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[kfs-verteiler] New KFS members, corona resarch, ErUM-Data networking and deadlines

KFS email newsletter on Feb. 26, 2021

Dear colleagues,

The KFS has co-opted new members

In order to adequately represent the different scientific and interest areas of the synchrotron radiation user community in the KFS, the elected committee will be strengthened by additional co-opted members. We are pleased to welcome as new members of the 12th KFS: Prof. Dr. Jochen Geck (TU Dresden), Dr. Bernd Hinrichsen (BASF), Prof. Dr. Manfred Rößle (TH Lübeck) and Prof. Dr. Max Wilke (Univ. Potsdam).

Making corona research public

The Coronavirus Structural Task Force is interested in corona reseach, in particular those which use neutrons or synchrotron radiation, including FELs. If you have such a project or know of such a project, please let them know! The adress is

The Coronavirus Structural Task Force is also looking for corona researchers who are intersted in writing about their science in their blog in order to let the general or scientific public know about their projects. The KFS supports this initiative, which aims to shed light on various aspects of the pandemic.

ErUM-Data exchange platform now online

The BMBF published the "Aktionsplan ErUM-Data - from Big Data to Smart Data" in November 2020. The aim of the action plan is to exploit the full potential of digital solutions in fundamental research to enable excellent research in the future and to meet our social challenges at the same time. The first focus area is expected to be "Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning" and a funding call is likely to go out in Q1 2021.

The Editorial Board ErUM-Data-Hub has created an Indico page to facilitate partnerships for this area and future focus areas. The platform is ready for use and can be found at:
It uses the conference software Indico to facilitate an exchange. Expressions of interest can be entered in the form of abstracts and, at the same time, the contributions of other researchers can be searched as at a regular conference. In the menu, you will find an FAQ section as an aid.

This site is an initiative of community members on a voluntary basis to find potential partners. Participation is no requirement to apply for funding.

Important upcoming deadlines

March 01, 2021: Proposal deadline PETRA III, Hamburg

March 01, 2021: Proposal deadline BESSY II, Berlin

March 01, 2021: Proposal deadline ESRF, Grenoble

March 01, 2021: Proposal deadline CERIC

March 01, 2021: Abstract deadline 6th European Crystallographic School, July  4-10, 2021, Online

March 05, 2021: Abstract deadline 14th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation - SRI, Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2021, Hamburg, Hybrid Event

With kind regards,

Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, KFS chair
Sarah Köster, KFS vice chair
Karin Griewatsch, KFS-PR



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