LINXS – new opportunities to maximise the exploitation of X-ray and neutron science


Wednesday September 21 we will be visited by LINXS, the Lund Institute of advanced Neutron and X-ray Science. There will be two identical presentations:

13:15 Ångström 13167 (Södra fakultetsrummet)
14:15 BMC  A9:111a

LINXS symbol

The LINXS Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science is an advanced study institute whose mission is to promote science and education focusing on the use of neutrons and X-rays, to attract world-leading scientists for short-term focused research visits, and to create international networks. It seeks to fulfil these activities in a neutral environment that stimulates transnational and international interaction and collaboration. It has a particular mission to optimise the exploitation of the synchrotron X-ray and neutron beam sources (MAX IV & ESS) in which Sweden has made large investments for its current and future science base.

A core aspect of LINXS is its scientific Themes. These are targeted initatives related to the long-term focus areas of condensed matter, soft matter, and life sciences.  E.g., the currently running themes are titled New Materials, Northern Lights on Food, and Integrated Pharmacology and Drug Discovery. Each theme is of 3 years duration and consists of multiple working groups that address specific sub-topics of the main theme. They are designed to work so that the network of researchers formed becomes more than the sum of its parts, with a little additional resourcing for coordination, networking and associated activities.

LINXS is widening its remit to enhance national and international relevance. It has recently announced a new theme call which allows scientists from anywhere to propose themes, and likewise for the associated working groups to be led by scientists from any Swedish or even international institutes. In addition to the broadening of engagement, the new theme call is designed to result in an increase in the number of possible concurrent LINXS themes, to expand the scope of research into new areas, and extend the associated user communities.

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