Berlin to host 2015 International Small-Angle Scattering Conference

SAS 2012 chairman Elliot Gilbert officially passed the
torch to Daniel Clemens and members of the next
organisation committee.
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Sydney passes torch to HZB as host to the SAS 2015

In 2015, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will be hosting the SAS 2015, the world's biggest international conference on small-angle scattering. Daniel Clemens (HZB) put in his bid at this year's conference in Sydney for being the next conference's host. SAS 2012 chairman Elliot Gilbert officially passed the torch to the next organisation committee and organisation team, which included Clemens, Armin Hoell (both HZB), Michael Krumrey (PTB), and Andreas Thünemann (BAM), for the conference in Berlin and wished everyone good luck.

HZB will be hosting the next Small-Angle Scattering Conference together with the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-KG) in Golm and the Technical University Berlin (TUB). More than 500 participants are expected to attend. The local organizing committee, headed by Michael Gradzielski (TUB) and Alan Tennant (HZB/TUB), also includes the German Federal Physical Technical Institute (PTB), the Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM) and Berlin's other two universities.

With this cross-institutional engagement, the SAS 2015 focuses the international scientific community's attention on Berlin as an important science hub and opens up the possibility of introducing a large circle of researchers to HZB's formidable infrastructure.

Small-angle scattering is a popular method used by scientists from different scientific disciplines to study the details of nanostructured samples undisturbed. Every three years the scientific community meets up to exchange their views on the latest research findings and experimental developments. The SAS Conference, which returns to Berlin (it was last here back in 1980) is the ideal platform for linking up x-ray and neutron applications from different scientific disciplines.

For additional information on the SAS 2015 and about Berlin, please check the flyer and the conference website.