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October
16. October 2018 - 19. October 2018 Neutrons and Food conference 2018
16. October 2018 - 19. October 2018 Neutrons and Food conference 2018Location

Sydney, Australia

Description

The meeting will be held in the heart of Darling Harbour which forms part of our larger Sydney Harbour, recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful waterways. Darling Harbour is Sydney’s most exciting entertainment precinct and only moments from the heart of Sydney’s city centre. It offers multiple accommodation, entertainment and transport options including fine restaurants, museums, a retail marketplace and outdoor entertainment venues.

With neutron scattering remaining at its core, we also wish to extend and showcase nuclear-based techniques more broadly and how they are increasingly being employed. Such examples include neutron activation analysis and isotopic fingerprinting techniques for authenticity and traceability to combat food fraud. It is recognised that neutron methods are often applied in concert with other complementary measurement methods, including X-ray and light scattering, and such contributions where food materials are the focus are warmly invited.

The conference welcomes participants and contributions from the wide community of food science and product development, food packaging, and nutrition, as well as exponents of nuclear-based methods including scattering. In particular we intend to have a mixture of talks from food scientists and technologists with problems where scattering methods may be applicable, as well as talks from those already using scattering and other nuclear-based methods. We also anticipate the opportunity for one-on-one discussions to provide advice on specific problems as well as pre-conference presentations on what some of the techniques have to offer the food science community.

Further details are available on the conference website – www.neutronsandfood.net

Organiser

ANSTO

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16. October 2018 - 19. October 2018 Neutrons and Food 5
16. October 2018 - 19. October 2018 Neutrons and Food 5Location

Sydney, Australia

Description

When designing new food products for the market-place, it is of increasing importance to understand the relationships between the structural and functional properties of food constituents and implications on their processing, nutritional, physiological and sensory behaviour. The creation of novel functionalities of ingredients in complex food systems requires knowledge of not only the structure of native agricultural materials but also the changes in their structure across a wide range of length and time scales brought about by food processing. It is the inherent complexity of modern food systems that calls for interdisciplinary scientific approaches to be applied.

In addition, there are significant challenges in the food arena that transcend national borders arising from increasing food demand governed by a growing population, rapidly changing food preferences, increasing demand for healthier food to combat disease and to improve diet, higher standards of food quality associated with economic development, concerns of the impact of agriculture on the environment, and the effect of climate change.

To explore the opportunity neutron scattering techniques offer, the Neutrons and Food conference started in 2010. The conference has been held every two years since with attendees showcasing how neutron scattering techniques have been used and, often, in concert with other complementary measurement methods including X-ray and light scattering. In 2018, the conference returns to Sydney.

With neutron scattering remaining at its core, we also wish to extend and showcase nuclear-based techniques more broadly and how they are increasingly being used. Such examples include neutron activation analysis and isotopic fingerprinting techniques to combat food fraud.

The conference welcomes participants and contributions from the wide community of food science and product development, food packaging, and nutrition, as well as exponents as nuclear-based methods including scattering. In particular we intend to have a mixture of talks from food scientists and technologists with problems where scattering methods may be applicable, as well as talks from those already using scattering and other nuclear-based methods. We also anticipate the opportunity for one-on-one discussions to provide advice on specific problems as well as pre-conference presentations on what some of the techniques have to offer the food science community.

As always, the primary goal is to bring together the community of food scientists and materials scientists to address the most significant challenges in food.

Previous Meetings

Sydney 2010
Delft 2012
Paris 2014
Lund 2016

You may also be interested in attending the 17th International Small-Angle Scattering conference in Traverse City, Michigan, the week prior to Neutrons and Food.

Organiser

Elliot Gilbert

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07. October 2018 - 12. October 2018 XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference
07. October 2018 - 12. October 2018 XVII International Small Angle Scattering ConferenceLocation

Traverse, Michigan, USA

Description

The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory will host the XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2018) at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan, October 7-12, 2018.

We are excited to host the XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference.

The United States has hosted this international conference three times (Syracuse, 1965; Gatlinburg, 1977; Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1999). Since the last conference in this series to be held in the U.S. was 1999, it is a great time to again hold this conference in the U.S.

Coincident with major facility upgrades with renewed small-angle scattering capabilities across the U.S. (National Synchrotron Light Source-II, Advanced Photon Source, and Linac Coherent Light Source) either complete or well-in-progress by 2018, the SAS2018 conference offers a timely opportunity to promote stronger scientific and personal interactions.

SAS2018 will serve to showcase the progress of small-angle scattering research in North America, including the many instruments at user facilities across the continent and the rich variety of research taking place.

We expect high-level researchers from around the world involved in all aspects of small-angle scattering research will attend and draw even greater participation in these conferences by U.S. researchers.

The conference will also help to raise the visibility of the importance of small-angle scattering investigations in research and industry.

We chose Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, Michigan, as an ideal venue to help us promote strong interactions among the conference participants and to return this conference to a more intimate setting, in the style of a Gordon Research Conference.

Organiser

Argonne National Laboratory

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07. October 2018 - 12. October 2018 SAS2018 - XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference
07. October 2018 - 12. October 2018 SAS2018 - XVII International Small Angle Scattering ConferenceLocation

Michigan, USA

Description

The Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory will host the XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2018) at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, Michigan, October 7-12, 2018.

We are excited to host the XVII International Small Angle Scattering Conference.

The United States has hosted this international conference three times (Syracuse, 1965; Gatlinburg, 1977; Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1999). Since the last conference in this series to be held in the U.S. was 1999, it is a great time to again hold this conference in the U.S.

Coincident with major facility upgrades with renewed small-angle scattering capabilities across the U.S. (National Synchrotron Light Source-II, Advanced Photon Source, and Linac Coherent Light Source) either complete or well-in-progress by 2018, the SAS2018 conference offers a timely opportunity to promote stronger scientific and personal interactions.

SAS2018 will serve to showcase the progress of small-angle scattering research in North America, including the many instruments at user facilities across the continent and the rich variety of research taking place.

We expect high-level researchers from around the world involved in all aspects of small-angle scattering research will attend and draw even greater participation in these conferences by U.S. researchers.

The conference will also help to raise the visibility of the importance of small-angle scattering investigations in research and industry.

We chose Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Traverse City, Michigan, as an ideal venue to help us promote strong interactions among the conference participants and to return this conference to a more intimate setting, in the style of a Gordon Research Conference.

Organiser

Argonne National Laboratory

Contact
E-Mail URL Address

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI 49610
United States

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September
17. September 2018 - 18. September 2018 4th International Conference on Physics
17. September 2018 - 18. September 2018 4th International Conference on PhysicsLocation

Berlin, Germany

Description

ConferenceSeries Ltd welcomes you all to the ‘4th International Conference on Physics’ during September 17-18, 2018 at Berlin, Germany. The theme of the conference is “Innovative technologies and outcomes in Physics”. The Committee is looking forward to organize an exceptional meeting with new and interesting sessions and discussion and to meet new people where you can share your subject and passion. At Physics 2018 you can acquired new information and will be very useful for expanding the knowledge in the field and generating new ideas to improve yourself and your professional career.

Importance and Scope

Physics 2018 conducts a wide range of sessions and Tracks which provides the participants and all the attendees with an opportunity to extend their information in the subject and interact with professionals in the field of Physics. The agenda of the conference highlights new and advanced science and current topics with interesting Sessions, Symposia, Workshops, and Plenary talks, Keynote Presentations, Young Researchers Forum and Poster Sessions.

Conference Highlights

  • Classical and Modern Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Astro-Particle Physics & Cosmology
  • Material Physics
  • High Energy Nuclear Physics
  • Atomic,Molecular & Optical Physics
  • Quantum Science & Technology
  • Nano-Technology
  • Plasma Science
  • Electromagnetism and Electronics
  • Applied Physics

Organiser

ConferenceSeries Ltd

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17. September 2018 - 28. September 2018 2018 European School on Magnetism
17. September 2018 - 28. September 2018 2018 European School on MagnetismLocation

Kraków, Poland

Description

The topic for the 2018 European School on Magnetism will be Magnetism by Light, part of the Series of the European School on Magnetism. The School will take place from Sep 17th to Sep 28th 2018 in Kraków, Poland. The School is chaired by Marek Przybylski, under the auspices of the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. The history of the city dates back to the 7th century. It hosts 10 public and 13 private universities, several Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Center, delivering its first beam for users in 2017. Kraków is conveniently connected by plane.

Like previous editions of ESM, the 2018 School aims at providing a thorough understanding of magnetism based on a broad series of fundamental lectures, while offering the latest insights into up-to-date aspects of magnetism with lectures focusing on a special topic. The topic covered in 2018 is Magnetism by Light. This covers a wide range of fundamental phenomena deeply rooted in condensed matter physics, specific instrumentation and opportunities for applications. Focused lectures will cover ultrafast light-induced magnetization processes, magnetoplasmonics, microwave magnetism, magneto-optics, spectroscopic and synchrotron-based techniques etc. The School will be an opportunity for young scientists from the two fields, to meet, share their expertise and network.

The School is addressed at young scientists, mainly PhD students and post-docs, both experimentalists and theoreticians. It will consist of a ten-day training of lectures and practicals provided by prominent scientists active in today’s research, interactive question sessions, access to a library of magnetism-related books, and industrial contributions. The detailed program will be disclosed on September 2017, and the lecturers in November 2017. Request for participation will be launched in the Spring 2018.

Organiser

Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology and AGH University of Science and Technology

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03. September 2018 - 07. September 2018 MATRAC 1 School 2018
03. September 2018 - 07. September 2018 MATRAC 1 School 2018Location

Lauenburg/Hamburg, Germany

Description

The MATRAC 1 School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.

The next school is taking place from 3 to 7 September 2018. The venue will be in Lauenburg (near Hamburg) and Hamburg. The focus of the practical training will be on synchrotron experiments. Neutron data analysis will also be practised. Therefore, the participants will spend two days doing experiments at GEMS/DESY in Hamburg.

The MATRAC 1 School is significantly funded by German and Swedish authorities for their respective students. Furthermore, we are currently applying for financial support for students from other EU countries in the frame of the SINE2020 Neutron and Muon Advanced Schools.Therefore, the participation fee amounts to 100 €.

The fee includes board and lodging for the duration of the school as well as the book “Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science” which has resulted from previous summer and autumn schools with the same title.

The application process is further explained on the events website.

Organiser

HZG

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Nicola Kampner

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+49-4152-87-2555

Address

Institute of Materials Reseach
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Max-Planck-Str. 1
21502 Geesthacht
Germany

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03. September 2018 - 14. September 2018 22nd JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2018
03. September 2018 - 14. September 2018 22nd JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2018Location

Jülich/Garching, Germany

Description

If you are a student in the field of physics, chemistry, material science or biosciences with a BSc (or an equivalent qualification), you are welcome to apply for a place on this year’s JCNS Laboratory Course – Neutron Scattering, organized by Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Each year, the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University (Prof. T. Brückel, Prof. G. Roth, and Dr. R. Zorn) organizes a laboratory course in neutron scattering with experiments at the neutron scattering facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ.

The course consists of two parts: a series of lectures, combined with the opportunity to take part in neutron scattering experiments. The lectures encompass an introduction to neutron sources, along with scattering theory and instrumentation. Furthermore, selected topics of condensed matter research are be presented.

Lectures are held at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the experiments take place at the neutron facilities of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich.

The laboratory course is part of the curriculum at the RWTH Aachen.

The aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental techniques of neutron scattering and their scientific potential.

Forschungszentrum Jülich supports students coming from outside the Aachen area by offering free accommodation and half-board. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed within reasonable limits.

Organiser

Forschungszentrum Jülich

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02. September 2018 - 06. September 2018 SMARTER 6
02. September 2018 - 06. September 2018 SMARTER 6Location

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Description

The series of SMARTER meetings aims to bring together scientists in the areas of computation, diffraction, geometric crystallography, and spectroscopy to promote combining various techniques and develop SMARTER approaches for structure determination of complex inorganic, organic and biological materials.

After Aveiro (2007 and 2011), Versailles (2012), Durham (2014), and Bayreuth (2016), the sixth SMARTER meeting will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from the 2nd to the 6th of September 2018.
The venue of the SMARTER6 meeting will be Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. Faculty is located on the outskirts of Ljubljana.

Invited Speakers

The following speakers have already confirmed their participation:

  • Sharon Ashbrook, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Vladislav Blatov, Samara University, Russia
  • Francoise-Xavier Coudert, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, France
  • Goran Dražić, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
  • Lynne B. McCusker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Marcus A. Neumann, Avant-garde Materials Simulation, Germany
  • Jeffrey A. Reimer, UC Berkely, United States of America

Organiser

National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

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August
22. August 2018 - 27. August 2018 31st European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM31)
22. August 2018 - 27. August 2018 31st European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM31)Location

Oviedo, Asturias

Description

ECM31 is setting up an attractive programme covering the latest advances in crystallography and related sciences to attract young and senior scientists as well as companies and general public. One extensive agenda for accompanying people will be offered, with special attention to babies and children, with a specific programme of baby-care and children activities.

Asturias, and the city of Oviedo in particular, is an historical, active and organized city of open minded, hospitable and altruist citizens and it may be reached by air, train or car. The PEC has a spectacular urban design and offers a modern, functional and versatile infrastructure with all facilities.

For all these reasons, ECM31 will be an effervescent and fruitful scientific, social and commercial meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of crystallography.

Registration for ECM31 opens on November 30th, 2017.
All participants who want to register by the “early bird” rate, must ensure that their payment arrives to the ECM31 account by April 22nd, 2018.
All participants who want to register by the regular rate, must ensure that their payments arrive to the ECM31 account by June 15th, 2018.

Organiser

University of Oviedo

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16. August 2018 - 17. August 2018 4th International Conference on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
16. August 2018 - 17. August 2018 4th International Conference on Condensed Matter and Materials PhysicsLocation

London, UK

Description

The Global Conference series event organizer Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants from all over the world to attend the prestigious scientific “4th International Conference on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics” which is to be held during August 16-17, 2018 at London, UK. It is among the World’s leading Scientific Conference which hosts scientific sessions and sub-sessions on cutting edge research and latest innovations in the field of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics across the globe. The attendees can find some exclusive sessions and panel discussions on latest originations in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.

Introduction

Condensed matter and materials physics is the science of the material world around us. The curiosity about the natural world led to queries about condensed-matter systems, such as water, rocks, snow, ice, and how these react to light, heat, and mechanical forces. This hunger for fundamental understanding has been inextricably tied to the desire to manipulate nature by creating new materials to serve human needs. Condensed matter physics is the branch of physics that studies the properties of the large collections of atoms that compose both exotic and ordinary materials. Condensed matter and materials physics advances led in turn to the innovation of devices that now form the basis of much of our technological world, including the transistor, the integrated circuit, the laser, magnetic resonance imaging, liquid-crystal displays, and, more recently, high-efficiency solid-state lighting. At present, it is so important to the modern computer and communicating industries

Our Mission

International Conference on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics which is going to be the biggest conference dedicated to Condensed Matter and Materials Physics professionals providing a premier technical forum for reporting and learning about the latest new generation technologies developed during the course of time along with discussing their applications. Events include most fascinating topics presentations from all over the world and professional networking with industries, leading working groups and associations.

Meet Your Objective Business sector With individuals from and around the globe concentrated on finding out about Polymer, Material science and Semiconductor materials, this is the best chance to achieve the biggest collection of members from everywhere throughout the World. Conduct shows, disperse data, meet with current, make a sprinkle with another product offering, and get name acknowledgment at this occasion. Widely acclaimed speakers, the latest methods, strategies, and the most up to date overhauls in Condensd Matter and Materials Physics are signs of this meeting.

Highlights of the Conference

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Materials Physics
  • Theoretical & Computational Materials Physics
  • Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
  • Magnetic and Optical Materials
  • Meta Materials and Meta Surfaces
  • Superconductivity
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Nano-scale Physics
  • Bio Physics

Target Audience

  • Condensed matter physics Scientists
  • Research students and Research Institutes
  • Professors, Students, Researchers from Physics
  • Managers and Business Intellect Professionals
  • Business Professionals from Electronic Industries
  • Advertising and Promotion Agency Managers
  • Delegates from Physical and Materials Science societies and Associations

Related Societies

  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Australian Institute of Physics
  • Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Colombian Society of Physics (in Spanish)
  • Chilean Society of Physics (in Spanish)
  • European Physical Society
  • European Materials Research Society (EMRS)
  • The Egyptian Materials Research Society
  • French Physical Society
  • International Association of Mathematical Physics (IAMP)
  • Institute of Particle Physics, Canada (IPP)
  • Institute of Physics, United Kingdom
  • International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers
  • International Union of Crystallography
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Italian Physical Society
  • Physical Society of Germany (DPG)
  • Physical Society of Japan
  • Portuguese Society of Physics
  • Swiss Physical Society
  • Italian Association of Physics Students
  • The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • The International Liquid Crystal Society
  • The International society for optics and photonics

Organiser

Conference Series Ltd

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July
22. July 2018 - 27. July 2018 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research
22. July 2018 - 27. July 2018 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage ResearchLocation

Castelldefels, Spain

Description

The 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research will highlight exceptional methodological research in cultural heritage, which has an impact on fundamental knowledge, interpretation, and conservation. This is the first GRC on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research to be held in Europe. It is also the first to incorporate the emerging utilization of computational and data science in cultural heritage research. The keynote speakers will provide overviews of the status of conservation science and of the growing impact of data science and artificial intelligence on cultural heritage research and applications.

The featured topics for oral presentations are:

  1. data science and computational science for image processing, image search, process modeling, and manufactured materials similarity analysis
  2. advanced analytical methods for tracing object origin and biological applications
  3. understanding production and degradation experimentally and analytically
  4. new strategies for treatment-based and preventive conservation.
    The 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research will also include thematically complementary poster sessions.

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 24, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated on the original webpage. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the conference chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Organiser

C. Richard Johnson and Robert Van Langh

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16. July 2018 - 20. July 2018 International Conference on Magnetism 2018
16. July 2018 - 20. July 2018 International Conference on Magnetism 2018Location

San Francisco, California, USA

Description

ICM is a major international conference series with more than 2000 attendees expected from all over the world. It continues a series of meetings held every three years, most recently in Barcelona, Busan, Karlsruhe, and Kyoto. You should attend ICM2018 if you are interested in fundamental or applied research related to magnetism. ICM2018 is your opportunity to share your research with the largest and broadest collection of magnetism researchers assembled in one place, and to learn about their latest results.

Organiser

Prof. Allan MacDonald (University of Texas Austin, USA)

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission St.
San Francisco,
CA, 94103

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09. July 2018 - 13. July 2018 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids
09. July 2018 - 13. July 2018 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline SolidsLocation

Saint Malo, France

Description

The 15th International Conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids is the continuation of a series of successfull meetings started by Pr. V.D. Fréchette (USA), in 1958. 13 conferences have been organized subsequently, with the latest one organized bt Pr. Cormack, from Alfred University (USA) in 2015. Continuing the tradition, PNCS XV will provide an international forum for the most recent developments on the physics of non-crystalline materials.

ESG Conference is the largest meeting organized by the European Society of Glass. The aim of this 14th conference is to present and discuss ways to improve the quality and the performance of glass products in their various applications.

The conference will maintain the quality of the previous congresses while incorporating new features to learn about the latest developments in glass technology and European Regulations.

We are happy to organize in France these two conferences together. The two communities are both interested in glass with slightly different scientific or technologic emphases, and lot of topics can be in the 2 conferences. By organizing jointly the PNCS and ESG, we give the opportunity for the international glass community to meet in a very nice area, for scientific and technological exchanges as well as for French food specialty. We hope that you can come and enjoy these join meetings.

Venue

PNCS-ESG 2018 will be held in Saint Malo, France. Saint Malo a port city in Brittany in northwestern France, on the English Channel. It was founded in the 1st century B.C and is notorious in French history as the home of the corsairs, French privateers and sometimes pirates who raided the seas until the late 1800’s. Noawadays, the Corsair City cultivates its sailing image and is the scene of many great events such as “la Route du Rhum” or the Transatlantic race Québec – Saint-Malo, every four years. Saint Malo is close to several famous touristic sites and, in particular, the Mont Saint Michel, 50 km away.

Important dates

  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 28, 2018
  • Opening of the registration: January 15, 2018

Organiser

L. Cormier, X.H. Zhang, D.R. Neuville

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04. July 2018 - 13. July 2018 Erice School - Neutrons for Chemistry and Materials Science Applications
04. July 2018 - 13. July 2018 Erice School - Neutrons for Chemistry and Materials Science ApplicationsLocation

Erice, Sicily, Italy

Description

The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities and foreseen compact neutron facilities. Participants are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrumentation design techniques (including sample environment and software) as part of their present and/or future research activities. Preference is given to early stage researchers from neutron facilities, universities or other research institutions but more experienced researchers are also welcome to apply.

School Objectives

  • Educate graduate students, early-career scientists and engineers on neutron scattering techniques with a focus on instrumentation
  • Foster interactions between students, research centres and university groups
  • Help train the next generation of instrument builders for today’s and tomorrow’s neutron facilities

With a target audience of 25-30 students, the school is intended to promote activities in instrument design and form the next generation of instrument designers.

Course Objectives

The Vth course “Neutrons for Chemistry and Materials Science Applications” within the ERICE School “International School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation” is organized as a two-part master class. It provides a coherent set of introductory lectures on design, construction and implementation of instrumentation, sample environment and software to address the scientific requirements of the user community. The specialized topic focusses on software, concentrating on chemistry and materials science applications. Foundation lectures on structural analysis, using average structure (Rietveld) and local structure (total scattering) methods, and dynamics, using experimental data analysis techniques and theoretical modelling, will introduce the participants to the rapidly growing combined approaches available to neutron scatterers today. The further growth of optimized instrumentation, sample environment and software are crucial to addressing the myriad of scientific problems investigated by the user community.

The Course will consist of lectures and specialised seminars directed towards graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and junior scientists working at universities and large-scale facilities. It will provide a broad overview of the field, including the most recent ideas and advances in instrumentation, modelling and experimental capabilities, as well as a critical discussion of the development issues involved. Evening lectures will highlight the historical role of neutron scattering techniques. With a target audience of 25-30 students, the school intends to promote collaboration in instrumentation design, including sample environments, and successful implementation of reliable software for current and next generation large-scale neutron facilities. By gathering participants with different backgrounds, the course encourages cross-fertilization of ideas. Continued success at large-scale facilities need strong interactions in instrumentation, sample environment, software and modelling development programmes between facilities and university-based researchers.

Deadline for student, lectures registration and travel forms is the 4th June 2018.
Registration fee for all participants – students and lectures – : €1100 should be paid by bank transfer by 4th June 2018.

Supported by GRANT 654000 —SINE2020 — H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015/H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1

Organiser

Ettore Majorana Foundation And Centre For Scientific Culture

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02. July 2018 - 06. July 2018 45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics
02. July 2018 - 06. July 2018 45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma PhysicsLocation

Žofín Palace, Prague, Czech Republic

Description

The 45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics will take place in Prague from 2nd to 6th July 2018.
Organised by the European Physical Society (EPS) Plasma Physics Division, this annual conference covers a broad range of plasma science spanning from nuclear fusion to low temperature plasmas, and astrophysical plasmas to laser plasma interactions.

Topics

Magnetic Confinement Fusion

  • Edge and plasma-wall interactions
  • Turbulence and transport
  • Equilibrium and MHD
  • Scenario development and control
  • Diagnostics
  • Heating and fuelling
  • Burning plasma issues

Beam Plasmas & Inertial Fusion

  • Inertial confinement and high gain target design
  • Hydrodynamics and instabilities
  • Ultra-intense laser interaction and fast ignition
  • High energy density matter
  • Inertial fusion energy drivers and reactors
  • Laser and ion beam coupling with plasma
  • Laser and plasma based accelerators
  • Radiation and particle sources

Low Temperature and Dusty Plasmas

  • Discharge modelling
  • Plasma kinetics
  • Diagnostics (including LIBS)
  • Plasma processing and applications
  • Basic processes in dusty plasmas
  • Strongly coupled plasmas

Basic Plasmas & Space & Astrophysical Plasmas

  • Solar, space and astrophysical plasmas
  • Laboratory astrophysics
  • Fundamental plasma physics
  • Waves and turbulence in laboratory plasmas

Organiser

European Physical Society (EPS)

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02. July 2018 - 03. July 2018 5th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics
02. July 2018 - 03. July 2018 5th International Conference on Theoretical and Applied PhysicsLocation

Vienna, Austria

Description

This event provides a combined research platform for both Theoretical and Applied Physics, which includes potent Keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions from the eminent professionals in the field of Physics and its disciplines.
ConferenceSeries Ltd organizes 1000+ Global Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and publishes 700+ open access journals which contains over 10,000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board and organizing committee members. The conference series website will provide you list and details about conference organize worldwide.

Importance and scope

The main objective of Theoretical and Applied Physics 2018 conference which is going to be an elite event is to bring together the main aspects of Theory and Applications of Physics such as

  • Theory of Relativity
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Unconventional Superconductivity
  • Many Body Systems
  • Lasers & Optics
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Graphene and its Applications
  • Spintronics
  • Nanophotonics & Nanodevices

Physics is one of the most seasoned discipline and may be the most established through its consideration of Astronomy. Physics intersects with numerous interdisciplinary territories of research such as Astrophysics, Biophysics, Computational Physics, Quantum Chemistry and others. New thoughts in Physics frequently clarify the essential components of other sciences while opening new avenues of research.

Why to attend?

Latest advancements in the applications of Physics play a very vital role part in the basic existences of individuals and making their way of life in the front line. The meeting arrangement plans to disperse the progressions of research in Theoretical and Applied Physics to the worldwide group by making a stage for dynamic investment, trade of skill and horizontal intuition from specialists, researchers, and instructors.
This is a best opportunity for you to learn and explore the fascinating connection between theoretical and practical concepts of Physics.

Target audience

  • Professors and Technical staff from Physics and other related disciplines
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Lecturers and Students
  • Research Institutes
  • Managers and Business Intelligence Experts
  • Delegates from Physical Science Societies and Associations
  • Advertising and Promotion Agency Executives

Major Physics Associations around the Globe

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • International Astronomical Union
  • The International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • International Union of Crystallography
  • Society of Non-Linear and Dynamics Econometrics
  • The International Association of Mathematical Physics(IAMP)
  • The International Society for Optics and Photonics(IUPAB)

Organiser

ConferenceSeries Ltd

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02. July 2018 - 04. July 2018 9th International Conference on Optics, Photonics & Lasers
02. July 2018 - 04. July 2018 9th International Conference on Optics, Photonics & Lasers Location

Berlin, Germany

Description

The 9th Edition of Euro Optics will feature on different tracks covering both academics and Industrial aspects. In Europe one of the largest technologies event; around 35 countries are participating to here latest researchers and branding their products by exhibitions.

Conference Series LLC Organizes 3000+ Global Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000+ more scientific societies and conducting over 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Symposiums and 1200+ Workshops Physics, Engineering Science, Technology and Business.

Germany is a place for wide-scope of research in the field of photonics, optics and lasers. European Union spending billion dollars on Research and Development

“Photonics is creating new knowledge” In the 20th century photonics research is creating a huge impact on the nation developing advanced technologies and using in different applications.

The below seven areas already made and is expected to make an even larger impact in the future.

  • Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Health Care and the Life Sciences – Biophotonics
  • Optical Sensing, Lighting, Energy and Displays
  • Optics in Manufacturing
  • National Security and Defense
  • Manufacturing of Optical Systems and Components
  • Education and Research

Why to attend?

Euro Optics 2018 conference paves a platform to globalize the research by installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations and knowledge transfer from research to industry. Euro Optics 2018 aims in proclaim knowledge and share new ideas amongst the professionals, industrialists and students from research areas of Photonics and all the related disciplines to share their research experiences and indulge in interactive discussions and special sessions at the event.

Conference Highlights:

  • Optical Imaging and Sensing
  • Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Applied Industrial Optics
  • Fiber Laser Technology
  • Photonics
  • Nano and Quantum Sciences
  • Optical Technologies
  • Lasers in Medicine
  • Optics in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Quantum Optics
  • Laser Systems
  • Surface Enhanced Spectroscopy
  • Optical Fiber
  • Latest Technologies in Photonics and Lasers
  • Industrial Applications of Laser and Photonics-Overview, Challenges and Current Trends

Organiser

Conference Series LLC

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June
25. June 2018 - 29. June 2018 14th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids - DSL2018
25. June 2018 - 29. June 2018 14th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids - DSL2018Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Description

The DSL conference has as its aim to create a binding platform for scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories, as well as students, to network, learn and share their knowledge. Furthermore, it will provide new insights in overcoming the current challenges which are faced by academics and industrialists related to diffusion in its many areas.

The event will provide ample opportunity for conference delegates to network and improve their knowledge in an attractive, cultural and friendly environment: Amsterdam, in the Netherlands!

Conference Topics:

Mass Transfer

  • Basics of diffusion
  • Carburisation and Nitridation
  • Internal precipitation
  • Alloy heat treatment
  • Particle growth and coarsening
  • Microstructural and crystallographic texture evolution
  • Reactive diffusion
  • Phase transformations
  • Multiphase diffusion systems
  • Microelectronic and nanoscale systems
  • Interfaces
  • Diffusion in crystalline and amorphous materials
  • Diffusion in porous media
  • Surface oxidation and corrosion
  • Phase diagrams
  • Ad- and ab-sorption
  • Diffusion coefficients
  • Solute trapping at solid liquid interfaces
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Numerical methods
  • Experimental methods
  • Industrial applications

Heat Transfer

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Numerical methods
  • Experimental methods
  • Industrial applications

Microstructure &Properties

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Numerical methods
  • Experimental methods
  • Industrial applications

Nanodiffusion & Nanostructured Materials

  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Biomaterials
  • Industrial applications

Alternative Energy

  • Solar
  • Bio
  • Hybrid
  • Hydro
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal
  • Wind

And many Special Sessions!

Organiser

Prof. A. Öchsner

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24. June 2018 - 28. June 2018 American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS 2018)
24. June 2018 - 28. June 2018 American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS 2018)Location

College Park, Maryland, USA

Description

The American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS 2018) will provide essential information on the breadth and depth of current neutron-related research worldwide.

Hosted by the Neutron Scattering Society of America, this year’s Conference will feature a combination of invited and contributed talks, posters sessions, tutorials and an industrial exhibit. Mark your calendar today and plan to attend ACNS 2018!

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Opens: Early January, 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018
  • Preregistration Opens: Mid-April, 2018

Scientific Program

The five-day conference will feature oral and poster presentations covering:

  • Plenary and Prize Sessions
  • Advances in Neutron Methods
  • Hard Condensed Matter
  • Soft Matter
  • Biological Structures and Dynamics
  • Neutrons for Energy and Sustainability
  • Materials Chemistry and Synthesis
  • Structural Materials and Engineering
  • Neutron Physics

Organiser

Neutron Scattering Society of America

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19. June 2018 - 26. June 2018 Bombannes 2018 - 14th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"
19. June 2018 - 26. June 2018 Bombannes 2018 - 14th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"Location

Vacation Centre “Les Bruyères”, Carcans-Maubuisson, 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 applicaiton 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.

Objectives

The series of “Bombannes”-schools proposes advanced training for young post-graduates and post-doctors (typically aged 22 to 35 years) by recognized soft-matter experts from all over Europe.The school is devoted to a practical approach to neutron, X-ray, and light scattering experiments involving theoretical principles, mathematical transformation back to real space and structural model calculation of the scattering.It is aimed at young soft matter scientists (using scattering methods in their home laboratory or at large-scale facilities) who have already some background in this domain and want to learn complementary techniques and to exchange their experience.The primary objective is to explain current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques (avoiding both under and over-exploitation of data) rather than a general course on colloids and polymers.Basic information on data interpretation, on the complementary properties of the different types of radiation, as well as information on recent applications and developments will be presented.The planned activities will ensure permanent contact between lecturers and students and will guarantee that all participants stay the whole week together. The students will present their current project or problem in a compulsory short oral presentation followed by a discussion.

Deadline for pre-registration: 21 February 2018

Organiser

Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France; Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Université de Montpellier, France

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19. June 2018 - 22. June 2018 MLZ Conference Neutrons for Culture and Arts
19. June 2018 - 22. June 2018 MLZ Conference Neutrons for Culture and ArtsLocation

Lenggries, Germany

Description

Scope

Modern scientific methods have led to a wealth of information in archaeology, cultural heritage research, and art conservation concerning the composition of artefacts both on a molecular level and on the mechanical built of objects that can not be dismantled without destroying them. X-ray methods from radiography to fluorescence have become widespread, but also neutron methods gain increasing interest. Due to the non-destructive nature of neutrons they have been developed to an invaluable tool in analysing precious archaeological objects.

Neutrons can penetrate deep into the cultural artefact or beneath the surface of paintings to unveil structures at the microscopic scale and thus determine the chemical composition, provide 3D images of the inner parts of the artefacts, and reveal organic material like wood, leather or bones in sealed metal or stone containers. Whole artefacts can be placed in the neutron beam and analysed at room conditions, without sample preparation. Measurements are made in real time, which can be useful for testing conservation materials and methods.

Two- and three-dimensional imaging provides visual information, while neutron activation analysis delivers elemental composition information, and neutron scattering reveals alloys and textures. Thanks to modern detectors, neutron imaging can even be performed at low-power research reactors, which allows the application for cultural heritage research also at small research reactors throughout the world.

The MLZ Conference Neutrons for Culture and Arts addresses archaeologists and conservators from museums and universities and aims to illustrate the potential of neutron methods in cultural heritage research. Talks and posters will be presented by renowned international researchers, physicists, and archaeologists in the field to demonstrate state-of-the-art methods and applications.

Topics

  • Archaeometry
  • Ceramics
  • Textiles
  • Numismatics
  • Paintings and provenance
  • Statuettes and figurines
  • Wood and soil
  • Fossils
  • Ancient technologies
  • Non-destructive characterisation with neutrons
  • Neutron Radiography and tomography
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Prompt gamma activation analysis
  • Bragg edge scanning, phase gratings, texture
  • Scattering and diffraction methods
  • Others

Keynote speakers

  • Jacopo Corsi, Università degli studi di Tornio, Italy
  • Anna Fedrigo, ISIS, United Kingdom
  • Francesco Grazzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Martina Griesser, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Austria
  • David Mannes, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • Ina Reiche, Rathgen Forschungslabor, Germany
  • László Szentmiklósi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Alan Williams, The Wallace Collection, United Kingdom

  • Nikolay Kardjilov, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Germany (to be confirmed)
  • Claudia Laurenze-Landsberg, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Germany (to be confirmed)
  • Judit Zoeldfoldi, Universität Stuttgart, Germany (to be confirmed)
Organiser

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) and Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

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Arabella Brauneck Hotel
Münchner Str. 25
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18. June 2018 - 22. June 2018 SISN Advanced School 2018
18. June 2018 - 22. June 2018 SISN Advanced School 2018Location

Bolzano, Italy

Description

The present Advanced School organized by the Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy is addressed to specializing students, PhD students, post-docs and researchers (with no limitation in age) with some experience in neutron scattering and interested in deepening their knowledge about the statistical and computational methods of typical aid in neutron data analysis and interpretation. A highly interactive environment is expected: with lecturers, tutors and participants in continuous interaction, in the spirit of a workshop or symposium. Data handling, specific correction procedures, main analysis programs, and simulation techniques will be dealt with for neutron diffraction, inelastic and quasi-elastic spectroscopy, and small-angle scattering, in the attempt of facing the main difficulties that can be encountered AFTER the, sometimes trivial, collection of count rates in a file. Innumerable details regard welldone neutron data analysis, and the ways to reach some confidence about the reliability of the results, based either on comparison with simulation data or by statistical checks, or finally by physical soundness.

The lectures are generally envisaged to be in English. Only in the absence of non-Italian people in the audience (composed of both lecturers/tutors and participants) the spoken language might be agreed to be Italian. The general lectures will be followed by equally very important tutorials, which are meant to be the core of the school and the topic moment for discussion and exchange between tutors and participants. Tutorials are intended to give specific information on the typical tools used for data treatment and evaluation of the results in the various areas relevant to neutron scattering.

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Organiser

Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy (SISN)

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11. June 2018 - 15. June 2018 12th European conference on Non-Destructive Testing - 12th ECNDT
11. June 2018 - 15. June 2018 12th European conference on Non-Destructive Testing - 12th ECNDTLocation

Gothenburg, Sweden

Description

12th ECNDT provides an excellent opportunity to strengthen global collaboration. It is a unique occasion to see and to be seen by a large number of specialists in the field of NDT from all over the world. Take the opportunity to promote your organization in a unique exhibition environment where researchers and leading experts meet to share ideas and expertise.

The location of the event is Gothenburg which is located in the heart of Scandinavia. It is beautifully situated on the Swedish west coast making it one of Northern Europe’s most attractive cities.

Packages are already bookable and available on a first come first served basis. Make your booking as soon as possible to guarantee your preferred choice of sponsorship. The conference is organized within the cooperation of the Nordic countries and their NDT societies.

Main topics

  • Additive Manufacturing and Semi-finished Products
  • NDE & NDT of Civil Infrastructure Systems and Materials
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Transportation, Railway and Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Nuclear Applications
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy Generation
  • NDE of Composites
  • Robotic and Automation
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Reliability and Statistics
  • Qualification, Certification, Standards and Training
  • Materials Characterization (NDC)
  • Guided Waves
  • Surface Methods (MPI & PT)
  • Laser Ultrasonics and EMAT
  • Ultrasonic Phased Arrays
  • UT Microstructural Scattering
  • Nonlinear Ultrasonics
  • Eddy Current
  • Sensor Concepts
  • Thermography and Thermosonics
  • Microwave, Terahertz, and Infrared NDE
  • X-ray, CT, and Radiographic Methods
  • Modelling and Data Processing
  • Imaging

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+46 (0)31-708 86 90

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07. June 2018 - 08. June 2018 3rd International Conference on Nuclear and Plasma Physics
07. June 2018 - 08. June 2018 3rd International Conference on Nuclear and Plasma PhysicsLocation

London, UK

Description

Conference Series LLC cordially invite all the participants interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the field of nuclear and plasma physics at International conference on Nuclear and Plasma Physics going to be held on June 07-08 at London, UK.

The organizers expect more than 100 members around the world with thought provoking keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. The attending delegates include Editorial Board Members of related journals. The confernce highlight the discussion around the theme *“Convergence of Nuclear, Plasma and Space Sciences”* by bridging the gap between the intellectuals across the globe to enlighten their reasech and findings at Plasma Physics – 2018 .

The scope of Plasma Physics – 2018 is to bring the advancements in the field of physics of all the relations of nuclear and plasma physics. Plasma Physics – 2018 covers all parts of plasma physics, including Astrophysical and space plasmas, magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, Plasma Surface interactions, high energy physics, plasma applications and plasma diagnostics.

Organiser

Conference Series LLC

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May
27. May 2018 - 01. June 2018 Fatigue 2018
27. May 2018 - 01. June 2018 Fatigue 2018Location

Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Description

On the occasion of its return in Europe, the Congress will be hosted for the first time in France, and more precisely on the Futuroscope area located in the “Grand Poitiers” agglomeration.

This venue, with its unique mixture of cultural heritage and modernity, will constitute a memorable experience for all attendees.

The Organizing Committee will also help delegates who wish to extend their stay by proposing tours with many outstanding attractions (Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Atlantic Coast, vineyards, ).

The Fatigue 2018 Congress will be the twelfth in a series of major international conferences held since 1981. This series aims to provide a discussion forum for both fundamental aspects and practical applications of fatigue, covering all aspects of fatigue, all type of materials, and all fields of interest (transportation, energy, electronics, civil engineering, medicine ,…).

More precisely, potential authors are invited to submit an abstract to the conference secretariat before the deadline in one of the topics, classifiied in 6 main themes:

  • General topics
  • Theoretical and Numerical approaches
  • Innovative approaches
  • Fatigue of non-metallic materials
  • Specific Domains
  • Industrial case studies.

Organiser

French Society for Metallurgy and Materials, SF2M

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24. May 2018 - 26. May 2018 International workshop on Particle Physics at Neutron Sources - PPNS-2018
24. May 2018 - 26. May 2018 International workshop on Particle Physics at Neutron Sources - PPNS-2018Location

Grenoble, France

Description

The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) and the Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC) continue a decennial series of particle physics workshops held at the ILL.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Properties of the Neutron
  • Fundamental Symmetries and Interactions
  • Hadronic Parity Violation
  • Search for eV-Neutrinos
  • Fundamental Constants
  • New Techniques and Ideas

The workshop will consist of invited review talks introducing these topics, contributed talks, and a poster session. Contributions will be published in a refereed journal.

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Organiser

ILL

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April
09. April 2018 - 10. April 2018 Challenges in additive manufacturing industrial qualification: key solutions at large scale infrastructures
09. April 2018 - 10. April 2018 Challenges in additive manufacturing industrial qualification: key solutions at large scale infrastructuresLocation

Grenoble, France

Description

From process qualification until component certification, additive manufacturing presents big challenges as a new field of material processing with multiple new parameters. Therefore, new insights concerning characterization are envisaged for process and component standards and certification, as well as for experimental benchmark input for modellings.

European large installations ILL and ESRF offer a common frame for additive manufacturing industrial investigations, where unique static (scanning) and dynamic (in-situ) studies on stresses and imaging, from the nanometre until several centimetres range, are possible. To foster industrial escalation of additive manufacturing, we aim at bringing together industry and applied sciences to address key manufacturing issues regarding final quality assessment of products.

To have a look at the Program follow this link.

Why neutrons?

  • For non-destructive and bulk characterization: neutrons can penetrate several cm into matter.
  • For new information: neutrons interact in a different way with matter, hence giving another contrast, i.e. for hydrogen!
  • For sample environment and in-situ studies

Why Synchrotron?

  • High energy X-rays, allowing higher penetration depth for real 3D imaging of high density samples.
  • High intensity X-rays for non-destructive probing of material structure and devices with high spatial resolution from millimetres to nanometres.
  • High intensity X-rays for real time measurements with less than a microsecond time resolution and high-throughput analysis under real manufacturing and operating conditions.

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Organiser

ILL

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02. April 2018 - 06. April 2018 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
02. April 2018 - 06. April 2018 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & ExhibitLocation

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Description

Time and time again, “multidisciplinary” research is touted as essential to innovation. That is why, from April 2-6, 2018, researchers working in seemingly unrelated fields will gather in Phoenix, Arizona, to promote, share and discuss issues and developments across disciplines.

The 2018 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit is the key forum to present research to an interdisciplinary and international audience. It provides a window on the future of materials science, and offers an opportunity for researchers—from students and postdoctoral fellows, to Nobel and Kavli Prize Laureates—to exchange technical information and network with colleagues.

The Materials Research Society has developed a far-reaching series of programs that expose students, teachers, and life-long learners to the excitement of discovery and the significance of science in their daily lives. For interested MRS members, these programs provide an opportunity to participate in outreach activities, support national STEM education initiatives, and play a significant role in developing and nurturing the next generation of materials scientists.

The scientific process is no longer just about generating ideas, but about freely sharing those ideas with broader audiences. Now more than ever, the ability to recruit students, attract collaborators, and secure funding is tied to the ability to successfully bring research out of the laboratory and to the general public. Through its continuum of broader impacts programming and professional development sessions at MRS meetings, an ever-expanding awards portfolio, a University Chapter program that is now international in scope, and so much more, MRS, with the support of the Materials Research Society Foundation, is well positioned to engage, educate and fascinate into the next decade.

Organiser

Edward Botchwey, Catherine Dubourdieu, Quanxi Jia, Shane Kennett, Cheolmin Park

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March
11. March 2018 - 15. March 2018 UCANS-VII - 7th. International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources
11. March 2018 - 15. March 2018 UCANS-VII - 7th. International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron SourcesLocation

Bariloche, Argentina

Description

Advances in science and technology in the field of neutron science have been dominated by a fruitful combination of major international facilities supported by networks of smaller regional facilities. Recent advances in accelerator technology and neutronic design have made it possible to construct small-scale accelerator-driven neutron facilities that would be able to play a significant role in neutron technology and science. The neutron applications using compact accelerator driven neutron sources are now becoming more and more important since it can cover various fields such as material science, engineering, nuclear physics, cancer therapy, soft error, cultural heritage and so on, and therefore they would play a more significant role in the future.

The Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources (UCANS) was formed in 2010 to support the ongoing development of small accelerator based neutron sources around the world. Since then, fruitful meetings were held in Beijing (China) 2011, Bloomington (U.S.A) 2012, Bilbao (Spain) 2013, Sapporo (Japan) 2014, Legnaro (Italy) 2015, and Xi´an (China) 2016.

UCANS-VII, the 7th. International Meeting of the Union for Compact Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources, will be held in San Carlos de Bariloche), Province of Rio Negro, Argentina. The dates are March 11 – 15, 2018, and the venue is Hotel Amancay) located in the beautiful LLao-Llao area, at 25 Km from downtown Bariloche.

Topics

  • Accelerators and beam optics,
  • Target radiation damage and heat removal,
  • Moderator neutronics,
  • Optical devices,
  • Neutron detection,
  • CANS Projects and Innovative instrumentation,
  • Material characterization.
  • Other applications of CANS,
  • Nuclear Astrophysics and Nuclear Data,
  • Medical applications,
  • Computer simulations and data-analysis software,
  • Education

Organiser

Neutron Physics Department, Nuclear Engineering, CAB, CNEA

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08. March 2018 - 09. March 2018 SYNERGI 2018
08. March 2018 - 09. March 2018 SYNERGI 2018Description

SYnchrotron and NEutron Radiation Go Industrial
New analytical tools for engineering materials science

Europe has the best portfolio of Advanced Research Infrastructures (ARI) worldwide, serving a wide and dynamic academic community of many tens of thousands of scientists every year. These large-scale and unique facilities enable remarkable insights into materials of all types, particularly in engineering materials science. The research infrastructures are open not only for fundamental science, but are increasingly becoming a routine tool exploited for proprietary research by companies. When you cannot solve your problem with conventional technique available in your lab, Advanced Research Infrastructure might be able to help you.

Key note speeches on engineering applications
of neutron and synchrotron facilities:

  • Daigo Setoyama, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., JP
  • Axel Müller, OHB System AG, DE
  • Paul Collier, Johnson Matthey plc, UK

Business to Research Matchmaking
(in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network)

Exhibition, research service providers
and research infrastructures

Detailed programme and registration at:
www.SYNERGI2018.eu

SYNERGI 2018 will demystify analytical Research Infrastructures (RIs)
for industry in the field of engineering, energy- and microtechnology.
Learn how RIs are already working with a wide range of buisnesses
and build with us a future vision of how RIs could be better integrated
into the regional and European innovation processes.

Contact
Name

Dr. Marc Thiry

E-Mail URL Phone

+49-(0)40-8998-6914

Address

German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS) Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Außenstelle DESY)
Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

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05. March 2018 - 08. March 2018 26th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK)
05. March 2018 - 08. March 2018 26th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK)Location

Essen, Germany

Description

The venue of the Annual Meeting is Essen in the heart of the Ruhrgebiet that is actually not as grey as some of you might expect. In the contrary, after coal and steel industries have contracted and shifted to more environmentally friendly processes, this area has undergone a remarkable transformation. Notably, in 2010, Essen was the center of the European Capital of Culture, and in 2017, it is the European Green Capital.

Many scientific disciplines rely on crystallography, covering inter alia fields like materials sciences, geosciences, crystal structure determination, and protein crystallography. The University of Duisburg-Essen with its two campi at Duisburg and Essen (and a third campus for the University Hospital) has two central research units with direct relevance to crystallography: Nanosciences, as represented by the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), and biological sciences, as represented by the Center for Biomedical Technology (ZMB). Both have supported the Annual Meeting. In the direct vicinity there are other major research institutions like the Universities at Bochum and Dortmund and a number of Max-Planck Institutes and Fraunhofer institutes, many of them relying on chemical, physical and biological crystallography.

A number of prominent Plenary Speakers have agreed to give presentations at our Annual Congress:

  • Leonid Dubrovinsky (Bayreuth/DE): Crystallography taken to the extreme
  • Holger Dobbek (Berlin/DE): Carbon oxide activation at biological Ni,Fe centres
  • Kenneth Harris (Cardiff/GB): New experimental techniques for exploring crystallization pathways and structural properties of solids
  • Randy J. Read (Cambridge/GB): TAn unexpected crystallographic insight into renin secretion
  • Sven Lidin (Lund/SE): Structure Dynamis in Crystaline Solids
  • Erdmann Spiecker (Erlangen/DE): The new era of in situ electron microscopy: From qualitative observations to quantitative studies on the nanoscale
  • Paulina Dominiak (Warszawa/PL)

Neutron-Satellite-Workshop

Directly after the Annual Meeting of the DGK, a workshop on methods and applications of neutrons on hot topics will take place.

The conference will be accompanied by a specialised industrial exhibition. Interested companies are requested to contact Conventus.

Organiser

German Crystallographic Society (DGK)

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01. March 2018 - 09. March 2018 38th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering
01. March 2018 - 09. March 2018 38th Berlin School on Neutron ScatteringLocation

Berlin, Germany

Description

The Berlin Neutron School is one of the oldest established neutron schools. It was founded in 1980 by Prof Hans Dachs and is organised by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB). The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to neutron scattering with an emphasis on hands-on, practical experience using the instruments at the BERII reactor.

The first three days of the school consist of detailed lectures on the principles and techniques of neutron scattering followed by a tour of the instruments and an introduction to sample environment. As well as the course lectures given by members of HZB, external guest lecturers will be invited to review current issues in the field of neutron research. In the past, Dr Paul Henry (ESS) discussed the planned European Spallation Source and Dr Andrea Denker (HZB) has lectured on neutron auto-radiography of paintings and artifacts.

After attending the lectures the students begin the hands-on experiments. They are divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of the instrument scientists. The experiments last three hours each and take place over three and a half days. Furthermore, we will hold a students´ poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutron scattering could benefit their research. The poster session will be followed by the Neutron School dinner. Finally, on the last day of the school the students will attend lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in various subject areas e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering and physics, and how to apply for neutron beamtime at HZB.

This school is primarily aimed at advanced students who have completed their Bachelor degree in physical, engineering and life sciences, and early stage researchers e.g. PhD students and postdocs. The course is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin.

Applications are accepted until 15 October 2017.

School Fee
There is no registration fee for participation in the 38th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering.

Accommodation
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin provides non-local participants with free accommodation.

Travel Support
A contribution to travel support may be available on request.
Please contact

Organiser

Professor Bella Lake

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E-Mail URL Address

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
Lise-Meitner-Campus
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin-Wannsee

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February
27. February 2018 - 08. March 2018 ISIS Neutron Training Course 2018
27. February 2018 - 08. March 2018 ISIS Neutron Training Course 2018Location

Didcot, UK

Description

The annual ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques at ISIS.

The course runs annually for 10 days at ISIS and takes around 35 students.

We stress that this is a hand-on course using the ISIS neutron instruments aimed at complete beginners to neutron scattering.

Registration is via the form in the link below and will close on November 30th, 2017

Outline of Course

  • Basic Principles (Neutron Time-of-flight, Detectors, Neutron materials and interations, Instrument Components, Neutron Scattering Theory)
  • Chemistry and Materials (Powder and single crystal diffraction, Rietveld refinement (GSAS), Molecular Spectroscopy, Diffuse scattering, Non-crystalline materials scattering)
  • Physics (Neutron diffraction, magnetic Rietveld refinement (Fullprof), inelastic scattering – polycrystals and single crystals, and reflectometry)
  • Soft Matter (Sample preperation and deuteration, Small-angle neutron scattering, Neutron reflectometry)
  • Optional Modules (Computational methods (DFT), Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Quasi-elastic Scattering, Biological SANS data reduction, Polarized reflectometry for soft matter, Strain in Materials)

The course includes accommodation at Cosener’s House in Abingdon, and travel expenses (within the UK) – and is free to participating students

Selection criteria for applications to the Neutron Training Course

The number of applications to attend the Neutron Training Course has always exceeded the number of places available on the course, and hence it has been necessary to have a selection procedure for allocating the places. One ISIS representative for each of the three modules attends a selection meeting together with one external ISIS user. The criteria used in making the selection are as follows:

  • Preference is given to students funded from the UK. This is interpreted broadly and it includes University, Research Council or UK Industry funding.
  • Preference is given to students at the beginning of their studies in neutron scattering.
  • Preference is given to applicants who, in the judgement of the selection committee will make a major use of neutron scattering, particularly at ISIS, in their studies.

In the assessment of applications, the statements submitted by the applicant and their supervisor carry the greatest weight, and so we would encourage applicants to ensure that they submit a strong statement emphasising the significance of neutron scattering in their research. In the event of a dispute concerning the outcome of the selection procedure, an ombudsman who has no involvement in the current course will be appointed.

Course Organizers
01235 446720
01235 445358
Christy Kinane 01235 446043

Contact
Name

Walker, Helen (STFC,RAL,ISIS)

E-Mail URL Phone

01235 446720

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26. February 2018 - 09. March 2018 49th IFF Spring School
26. February 2018 - 09. March 2018 49th IFF Spring SchoolLocation

Jülich, Germany

Description

The Spring School will provide an introduction to and an overview of current research topics in biophysics of living systems, with an emphasis on understanding biological structure, dynamics and function. Biomolecules, cells, tissues, and their multiscale interactions are the main building blocks of biological organisms. The physical understanding of their structural and dynamical properties and their organization and synergy is very challenging due to the enormous complexity and non-equilibrium behaviour of these systems.

However, this knowledge is essential for linking the structure and dynamics of biosystems to their corresponding functions. The goal of this Spring School is not only to give an overview of selected topics from biophysics to students and postdocs in physics, chemistry and biology, but also to establish an interdisciplinary connection between these fields. This includes, in particular, the introduction of biologists and chemists to physical experimental methods and theoretical modelling, and the introduction of physicists to the large variety of fascinating biological phenomena. Introductory lectures will present the basics of biosystems and biophysics.

These lectures are intended to establish a common level of basic interdisciplinary knowledge. Subsequent lectures will treat more advanced topics within different disciplines and emphasize interdisciplinary aspects.

The deadline for applications is 20 December 2017!

Organiser

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

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26. February 2018 - 28. February 2018 Big Science Business Forum 2018
26. February 2018 - 28. February 2018 Big Science Business Forum 2018Location

Copenhagen, Denmark

Description

Big Science Business Forum 2018 will be the first one-stop-shop for European companies and other stakeholders to learn about Europe’s Big Science organisations’ future investments and procurements worth billions of euros. The forum will offer your business the chance to:

  • Learn about business opportunities in the coming years, within a wide range of business areas.
  • Meet representatives from Europe’s Big Science organisations and their key suppliers.
  • Network and establish long lasting partnerships via business-to-business meetings (B2B), business-to-customer meetings (B2C) and in the open exhibition area.
  • Get insight into procurement rules, IPR, technology transfer and how businesses can interplay with the Big Science market.

Big Science as a business area – 16 parallel sessions

BSBF2018 will address 16 topics of Big Science as a business area. Extensive parallel sessions will focus on Big Science investments in the coming years in the following areas:

  • A1 Procurement, IPR and standards
  • A2 Remote handling systems
  • A3 Cryogenic technology
  • A4 Affiliated Big Science organisations I (TBC)
  • B1 Technology transfer
  • B2 Superconductivity and superconducting magnets
  • B3 Safety systems, licensing and protection of hazardous installations, access control, fire and gas detection
  • B4 Affiliated Big Science organisations II (TBC)
  • C1 Electrical, electronics, electromechanical and RF systems
  • C2 High precision and large mechanical components – manufacturing and assembly
  • C3 Instrumentation and Control and CODAC
  • C4 Engineering methodologies and tools
  • D1 Diagnostics, detectors and instruments
  • D2 Vacuum and leak detection technologies
  • D3 Basic material technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques
  • D4 Information and Communication Technologies

The investment potential of Europe’s Big Science market – plenary session I

In the program’s pleanary session I, delegates have a unique opportunity to get to know the investment potential of Europe’s Big Science market when high level speakers from the nine organising Big Science organisations will present their individual organisations.

Best practices of the Big Science market – plenary session II

In plenary session II, delegates will get to know the best practices there is on the Big Science market when prime contractors, SME and Industry Liaison Officers participate in a roundtable discussion.

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25. February 2018 - 30. March 2018 HERCULES European School 2018: Neutrons and synchrotron radiation for science
25. February 2018 - 30. March 2018 HERCULES European School 2018: Neutrons and synchrotron radiation for scienceLocation

Grenoble, France

Description

This one month course, coordinated by the Université Grenoble Alpes, is designed to provide 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 and tutorials, visits of Large Facilities and a poster session (each participant puts up a poster about her/his thesis or research topic for a day).

  • PART I: BASIC METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS (This part is common for all the participants – 1.5 weeks)
  • PART II is divided into two parallel specialized sessions (3.5 weeks)
    • Session A: PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF CONDENSED MATTER
    • Session B: BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS

The course is held in Grenoble at the Polygone Scientifique Louis Néel. This is close to partner institutions where practicals and tutorials will take place:

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS) Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) Institut Nanosciences & Cryogénie (CEA) Institut Néel (CNRS)

A special seven days programme is included , in a partner institution among European Large instruments, either at:

DESY and European XFEL in Hambourg, Germany [Canceled for the 2018 session, due to a shutdown of Petra III] Elettra and FERMI in Triest, Italy Swiss Light Source / Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland SOLEIL (St Aubin, France) and Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (CEA Saclay, France)

The language of the course is English.

Organiser

Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble Institute of Technology

Contact
URL Phone

+33.(0)4.76.88.79.86

Address

Maison des Magistères
25 rue des Martyrs
BP 166
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9
FRANCE

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15. February 2018 - 16. February 2018 Nanotechnology: From Materials to Science Conference
15. February 2018 - 16. February 2018 Nanotechnology: From Materials to Science ConferenceLocation

Prague, Czech Republic

Description

ESP is inviting you, together with CERIC, ESS, and HZG, to take part in the Nanotechnology from Materials to Science conference, which will take place at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15-16 February 2018. The event is organized in the framework of the ACCELERATE project.

Who can attend?

The event is open to researchers, industry experts and science enthusiasts in the fields of nanostructures and nano-analytics. It is a two-day conference with the objective of sharing knowledge in those fields, discussing the innovative applications of nanotechnology in different sectors (such as ICT, health, energy and more) and exploring diverse collaboration opportunities between research organizations and companies.

What is the scope?

The conference aims at providing answers to highly up-to-date questions in the industrial research and development in the area of nanotechnology, and will present the offer of large-scale research infrastructures to answer those questions. A guided tour through the CERIC Czech Partner facility will complete the program.

How to register?

Register for the event here.
More details related to the topics that will be discussed and organisations which will facilitate the sessions can be found here.
The provisional programme of the event and the sessions’ abstracts can be found here.

ACCELERATE is funded by the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, under grant agreement 731112

Organiser

Charles University

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27. January 2018 - 02. February 2018 The 2nd NEUBIAS Conference
27. January 2018 - 02. February 2018 The 2nd NEUBIAS ConferenceLocation

Szeged, Hungary

Description

The organizers of NEUBIAS are pleased to welcome you to the 2nd NEUBIAS Conference, in Szeged!

The 2nd Annual Conference of NEUBIAS, gathering the whole BioImage Analysis Community into a multi-faceted event, offers two Training schools, a Working Meeting (Taggathon) and a Large Symposium dedicated to Scientific Developments and Open Tools in BioImage Analysis.

The event will be organized and hosted by Dr. Peter Horvath, Principal Investigator at the Biological Research Center (BRC) of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Szeged.

Topics Highlights of the Symposium

  • BioImage Analysis in Life Science, Developments,
  • Machine Learning, Bioimage Data Mining, Storage, etc…
  • Open source Software Lounge, Call4help, Open Tools,
  • Industry workshops, Panel Discussions and more

Organiser

Prof. Peter Horvath

Contact
E-Mail URL Phone

+36 30 470 4261

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