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Red Kite VII – June 17th 2015

The seventh meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Wednesday 17th June, 2015 at ISIS.

Attendance will be free of charge and there will be a transport from Oxford and a drinks reception thanks to generous sponsorship from ISIS.  There will also be a tour of the ISIS facility, however we need to know how many people are coming for safety as well as the nicer things, like making sure we don’t run out of tea, coffee, and nibbles.

The tour will be followed by a microsymposium, comprising a number of short talks by local speakers, focused on the use of neutrons.

Programme

12.15 pm Coach Leaves South Parks Road
1.00 pm Arrival at R80 (ISIS Target Station 2)
1:15 pm Tours of ISIS start
2:15 pm Tea, Coffee and Posters in R80 foyer
2.40 pm Transit to CR12/13 R68 Ground floor
2.55 pm Stephen Hull (ISIS) Introduction and Welcome
3.05 pm Craig Bull (ISIS) “Materials at Extreme Conditions – The Role of Neutrons”
3.25 pm Nicola Steinke (Oxford) “TBC”
3.40 pm Joe Kelleher (ISIS) “Deformation and Stress Measurement on the Engin-X Instrument”
4.05 pm Samual Duyker (Oxford/ANSTO) “Structural Transformations in Torsionally Flexible Cyanide Frameworks”
4.15 pm Stuart Bartlett (RCaH/Bath) “Dynamic Structural Changes by in-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy”
4.30 pm Dominic Fortes (ISIS/UCL) “The Structure of Water in Salt Hydrates”
4.50 pm Return to R80 foyer
5.00 pm Wine reception and Posters
6.00 pm Coach departs for Oxford.

 

There will be a general structural science poster session and as before, the best will be rewarded.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/poster prizes/seats on the bus, please let Amber L. Thompson (amber.thompson@chem.ox.ac.uk) or Marek Jura (marek.jura@stfc.ac.uk) know.

If you need transport from Oxford, we need to know BY THURSDAY 11TH JUNE, otherwise we need a complete list of names by 10AM MONDAY 15TH JUNE to arrange security clearance for the tours of ISIS. So, please fill in and email the form below:

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Name:
Institution:
I will be presenting a poster (Yes/No)
I will require a place on the coach (Yes/No)
Special Dietary Requirements:
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Red Kite II – Update

Thank-you very much to all the speakers, attendees and especially the tour guides and helpers from ISIS who made this a fantastic event.  For those who missed it, the program for Red Kite II is available to download.  Following an unexpected walk and a photo, the party was split into five groups and everyone went on tours of the ISIS facility.

As people trickled into R22 for the poster session, the buzz was audible – for those that hadn’t seen the facility before, it was clear they felt it was a fantastic experience seeing the range of equipment and expertise available and many people commented that it was “mind blowing”.  The cake was popular too (as always) with one student offering reviews including, “amazing, but needs two hands” and “really sticky”.

The meat of the meeting was the talks, which began with Steve Hull giving a superb overview of the facilities and science undertaken at ISIS.  This was followed by the now traditional short talks from young scientists, all of which were excellent and very accessible for the quite varied audience.  Many people commented that they felt they had really understood and appreciated talks that would normally be outside their scope.  The talks concluded with poster prizes, which were awarded to Kathryn George (Southampton) and Joe Paddison (Oxford) with an honourable mention for Josh Makepeace (Oxford).  A prize for the 100th member of the Red Kite Network Announcement List was awarded to Scott Culligan (Oxford).

Discussions continued with a drinks reception, before the bus arrived to take everyone back to Oxford, tired, but happy!

We would like to thank ISIS for sponsoring a great visit.  There are a few photos below to remind you of the day; we are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next meeting (provisional date is 10th January 2013).

 

Before the tours...
Before the tours…

 

...raring to go!
…raring to go!

 

Dr. Sebastian Busch talking about peptides
Dr. Sebastian Busch talking about peptides

 

Dr. Sam Callear explaining the phase transitions in LiBH4
Dr. Sam Callear explaining the phase transitions in LiBH4

 

Talking about science
Talking about science

 

Kathryn George with her prize winning poster
Kathryn George with her prize winning poster

 

Joe Paddison with his prize winning poster
Joe Paddison with his prize winning poster

 

A Red Kite supervising
A Red Kite supervising

 

Red Kite II – September 18th 2012

The second meeting of the Red Kite Network will be held on Tuesday 18th September, 2012 at ISIS.

Attendance will be free of charge and there will be a transport from Oxford and a drinks reception thanks to generous sponsorship from ISIS.  There will also be a tour of the ISIS facility, however we need to know how many people are coming for safety as well as the nicer things, like making sure we don’t run out of tea, coffee, and nibbles.

The tour will be followed by a microsymposium, comprising a number of short talks by local speakers, focussed on the use of neutrons.

Programme

12.15 pm Coach Leaves South Parks Road
1.00 pm Arrival at R80 (ISIS Target Station 2)
1:15 pm Tours start
2:15 pm Tea, Coffee and Posters in R22
3.15 pm ISIS Personnel Introduction and Welcome
3.20 pm Stephen Hull (ISIS) ISIS Neutron Diffraction Facilities and Research
4.00 pm Joseph Paddison (Oxford/ISIS) “Order within Chaos: the Magnetic Structures of Paramagnets”
4.15 pm Sebastian Busch (Oxford) “Probing the Structure of the Peptide GPG-NH2 in Solution with Neutron Diffraction”
4.30 pm Roger Johnson (ISIS/Oxford) “Multiferroic Materials”
4.45 pm Sam Callear (ISIS) “Order and Disorder in Lithium Borohydride”
5.00 pm Wine reception and Posters
6.00 pm Coach departs for Oxford.

 

There will be a general structural science poster session and as before, the best will be rewarded.

In order to ensure there is enough tea/coffee/cake/poster prizes/seats on the bus, please let Amber L. Thompson (amber.thompson @ chem.ox.ac.uk) or Marek Jura (marek.jura @ stfc.ac.uk) know.  If you need transport from Oxford, we need to know BY MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, otherwise we need a complete list of names by FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER to arrange security clearance for the tours of ISIS. So, please let us know:

– Whether you need transport from Oxford
– If you would like to go on the tour of the ISIS facility
– Whether you are going to bring a poster (it doesn’t have to be neutron based)
– If you would prefer not to be added to the private announcement mailing list

 

Advanced Notice – Next Meeting September 18th 2012

The next Red Kite event will be held on 18th September 2012 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and will be organised and hosted by ISIS.

The full programme will be announced nearer the time, but it will include a tour of ISIS, talks, poster sessions and a wine reception.  Transport from Oxford will be provided.

Please make a note in your diary, it looks like it will be an excellent event and we look forward to seeing you there.