The start of the construction of the ESS Campus is an important milestone on the road to completion of this unique research infrastructure, that will help to address some of the big societal challenges of our time. The ESS Campus will be the most public part of the site and we have focused on optimising the full experience for staff and visitors.
Agneta Nestenborg, Acting ESS Director General
Our aim is to create a pleasant and stimulating environment at the ESS Campus, to facilitate the scientists’ research and contribute to scientific breakthroughs. In collaboration with Skanska, we work on meeting our high standards for the future buildings.
Karin Svedin, ESS Project Manager Campus
We are honoured to welcome the Italian President and Their Majesties to ESS today. ESS is a European research facility that will be world-leading of its kind, of which Italy is a committed member country, and a good example of Italy’s long-standing commitment to European collaboration within science and technology. Italy and Sweden, together with the other member countries, work to ensure that ESS will be a world-class research and innovation centre for scientists from all over the world.
Lars Börjesson, Chair European Spallation Source ERIC Council
ESS is a European flagship for science and innovation, built upon critical contributions from partners all over Europe. The commissioning of the Ion source is a key milestone for the project and demonstrates the excellent collaboration with our Italian in-kind partner INFN-LNS, who have delivered a technological masterpiece to ESS.
John Womersley, ESS Director General
Thanks to its expertise and experience, INFN, with effective teamwork led by the Southern National Laboratories, has brought a contribution of excellence to ESS. The advanced technologies necessary for the realisation of the Ion source and LEBT constitute an innovation opportunity in frontier physics research where the Italian industry involved in the project delivered once again.
Speranza Falciano, vice president of INFN
We are proud to be able to show ESS to the Security Council. We talked about technological development and global challenges, and how research and innovation can be used to meet today’s problems and crises
Margot Wallström, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
We’re honoured and pleased to host the UN Security Council today. ESS is a great example of international collaboration, with European nations pooling their resources to build the facility and staff members from no less than 50 countries. But ESS is more than just a symbol of cooperation – this visit emphasises the key role that scientific and technical innovation must play in helping to addressing the world’s pressing challenges, from energy sustainability to healthcare to better use of materials.”
John Womersley, ESS Director General
We aim to set a new standard for big science facilities, and recycling our waste heat is key to that. E.ON will be an excellent partner for ESS as we seek to become one of the most environmentally sustainable research centres in the world.
John Womersley, ESS Director General
E.ON has been involved in the process of developing the ESS energy management concept, and we have an exciting development work ahead of us regarding this energy solution.
Kent Hedin, ESS Head of Conventional Facilities
IPAC is the showcase for the breath-taking progress in the field of Accelerator Science and Technology worldwide bringing together more than 300 representatives from companies, laboratories and universities. This provides a unique occasion for an exciting and fruitful exchange of ideas between industry and research institutes, across countries and domains, among younger and more experienced colleagues.
Gianluigi Arduini, CERN Head of Accelerators & Beam Physics Group and IPAC’17 Organising Committee Chair
Accelerators are tools for discovery, as recently shown by CERN with the discovery of the Higgs particle. IPAC is the ideal meeting place for top scientists, engineers and industry keen to explore possible ways to improve the discovery potential of these fantastic machines.
Mats Lindroos, ESS Head of Accelerator Division and IPAC’17 Local Organising Committee Chair
I was delighted to visit the construction site of the European Spallation Source and to learn more about this impressive facility. The complexity of this important research project means we have much to gain from working together. I look forward to the results of continued collaboration between Canadian and Swedish innovators and researchers.
David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
Canada is an important collaboration partner for Sweden and we hope through this state visit to increase our collaboration within research and innovation. As host country for ESS, Sweden welcomes international partners in this global research infrastructure project.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research.
Both Sweden and Canada recognise the importance of sustained investment in the research infrastructures that are needed if we are to make progress on the key cross-cutting challenges of the 21st century, such as energy, materials, and healthcare. ESS is an excellent example of such an investment and we hope that it can help to foster a deeper collaborative relationship between Swedish and Canadian scientists in the coming decade.
John Womersley, ESS Director General
With the support of EIB, NIB and SEK through this financing we can keep up the quick pace in the construction of the world's most advanced research facility based on neutrons. It is important for ESS to ensure liquidity in order to meet the project costs and avoid costly delays.
Agneta Nestenborg, ESS Director for Administration
Supporting a European research infrastructure which will facilitate scientific cooperation between European countries makes perfect sense for EIB. Furthermore, the ESS’ unique, cutting edge research capacity creates significant and exciting new opportunities in the fields of life sciences, energy and environmental technology, which are also priority objectives of the EIB.
Jan Vapaavuori, EIB Vice-President
ESS will be one of the largest materials research centres in Europe, one that is based on collaboration and knowledge management in the region. The financing from NIB contributes to making this multi-disciplinary facility an important hub for Nordic research and innovation.
Henrik Normann, NIB President & CEO
The DMSC will provide the analysis and modelling software that will help the users of ESS turn data into scientific results and innovation. We are already very active in providing data analysis software for neutron scattering, collaborating on projects with our partners in the UK, France, Germany, USA and, of course, Denmark.
Mark Hagen, Head of DMSC
The DMSC is a vital part of ESS which will provide new and unprecedented possibilities for the researchers to generate novel scientific results from the data generated in the experiments at ESS.
Andreas Schreyer, ESS Director for Science
It makes me extremely proud to be the Minister for Higher Education and Science, when I see this amazing international knowledge hub - ESS’ Data Management and Software Centre - being built in Copenhagen. It also makes me proud as a European to see ESS being built together, across borders, in Europe.
Ulla Tørnæs, the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science
I’m excited to join ESS. It’s one of Europe’s largest and most visible new research projects. Scientists, staff, partner institutions and countries across Europe have come together to build what will be the world's leading neutron source for research on materials and life sciences. The impressive progress at ESS can be seen in the construction site in Lund and I am determined to keep up the momentum.
John Womersley
John has great experience as a scientist, a leader of large research infrastructure organisations, and is also a key person in the development of the European Research Area (ERA. All the Member countries are convinced this is a great match and he will continue the excellent work of Jim Yeck to lead the construction and delivery of a world leading facility to scientists for breakthroughs in science.
European Spallation Source ERIC Council Chair Lars Börjesson
I am pleased to hand over the organisation to John. His experience, skills and enthusiasm make him the right person to lead ESS during construction and into operations.
Jim Yeck
ESS takes safety very seriously and we will follow SSM's instructions to the letter. This application is far more extensive than the first and provides SSM with a good basis to make a decision.
Peter Jacobsson, ESS Head of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality
The ESS project is under a tight time schedule, and to maintain our planned completion goals it's important that we've delivered such a thorough application to SSM. We have a good dialogue with SSM, which is essential for a licensing process consisting of several steps like this one, where many different safety aspects must be taken into account.
John Haines, ESS Associate Director of Environment, Safety, Health & Quality
'The ESS project already enhances the innovation and the competitiveness of the European research area. Its multidisciplinary research facility is an excellent example of how European nations can improve neutron research conditions and scientific results by working together.
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
Investing in ESS is investing in the future. The support for the construction of ESS from several European countries demonstrates collaboration and long-term commitment, despite difficult economic times. I am proud that a small country like Sweden can make such a large investment.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Sweden's Minister for Higher Education and Research
“The European Spallation Source is one of the most impressive European Research Infrastructures and has obtained the prestigious ERIC status”
Robert-Jan Smits, the European Commission's Director-General for Research and Innovation
“Now we launch a new phase of the pan-European Partnership that is ESS, with an emphasis on the shared ownership of the project and the facility,”
Jim Yeck, ESS Director General
“The European Commission’s approval of ESS as an ERIC is a major milestone for the project. This decision establishes ESS as an international organisation with legal standing in all the Member Countries, and provides the framework for completing the project in collaboration with our partners in those countries.”
Jim Yeck, ESS Director General
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