Good news to those who like inter-community conferences: SMARTER5 is on its way! The meeting will be held at the University of Bayreuth from September 4th to the 8th.

SMARTER’s aim is bringing together scientists in the areas of solid-state Magnetic Resonance and other spectroscopic techniques, diffraction as well as modelling to resolve questions about how to optimally combine various techniques for ab initio structure determination of complex materials. The conference in Bayreuth is the latest in a series of meetings designed to encourage cross-fertilisation across subject boundaries, with invited speakers chosen to reflect the diversity of approaches required to solve demanding structural problems, such as obtaining crystal structures from powdered samples or understanding disordered systems.

Confirmed speakers include:

Clare Grey (University of Cambridge)
Martin Kaupp (TU Berlin)
Igor Levin (NIST, Gaithersburg)
Reinhard Neder (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Rod Wasylishen (University of Alberta)

More information and registration details here.