The neutron landscape in Europe is going through a period of dramatic change. Two major, national facilities will close by 2020. A substantial investment in a new European facility, ESS, will deliver transformative capabilities and extend the technique to new domains by the middle of the next decade, based on the highest peak flux in the world. ILL is currently executing phase one of the Endurance upgrade programme and is preparing a second, more extensive phase of Endurance that will be the basis of future operations well beyond 2023, exploiting its world-leading continuous flux.
The future of neutron scattering is bright, but both the landscape of facilities and the community of users must take a proactive and strategic approach to navigating and managing these changes in a holistic way, in order to ensure the sustainability and vitality of this important research technique. ILL and ESS therefore feel that it is timely to review recent achievements and the current status and, above all, look forward to new scientific opportunities with neutrons for the next decade.
As the two European neutron sources, we would therefore like to invite you to the
ILL and ESS European Users Meeting
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Friday, 12 October 2018
We shall have a number of plenary speakers on future directions in neutron science, as well as reports on recent achievements and ongoing work at ILL and ESS. There will be focussed satellite meetings, in parallel with the user meeting, which will allow participants to delve deeper into specific areas of neutron science.
At this pivotal moment for neutrons in Europe, we believe that this meeting will be a unique occasion for European scientists to support and drive the opportunities for science with neutrons through the next decade.
For the time being, we should like you to put these dates in your diary. Please visit www.neutrons4europe.com for more detail in the future.
The directors of ILL and ESS