7th Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments meeting

 Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen, Switzerland

September 16 - 19, 2018

This will prove to be an essential conference for all engineers and technicians interested in the project management, design, specification, fabrication, acceptance testing, operation maintenance and upgrades of neutron scattering instruments. We look forward to seeing you in the heart of Europe next autumn.


The first 30 years of Reverse Monte Carlo Modelling

Budapest, Hungary
September 20-22, 2018

n 2018 Reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modelling, a method for modelling structural disorder in liquids, amorphous and crystalline solids, will have been around for 30 years. The first international meeting dedicated to RMC was organised by Robert McGreevy and held in Studsvik (Sweden) in 1994. 14 years ago (October 2003), we met in Budapest to hold the 2nd RMC Conference. It was there where the participants agreed to hold such meetings every third year. According to this plan, the 3rd RMC and 4th meetings were held in Hotel Normafa, Budapest (Hungary) late in September in 2006 and early October, 2009, respectively. As the attendees would remember, the meeting in 2012 had to be transferred in the last minute to another venue within Budapest, Holiday Beach Wellness Hotel, where also our last meeting, RMC-6, was held in 2015.
It is therefore timely to hold the next international conference on (all the diverse aspects of) Reverse Monte Carlo modelling.


Anything related to RMC (even remotely):

  • Structure of liquids and amorphous materials;
  • Interpretation of powder diffraction data for crystals;
  • Software development: new computer codes (RMC, EPSR, PFGui, etc...);
  • Related methods: we plan to hold sessions dedicated to EPSR and PDFGui (other suggestions also welcome);
  • Extending the applications of RMC: modelling small angle scattering, reflectometry, inelastic scattering, EXAFS, NMR, etc...

Registration deadline: April 31, 2018



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



5th Neutrons and Food Conference
Sydney, Australia
October 16 - 19, 2018

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.

Registration page HERE.



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