NIAC Meeting - September 2007

The next meeting of the NeXus International Advisory Committee will be held at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut in Berlin, Germany. The meeting is planned for September 24-26, 2007.


In the map of the area you find the gate called “Pforte”. On the backsite is the cantina. The guest house is in building U. The room LS 206 is in the building LS on the first flour and sign with “BENSC Seminarraum”.

The office of Jens-Uwe Hoffmann is in A 241 (1st flour).


Accommodation will be at the HMI guest-house on the HMI campus Wannsee. The rate for a single room is for the first overnight stay 34€ and 24€ for every following one (double room 52€/34€). It is not possible to pay with credit card, sorry. Jens-Uwe Hoffmann 1 is you local contact for reservation and access authorization, please send your name, address and your passport number. It is not possible to pay by credit card, sorry.

Arriving information to Berlin Wannsee.

Sunday Special

On Sunday you must take the bus from the station in Wannsee to Wilhelmplatz with line 118.

To plan your trip from the airport Tegel to the HMI use this link;Berlin%26%23x0029;&to=Wilhelmplatz%20%26%23x0028;Berlin%26%23x0029;&REQ0JourneyStopsSA1=1&REQ0JourneyStopsZA1=1&&)

you have only set your departure time/date and click the button “search connection”.

Please note, you must walk form the bus stop Wilhelmplatz, straightforward on the Schäferstraße and Glienicker Staße to the end.,13.141859&daddr=Glienicker+Stra%C3%9Fe+100,+Wannsee+14109+Berlin,+Berlin,+Berlin,+Deutschland&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=16&mra=dme&sll=52.411988,13.139091&sspn=0.008874,0.016437&ie=UTF8&z=16&om=1

Check-in for the guest house is at the HMI gate. There you get you badge.

The cantina is open for breakfast at 8:30 on Monday.

Conference Fee

We impose a conference fee of about 100€ per person for coffee, lunch, etc. For bank information follow this link:

List of Attendees

If you are interested in attending (and not already on the list of attendees), contact Jens-Uwe Hoffmann.

Proposed Agenda


All topics that are discussed within the whole group will meet in LS 206.

Monday 24th September 2007
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 25th September 2007
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 26th September 2007
9:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00

M1: General Business

M2: Policy discussion



Tech Group Meeting

Led by Akeroyd

NeXus Supervised Applications

Ratify Definitions

Break-out Groups

Suggested Discussion Topics




Proposals to follow




Subsequent Talks

We plan some additional talks (especially for HMI colleagues, guest are welcome) on Thursday 27th September LS 206:

Detail Information

Public Talk

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place at Habel Weinkultur in Mitte, not far from the “Brandenburger Tor” ([ plan]). I reserve the table at 20:00 (25. September 2007).

I order the “Berlin Menu No. 1”:

If somebody don’t like pork, please inform me 10 days before! I will order the meals at the 17th September.

So you can eat the “Berlin Menu No. 2”

or a “Vegetarian” Menu.

Feel free to add this information in the list of attendees.

There is time for a “small” sight seeing tour before or/and after the dinner.


Visit the BER II

We can visit the experimental hall with thermal instruments and the new and old neutron guide hall for cold neutrons. Please inform me if you are interested or if the date is untimely for you.


These are available online or in pdf format.

NIAC2007 photos

Various people took photos at the meeting. Take a look.