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[kfn-info] DIG-UM, KFN strategy brochure, Summer Schools, Software and Deadlines

KFN email newsletter on 11 January 2022


Dear friends of neutron research,

we wish you a healthy and successful year 2022!

> DIG-UM-Kick-Off Meeting, online, 20 January 2022

We would like to draw your attention once again to the inaugural DIG-UM (Digital Transformation in the Research on Universe and Matter) event.

The digital community meeting for the foundation of the ErUM-Data umbrella organisation "DIG-UM" will take place on 20 January 2022 from 14:00 to 17:00. A festive part and a technical part on perspectives of digital transformation in ErUM research are planned. The aim of the event is to launch the new community organisation (DIG-UM) and to bring together interested ErUM researchers working on the following topics:

  • Federated Infrastructures
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Research Data
  • Scientists Working Environment
  • Knowledge Dissemination

Please register at The programme can also be found on this website. The meeting itself will take place via the platform "Gathertown". Registered participants will receive an access code.

> KFN strategy paper in English

One year ago, KFN published the strategy brochure "Neutronenforschung in Deutschland für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft", see It contains recommendations for neutron research in Germany, and it shows why neutron scattering is an indispensable method, what can be done with neutrons and what the optimal conditions for successful neutron research look like.

Now we have put forward an online version in English with the title "Neutron Research in Germany for science and society".

You find the document at

> Summer Schools

Summer schools are a good opportunity for students and other young academics to focus on a topic and to make contacts. We are therefore pleased that a number of summer schools are also planned for this year. We have already announced the materials science RACIRI Summer School in Sweden in August. The 15th Bombannes Summer School in France on the topic of soft matter is planned for June. For structural biologists, the two EMBO courses in Grenoble in May/June and the FEBS course in Greece in May are interesting - attention, the application deadline is soon - and also those who want to apply for the crystallographic school in Zurich should hurry up.

  • RACIRI Summer School "Advanced materials Design at X-ray and Neutron Facilities", Varberg, Sweden, 14-22 August 2022,


>DAPHNE4NFDI: Software questionnaire

In order to make the DAPHNE software ecosystem user-friendly for all disciplines, potential software packages, spokespersons and publicly available datasets are currently being collected. Once more, we call on you to participate by using the following form:

There is background information at

> KFN meeting

The topics of the last KFN meeting on 06 Dec. 2021 can be read in the short minutes on the KFN website:

>Selected deadlines

14 Jan. 2022: Early bird registration deadline for 30th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society, Munich, 14-17 March 2022

15 Jan. 2021: Second registration deadline for FEBS2022 Advanced course: Lost in Integration - Probing Biomolecules with Electrons, Photons, Neutrons and Magnetic Spins, Spetses Island, Greece, 09-15 May 2022

17 Jan. 2022: Application deadline for Zurich School of Crystallography 2022: Bring your own crystals, Zürich, Schweiz, 19-30 June 2022

18 Jan. 2022: Abstract deadline for the International Conference on Neutron Scattering (ICNS), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21-25 August 2022

31 Jan. 2022: Application deadline for EMBO Practical Course "Characterization of macromolecular complexes by integrative structural biology", Grenoble, France, 28 May -04 June 2022

20 Feb. 2022: Application deadline for Bombannes summer school on scattering methods applied to soft condensed matter, Carcan-Maubuisson, France, 20-28 June 2022

28.02.2022: Abstract deadline for QUENS/ WINS 2022, San Sebastián, Spain, 23-27 May 2022

With kind regards,
Frank Schreiber, KFN chair
Susan Schorr, KFN vice chair
Karin Griewatsch, KFN PR


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