AONSA EC Meeting, FD Meeting, and Neutron School 2016

AONSA EC Meeting, FD Meeting, and Neutron School 2016

AONSA Executive Committee (EC) Meeting, Asia-Oceania Neutron Facility Directors Meeting (AONFDM), and Neutron School at BARC in Mumbai, India Nov. 2016

Events Summaries:

The 8th AONSA Neutron School was held at BARC, Mumbai, India during November 15-19, 2016. The School was organized by Mumbai in association with the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, the Neutron Scattering Society of India, the AONSA, andthe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna. The school was attended by 42 students from the Asia-Oceania region: Malaysia (3), Indonesia (5), Korea(3), Japan (2),Bangladesh (1),Vietnam (1), and India (27). The travel expenses of 10 students from developing countries were supported by IAEA (7) and AONSA (3).The lectures were delivered by 19 experts from the Asia-Oceania region (Japan: 2, Australia: 2, Korea: 2, Taiwan: 1, and Indian: 12).

The 17th AONSA Executive Committee Meeting was held on Friday November 18, 2016, at BARC in Mumbai, India. Twenty of twelve Executive Committee (EC) members and eight observers representing neutron facilities in the Asia-Oceania region. The meeting was held to coincide with the 8th AONSA Neutron School, being held at BARC. Indonesian Neutron Scattering Society (INSS) started its activities in the year of 2016 by participating in the AONSA Executive Committee (EC) Meeting, on 31 May 2016, in Dongguan City, China, represented by Darminto (ITS, a board member of INSS). In the AONSA second meeting held in Mumbai India, which was coincided with the running of the Neutron School, 15-19 November 2016. Evvy Kartini (BATAN, President of INSS) and Darminto have taken part in facilities director (FD) and EC Meeting. Meanwhile, 5 participants (4 of BATAN, and 1 of ITS) have joined the Neutron School.

The 12th Asia-Oceania Neutron Facility Directors Meeting (AONFDM) was held on November 17th, 2016 at the Hotel Tunga, Mumbai, India.

The International Conference on Neutron Scattering (ICNS2017) to be held in Korea in July 2017, and the 3rd Asia-Oceania Conference on Neutron Scattering (AOCNS-2019) to be held in Taiwan in November 2019.

The 18th and 19th EC Meetings will be held in Korea and Thailand respectively.

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