Category Archives: Presentations and teaching

Lessons from history: a look at GE’s early outreach videos

[ed: I'm giving a general SAXS talk at BESSY, the Berlin synchrotron on Friday the 11th at 10:00 local time. Contact me or Andreas Thünemann at BAM for more information] Whenever I think of General Electric, I imagine a stereotypical American company: a top-heavy organization, forcing its employees to learn and recite GE’s mission statement, […]

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The making of… a SAXS presentation

Over the last few weeks, I have been working mostly on preparing presentations. It’s not just for the upcoming fun European Tour, but I also gave a 30-minute presentation for a selection committee. This is a part of the application procedure for a permanent position here (though the application process won’t be finished for a […]

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Video: The bits of a SAXS machine

This week, I decided it’s time for another short video. Since I have never actually shown a SAXS machine, I thought it’d be of interest to some to reveal the mythical beast.

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New Live Fourier Transform code

More about this next week, but Ingo has kindly provided a Windows executable version of one of the latest development builds of the Monte Carlo code (with GUI). While I have not yet had the chance to test it (being on a mac myself), please go ahead and get it from here! Some of you may […]

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How to fit a scattering pattern part 2: Some simple fits

Note: Part one of this three- or four-part series can be found here. Additionally, my topical review paper on SAXS data collection and correction which also lightly discusses data fitting is available open access here. After the initial “scoping out” of a collected scattering pattern, it is time to try to see what can be done in […]

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How to fit a scattering pattern part 1: the initial look.

By the way, my topical review paper on SAXS data collection and correction has been published and is available open access here!   Recently, some good colleagues (who are not familiar with scattering) have started asking questions on how to go about fitting a scattering pattern. This was a very good opportunity to think about […]

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Going all out: a new poster!

This week is the annual NIMS conference, a small conference here in Tsukuba in which there are only invited speakers. There is, however, a poster session in which attendees can present their work, so I decided to apply and present a poster. Since last year’s poster was quite poorly attended (but still evoked insightful questions […]

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Paper highlight, Madrid meeting and Detector electronics

A few things came up in the last two weeks which may be of interest. Firstly, I will be in Madrid for a magnesium alloys conference next week Tuesday to Friday. If anyone wants to meet up there, please let me know through e-mail (check the “about” page), message below or send me a direct […]

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Public day demonstration

I think it is safe to say that “everyone” is familiar with electron microscopy for looking at small things, but the same cannot be said for small-angle scattering. Introducing more people to the wonderful world of small-angle scattering may be one of the ways of getting more support for and interest in the technique. With […]

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Conference plan and a new poster…

A day later than planned, but here’s another post. I am planning to speak at the TMS Magnesium Workshop Madrid 2013, some time during the conference lasting from May 21 to May 25. During this conference I will be focusing on the results we obtained for ex-situ and the preliminary in-situ results studying the growth […]

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