European Spallation Source to Lund, Sweden

10.06.2009
The world’s most advanced centre for materials research, European Spallation Source (ESS) will be built in Lund, Sweden. - This is a great step for European science, and for tomorrow’s scientists, says Colin Carlile, Director of ESS Scandinavia.
The European Spallation Source (ESS) will be the world’s most advanced centre for materials research, enabling scientists to study the atomic and molecular arrangement of a huge range of materials at a level of detail never before achieved. ESS will be one of Europe’s largest research centres.

During a meeting among the EU Research Ministers in Brussels on the 28th of May, the Swedish candidacy received support from a clear majority. - I believe that we together can build a spallation source in Sweden that will be the best in the world, says Lars Leijonborg, Minister of Research and Higher Education, Sweden according to http://ess-scandinavia.eu/.

According to ESS Scandinavia‘s press release of June 10th, Spain and Sweden have agreed to collaborate in building the European Spallation Source in Lund. This is the beginning of a new, collaborative phase in the 15 year history of the ESS.

Sources:
- The European Spallation Source: http://www.ess-neutrons.eu/
- European Spallation Source Scandinavia (ESSS): http://ess-scandinavia.eu/
- ESSS Scandinavia press realease of May 29th 2009: Clear support for ESS in Sweden: A great step for European science.
- ESSS Scandinavia press release of June 10th 2009: Swedish-Spanish agreement on ESS in Lund the beginning of a new, collaborative phase.

Text: Lisa H. Ekli.
Illustrations:
- Above: European Neutron Portal: http://neutron.neutron-eu.net/
- Below: ESS, Svenska Grafikbyrån, ESS Scandinavia, http://ess-scandinavia.se/






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