Neutron Scattering Group
The Neutron Scattering Group is a group jointly hosted by Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) to promote neutron science actively with its UK user community. Our aims are to:
- Organise events to develop UK neutron user links and discuss results from neutron experiments
- Provide links to and from UK-funded neutron sources and the European Neutron Scattering Association
- Represent neutron scattering and its UK users within the IOP and RSC learned societies
- Support actively early career researchers in the UK to engage with neutron scattering
Our mission is to support and develop the UK neutron community in a rapidly changing global neutron landscape, and to represent UK neutron scattering externally. Additionally, we award the BTM Willis Prize and the Thomas-Penfold Prize annually. Examples of activities include organising and contributing to conferences and schools involving neutron scattering research, e.g. the Faraday Joint Interest Group Conferences in 2017 and 2020, the Gordon Research Conferences on Neutron Scattering 2018 and 2019, and the biennial Oxford School on Neutron Scattering. An early career researcher meeting is in the planning for late 2020 or early 2021 (news to follow).