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[kfn-info] News from KFN and deadlines

Email newsletter from KFN on Nov. 06, 2019


Dear neutron users,

Recent topics of the KFN

In the end of October, the 92th KFN meeting took place in Tübingen. Your elected representatives and the representatives of the facilities and the project agency discussed topics such as digital transformation (NFDI/DAPHNE and ErUM), developments at the facilities and plans for the KFN election in 2020 and the German Neutron Scattering Conference DN2020. As usual, the committee had the long term perspective of neutron research in Germany in mind. Minutes of the meeting are available in German at

Soft Matter at the DPG Spring Meeting

There will be a focus session on "Soft Matter and Nanocomposites - New opportunities with advanced neutron sources" at the DPG Spring Meeting 2020 in Dresden (March 15-20, 2020). It is coordinated by Ste phan Förster, Thomas Gutberlet, Peter Müller-Buschbaum and Walter Richtering. Abstract can be submitted until Dec. 1, 2019 at / CPP: Chemical and Polymer Physics Division / Topic „Focus: Soft Matter and Nanocomposites - New opportunities with advanced neutron sources“

DGK Annual Meeting 2020 in Poland

The next Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Assiciation (DGK) will be a joint meeting with the Polish Crystallographic Assiciation in Wrocław, Poland (Feb. 23.-27, 2020). This is a good occasion to promote neutron experiments and to get in touch with the Polish user community. At the reactor Maria in Otwock-Swierk, a strong centre for neutron diffraction is in the process of being set up, which is supposed to offer interesting opportunities for experiments after completion.

Abstracts can be submitted until Nov. 10, 2019 at

Where do neutron users work in Germany?

These maps make it visible: Neutron research is being conducted all over Germany, at universities, different national and international research institutions and in industry, see

The data come from the electoral register of the KFN. For the visibility of neutron research it is important that all researchers who work with neutrons register with KFN. This is also prerequisite for the KFN election next year. We therefore kindly ask you to tell new colleagues about the registration with KFN, which runs offline (email to for security reasons:

With kind regards,

Astrid Schneidewind, KFN chair
Karin Griewatsch, KFN PR

Overview of deadlines and events in the next month (see also

07.11.2019: Anmeldefrist für Hercules European School Neutrons & Synchrotron Radiation for Science, 02.03.2020-03.04.2020, Grenoble, Frankreich

10.11.2019: Frist für Abstracts zu Joint Polish-German Crystallographic Meeting 2020, 23.-27.02.2020, Wrocław, Polen

14.11.2019: Frist für Messzeitanträge NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

15.11.2019: Anmeldefrist für CARAC 2019: Event for industry dedicated to material characterisation, 28.-29.11.2019, Grenoble, Frankreich

15.11.2019: Anmeldefrist für HZB Nutzertreffen (BER II und BESSY II), 04.-06.12.2019, Berlin

18.11.2019: Frist für Beiträge zum MLZ-Jahresbericht, Garching

21.11.2019: Anmeldefrist für Future Materials: Materials Science & Nanotechnology Conference, 26.-28.02.2020, Lissabon, Portugal

25.11.2019: Anmeldefrist für Bilayers at the ILL 2019, 11.-13.12.2019, Grenoble, Frankreich

01.12.2019: Frist für Abstracts zu DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie, 15.-20.03.2020, Dresden

01.12.2019: Anmeldebeginn für MLZ Conference: Neutrons for Life Sciences, 16.-19.06.2020, Lenggries

03.12.2019: Frist für Abstracts zu 15th European Molecular Imaging Meeting, 24.-27.03.2020, Thessaloniki, Griechenland

15.12.2019: Frist für Abstracts zu International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism, 18.-22.05.2020, Shanghai, China

31.12.2019: Frist für die günstigere Anmeldung zum Joint Polish-German Crystallographic Meeting 2020, 23.-27.02.2020, Wrocław, Polen

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