Latest ESFRI Roadmap recognises LENS’ role in strengthening European science and innovation

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”.

LENS Initiative Newsletter – October 2021, Issue 2

“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.”

Welcome to the second LENS Initiative newsletter. If you are new to the community, or would like to find out more about…

Another ten years for the ILL

On the 15th of September 2021, the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom signed a protocol that will extend their support of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) for another ten-year period from 2024 to 2033.

LENS Machine Learning School 2021

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.