The ESFRI Roadmap for Research Infrastructures in Europe has influenced European and national strategies, policies and funding since the first edition was launched in 2006. The latest roadmap, published on 7 December 2021, recognises the important role of the LENS Initiative in bringing together European analytical facilities to “identify synergies and opportunities for closer collaboration” and “improve the cooperation of various communities and enhance user facilities”.
The first call for applicants for the GNeuS fellowship programme is open from 1 November 2021 until 15 January 2022.
In the context of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), LENS has compiled a variety of resources demonstrating how neutron scattering methods are being applied in energy, materials, and environment research, to help reduce our impact on the global climate.
On 27 October 2021, Professor Robert McGreevy participated in the New ERA Conference as part of a session on the sustainable funding of European Research Infrastructures.
“Through the concerted effort of its members, and by developing synergies with the wider analytical research infrastructure landscape, LENS aims to achieve optimal exploitation of European neutron facilities to the benefit of the international scientific community.”
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From 15 – 19 February 2021, over 80 participants attended the online LENS Machine Learning School. The school, which was targeted towards neutron and muon facilities staff, offered a gateway for beginner and intermediate coders to get into machine learning, providing an overview of modern and traditional machine learning techniques alongside neutron or muon based applications.
REPLAY | LENS Webinar #9 on ‘Elucidating amyloid aggregation mechanisms behind neurodegenerative diseases’ with Emma Sparr (Lund University) & Pau Bernado (CBS/CNRS Montpellier)
This webinar will focus on how neutron scattering techniques can elucidate the structures and steps involved in the aggregation mechanisms to provide crucial information to understand and combat these diseases and to develop better medications.
Exploring the possibilities of using CANS in Europe, an Ad-hoc Working Group of LENS has produced a Report on Low Energy Accelerator-driven Neutron Sources. The report gives an overview of the scope and capabilities of this evolving technology, and offers an outlook and recommendations for CANS to supplement the existing ecosystem of neutron sources in Europe.
REPLAY | LENS Webinar #8 on ‘Exploring the potential of neutron imaging and diffraction techniques on IMAT instrument at ISIS, UK’ with Dr Genoveva Burca (ISIS)
Join us for the next LENS Webinar, with Dr Genoveva Burca on 11 Feb 2021 at 11am CEST.