25 October 2021

MAX IV and ESS as engines for breakthrough science

Earlier this month, Future Week at Lund University featured a number of interesting events. One was a live stream of a discussion involving LINXS, ESS and MAX IV, which is now available for viewing on YouTube.

The discussion focused on how the research facilities function as engines for breakthroughs in science. Neutron and synchrotron light-based science has the potential to address some of our most pressing global challenges, such as energy supply, disease, nutrition, and health.

While many breakthroughs have been made at facilities such as MAX IV and ESS in the past, the future is unwritten. The crucial question is, how will these facilities deliver on taxpayers’ hopes and investments?
Discussion panel:

  • Trevor Forsyth, Incoming Director of LINXS, Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science
  • Helmut Schober, Incoming Director General, ESS, European Spallation Source
  • Marjolein Thunnissen, Life Sciences Director, MAX IV Laboratory 

Moderator: Pia Kinhult, Head of Host States Relations, ESS.