The thematic "dynamics" addresses time dependent phenomena, such as biological processes, motion of biomolecules and colloids, or transport processes in hard matter, utilizing the accessible time and length scales with neutrons and X-rays, and the coherent properties of MAX IV. Systems and processes studied include equilibrium as well as non-equilibrium phenomena, reversible and irreversible processes, order-disorder transitions, dynamics on different length and time scales, as well as transient states that could for example be studied with pump-probe experiments. We focus in particular on the application and future development of experimental tools such as quasi-elastic neutron scattering (for example neutron spin echo or backscattering experiments), x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy or fast pump probe experiments, and computer simulations performed in order to help und understand experimental data.
HAPPENING IN DYNAMICS
LINXS Workshop - Dynamics of Membranes and their constituents. With this Dynamics workshop, our goal is to bring together leading experts in the field of membrane dynamics, with a particular focus on neutrons and X-rays, but also complementary techniques including NMR, single molecule spectroscopy and computer modeling.
LINXS Director and Core Group leader for the Dynamics thematic. Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Lund University since 2010, when he moved from the Adolphe Merkle Institute for Pure and Applied Nanoscience of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Dynamics Core Group Member, External LINXS Fellow
A Prof. em., Dr. at FZ Jülich, Dieter Richter received his Diploma in theoretical Physics (1973) at the TU-Braunschweig and under the guidance of Prof. Dr. T. Springer his PhD degree in experimental physics (1977) at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. He did post-doctoral work at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the Neutron scattering Department of Dr. Shirane. He then moved to the Forschungszentrum Jülich and performed his Habilitation at the RWTH Aachen in 1983. In 1985 he assumed a position as senior scientist at the Inst. Laue Langevin in Grenoble. In 1989 he was appointed as director at the Institut für Festkörperforschung at the FZJ Jülich. From 2011 he assumed the position as a Scientific Director at the FRM2 Reactor in München. In 2015 he retired from his positions and now works as an advisor for the FZJ. Dieter Richter co-authored more than 600 papers, which have received over 17000 citations and an H-index of 65. He has received several high-ranking awards among which the Schottky Award of the German Physical Society, the Max Planck Award, the Erwin Schrödinger Award and the Walter Hälg Prize of the European Neutron Scattering Association. He was a member and also chairperson of a large number of scientific panels such as the scientific council of the ILL or the OECD Mega Science Forum. Among others he founded the European neutron scattering association and the European network of excellence “SoftComp”.
His current interests are the structure and dynamics of macromolecular soft and biological systems.
Dynamics Core Group Member, External LINXS fellow
Peter Olmsted is Joseph Semmes Ives Chair in Physics at Georgetown University, where he joined the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology (ISM2). He is currently the Director of the Institute.
Dynamics Core Group Member, Internal LINXS Fellow
Ann is a former lead scientist for Zoom, a polarized, focusing SANS instrument, instrument Scientist on LOQ and SANS2d, visiting Researcher, department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Co-organizer of the ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course and current researcher at MAX IV Laboratory, Lund university. Her personal research applies Neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to soft condensed matter and biological sciences, in particular to naturally occurring silk proteins. Rheology (both shear and extensional flow) of natural and synthetic polymers (including spider silk and liquid crystalline polymers) and surfactant solutions, Crystallization of polymers and alkanes, Dissolution and crystallization of hydrogen bonded polymers and biopolymers.
Dynamics Core Group Member, Internal LINXS Fellow
Mikael is a Senior lecturer at Division of Theoretical Chemistry and Lund University with speciality in biomolecular interactions, simulation techniques (Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics), and statistical thermodynamics.
DYNAMICS WG 1
WORKING GROUP ON DYNAMICS OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES
The working group will address the need to educate future users of ESS, MAX IV and other major research infrastructures in topics related to dynamics of biological macromolecules. We bring together leading scientists from soft matter physics, biology and pharmaceutical sciences, with expertise in experiments, theory and computer simulations and showcase what can be achieved at MAX IV and synchrotrons worldwide.