The ICNS 2001 will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in neutron sources, the techniques of neutron scattering and their application to physics, chemistry, biology material sciences and industry. The conference intends to bring together scientists using neutrons and instrumentation specialists. Advanced instrumentation for the ever increasing needs of the scientists will be one of the central points of the conference. The conference will largely support the science of young researchers.
The conference will be held at the Technische Universität München. Here the first German neutron source FRM went critical in 1957 and now the Technische Universität München intends to take into operation at the beginning of 2001 the FRM-II. This is a high flux neutron source intended to fulfil the requirements of the German and the international neutron user community. The conference will follow the tradition established by the previous meetings: ICNS97 in Toronto, ICNS94 in Sendai, ICNS91 in Oxford, ICNS88 in Grenoble, ICNS85 in Sante Fe and ICNS82 in Hakone.