UK Neutron and Muon Science and User Meeting 19- 21 May 2015
17 Feb 2015



The UK neutron and muon science and user meeting is an opportunity to hear about the latest science from ISIS and ILL, plus updates from the facilities and other matters of interest to facility users.

NMUM 2014

This will be an extended meeting compared with Neutron and Muon User Meetings held in previous years. It will include a student day, a day dedicated to neutron and muon science in key areas and a user meeting including facility updates. An extended meeting is being held in 2015 in order to mark 30 years of operations of the ISIS Neutron and Muon source, which was officially inaugurated in 1985.

Confirmed speakers include:        

  • Richard Catlow (UCL) ~ Materials chemistry and catalysis
  • John Holbrey (Belfast)  ~ Functional ionic liquids
  • Tom Lancaster (Durham) ~ Skyrmions and muons
  • Jin-Chong Tan (Oxford) ~ Metal-organic frameworks
  • John Irvine (St Andrews) ~ Fuel cell materials
  • Serena Corr (Glasgow) ~ Nanostructured electrodes for batteries.
  • Stephen Hayden (Bristol) ~ Spin and charge correlations in quantum matter
  • Colin Pulham (Edinburgh) ~ Energetic materials
  • Jos Cooper (ISIS) – superconductor / ferromagnet heterostructures.
  • Neil Dsouza (Rolls Royce) ~ Ni-based superalloys
  • Donna Arnold (Kent) ~ Multiferroic oxides
  • Andrew Goodwin (Oxford) ~ Spin liquids
  • Valeska Ting (Bath) ~ Nanoporous H-storage materials
  • Emma Barney (Nottingham) ~ Structure-property relationships in glasses
  • Duncan Gregory (Glasgow) ~ Solid state microwave synthesis
  • Christoph Salzmann (UCL) ~ Ice
  • Martin Lees (Warwick) ~ Strongly correlated electron systems

Outline Programme:

Tuesday 19th MayStudent day - a day organised for and by UK PhD students using neutrons or muons in their work. 
A meeting to discuss muon site calculations will also be held in the afternoon.

Wednesday 20th MayScience day - plenary talks given by key speakers followed by science talks organised into five themed groups:

Functional materials
Magnetism and superconductivity
Biosciences and soft matter
Chemistry and catalysis

The day will end with the presentation of the Willis Prize for Neutron scattering, followed by a student poster session and conference dinner.

Thursday 21st May: User meeting - updates from ISIS, ILL, ESS and Diamond, reports from research councils and student poster prize talks.

A more detailed programme can be found here.

Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for members of the UK academic community who are attending.  
There is no fee to attend the meeting - costs are met by STFC.

​Register for the meeting here. (Registration will close on 27th April)

Event typeConference
Start date and timeTuesday 19 May 2015
EndThursday 21 May 2015
LocationHinckley Island Hotel
Maximum Audience200


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