Introduction of Neutron Café 

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On April 1st, 2021 (4 pm ET), the Neutron Scattering Society of America invites you to the first installment of the Neutron Café, a new series to connect neutron scatterers of all ages in a casual forum and further build community.  We invite you to relax, brew a cup of coffee, and join us for an interview of the original principal investigators of the Distributed Data Analysis for Neutron Scattering Experiments (DANSE) project.

Conducted over Zoom and streaming over Facebook, Claire Saunders and Hubert King will interview the following DANSE PIs.

  • Brent Fultz, Barbara and Stanley Rawn, Jr. Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology
  • Simon Billinge, Professor of Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics and Materials Science at Columbia University and Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Paul Butler, Team Leader, NIST Center for Neutron Research, University of Delaware Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Affiliated Faculty, and University of Tennessee Chemistry Adjunct Faculty.
  • Paul Kienzle, Computer Scientist, NIST Center for Neutron Research

Funded by the National Science Foundation to build data reduction software for neutron scattering science, the DANSE project began in 2004 and ended in 2011. Fultz led the inelastic scattering subgroup, Billinge the diffraction subgroup, Kienzle the reflectometry subgroup, and Butler the SANS subgroup. The project yielded software packages including MCViNE, PDFgui, Refl1D, and SasView.

Claire and Hubert will also take interactive questions from the audience. Links for the event to follow!