools to make the best use of neutron scattering for soft and bio-materials.

  • 10.09.2015From: NMI3Science, tapas, t-shirts and M&M’s at the ECNS
    Science, tapas, t-shirts and M&M’s at the ECNS

    NMI3 was at the European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2015. Get to know about announcements by ENSA and the highlights of this great conference.

  • 01.09.2015From: MLZ, GermanyEU launches CREMLIN project
    EU launches CREMLIN project

    New cooperation project headed by JCNS shall promote EU-Russia cooperation in the planning, construction and scientific use of large scale facilities.

  • 12.08.2015From: LANL, USABenno Schoenborn wins Bau Neutron Award
    Benno Schoenborn wins Bau Neutron Award

    The American Crystallographic Association has selected retired Laboratory Senior Fellow Benno Schoenborn, formerly of Bioenergy and Biome Sciences (Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center, B-11), to receive the 2016 Bau Neutron Diffraction Award.

  • 29.07.2015From: NMI3ILL has signed the Grant Agreement for SINE2020
    ILL has signed the Grant Agreement for SINE2020

    A new project will start in October 2015 and last for four years. It has recently been accepted for funding under the European Commission HORIZON 2020 framework.

  • 03.08.2015From: NMI3SINE2020 Grant Agreement signed by the European Commission
    SINE2020 Grant Agreement signed by the European Commission

    The Grant Agreement for SINE2020 has now been signed by the European Commission. The project will start this year on October 1 and will last four years.

  • 03.08.2015From: NMI3New ENSA Brochure on 'Neutrons for science and technology'
    New ENSA Brochure on 'Neutrons for science and technology'

    The brochure highlights the importance of neutron scattering, illustrated by several examples. Get a free copy at the NMI3 stand at ECNS!

  • 16.07.2015From: ENSA2015 Walter Hälg Prize announced!
    2015 Walter Hälg Prize announced!

    The 2015 Walter Hälg Prize has been awarded to Prof Dr Helmut Rauch for his outstanding and seminal contributions to the fundamental aspects of neutron physics and optics and many related aspects of quantum physics.

  • 13.07.2015From: NeutronSourcesList of open access journals now available
    List of open access journals now available

    An increasing number of scholarly publishers and journals are converting to open access. In fields relevant to neutron science and technology, the journals listed are available in full open access.

  • 09.07.2015From: NMI3Workshop on ‘Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures’ attracted 90 participants
    Workshop on ‘Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures’ attracted 90 participants

    The workshop was a great opportunity to share expectations, experiences, and give examples of work conducted in several European research infrastructures.

  • 27.05.2015From: McStasMcStas 2.2 released
    McStas 2.2 released

    McStas 2.2 has been released and is ready for download. Read more to learn about important highlights from the release.

  • 19.05.2015From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.4
    New Release of Mantid 3.4

    The Mantid project introduced a wide variety of improvements in this release including: a collection of improvements to multi dimensional and “normal” plotting, new experimental planning interfaces.

  • 11.05.2015From: NMI3SINE2020 - New neutron project approved by the European Commission
    SINE2020 - New neutron project approved by the European Commission

    A new neutron project that will start in October 2015 and last for four years has recently been accepted for funding under the European Commission HORIZON 2020 framework.

  • 06.05.2015From: ORNL, USASpinWaveGenie v0.1.1 is now available
    SpinWaveGenie v0.1.1 is now available

    A new computational tool for carrying out spin wave calculations is available for download.

  • 29.04.2015From: ILL, FranceDiscoveries that changed the world
    Discoveries that changed the world

    Watch a YouTube recording of a talk by Gerry Lander at the ILL telling the story of the discovery of the neutron in 1932, and then that of fission in 1939 through the lives of Chadwick and Meitner and world events.

  • 29.04.2015From: Science for Life The Science for Life meeting
    The Science for Life meeting

    The first edition of the International Interdisciplinary Event “Science for Life” 2015 will be held from 20th to 25th of May 2015 in Lampedusa, a fascinating Sicilian island.

  • 30.03.2015From: ECA, EuropeSeventh Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallography Association and European Neutron Scattering Association (ECA-ENSA)
    Seventh Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallography Association and European Neutron Scattering Association (ECA-ENSA)

    ECA and ENSA announce the call for the Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize in his honour, and in memory of his scientific achievements and cornerstones in crystallography and neutron scattering.

  • 03.04.2015From: LANSCE, USADr. Edwin Fohtung Named Los Alamos Neutron Science Center 2015 Rosen Scholar
    Dr. Edwin Fohtung Named Los Alamos Neutron Science Center 2015 Rosen Scholar

    The Rosen Scholar is a fellowship created to honor the memory of Louis Rosen, his accomplishments, hard work, and affection for the broad range of science performed at LANSCE. Dr. Edwin Fohtung is the current LANSCE Professor in conjunction with the Department of Physics at New Mexico State University.

  • 25.02.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaDetector System for Snapshots of Biological and Chemical Processes
    Detector System for Snapshots of Biological and Chemical Processes

    Forschungszentrum Jülich receives around € 4 million from the EU to develop a more efficient detector system for research with neutrons.

  • 09.02.2015From: LSU, USAU.S. Dept. of Energy Awards Louisiana University Scientists $4.9M Statewide Research Grant
    U.S. Dept. of Energy Awards Louisiana University Scientists $4.9M Statewide Research Grant

    The Louisiana Consortium for Neutron Scattering is a multi-million dollar statewide collaborative research initiative that will expand the fundamental understanding of advanced materials.

  • 18.02.2015From: NMI3Fostering collaboration between Industry and Research Infrastructures
    Fostering collaboration between Industry and Research Infrastructures

    Representatives of major European Innovation and Technology Campuses met in Athens for the second IAB meeting & Networking of Industrial Liaison Offices organised by NMI3 and CALIPSO.

  • 10.02.2015From: HZB, GermanyWalter Hälg Prize Announcement
    Walter Hälg Prize Announcement

    The highly prestigious Walter Hälg Prize is the most visible activity of ENSA in the scientific community.

  • 09.02.2015From: NMI3Dates announced for the 2015 PSI summer school
    Dates announced for the 2015 PSI summer school

    Learn about Spectroscopy with Neutrons, Muons and Photons on the Swiss alps.

  • 05.02.2015From: MLZ, GermanyBornAgain 1.0 released
    BornAgain 1.0 released

    BornAgain is a free and open-source software package to simulate and fit small-angle scattering at grazing-incidence.

  • 05.02.2015From: NIST, USANIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy
    NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy

    A one-week “Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy” will be held from June 8 – June 12 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research.

  • 03.02.2015From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandScience with neutrons and muons - Research at PSI
    Science with neutrons and muons - Research at PSI

    Do you want your non-scientist friends to understand what research with neutrons and muons is about? New popular brochure from the Paul Scherrer Institute now available in English, German and French by science writer Martyn Bull.

  • 21.10.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaWomen in Nuclear Global Award to Margaret Elcombe
    Women in Nuclear Global Award to Margaret Elcombe

    Dr Margaret Elcombe of the ANSTO has been announced the first Australian winner of the prestigious annual international Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global Award.

  • 27.01.2015From: MLZ, GermanyApplication for European master MaMaSELF
    Application for European master MaMaSELF

    The registration for the Master’s program MaMaSELF for the years 2015-2017 runs until 31 January (non-European), 27 February (European students) and 30 April 2015 (without scholarship).

  • 21.01.2015From: mantidMantid version 3.3 released
    Mantid version 3.3 released

    Version 3.3 is one of the largest releases of changes and improvements so far. You can take a look at the release notes and download Mantid.

  • 21.01.2015From: NMI3Dates announced for the Italian School "Learning Days"
    Dates announced for the Italian School

    Learn about neutron techniques from June 13 to 22 in Italy and France. Deadline for applications is April 10.

  • 19.01.2015From: IUCrIUCr solicits applications to host a forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021
    IUCr solicits applications to host a forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021

    Call for applications to host a forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021.

  • 23.01.2015From: ISIS, UKMantid Training Courses in February at ISIS
    Mantid Training Courses in February at ISIS

    Four Mantid courses available at ISIS, RAL.

  • 19.01.2015From: IUCrCall for nominees for the Guinier Prize
    Call for nominees for the Guinier Prize

    SAS2015 and IUC call for nominees for the Guinier Prize. The deadline is April 30.

  • 12.01.2015From: AOCNSOnline registration for the AOCNS-2015
    Online registration for the AOCNS-2015

    Online registration for the AOCNS-2015 is now open.

  • 08.01.2015From: NMI3The International Society for Sample Environment
    The International Society for Sample Environment

    ISSE, its website and the first technical school on sample environment.

  • 08.01.2015From: ICMAVI European Conference on Neutron Scattering
    VI European Conference on Neutron Scattering

    ECNS will be held from August 30 to September 4, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain.

  • 04.12.2014From: ILL, FranceNew version of the Neutrons4Science app and the web is now also in Chinese
    New version of the Neutrons4Science app and the web is now also in Chinese

    With Neutrons4Science you can conduct a TAS experiment, create magnons and more.

  • 21.11.2014From: LLB, FranceChristiane Alba-Simionesco elected at the Chair of ENSA
    Christiane Alba-Simionesco elected at the Chair of ENSA

    The Director of the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin is the new Chairman of the European Neutron Scattering Association.

  • 05.11.2014From: NMI3Members of European User Offices met for the first time
    Members of European User Offices met for the first time

    This first discussion forum of European User Offices was held on November 3-4 at the ALBA Synchrotron as an opportunity to share experiences.

  • 23.10.2014From: NeutronSourcesFollow @NeutronSources on Twitter!
    Follow @NeutronSources on Twitter!

    Neutronsources.org is now on Twitter. You can now easily learn about all news and updates from the world’s neutron sources by following @NeutronSources.

  • 29.09.2014From: MLZ, GermanyWolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 for Marc Janoschek
    Wolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 for Marc Janoschek

    Dr. Marc Janoschek has received the Wolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 of the German Committee Research with Neutrons during the SNI conference.

  • 29.09.2014From: NeutronSourcesNeutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days
    Neutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days

    Zaccai, the 2013 Walter Haelg prize winner, offers us his personal account of the early days of neutrons in biology.

  • 15.09.2014From: McStasMcStas 2.1 released
    McStas 2.1 released

    McStas 2.1 is released and ready for download.

  • 22.08.2014From: mantidNew patch to Mantid
    New patch to Mantid

    A new patch release to Mantid that corrects some significant issues since the last full release has been released.

  • 01.08.2014From: NeutronSourcesThe Backscattering Story
    The Backscattering Story

    Anton Heidemann presents a personal view of the history of Backscattering, starting from the day he obtained his diploma on Physics in 1966.

  • 28.06.2014From: NeutronSourcesNeutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days
    Neutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days

    G. (Joe) Zaccai, the 2013 Walter Haelg prize winner, offers us his personal account of the early days of neutrons in biology.

  • 23.06.2014From: NMI3An exciting new web portal for the muon community
    An exciting new web portal for the muon community

    Muonsources.org is now live!

  • 11.06.2014From: NMI3European User Office Meeting 2014
    European User Office Meeting 2014

    The meeting is a first discussion forum of European User Offices. It will become an opportunity to know each facility workflows and achievements as well as common worries and future developments.

  • 19.02.2014From: NMI3Did you know there is a website and a mailing list for the neutron community?
    Did you know there is a website and a mailing list for the neutron community?

    Neutronsources.org and the neutron mailing list: make sure you don’t miss any important information!

  • 14.02.2014From: BNC, HungaryCERIC - Zero Call for proposals is open
    CERIC - Zero Call for proposals is open

    Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials

  • 10.02.2014From: NSSA, USACongratulations 2014 NSSA Prize Winners
    Congratulations 2014 NSSA Prize Winners

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 NSSA prize winners.

  • 10.02.2014From: NSSA, USA2014 NSSA Fellows
    2014 NSSA Fellows

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America is pleased to announce the selection of its new 2014 NSSA Fellows.

  • 12.12.2013From: ILL, FranceLeading Neutron Science Professor appointed New Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin
    Leading Neutron Science Professor appointed New Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin

    Professor William Stirling has been appointed the new Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, with effect from 1st January 2014.

  • 14.11.2013From: LANSCE, USALANSCE User Group is Seeking Nominations
    LANSCE User Group is Seeking Nominations

    The Executive Committee of the LANSCE User Group is seeking nominations for representatives to serve on the Executive Committee beginning 2014.

  • 14.11.2013From: NSSA, USACall for Nominations for the NSSA Prizes and Fellows
    Call for Nominations for the NSSA Prizes and Fellows

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America requests formal nominations of Candidates for the 2014 NSSA Prizes and of Candidates to be elected as NSSA Fellows.

  • 04.11.2013From: NMI3NaMES: Neutron and Muon European Schools
    NaMES: Neutron and Muon European Schools

    The Neutron and Muon European Schools – the NMI3 initiative on Education – has a new name and a logo.

  • 10.10.2013From: ESS, SwedenFrance Commits to ESS
    France Commits to ESS

    French officials say they are prepared to sign a Letter of Intent committing to the construction of the European Spallation Source.

  • 19.09.2013From: LANSCE, USA2013-2014 Rosen Scholar Announced
    2013-2014 Rosen Scholar Announced

    LANSCE is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Rosen Scholars: Dr. Devinder Sivia, St. John’s College, Oxford and Dr. Paul Koehler, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • 29.07.2013From: NMI3The International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013
    The International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013

    Important scientific achievements were presented at the International Conference on Neutron Scattering in Edinburgh.

  • 16.07.2013From: LANSCE, USAThe Louis Rosen Prize
    The Louis Rosen Prize

    The LANSCE User Group Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Adam Holley has been awarded the 2013 Rosen Prize for his doctoral thesis on “Ultracold Neutron Polarimetry in a Measurement of the ß Asymmetry”.

  • 25.06.2013From: ENSAThe winner of the sixth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize is announced
    The winner of the sixth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize is announced

    The Sixth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is awarded to Dr. Johan Chang.

  • 25.06.2013From: ENSAThe winner of the 2013 Walter Hälg Prize is announced
    The winner of the 2013 Walter Hälg Prize is announced

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2013 Walter Hälg prize is Professor Joe Zaccai.

  • 27.02.2013From: FRM II, GermanyBertaut Prize 2013 - call for nominations
    Bertaut Prize 2013 - call for nominations

    The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) announced the call for nominations for the 6th Bertaut Prize.

  • 15.02.2013From: NMI3From Bragg’s law to neutron diffraction
    From Bragg’s law to neutron diffraction

    On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. H. Bragg and the 100th anniversary of Bragg’s law, Inês Crespo reviews the reasoning that led W. L. Bragg to his famous equation, setting the foundations for the deployment of neutron diffraction to spur development in fields as varied as computer memory chips, aircraft turbine engines and energy storage devices.

  • 03.09.2012From: HZB, GermanyProf. Alan Tennant has won the Europhysics Prize
    Prof. Alan Tennant has won the Europhysics Prize

    Tennant was honored for the experimental observation of magnetic monopoles using neutron scattering at the Berlin research reactor BER II. He shares the 2012 prize with 5 other scientists “for the prediction and experimental observation of magnetic monopoles in spin ice.”

  • 01.07.2012From: ILL, FranceThe neutron’s 80th birthday
    The neutron’s 80th birthday

    1st June 2012 marks 80 years since Cambridge Physicist James Chadwick’s famous Nobel Prize winning paper, proving the existence of the neutron, was published by the Royal Society. Chadwick’s discovery led to the development of neutron research which has been making breakthroughs across the sciences.

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