Partner Event in Lund • BigScience@LU 2020

Date and time

Thursday, November 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00


LINXS Workshop room, 5th floor
Ideon Delta 5 Scheelevägen 19, Lund (karta) (Google calendar) (ICS)

Partner Event in Lund • BigScience@LU 2020

The annual BigScience@LU event will be held on 5 November 2020 at LINXS Ideon and online via Zoom. This promises to be a day filled with inspiration, networking, and ecosystem building, involving the research community at Lund University, the facilities ESS, MAX IV, CERN, and ITER, and Swedish companies.

The theme will be the ecosystem surrounding upstream deliveries to the research facilities that Sweden supports – technical development, research, and building and maintaining equipment – and how we sustain and develop the relevant skills and expertise for the future.

Last year’s conference focused on gathering proposals from the Lund University perspective for the upcoming Government Bill on Research. We will be discussing the outcome of this.

Why attend BigScience@LU?

Big Science facilities are not only important as major research tools for academia. The actual building and upgrading of these facilities drives the development of new, cutting-edge technologies and processes. This new technology not only boosts the Big Science community but can often be used in unrelated research areas and may have major impact on other societal challenges and innovation.

There are multiple benefits for academia when engaging in contributions to the upstream delivery of technology to Big Science facilities - scientific, technological and societal. Another possible benefit is new collaboration with industries that manufacture products used in Big Science.

This workshop focuses on Lund University's past, present, and future involvement in upstream delivery to Big Science facilities, lifting questions such as:

  • What is Lund University's track record in boosting Big Science, and what are our main strengths?
  • In which additional areas do we want to develop over the next ten years? How do we ensure a steady flow of expertise and skills, and educate the right students?
  • How do we both attract and maintain the right expertise at the university when the needs of these facilities fluctuate over time and development cycles?
  • How should we tackle the national issue of in-kind delivery to Big Science projects?

This event is co-hosted by Lund University, Big Science Sweden, and LINXS.

Register and more information here.

Please note that this event will be mainly digital. However, we will allow for some on-site presence, but only limited to 20 people due to the national recommendations and the size of the venue. Please mark your preference in the registration form. On-site places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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