LENS 5th Anniversary Meeting and Celebratory Dinner

 Tuesday 12 September 2023

European Spallation Source

Partikelgatan 2, 224 84 Lund, SE

On 12 September 2018 the LENS Charter was signed, launching a joint initiative to strengthen neutron and muon science in Europe. Since then, LENS colleagues have been collaborating in many areas and recognition of LENS within Europe’s RI landscape has grown. LENS’ fifth anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the consortium’s achievements to date, and to plan the future direction of the collaboration.


Location: European Spallation Source

9:00 Arrival and coffee

9:15 Welcome (Martin Müller)

9:25 Session 1: LENS success stories
Robert McGreevy, Steph Richardson, Marc Thiry, Marc Janoschek, Thomas Gutberlet, Thomas Holm-Rod, Andreas Schreyer

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Session 2: LENS in the future Q&A

  • What should LENS’ priority activities be?
  • Is the current organisational structure effective?
  • Are the current Working Groups appropriate?
  • How should LENS engage with other European networks, such as ENSA, ELENA, LEAPS and ARIE?
  • Other comments on LENS in the future

12:00 – 12:10 ESS tour induction

12:00 Lunch (joint with ICB meeting*)

13:00 ICB satellite meeting*  |  Optional facility tours  |  Free time (meeting rooms will be available)

14:00 LENS WG1.4 satellite meeting: Neutron Generation Technology** Barbara McClintock Seminar Room 


Location: Grand Hotel Lund

19:00  Celebratory dinner (joint with ICB meeting*) and after-dinner speeches


* If you are not currently registered to attend the Instrument Collaboration Board satellite meeting but wish to attend, please contact your national representative.

** Please contact Thomas Gutberlet if you would like to participate in this meeting.

Practical Information

Travel to ESS

Visit the ESS website for general instructions on travelling to the European Spallation Source site.

Dinner arrangements

The Celebratory Dinner will be held at The Grand Hotel Lund, which is a five-minute walk from Lund Centralstation.


The recommended hotel in the centre of Lund is Hotel Concordia. The hotel that is the closest to ESS is Motel L.


If you have any queries, please contact Steph Richardson