Jun 5 – 8, 2023
US/Eastern timezone

Registration is now closed.  

The SNS/HFIR User Group (SHUG) is pleased to announce the 2023 Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6-7, 2023, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with workshops and tutorials held on June 5 and 8. 

The meeting theme is Neutron Sciences: Expanding the Reach. Topics to be explored include combining neutrons and complementary techniques; devising new methods such as pump-probe, quantum information, and machine learning; and advancing neutron technology through new instruments and sample environments. The meeting will highlight the research achievements of SNS and HFIR users, staff and the broader neutron scattering communities. 

Plenary talks

  • Collin Broholm, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sossina Haile, Northwestern University
  • Linda Horton, Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC)
  • Raquel Lieberman, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Norman Wagner, University of Delaware
  • Allyson Fry-Petit, California State University, Fullerton

Workshops include a Second Target Station satellite meeting

There will be a Second Target Station satellite meeting on June 8, and additional workshops on June 5. See the "Workshops" tab for more information and when registering be sure to select the workshops you plan to attend. 

Poster reception and student poster awards

Current facility users and future collaborators will have an opportunity to present the results of their research during a poster reception. Posters submissions representing the interests and capabilities across the SNS and HFIR user communities are welcome. 

Poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Poster presenters, who are graduate or undergraduate students, or post-docs, at the time of the presentation, will also be eligible to compete in the best poster competition. 

Outstanding staff service awards

The SHUG Executive Committee is soliciting nominations for its outstanding staff service awards, which will be presented during the SHUG town hall meeting. This award recognizes staff members who went above and beyond to support the SNS/HFIR facilities and user community. The link to nominate an outstanding staff member will be coming soon. 

Other 2023 User Meeting activities

  • User town hall meeting with the SHUG – Provide input on facility operations that affect users
  • Town hall meeting on scientific computing capabilities – Learn about current capabilities and give feedback on planned development
  • Collaboration talks – Learn what users and user facilities have done and can do to further science and technology
  • Discussion groups – Opportunity to network, learn about new techniques, and give feedback
  • Facility posters – Posters about HFIR and SNS instrument updates and capabilities will be on display in the lobby