Events in Australia

Australian Synchrotron User Meeting
22-24 November 2010
The 2010 Australian Synchrotron User Meeting will be held from 22 to 24 November at Rydges Carlton in Melbourne. The User Meeting will showcase the science undertaken at the Australian Synchrotron, provide information about our facilities and help develop our user community. We hope to see you all there!

Abstract deadline is 11 October. Early bird registration discount is available until 31 October.

AIP 2010
5-9 December 2010
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress incorporating the 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology will be the biggest and most diverse scientific meeting of the Australian physics calendar. Hosted by the Australian Institute of Physics, it will attract 700-1000 delegates from groups across Australia, including academic institutions, CSIRO, DSTO, ANSTO, Australian Synchrotron, teachers and students, hospitals and a diverse range of industry sectors: manufacturing, telecommunications, biomedicine, defence, transport and electronics.

5th Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium
30 January – 3 February 2011
Hobart, Tasmania

The two session themes for the ACIS meeting are (a) Minerals and Materials and (b) Neutron and Synchrotron Techniques. The two keynote speakers are Pupa Gilbert (nee De Stasio) from Wisconsin-Madison (materials and minerals: PEEM etc) and Michael Zharnikov from Heidelberg (synchrotron theme: photoemission and NEXAFS of surfaces). David Beattie ( is co-organising the two themes.

AXAA 2011
6-11 February 2011
Star City, Sydney, NSW

The AXAA 2011 Schools, Advanced Workshops, Conference and Exhibition provide opportunities for people working in the fields of laboratory x-ray fluorescence and x-ray diffraction, and in synchrotron, neutron and other complementary scattering techniques, to participate in discussions, knowledge-sharing and networking. The meeting will showcase recent scientific results and exciting new developments in related instrumentation, software, and techniques of analysis. It will focus on advances in industrial and fundamental research, particularly those achieved though new developments in techniques.

13-16 February 2011
Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

The 32nd Australasian Polymer Symposium (32APS) is organised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Polymer Division. Topics ranging from fundamental modelling to applied materials will include polymer synthesis, characterisation, physics of polymers, engineering, materials, and the interface of polymer science with other disciplines such as biomaterials, nanomaterials and surface science.

Events Outside Australia

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Cheiron School 2010
9-18 October 2010
SPring-8, Japan

The 4th AOFSRR Cheiron School will provide useful and basic knowledge and perspectives on synchrotron radiation science and technology for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, young scientists and engineers who want to pursue careers in a field requiring synchrotron radiation and join a synchrotron radiation facility in the Asia Oceania region. The Cheiron School is organised by AOFSRR, RIKEN, JASRI and KEK.

11-14 October 2010
World Trade Center, Grenoble, France

The 7th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering is hosted by ESRF and Politecnico di Milano. It will provide a forum for presentation of novel results, discussion of present and future trends, and interaction between participants who use different IXS techniques for a wide variety of applications. The conference will cover electronic resonant and non-resonant scattering (soft and hard x-rays), emission spectroscopy, meV-resolved atomic dynamics, nuclear inelastic scattering, Compton scattering, and thermal diffuse scattering.

International School on Synchrotron Radiation
17-25 January 2011
Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) Campinas, SP, Brazil

LNLS and FAPESP are organising an international school on synchrotron radiation for students doing a PhD. The school will deal with scientific domains (structural biology, 3D-imaging, magnetism, nanosciences, catalysis, etc) rather than techniques. All lectures will be in English. Lodging, transportation and air tickets will be covered and organised by the School. Applications close 15 October 2010.