The Organisation

SNSS is an organisation open to all those who are using, or interested in the use of, neutron scattering techniques. There are currently about 220 members. SNSS is affiliated to the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA).

The membership fee has been maintained at 0 SEK since the foundation of the society.

SNSS is currently chaired by Associate Professor Maths Karlsson from Chalmers University of Technology.

Statutes of the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society

1. Statutes

The Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (SNSS) is an association of users, and others interested in neutron scattering and related technologies. SNSS will provide a forum for discussion and information exchange on neutron scattering and promote the interests of neutron scattering users.

2. Objectives and goals
  1. To stimulate and promote the use of neutron scattering.
  2. To represent and advocate for the Swedish neutron scattering community.
  3. To identify and support the needs for access to neutron sources in Sweden and abroad.
  4. To stimulate scientific exchange within the neutron scattering field and promote relationships between users from different scientific disciplines.
  5. To encourage collaborations with other national and international organizations within the neutron scattering field.
  6. To promote dissemination of information of neutron scattering.
  7. To promote education in the neutron scattering field.
3. Membership

Membership is open to anyone in Sweden with an interest in neutron scattering.

4. Organization

4.1 Board

The SNSS Board consists of at least four members. Geographical and scientific breadth of the Board members should be aimed at. At least one of the Board members shall be a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow. The Board elects among its members, a chair, a vice chair and a secretary. The Board is elected by the members for a three-year period. However, doctoral students /postdoctoral fellows are chosen for a one-year period. If a vacancy on the Board occurs it should be filled by a by-election until the end of the mandate period of the previous Board member. The Board is elected by vote usually at the Annual General Meeting.


4.2 Nomination Committee

A Nomination Committee, consisting of three members, proposes new Board members. The Nomination Committee is appointed for a three-year period by the Board.


4.3 General Meetings

Normally a general meeting is held annually. The board may call for extra general meetings. The chair must convene a meeting within two months, upon the request of at least one quarter of the SNSS members.

5. Economics

5.1 Membership fee

Membership fee is decided by the Board.


5.2 The Board is financially responsible for the Annual General Meeting.

6. Connection and membership of other associations

SNSS should be connected to the European Neutron Scattering Association.


Other memberships and affiliations are decided by the Board.

7. Change to the statutes

Approval to changes to the statutes are made by vote at the Annual General Meeting. Proposals for changes to the statutes shall be announced three weeks in advance.