Institutionen för fysik och astronomi

Seminarium: The European Spallation Source, ESS

  • Datum: 2017-02-28 kl 13:15 14:15
  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet Siegbahnsalen
  • Föreläsare: John Womersley, CEO of ESS
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Avdelningen för högenergifysik, institutionen för fysik och astronomi
  • Kontaktperson: Elin Bergeås Kuutmann
  • Telefon: 018-471 3828
  • Seminarium

Seminar about the progress on the ESS project, outline of the technical challenges and some of the science opportunities that ESS will offer.

Abstract:
I will present an update on the European Spallation Source. The ESS is Europe’s next-generation neutron scattering facility, and is under construction in Lund, with the data management and software centre hosted in Copenhagen. Civil construction is making rapid progress and installation of the first technical components is now starting. In-kind deliveries are also beginning.

Over the past year the initial suite of instruments has been defined and we are making significant progress towards pre-operation of the first eight in 2021, with the user programme starting in 2023. I’ll describe progress on the project, outline the technical challenges and some of the science opportunities that ESS will offer. I’ll also give an update on the work being done to understand and prepare for the start of operation of the facility in the coming decade.