A few words from LINXS' new Director, Stephen Hall.

This is a very exciting time for LINXS as we build up our scientific activities and expand our community. In the past year we have hosted a number of successful events facilitating interactions between researchers involved in exploiting neutrons and x-rays to address challenges in their respective fields. We have enjoyed presentations and lively discussions between experienced neutron and x-ray users from a wide breadth of scientific areas, as well as introducing less experienced researchers to a range of techniques and ideas that could lead to new ways to answer their scientific questions.

LINXS is now moving into its next phase with longer-term working group programs. Furthermore, the move to our new premises is an important step towards further developing the LINXS community by hosting our working groups' activities and welcoming both local and visiting researchers for extended research stays. 

It was a great honour to be asked to take the LINXS project forward as Director. I am very much looking forward to interacting with the national and international neutron and x-ray communities and assisting researchers, from all backgrounds and both existing and new, to make the most of the potential of facilities such as MAXIV and ESS.

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