11-13 November 2020
Online Event
Australia/Sydney timezone

The ANBUG AINSE Neutron Scattering Symposium will be held virtually from 11th-13th November 2020 so attendees can sign in from wherever they are, not just Australia. The meeting will bring the user community of ANSTO’s neutron infrastructure together with other global experts/users of neutron instrumentation. The meeting website will be open soon for abstract submissions in the following theme areas:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Biological Systems
  • Biomedicine & Food Science
  • Chemistry & Crystallography
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Earth & Environment
  • Magnetism & Condensed Matter
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Neutron Instruments & Techniques

Abstract submission has been extended until 7st September 2020. Students and early career researchers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract.

The organising committee led by Leonie van’t Hag and Livia Salvati Manni are in constructing an exciting line up of invited and plenary speakers from the local and global neutron community and we will be announcing their inclusion through the ANBUG website in the coming months.

In order to provide future student bursaries and prizes for the best student submissions the organising committee in consultation with the ANBUG executive committee has agreed on a reduced registration fee for the virtual meeting, which will be reduced even further for ANBUG members. ANBUG membership is free and if you haven’t signed up to be an ANBUG member in the new membership system, please do so here. ANBUG is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation and any profits derived from the meeting will be directed back to users through bursaries and workshops/masterclasses in neutron techniques and instrumentation. Registration fees for AANSS 2020 will be as follows:

  • Staff (not ANBUG member) – $100
  • Staff (ANBUG member) – $50
  • Students (not ANBUG member) – $50
  • Students (ANBUG member) – $25
  • Retiree/Emeritus (not ANBUG member) – $50
  • Retiree/Emeritus (ANBUG member) – $25

Registration can be completed here.

ANBUG is committed to supporting equity and diversity of its membership and associated meetings. The ANBUG equity policy can be found here. ANBUG is also committed to providing a positive, respectful experience for all attendees at ANBUG-affiliated meetings and the code of conduct for attendees at ANBUG meetings can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to the AANSS in November and to hearing about your research.

ANBUG Awards at the AANSS 2020

ANBUG will be giving awards in four categories (sustained contribution award, outstanding research in neutron science award, young scientist award and outstanding PhD prize) at the user meeting and the details and nomination form can be found here.


We acknowledge the Dharawal speaking people, traditional custodians of the land, and pay our respects to elders past and present.

Online Event

Abstract submission deadline: 1st September 2020

Abstract acceptance: early October

Registration deadline: mid October

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