|Colloid Group Meetings|
Future Applications of Small-Angle Scattering to Soft Matter, 5 May 2016, STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, UK
Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is a uniquely powerful tool for characterising a broad range of soft matter and it is 17 years since the SCI/RSC Colloid Groups have held a meeting in which the technique took centre stage. In the intervening years the availability and capability of neutron sources, and their SANS instruments, have changed enormously. With construction of the €2bn European Spallation Source already underway in Sweden (to which the UK is a contributor) even greater promise awaits the Soft Matter community in the second half of the next decade.
This meeting will focus on state-of-the-art applications of SANS across a range of Soft Matter systems, and the future scientific opportunities that will come from new facilities, new instruments, and technical advances.
The meeting will also celebrate the retirement of Dr Richard K Heenan, principal scientist in SANS at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source. During his distinguished career Richard has helped author over 300 publications (attracting over 5000 citations to date), the majority in the field of Soft Matter. He is a world authority on time-of-flight SANS, and has helped conceive and design several SANS instruments. However it is perhaps as the author of the FISH model-fitting software, which hundreds of small-angle scatterers in academia and industry have used to interpret their data over the years, that he is most widely known.
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UK Colloids 2017 International Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, 10-12 July 2017, Manchester
This is the third colloid science conference in this series and will be held in Manchester from July 10th – 12th 2017. It is being jointly organized by the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group and the SCI Colloid and Surface Science Group and will provide a perfect opportunity for UK and international researchers interested in colloid and interface science to meet, present and discuss issues related to current developments in this field.
We have selected Manchester Central as the venue for Colloids 2017. Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic city feature for over 130 years.
Manchester is the European City of Science 2016 – recognition of its unique scientific heritage and contribution to scientific discovery, innovation and industry. From Rutherford splitting the atom almost 100 years ago, to Alan Turing’s ground-breaking work with computers, to more modern world firsts such as the test-tube baby, bionic eye implant and the isolation of graphene – Manchester has a great science story to tell.
Richard Greenwood | Birmingham University | Conference Chair
Peter Griffiths | Greenwich University | Conference Treasurer
Paul F Luckham | Imperial College
Shirin Alexander | Swansea University | Conference Exhibition and Sponsorship
Dwaipayan Chakrabarti | Birmingham University