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Notice to NSSA Members: This page is to serve as an electronic newsletter for the NSSA. If you have news items or other information you would like the NSSA members to know about, please email it to In addition to the information below, the “Conferences” page provides links to lists of Conferences, Workshops, and Summer Schools of interest to NSSA members.

News & Announcements

NSSA prizes and fellowships: Call for nominations
Post Date: October 9th, 2017

We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 NSSA prizes and fellowships.  The deadline for all nominations is November 27, 2017. Instructions for submission can be found at

The prize committees are listed below:

Shull prize
Takeshi Egami (Chair)
Gabriel Aeppli (member)
Chuck Majkrzak (member)
Lilo Pozzo (member)
5th member to be confirmed

Sustained Research and Science prizes
Pengcheng Dai (Chair)
Cora Lind-Kovacs (member)
Janna Maranas (member)
Chris Leighton (member)
Kai Liu (member)

NSSA Fellowships
Robert Birgeneau (Chair)
Veerle Keppens (member)
Susan Krueger (member)
Rob Briber (member)
Dmitry Reznik (member)

Student prize
Young Lee (Chair)
Ursula Perez (member)
Bjorn Clausen (member)
Bryan Chakoumakos (member)
Julie Borchers (member)

Congratulations new NSSA Executive Committee student / postdoc members
Post Date: July 25th, 2017

Congratulations to the following new student members of the Executive Committee:

  • Alannah Hallas (McMaster University) – 2 year term
  • Brian Josey (NIST Center for Neutron Research) –  2 year term

Meetings & Conferences

2017 National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering
Post Date: April 19th, 2017

The 19th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering will begin on August 5th 2017.

From the school’s website:

“The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to obtain hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.”

CHRNS 2017 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering
Post Date: April 19th, 2017

The twenty-third annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) Summer School will be held at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), from June 19th to 23rd, 2017.

From the school’s website:

“The school will focus on techniques that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from ~100 ns to ~1 ps. Participants will have the chance to use three of the following 5 neutron instruments: disk chopper spectrometer (DCS), backscattering spectrometer (HFBS), spin echo spectrometer (NSE), BT7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, the multi axis crystal spectrometer (MACS).

The course is targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. The combination of introductory lectures and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their application to current research topics.”

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