UK Neutron & Muon Science and User Meeting 2019
08 Feb 2019
- Jointly organised by ISIS and ILL



The UK Neutron and Muon Science and User Meeting (NMSUM) took place at Warwick University from 29 April - 1 May 2019.

Students at the NMSUM Student Day 2019

​​​​​​​​​​​Attendees at the Student Day at NMSUM, 2019​.


​This meeting, jointly organised by ISIS and the ILL, wa​s a chance for UK users of neutron and muon beams to hear about latest science using these techniques, together with facility updates and other news of interest to the community.​  It took place at the Warwick Conference Centre, in The Slate.  310 people registered for the meeting.

  • Mon 29 April (11.00am onwards) was a day for students who use neutrons and muons in their work – a chance to meet other students, and to learn more about neutron and muon techniques, and about the research that fellow students are doing.
  • Tues 30 April (09.00 onwards) was the main science day, split into five themes with talks on latest results from members of the community. 
  • Wed 1 May (09.00 – 13.00) was a chance to hear about facility updates and other news of interest to ILL and ISIS users.​
The BTM Willis Prize, awarded by the Neutron Scattering Group of the IoP and RSC, was presented at the meeting; click on the links for ​details of the 2018 winner (Roger Johnson) and 2019 winner (Lucy Clark)
Full details of the meeting, including travel, registration and accommodation details, and the programme, can be found in the InfoPack for the meeting NMSUM_InfoPack_2019.pdf.

Update talks from facilities​
For those who missed the meeting, update talks from the facilities can be found below:​

Speakers included:
  • Jenny Nelson (Imperial, plenary)
  • Paolo Rech (​UFRGS, Brazil, plenary)
  • Dave Barlow (Kings London, plenary)​

Functional Materials (​Session organisers: ​Martin Jones, ISIS; Mohamed Zbiri, ILL)

  • Jacqui Cole (Cambridge / ISIS)​​​​​
  • Anne Guilbert (Imperial)
  • Hany El-Shinawi​ (Sheffield)
  • Christian Masquelier (Picardie)
  • Maria Diaz-Lopez (ISIS)​
  • Adrian Porch (Cardiff)
  • Abbie Mclaughlin (Aberdeen)
  • Paul Anderson (Birmingham)​

Biosciences & Soft Matter (Session organisers: Armando Maestro, Matthew Blakele​y, ILL; Max Skoda, ISIS)

  • Anthony Higgins (Swansea)
  • Svetlana Antonyuk (Liverpool)
  • Lindsay McGregor (Kings London / ILL)​

Magnetism & Superconductivity (Session organisers: Ross Stewart, ISIS; Navid Querishi, ILL)

  • ​Aiden Hindmarch (Durham)
  • Mark Laver (Birmingham)
  • Simon Riberolles (Warwick / ILL)​
  • Lucy Clark (Liverpool)
  • Deepak Singh (ISIS)
  • Manila Sonvilay (Edinburgh)
  • David Boldrin (Imperial)​
  • Alex Gibbs (ISIS)

Engineering (Session organisers: Thilo Pirling, ILL; Tung Lik Lee, ISIS)

  • John Bouchard (Open University)
  • Christopher Truman (Bristol)​
  • Kun Yan (Manchester)
  • Ralf​ Ziesche (UCL)
  • John Brokx & Mushfiqur Rahman (OU/ILL)
  • Cui Er Seow (Bristol)
  • Dirk Visser (Loughborough)
  • Di Wen (Cambridge)​

Chemistry & Catalysis (Session organisers: Ian Silverwood, ISIS; Peter Fouquet, ILL)

  • Joao Cabral (Imperial)
  • Ivana Evans (Durham)
  • Sabrina Gaertner (ISIS)
  • S​ihai Yang (Manchester)
  • Tony Tamtoegl (Graz, Austria)​
  • Duncan Gregory (Glasgow)
  • Christian Pfrang (Birmingham)
  • Marta Falkowska (Manchester)

Contact: King, Philip (STFC,RAL,ISIS)