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Science Vision for the European Spallation Source

- German Perspectives -

October 10th - 12th 2011, Bayerisches Staatsbad Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Magnetism | Materials Science | Earth Science | Soft Matter | Biology | Chemistry

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The European Spallation Source ESS will be the next generation European neutron research facility to be built in Lund, Sweden. When it becomes operational in 2019 it will be the most powerful neutron source in the world. At present 17 European countries joined this project which is on the roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

This workshop on ESS provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of visions and perspectives for science at this world‘s premier neutron source which is currently in the Design-Update-Phase. It covers the full spectrum of relevant scientific disciplines from Magnetism, Materials Science, Earth Science and Soft Matter to Biology and Chemistry.

The workshop is jointly organised by ESS AB, Forschungszentrum Jülich and the German "Komitee Forschung mit Neutronen (KFN)" that represents one of the largest prospective ESS user groups worldwide. The evaluation of scientific opportunities at the ESS is an important step for the German neutron community to take part in the design and construction of the ESS and its science.

In line with the long German tradition in neutron science the government appreciates and highly encourages a strong contribution to the realisation of ESS: At present the Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports the engagement of German research centers for the ESS in the current Design-Update-Phase.