The 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Symposium (GRS) on Neutron Scattering will be held August 5-6 (GRS) and August (6-10) at the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology. The GRC features a single plenary session format, in the Gordon Conference tradition, that focuses on in-depth discussion between the attendees, invited speakers and discussion leaders. The GRS is organized for and by graduate students and postdocs, and includes both sessions with a scientific focus as well as sessions dedicated to professional development and issues of relevance to early career scientists. This will be the inaugural GRS on Neutron Scattering, but we are hoping to make it a regular part of the overall GRC Neutron Scattering program in years to come.
The GRC program and poster are attached to this mailing, as is the poster for the GRS. Registration for both the 2017 GRC and GRS in neutron scattering are now open. As you’ll see the program is wide ranging and features an excellent slate of international speakers, and ample time for in depth and small group discussions. Note that there will be contributed poster sessions and four contributed talks in the final program (these are not included in the attached program), drawn from the poster contributions of the registered attendees.
We have received generous international sponsorship and we are pleased to be able to offer some support to partially cover the costs of registration and accommodation – initially up to $500US with a preference for supporting qualified young neutron scientists.
You can apply by going to the following websites and following the instructions for attendees:
2017 GRC on Neutron Scattering: https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16921
2017 GRS on Neutron Scattering: https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=17491
Looking forward to seeing many of you in Hong Kong in August for what we are sure will be very exciting GRC and GRS in Neutron Scattering!
Conference Posters and Schedules:
Announcement submitted by: Bruce D. Gaulin (McMaster University, Chair) and Masatoshi Arai (ESS, Vice Chair)
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McGill University researchers are developing a method for predicting the magnetic properties of new materials even before they are made. This method could help scientists design new low‑cost magnets for more efficient wind turbines and electric vehicles.
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