The PEARL opening workshop was held on the 24th of September 2015 and was the official opening of the PEARL instrument. With more than 70 participants, it was a lively, lovely workshop of high scientific standard. We are very proud to mention that the famous Hugo Rietveld was the honorary participant of our workshop.

We thank all the participants of the workshop for making it such a success!

The workshop program was:

09h30 – Registration and coffee
10h00 – Opening (Rector Magnificus Karel Luyben, TU Delft)
10h10 – 2015 Hugo Rietveld in 1971-The Rebirth of Powder Diffraction and the Developement of New Techniques (Delft invited seminar) (Alan Hewat, ILL/NeutronOptics)
10h40 – Tribute to Hugo Rietveld (Jos Engelen, chairman NWO)
10h50 – PEARL (Lambert van Eijck, TU Delft)
11h10 – Coffee break and poster session
11h30 – Probing spin, charge and orbital order with neutrons (Graeme Blake, RU Groningen)
12h00 – Neutron studies in Li battery materials (Marnix Wagemaker, TU Delft)
12h30 – Lunch and poster session
14h00 – Combined computational and neutron powder diffraction studies of disordered hydride structures (Bill David, STFC/Uni.Oxford UK)
14h30 – Magnetic order in magneto-caloric Fe2P-based compounds (Luana Caron, MPG Dresden)
15h00 – Coffee and poster session
15h20 – X-rays and neutrons for better zeolite materials (Maarten Goesten, TU/e)
15h50 – How to set up a user community (Max Avdeev, ANSTO-Sydney)
16h20 – Outlook to the future use of PEARL
17h00 – Drinks, snacks



the organizers:

Lambert van Eijck
Katia Pappas
Ad van Well
Ilse van der Kraaij-Quick
Trudy Beentjes

questions or remarks: