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Farewell BER II

Astrid Schneidewind talking at the HZB farewell colloquium BER II on January 13, 2020

Save the date: Ion beam workshop 2020

Oct. 08-09, 2020, Jena

Into the new year with neutrons

New cycles at ILL and MLZ

European XFEL celebrates 10th birthday

Nov. 22, 2019: Staff and guests mark a decade since the facility was established

First stored beam at ESRF-EBS

First electrons stored in the storage ring of the Extremely Brilliant Source

Topping-out ceremony Centre for X-ray and Nano Science (CXNS) at DESY

New building for researchers from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein

DAta from PHoton and Neutron Experiments

KFS and KFN support proposal of consortium for research data management

Mass spectrometry traces star dust

Iron-60 discovery in the Antarctic provides information on the environment of the solar system

Results of the KFS user survey

The KFS has surveyed the users of synchrotron radiation in Germany

National research data infrastructure (NFDI) call for participation

Dear KFS community / KFN community,

This is a call for participation.

The DFG has announced funding for  for national research data  infrastructure (NFDI) and in response we will submit a joint project from the photon and neutron communities called

"DAPHNE - DAta for PHoton and Neutron Experiments"

The aim of the NFDI is to systematically manage scientific and  research data, provide long-term data storage, backup and  accessibility, and network the data both nationally and  internationally. Link

For our communities we will concentrate on the following areas:

1.)  Policies, communication and cooperation with other NFDI  consortia and international partners

2.)  Dissemination and outreach, communication with user communities

3.)  Managing data during experiments

4.)  Data catalogue "Find and reuse data"

To strengthen the case we require the support of the neutron and synchrotron communities.

We invite you to participate in the the proposal. If you are  interested please send an email witht the subject "Re: National research data infrastructure (NFDI) call for participation" to Bridget Murphy ( and Astrid Schneidewind ( stating your intention by the 11th of August.

The email should contain

1) a statement saying you wish to participate.

2) clearly state  your title, name and institute in a single line.

3) For now no further action is required. Later the spokespersons  will contact you.

Best wishes,

Astrid Schneidewind (KFN) and Bridget Murphy (KFS)

For your information the following scientists and representatives of  KFS and KFN have come together to prepare the letter of intent you  are welcome to contact us for further information (some replies may  be delayed due to the summer holidays).

Dr. Anton Barty, DESY Photon Science,

PD Dr. Bridget Murphy, Universität Kiel,
Prof. Dr. Christian Gutt, Universität Siegen,
Dr. Wiebke Lohstroh, TU München,
Dr. Astrid Schneidewind, Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie,
Prof. Dr. Frank Schreiber, Universität Tübingen,
Prof. Dr. Tobias Unruh, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Dr. Sebastian Busch, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht,

The KFN mourns pioneers

Major redesign of RESEDA

Christian Franz (FRM II / TUM), July 29, 2019

Upgrade at DNS

Yixi Su (FZ Jülich), July 29, 2019

Upgrade at IN13

Judith Peters (ILL), July 29, 2019

Obituary Johann Peisl


Obituary Erich Steichele


Obituary Otto Schärpf

Thomas Brückel (FZJ), Thomas Keller (MPI Festkörperforschung), Winfried Petry (TUM) and Helmut Schober (ILL)

German-Swedish proposals for Röntgen-Ångström Cluster

Call of the BMBF, proposal deadline is Sept. 04, 2019

The KFS mourns Wilfried Wurth

ErUM committees have published recommendataions on digital transformation

Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Transformation in Fundamental Research on Universe and Matter, April 2019

RACIRI Summer School 2019: Structure, Real-time Dynamics and Processes in Compex Systems

Gallium arsenide for high resolution in neutron backscattering spectroscopy

Bernhard Frick, Andreas Magerl and their colleagues devise and develop gallium arsenide analysers

PaNOSC: Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud

Construction of ESS campus is underway

KFS user survey

European cooperation: League of European Neutron Sources (LENS)

Big bang imitation in the laboratory

First European XFEL research results published

30 years Committee Research with Neutrons: 1987-2017

Brochure of the KFN: Looking back to envision the future

European XFEL prepares for user operation: Researchers can hand in first proposals for experiments

The FXE instrument, which is currently being assembled in its hutch in the European XFEL experiment hall, will enable studies of ultrafast processes such as decisive intermediate steps of chemical reactions. The X-ray laser flashes enter the instrument from the right side of the picture and travel through a series of complex optics and diagnostics before arriving at the sample interaction region. A yellow robot arm for one of the instrument’s detectors is seen in the background to the left.

For the first time, scientists from around the world can now submit their proposals for experiments at the European XFEL. The user programme is expected to begin in the second half of the year, with two of the planned six instruments being initially available, that is the Femtosecond X-Ray Experiments (FXE) instrument and the Single Particles, Clusters, and Biomolecules and Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SPB/SFX) instrument. FXE enables investigations of ultrafast processes and the creation of “molecular movies”, which show the progression of an individual reaction with high precision. SPB/SFX is specialized for research into biomolecules and other biological materials. [more]

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