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KFN election in October

Election appeal to all neutron users in Germany

On the way towards PETRA IV

Preparative workshops in autumn 2020 and deadline for scietific instrument proposals on Dec. 1, 2020

KFS election is running!

Synchrotron radiation users in Germany elect their representation for the next 3 years - deadline is October 30

German Neutron Scattering Conference 2020

DESY funds COVID-19-related research

DESY Strategy Fond (DSF): Call for COVID-19 related research projects

Obituary Jürgen Kalus

Fighting COVID-19 with neutrons and synchrotron radiation

Fighting COVID-19 with synchrotron radiation and neutrons

Farewell BER II

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

Save the date: Ion beam workshop 2021

March 24-26 2021, 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

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