Commission "Condensed Matter Research at Large Scale Facilities"
The Commission Condensed Matter Research at Large Scale Facilities (KEKM) represents since 1995 the common interests of the elected, methodologically oriented committees:

KFS-Logo Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS)
KFN-Logo Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN)
KFSI-Logo Committee Condensed Matter Research with Nuclear Probes and Ion Beams (KFSI)

approaching deadlines:

Dec. 15, 2017: Registration start for DESY Summer Student Programme 2018, 17.07.2018-06.09.2018
Dec. 15, 2017: Deadline for proposals HFM/EXED - High Field Facility for Neutron Scattering
Dec. 20, 2017: Registration deadline for 49th IFF Spring School: Physics of Life, 26.02.2018-09.03.2018

call for Expressions of Interest for new instrumentation as part of Phase 2 of the Endurance Upgrade Programme at ILL

The ILL is launching an open call for Expressions of Interest for new instrumentation as part of Phase 2 of the Endurance Upgrade Programme. Please submit your ideas using the WORD template file at by 27th February 2017. [more] [archive]
New neutron graduate school in Sweden: 10 open PhD positions

SwedNess is a graduate school for neutron scattering operated by six of Sweden’s largest academic institutions/universities. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. The research projects cover a broad range of scientific fields of high interest for both academia and industry. Within SwedNess the focus will be on excellence in science, high-level education as well as national- and international networking, which includes hands-on training at facilities around the world. Deadline for applications is Feb. 14, 2017. [more] [archive]
KFS chair
What the KFS does

The Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS) represents scientists, who work with synchrotron radiation in the context of the BMBF-Verbundforschung Condensed Matter. The committee consists of seven elected members and of guests. The main task of the KFS is promoting the research with synchrotron radiation. To get an idea what the KFS is currently dealing with, have a look at the minutes (in German only) or at the email newsletters that are sent out quaterly. [more] [archive]
> Condensed mattter research
nukleare Sonden
> Methods
Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung
Forschung mit Neutronen
Forschung mit nuklearen Sonden und Ionenstrahlen
> Application example