As a member of the scientific committee, I’d like to invite all of you to join the 11th CanSAS Workshop, which will take place this year from the 8th to the 10th of July in Freising, Germany. The CanSAS Workshop focuses on joining efforts for data storage, correction and analysis, and has always resulted in a few (paper-generating) friendly and useful collaborations.
Compared to the SAS meetings, the CanSAS workshops are less focused on showcasing the most amazing findings, and more on improving the foundation on which these findings are built. There’s a heavy emphasis on collaboration on standardization, correctness and uncertainties, and is, therefore, one of my most favorite meetings. It’s also got a hefty dose of working groups, where there’s active discussion on a range of topics, from outreach to multiple scattering.
There is a constant threat of every group duplicating all kinds of SAS code again, wasting a lot of person-hours. Therefore, these meetings can help reduce such waste by letting people find out what’s already being done elsewhere, so they can decide to join forces or knowingly compete. Join the meeting and find out which path you want to follow!