New analytical tools for engineering materials science
Dates: 8 – 9 March 2018
Location: NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam

Europe has the world´s best portfolio of Advanced Research Infrastructures (ARIs), serving a wide and dynamic community of tens of thousands of scientists every year. These large-scale and unique facilities enable remarkable insights into materials of all types. The research infrastructures are increasingly becoming a routine tool exploited for industrial R&D. 2018 will bring industrial researchers and European ARIs face to face on an unprecedented scale in order to discuss R&D matters and how they could eventually be addressed using the special techniques provided at ARIs. Depending on case presented, there is a possibility to get free access to some of Europe’s neutron- and synchrotron radiation sources. Thematically, the forum will cover engineering materials science - with subtopics including automotive, aerospace, metallurgy, additive manufacturing, energy and microelectronics.

Registration for the business-research matching requires creation of a profile indicating the topics to discuss. The team of ARI scientists and industrial liaison officers will contact attendees to set up meetings. Meetings can also be requested with specific participants.

European projects supporting SYNERGI 2018.

Organisation of the R2B-Matching is supported by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).



The MLZ Conference Neutrons for Culture and Art 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.

The conference will be held June 19-22, 2018 at Arabella Brauneck Hotel in Lenggries near Munich, Germany

You may find additional information at the confernece webpage at



The 9th American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS 2018), held June 24-28, 2018 at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. The Conference 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.



XVII International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering (SAS2018)

Traverse City, Michigan, USA
October 7-12, 2018

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.

Abstracts are now being accepted through 2018-04-06 for SAS2018



The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) are pleased to announce they will be hosting the upcoming 11th World Conference on Neutron Radiography (WCNR-11) in September 2018 in Sydney.

Conference details
Location: Sydney, Australia
Dates: September 2018
The conference venue and exact dates will be announced shortly.

past events


New Vistas: Monitoring Water and Hydrogen Bonds

Mini-Symposium Organized by the  Biological Research Centre (BRC) HAS and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner RCP) HAS

January 16, 2018, BRC Szeged, Hungary


10:30 Opening addresses: Ferenc Nagy (BRC, Director General) and László Zimányi (BRC, Institute of Biophysics, Director) and Introductory Remarks: Győző Garab (BRC)
10:45 László Rosta (Wigner RCP): Research Opportunities at the Budapest Neutron Centre and Hungarian Participation in ESS, the European Spallation Source, Lund
11:05 Esko Oksanen (ESS): Neutron Crystallography Structural Enzymology
11:45 Sándor Brockhauser (BRC, European XFEL, Germany): The Operation of NMX Beamline
12:00 Márton Markó (Wigner RCP): ESS Beamlines – Peculiar Features
12:15 Jörg Pieper (Tartu University, Estonia): Structural Dynamics of Proteins and Biological Membranes
12:45 Gergely Nagy (Wigner RCP, ESS): Structure and Flexibility of Biological and Artificial Membrane Systems

Coffee, cakes and refreshments – self-service during the talks
13:20 – 14:50  Lunch (sandwiches, refreshments and coffee) – and free discussion

Participation is free but registration is required. Register by sending an email - containing your name and affiliation - to; subject: ESS
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676548