ENSA joins the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in the tribute to Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner, who passed away on the 5th of November 2022 at the age of 79, in Berlin. In addition to his many scientific contributions and his efforts for neutron scattering at the Hahn Meitner Institut and its evolution into the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Michael worked for our community as chair of ENSA during the period 2009-2014.
In Prof. Michael Steiner we have lost a brilliant researcher and a special person to whom we owe a lot. Our thoughts are with his family and relatives. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin had paid tribute to his work in an obituary.
The 8th European Conference on Neutron Scattering will be held at Garching, Germany, from March 20 to March 23, 2023. ENSA is very happy that the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum offers to host and organize this gathering of the European community that ENSA represents!
Early birds pay a lower conference fee, so register asap at:
ENSA joins ILL in the tribute to Hannu Muttka, who passed away earlier this year. Among the many scientific adventures he participated in and responsibilities he took upon himself, Hannu Muttka acted as the ENSA chair from October 2004 to October 2006. He shall be greatly missed.
Ferenc Mezei will receive the award “For the inventions of the neutron spin echo method and the super mirror, which have significantly advanced neutron scattering methods, and for the long pulse neutron source concept, which is the foundation for the novel technical design of the European Spallation Source now being built in Lund.”
Besides these, and many more qualities, we highly appreciate having prof. Mezei as the national delegate of Hungary for ENSA, and are grateful for his role as vice-chair in the board with prof. Alba-Simionesco.
The QENS/WINS 2020 Conference will be celebrated in San Sebastian (Spain), from June 8 to June 12, 2020.
This event will constitute the 14th Edition of the QENS series and the 9th of the WINS workshops.
The main purpose of QENS 2020 is
to cover the broad spectrum of scientific activities related with the
investigation of dynamical processes in different systems using
quasi-elastic neutron scattering techniques. QENS 2020
will offer a platform for discussion and exchange of scientific ideas
among the experts in this field, and a general overview to newcomers
about the capabilities of QENS in exploring atomic and molecular motions
and relaxation processes of novel materials,
soft matter and biological systems. As a novelty, this QENS Edition
will explore and exploit the potential synergies between different
methods (including experimental techniques and simulations), in order to
face diverse scientific challenges emerging in different
WINS 2020 will cover innovative aspects of neutron instrument design. Progresses
spectrometer projects will be presented. As in previous editions, the
theme of “New idea, New concept, New design, New instrumentation for New
sciences” will be followed. New developments in the application of
polarization analysis, magnetic field, pressure,
or improvements in sample environments for soft matter systems will be
covered. Software for data acquisition, analysis and instrument
simulation will be also part of the program. In analogy with the spirit
of QENS 2020, the synergy with complementary methods
–in this case mainly with advanced simulations and extensive Monte
Carlo simulations—will be emphasized.
JCNS is glad to announce the JCNS Workshop “Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering” that will take place in Tutzing (Germany) on the shores of the Starnberg lake, from October 13 – 16, 2020. The conference is organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a unique probe for studying magnetism, neutron scattering matches the entire range of length- and time-scales relevant for many novel magnetic and electronic phenomena. The workshop is devoted to the area of quantum materials in all their forms.
The topics will include:
Frustrated spin systems
Nano and Heterostructures
Low dimensional quantum magnetism
Models of quantum magnetic systems
Quantum spin liquids
Quantum materials properties at high magnetic fields
Experts and users of neutron scattering will meet to discuss recent developments and trends in the understanding of the magnetic properties of quantum materials tackled by neutron methods and complementary techniques. The workshop will provide the chance to discuss current requirements and developments in such techniques with a particular focus on novel and upcoming experimental opportunities and scientific options and capabilities.
The ENSA delegates have gathered in Sorbonne University, Paris for the election of the new Chair of ENSA.
We are very proud 🙂 to announce that prof. Henrik Rønnow is elected as our new Chair! Henrik has been very actively involved in the business of ENSA of the last years and we look forward to work with him even more intensely in the coming years.
Henrik takes over the Chair position from prof. Christiane Alba-Simionesco, who has paved the way for ENSA to be consortium member of the EU-funded Brightness2 project. The increased visibility of ENSA’s role representing the (enormous) European user community is largely a legacy of Christiane Alba-Simionesco.
We are very grateful 🙂 to her for realizing this strengthening of ENSA’s position and we look forward to work with Henrik to taking it to the next level in the coming years!