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10th Anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)

17 Feb 2016 11:30
17 Feb 2016 14:00
FZ Auditorium, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Central Library, Building 04.7, Main Entrance (E1))


On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), ceremonial addresses and a scientific lecture will be held on Wednesday, 17th February, 2016. Friends and associates of the JCNS are cordially invited to attend this event.

Neutron physics has continued to play an important role in Jülich ever since the foundation of the former nuclear research centre 60 years ago. Prior to the shut-down of the Jülich research reactor FRJ-2 (“DIDO”), the JCNS was founded in February 2006 as a distributed neutron research centre without its own neutron source. For the last ten years, JCNS has successfully developed and operated world-class neutron scattering instruments at the best neutron sources worldwide, thus providing access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities in neutron science for both German and international user communities.

JCNS in-house research focuses on correlated electron systems and nanomagnetism as well as soft matter and biophysics. Neutrons for energy is soon to become a third pillar of research. In these areas of expertise, JCNS offers external users expert support on world-class instruments with a specialized sample environment and ancillary laboratory access.


11:30The Jülich Centre for Neutron ScienceProf. Dr. Sebastian Schmidt (VS/FZJ)

The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum

Prof. Dr. Dieter Richter (JCNS/FZJ)
11:50The High Brilliance Neutron Source ProjectProf. Dr, Thomas Brückel (JCNS/FZJ)
12:00Technology for Excellent Science - Instruments for Neutron ScienceProf. Dr. Ghaleb Natour (ZEA-1/FZJ)
12:10From Current Loops to Membrane ChannelsProf. Dr. Helmut Schober (ILL)
13:00Champagne reception and lunch in the foyer of the FZ Auditorium



If you would like to join us at the 10th anniversary celebrations, please let us know by contacting Ms. Saida Oubenkhir by email by 12 February:

Ms. Saida Oubenkhir
Telefon: +49 2461-4465
Fax: +49 2461-2410