LENS Newsletters

You can browse all issues of the LENS Initiative newsletter below. If you would like to receive updates from the European neutron and muon community directly to your inbox, subscribe now.

Issue 8 - December 2023

This year, we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the signing of the LENS Charter, which launched a joint initiative to strengthen neutron and muon science in Europe.

Issue 7 - June 2023

On 12 September 2018, the LENS Charter was signed, launching a joint initiative to strengthen neutron science in Europe.

Special Issue - March 2023

We are pleased to announce that Martin Müller (MLZ) has been appointed as the new Chair of the LENS Initiative, with Michel Kenzelmann (PSI) succeeding Martin as Vice Chair.

Issue 6 - January 2023

In this issue, we look back at some of the highlights that closed out a very productive year for the European neutron community, setting the stage for many scientific and technical collaborations, events and awards coming up in 2023.

Issue 5 - September 2022

For many years, Europe's powerful ecosystem of neutron facilities has been the envy of the world. However, the European neutron ecosystem is experiencing a period of significant change and has been destabilised by the closure of several facilities...

Issue 4 - May 2022

90 years of neutrons!

On 1 June 1932, James Chadwick published 'The existence of a neutron'. Chadwick is famously quoted as saying "I am afraid neutrons will not be of any use to anyone". As demonstrated by the vibrant neutron scattering community today (and the many contributions below), this is far from the reality...

Issue 3 - January 2022

Our first newsletter of the new year is packed with updates from members, who have continued to deliver an impressive range of activities despite the challenges of the last two years.

If you would like to find out more about LENS’ activities, our virtual General Assembly on 17 February is open to all. You can also hear from our Chair, Robert McGreevy, on the goals and scope of the LENS Initiative in our new video...

Issue 2 - October 2021

“Through the concerted effort of its members, and by developing synergies with the wider analytical research infrastructure landscape, LENS aims to achieve optimal exploitation of European neutron facilities to the benefit of the international scientific community.”

Welcome to the second LENS Initiative newsletter. If you are new to the community, or would like to find out more about the origins, structure and scope of LENS, read our recent publication...

Issue 1 - June 2021

Welcome to the first issue of the LENS Initiative newsletter.

Established in 2018, the LENS Initiative is the result of a long and productive partnership between European neutron facilities, working to advance neutron science and technology across the world.

With the launch of this newsletter, we look forward to bringing you updates on the latest activities and opportunities from LENS.