May 27 – 28, 2019
Europe/Paris timezone




9:00-11:00     Visit ILL-ESRF                                


10:00              REGISTRATION STARTS


11:30-12:00  Welcome address:


Helmut Schober (ILL Director)

Francesco Sette (ESRF Director General)

Patrick Lévy (President of UGA)

Lord Llewellyn (Her Majesty's Ambassador to France)


Chaired by Robert Jacobs

12:00-12:30  Andrew Harrison

History of Oxford-Grenoble scientific partnership


12:30-14:00  WELCOME BUFFET

Chaired by Giovanna Fragneto

14:00-14:30  Robert K. Thomas

Neutrons and Surfaces: an Unlikely Tale of Two Cities


14:30-14:50  Timothy Ziman

Oxford scientists and the ILL, more than 30 years!


14:50-15:20  Elspeth Garman

20 years of Oxford-Grenoble collaboration on radiation damage research: what have we learned?


15:20-15:40  Matthew Bowler

Raoult's Law revisited: collaborative research between Oxford and Grenoble 130 years later


15:40-16:10  Coffee/tea break          

Chaired by Matthew Bowler / Edward Mitchell

16:10-16:30  Amini Massih-Reza

Supervised Learning with a focus on Deep-Learning


16:30-17:00  David Stuart

Virus crystallography in the early days of the ESRF


17:00-18:00   Round table

S. Cusack, E. Garman, A. Harrison, M. Johnson, Y. Lakhnech, M. C. Simiand, J. Susini

Present collaborations and perspectives for the future.


18:00-19:00  Aperitif                  


19:00 – Barbecue (ESRF chalet)                              





Chaired by Jean-François Legrand

8:30-8:50       Helen Lawton Smith & Dimitris Assimakopoulos

Oxford and Grenoble: twin cities in divergent pathways?


8:50-9:10       Gilles Novarina

Is the technopolis enough to become a metropolis?

9:10-9:30      Emmanuel Bossy

An introduction to photoacoustic imaging

9:30-10:00     Robin Cleveland

Physical limits on the negative pressure inside a photoacoustic source


10:00-10:30  Jeffrey Penfold

Biosurfactant and biosurfactant / surfactant adsorption: meeting the environmental challenge


10:30-11:00  Coffee/tea break

Chaired by Carlo Petosa

11:00-11:20  Philippe Cinquin

Deep Care: AI for patient empowering with a participatory health project


11:20-11:50  Andrew Boothroyd

The EPN Campus and its extraordinary contribution to materials physics: A personal view from Oxford


11:50-12:10  Andrew Wildes

Misfits and dislocations: from Oxford to Grenoble

12:10-12:30  Elsa Lhotel

Pyrochlore oxides: Spin ice and the search for magnetic monopoles


12:30-13:00  Anthony Watts

Complementarity of isotopic labelling in biomembrane studies over 30+ years - NMR, neutrons, X-rays and XFELs