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Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
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Chair: Dr. Bridget Murphy Vice Chair: Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
The KFS consists of the representatives of synchrotron radiation users, synchrotron radiation sources and funding institutions. It represents the synchrotron radiation users and gives advice for the future of research with synchrotron radiation.
Novel method transfers superior nanoscale mechanics to macroscopic fibres

DESY / Daniel Söderberg

At DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, a team led by Swedish researchers has produced the strongest bio-material that has ever been made. The artifical, but bio-degradable cellulose fibres are stronger than steel and even than dragline spider silk, which is usually considered the strongest bio-based material. The team headed by Daniel Söderberg from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm reports the work in the journal ACS Nano of the American Chemical Society. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Jul. 20, 2018: 2018 Joint FLASH/TELBE THz user meeting
Jul. 25, 2018: Information event on the BMBF call on the development of criteria and qualtity standards for research data during the digital change in German science
Aug. 01, 2018: Registration deadline for 10th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities, 02.09.2018 - 06.09.2018
Aug. 01, 2018: Deadline for proposals SSRL (X-ray/VUV)

July 25, 2018: Information Workshop on the Call on treating research data

On July 25, 2018 there will be an information event on the BMBF call on the development of criteria and qualtity standards for research data during the digital change in German science. The project manager VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH will be there to answer the participants questions. Deadline for the call is Sept. 9, registration for the information event runs until July 19, 2018. [more] [archive]
Maria Faury appointed new chair of the European XFEL Council

As of the 1 July 2018, Maria Faury is the new chair of the European XFEL council, the highest governing body of the company. Maria Faury said: “Since 2014, I have had the chance to witness the progress in the construction of the facility and have been impressed by the unwavering involvement of the staff, the management and the stakeholders. European XFEL is now operating and attracting scientists from all over the world, starting to deliver excellent science. The coming years will be very exciting and all together we will ensure that European XFEL remains a world-leading facility." [more] [archive]
SNI2018: We look forward to you!

We look forward to all participants of the German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities 2018 (Garching, Sept. 17-19, 2018), especially if you will present your work in a talk or a poster. Abstract notifications have been sent out. Please observe that accomodation will be a bottleneck, take care to reserve a hotel room in time. [more] [archive]
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