A wealth of excellent research results have been obtained in the last years through the use of large facilities for the investigation of condensed matter. Experiments with neutrons, synchrotron and ion radiation offer complementary poss
ibilities to illuminate the properties of matter in all its facets.
For the third time (following the conferences 2006 and 2010), scientists from a variety of disciplines will gather at a SNI for presenting results and exchanging ideas at this showcase of joint research at research centres and universities. A special open session will be devoted to presenting research highlights tailored to the general public.