SyNew workshop Utrecht 1st June 2015


DUBBLE celebrates 1000 publications and 15 years of operation

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On 5/6/2000 the DUBBLE beamlines were officially opened by the ministers for science and education of the Netherlands and Flanders. In the 15 years that have passed since then more than 150 students have obtained data for their PhD theses and in May 2015 the milestone of 1000 publications using data on one of the two beamlines was reached. On 1/6/2015 the morning session of the bi-annual Dutch/Flemish Synew meeting (Synchrotrons and neutrons) was dedicated to the research that has been carried out on the DUBBLE beamlines. The Synew meeting was hosted by Utrecht University. The official program was opened by the Chairpersons of NWO and FWO, Prof J. Engelen and Prof E. Monard. The ESRF was represented by Harald Reichert whom sketched the importance of the CRG beamlines for the ESRF and the increased potential in terms of performance after the ESRF machine upgrade will be finished. Long term users of BM26A, Carlo Lamberti, and BM26B, Tony Ryan and Cedric Gommes, gave lively presentations sketching some of the more challenging experiments that they have been able to carry out thanks to the DUBBLE beam lines and the associated infrastructure.

The following day three workshops around the themes of Small Angle Scattering with neutrons and X-rays, X-ray spectroscopy and biological applications of synchrotron were organised. These workshops were very well attended thanks to the attractive programme with many eminent lecturers.

Wim Bras

the programme of Synew and the workshops

slides from the workshops