Just some short messages for today:
I’ll be at Diamond (beamline I22) from the 2nd to the 10th of February, to play around with the long-awaited portable USAXS instrument. If you’re around, please come by and say “hi!”. Meet-ups can be arranged via Twitter (@drheaddamage), email (see the “about”-section), or by contacting the I22 staff. I will be tweeting heavily about the progress during these days.
Last week Friday, we had an official inauguration of the MAUS instrument, which means that the machine is officially open for (friendly) use. I’m still working hard on getting it as user-friendly as possible, both for setting up experiments and for analyzing the data. Fortunately, the datafiles are increasingly NeXus-conform and thus DAWN-compatible, which means that the data correction is already largely in place.
The SAS2018 conference is held from October 7-12 this year. The venue will be at the lakes in central US, making it impossible to escape the venerated evening discussions (but perhaps enabling those discussions to be held outside near the waterfront). Abstract submissions are already open, the deadline is on the 6th of April. The deadline will probably be extended, as is the default, but if I remember some of the organizer’s unspoken words correctly, bonus points are given to abstracts that will have made it before the deadline. There are so many things that could be presented there, that I’m having a hard time deciding what talk to submit! Also, there will be Guinier prizes again…