On the 24th and 25th October 2019, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and Diamond Light Source hosted some global experts in X-ray and neutron reflectivity from various large-scale facilities at a workshop at Cosener’s House, Abingdon.

Group Photo


Thursday (2019-10-24)
10:00-12:00 What currently exists? (minutes)
Chairs: Jos Cooper, Andrew McCluskey, Tim Snow, & Rob Dalgliesh (ISIS/DLS)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 What should a NeXus application standard look like? (minutes)
Chair: Andrew Nelson (ANSTO)
15:00-15:30 Coffee
15:30-17:30 What are the building blocks for data reduction? (minutes)
Chair: Thomas Saerbeck (ILL)
17:30-19:00 Break
19:00-21:00 Dinner & Discussion
Friday (2019-10-25)
9:00-10:30 Can we work together on analysis I? (minutes)
Chair: Brian Maranville (NIST)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:30 Can we work together on analysis II? (minutes)
Chair: Wojciech Potrzebowski (ESS)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Conclusions and the way forward (minutes)
Chairs: Jos Cooper, Andrew McCluskey, Tim Snow, & Rob Dalgleish (ISIS/DLS)


Each of the sessions was led by a chair. The chair set the scene for the session by providing information about the current state of the art, as well as their opinion on how the area may be advanced (these primers were shared with participants before the event). Finally, the chair set out 2-3 discussion topics to be tackled during the sessions. Attendees then broke into groups of ~5 to discuss each of the topics and feedback to the large group, gradually working through each topic. During the feedback sessions, one of the organisers minuted the feedback, which will be shared on this web resource imminently.


The workshop took place at Cosener’s House in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.


  • Joshaniel Cooper (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)
  • Andrew McCluskey (Diamond Light Source)
  • Tim Snow (Diamond Light Source)
  • Robert Dalgliesh (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)

List of Attendees

The following have given permission to be listed among the list of attendees:

  • Tom Arnold (ESS)
  • Matts Bjork
  • Francesco Carlo (Diamond Light Source)
  • Artur Glavic (PSI/ESS)
  • Arwel Hughes (ISIS)
  • Alexandros Koutsioumpas (JCNS-MLZ)
  • Brian Maranville (NIST)
  • Andrew Nelson (ANSTO)
  • Wojciech Potrzebowski (ESS)
  • Adrian Rennie (Uppsala)
  • Thomas Saerbeck (ILL)
  • Jochen Stahn (PSI)
  • Dmitry Yurov (JCNS)