ESS invites physicists to shape future science programmes

On 2-4 December, the European Spallation Source invites the physics communities to identify the unique research opportunities that the ESS will provide within fundamental and medical physics, in order to shape an important science programme at ESS.

The European Spallation Source will be the world’s most powerful research facility for materials research with neutrons. The scientific planning has started in order to maximise the scientific opportunites at ESS. Besides materials science, ESS will be able to provide new research opportunites for fundamental and medical physics research. ESS welcomes the physics communities to incorporate the research opportunities within neutron, neutrino, nuclear, muon and medical physics at ESS in their long-term research programmes. - Europe, including Sweden and Denmark, has many strong physics communities, and the ESS will give physicists unique research opportunities. We hope that the physics communities will take the chance to participate in the building-up of the science programmes at ESS, says Associate Professor Mats Lindroos, responsible for Accelerator Design and formerly project leader for several CERN facilities. - The more today’s scientists engage in the future ESS research, the better science programmes we will be able to shape, in connection with the finalisation of the ESS design. Through the study of particles such as neutrons and muons, scientists can gain knowledge of fundamental phenomena within quantum mechanics and particle physics. ESS can also give astro and nuclear physicists tools for the understanding of some of the secrets of the universe. Within medical physics, ESS can open up possibilities within medical isotopes or cancer treatment. - We also want to learn more about neutrinos, a particle that maybe holds the answers to some of the largest cosmological mysteries, such as how the anti-matter disappeared, says Mats Lindroos. The Workshop on Neutron, Neutrino, Nuclear, Muon and Medical Physics at ESS will be held on 2-4 December in Lund, Sweden.


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European Spallation Source, ESS, will be a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. The main facility is under construction in Lund, Sweden, with a Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, at an investment cost of 1.8 B€. Construction started in 2014. The machine is planned to be ready for first commissioning in 2019 and the user programme for researchers will begin in 2023. The European Spallation Source ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) was established in August 2015 and has 15 member- and observer countries.


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