National Science Foundation (NSF) Scientific Software Innovation Institute for Advanced Analysis of X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Data (SIXNS)

Advanced Analysis of X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Data: Getting from data to science

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY 
August 14-15, 2013

This workshop will bring together experts from fields in X-Ray and neutron scattering of materials, applied mathematics relevant to data analysis and regression, and data analysis software development. Discussions will highlight scientific goals, existing practices, and future needs. The program will consist of plenary lectures followed by breakout sessions in smaller groups.

The aim of the workshop is to explore how modern methods of applied mathematics and computational materials science can be incorporated into scientific workflows, helping scientists to get from their 21st century data intensive experiments to scientific understanding more quickly and reliably.  The current community of X-Ray and neutron scattering facility users exceeds 14,000 annually in the U.S. alone and modern and updated computatio al tools for data analysis and modeling can have a large impact on materials science. An outcome of the workshop will be to identify opportunities where scientific gains from improved algorithms and software will have a large scientific impact and where software can leverage the scientific output of modern X-ray and neutron instrumentation.

The workshop will bring together ~50 researchers for an informal, intimate, interdisciplinary exploration of these issues.  Those interested may register to attend the meeting by filling in the registration form


Attendees may also be interested in the NSLS-II First-Experiments Workshop:
This workshop will explore capabilities and possibilities at the new NSLS-II synchrotron at BNL and will take place just before our conference on Monday and Tuesday, 12th-13th August. More information and registration can be found at the following link: NSLS-II First-Experiments Workshop