Events Across the SSURF Network

Conferences, User Meetings, Symposiums, Webinars and More

Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Main Events of SSURF Members:

Spallation Neutron Source
2021 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting Aug. 9-12, 2021
2021 ALS Virtual User Meeting
2021 ALS Virtual User Meeting Aug. 10-13, 2021
Joint Genome Institute
Genomics of Energy and Environment Mtg Aug 30 - Sept. 1, 2021
Brookhaven National Laboratory
The Brookhaven Forum, Nov 3–5, 2021

Events of Interest

On July 27-28, 2021, SciPEP will convene a virtual conference exploring the unique characteristics of the relationship between the public and basic research, drawing from the experience and expertise of our colleagues in the science and science communication communities. Communicating the Future: Engaging the Public in Basic Science will explore why the public and basic science should be connected and what current communication and engagement efforts are taking place, including the challenges and opportunities in this work. Ultimately, we intend to identify how scientists and professionals can work to engage the public with basic research as effectively as possible.

Organized by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and The Kavli Foundation.  See more info>>>

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be hosting the 2021 Chemical Security Seminars virtually on December 1, 8, and 15, from 11 am to 3 pm ET (8 am to noon PT) in lieu of the in-person Chemical Security Summit.

More information will be available on the Chemical Security Summit webpage in the coming weeks.

The Executive Committees for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) User Group and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) User Group are pleased to announce the 2021 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held online from August 9-12, 2021, with workshops held during the weeks of August 2 and August 16. 

The User Meeting will highlight the research achievements and interests of CNMS, SNS, and HFIR users, staff, and the broader nanoscience and neutron scattering communities. Registration is available at no cost, but is required by June 30 in order to receive links to the meeting. 

The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory User Meeting will be virtual on August 19-20, 2021 with free registration to bring our scientific community together in a safe and accessible format.

This annual conference focuses on frontier research topics of interest to that community of users, providing a forum to share results and exchange ideas, and bringing together leading researchers, junior scientists, postdocs, and students. In addition to on-site users and Molecular Foundry scientists, meeting participants include researchers from universities, national labs, and companies across the USA and internationally.

Science is Society is the AGU Fall Meeting 2021 theme. In New Orleans, LA December 13 – 17, 2021. AGU Fall Meeting is the primary gathering for Earth and space scientists, students, and those in affiliated fields to share scientific findings and identify innovative solutions. With in-person and worldwide online participation, attendees will have numerous opportunities to network with government regulators, scientific visionaries, and industry thought-leaders. More info>>>

AGU Fall Meeting 2020 had more than 25,400 attendees from around the world engaged with the online meeting. View more statistics on the Fall Meeting.

Register for free for the 2021 Advanced Light Source all-virtual User Meeting.  In addition to all the User Meeting sessions you’ve come to expect, they are featuring, for the first time, a Nobel panel (and Q&A) with Ada Yonath and Stanley Whittingham. Aug 10 – Aug 13, 2021. 

 Save the date: Nov. 9 – 10, 2021. Details to come. 

This conference will be held as a virtual event on November 3–5, 2021. After decades of intense theoretical and experimental effort, a number of fundamental questions remain open in particle physics and cosmology. The BF2021 scientific program will aim to explore new conceptual frameworks and experimental methods that can help establish innovative approaches to addressing those questions and arriving at a deeper understanding of Nature, in the coming years. Talks will be arranged in both plenary and parallel sessions, on virtual platforms. More info>>>

This Brookhaven Forum 2021 is open to the public. To be eligible to attend, all participants must register online by October 19, 2021.

Virtual, August 9 – 11, 2021. See the workshop schedule and registration details here

Information and Statistics in Nuclear Experiment and Theory (ISNET) 8 is in-person at Michigan State University, December 14 – 16, 2021. The purpose is to maintain ISNET’s mission of bringing the nuclear physics and statistical sciences communities together to report on the latest progress and to provide a vehicle for educating and enlightening the nuclear physics community in regards to the application of statistical methodologies that enable nuclear physics to reach more quantitatively rigorous scientific conclusions. More info>>>

While this is designed as an “in-person” meeting, all talks will be delivered on-site but sessions will also be broadcasted via ZOOM for remote participants.

The conference will be held in person, at the Indianapolis Marriott, October 19-20, 2021.The 14th MEGA Symposium returns in 2021 with a focus on the transition of the electric power industry to cleaner and climate resilient electric power that can remain cost-effective and reliable. Electric power energy issues abound as the nation and the industry address climate change, air quality, waste and water policy and technology issues related to energy production and delivery. The Dept. of Energy was the 2020 Sponsor. More info>>>

The Atmospheric Optics: Aerosols, Visibility, and the Radiative Balance Conference will be in person October 5-8, 2021 at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon, UT.  This international conference will provide a technical forum on advances in the scientific understanding of the effects of aerosols on urban, regional, continental, and global-scale haze and the radiative balance. The conference will take a multipronged approach by encouraging scientific dialogue (e.g., related to measurements, modeling) as well as including presentations addressing regulatory and policy issues. New topics added for 2021 include sessions on biomass burning and the effects of wildfire, including fire behavior and forecasting, impacts on visibility, radiative balance and health, and possible mitigation strategies. Sessions will be added related to the increasing concerns of the effects of atmospheric nitrogen and carbonaceous material on haze, climate change, and nitrogen deposition on ecosystems. More info>>>

The Gaseous Electronics Conference, a special meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP), promotes ideas on the physical and chemical processes and dynamics taking place in partially ionized, collisional plasma and between the atoms, molecules, charged particles, photons, waves, and fields. The event is in Huntsville, AL, October 4 – 8, 2021. More info>>>

The GEC has a long leadership history of presenting fundamental and basic science contributions on plasma sources, diagnostics, simulation, plasma chemistry, basic phenomena, atomic and molecular processes. In recent years, GEC has also been a leading venue for reporting on emergent areas of plasma-biotechnology, plasma medicine, multiphase plasmas, environmental applications and atmospheric-pressure plasma systems. The 2021 GEC will continue its tradition of offering a truly outstanding venue for leading research in low temperature plasma science and collision physics. From fundamental plasma research to advanced topics are expected to be discussed during GEC 2021.

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Check for further details on presenters. 

Events will run over a span of time September 27-28, 2021 during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations

Previous Events of SSURF Members: 

The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-ll)
The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-ll) and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Users' Mtg, May 17 - 20, 2021
The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
Annual Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider & AGS Users' Mtg, June 8 - 11, 2021