Understanding the relationship between the structure, dynamics and properties of matter is at the heart of modern science. From the kinetic processes which control intra-cellular trafficking and signaling in our bodies to the influence of crystal structure on the lifetime of batteries and catalysts, huge strides are being made in our understanding thanks to the ability to investigate functional structures in real time under working conditions. The toolbox for in situ time- and space-resolved characterization is rapidly expanding. A new generation of brighter synchrotron and neutron sources and free electron lasers promises time-resolved scattering studies with sub -millisecond resolution. At the same time, more efficient computational methods are allowing us to simulate processes at these timescales with increasing level of molecular details.

During the TWF-2018 workshop, we will discuss the current state -of-the-art and future developments of time-resolved synchrotron and neutron techniques in the context of diverse scientific applications ranging from inorganic materials for energy and catalysis applications to soft matter and biological systems for biomedical applications. The workshop will provide a convenient forum for leading specialists, end users, and instrument scientists to share their views and discuss challenges in this fast -growing field.

The workshop will consist of four sessions including plenary lectures, talks by invited speakers, and presentations by selected participants.  You are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters.

Scientific topics

- Catalysis
- Materials synthesis
- Soft Matter
- Biological Materials
- Energy Materials
- Chemical Dynamics
- Functional Inorganic Materials


The workshop will take place in the Auditorium 2 of the Kjemisk Institute, UiO

Plenary speakers

Nitash Balsara, University of California, Berkeley (USA)                            Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University (Netherlands)                              Kazuo Sakurai, University of Kitakyushu (Japan)                              Sebastian Westenhoff, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Invited speakers

Paul Shearing, University College London (UK)                                            Theyencheri Narayanan, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)   Pascale Deen, European Spallation Source (Sweden)                                  Joao Cabral, Imperial College London (UK)                                          Samuli Urpelainen, MAX IV Laboratory (Sweden)                                       Michael Wulff, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)            Lutz Willner, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)                                 Grethe Vestergaard Jensen, National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)            

Partners and sponsors

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