MAX IV and ESS as engines for breakthrough science

Neutron and synchrotron light based science have the potential to address some of our most pressing global challenges – for example energy supply, disease, nutrition and health. While many breakthroughs have been made at facilities such as MAX IV and ESS in the past, the future is unwritten. The crucial question is how these facilities will deliver on taxpayers’ hopes and investments.

This is a discussion on what is needed to facilitate major scientific breakthroughs at large research facilities – breakthroughs that are sustainable, interdisciplinary and with potential to create real impact. Questions will touch on: environments for research, transparency, creativity, collaboration and best practices based on the experiences from research clusters in other parts of the world.

Discussion panel:
- Trevor Forsyth, Incoming Director of LINXS, Lund Institute of advanced Neutron and X-ray Science
- Helmut Schober, Incoming Director General, ESS, European Spallation Source
- Marjolein Thunnissen, Life Sciences Director, MAX IV Laboratory

Moderator: Pia Kinhult, Head of Host States Relations, ESS.

The discussion is organised by LINXS, and part of Lund University’s Future Week, 18-24 October 2021
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