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Photon and Neutron Science in the Baltic Sea Region - International Online Symposium

Enhancing Scientific Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region: Infrastructures as the Drivers of Innovation, Cooperation and Interdisciplinarity


26-10-2020 09:00 - 17:00


Baltic Science Network

Registration deadline



Preliminary programme

Morning session 9.00-12.30 CET – Opening and introduction
Klaus von Lepel, Ministry of Science, Research
and Equalities, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Hella Lood, Ministry of Education and Research of Estonia
Research infrastructure/Industry perspective
Short inspirational presentations by large-scale operating research infrastructures, e.g. MAX IV, DESY, European XFEL, ILL, and by LINX – a novel platform for linking industry to Neutrons and X-rays introducing the industry’s perspective of research collaboration.
The presentations will show what the facilities have to offer for research and collaboration, bring forth examples of collaboration/projects, so-called flagship projects/topics, including novel and innovative collaborations and research topics (‘outside’ ofthe typical fields, interdisciplinary collaboration, etc) and collaboration with industry).

Lunch break (1 hour)

Afternoon session 13.30-17.00 CETScientific perspective
Short inspirational presentations covering different research methods and fields of research.
The presentations will share good examples of how research could be carried out in traditional and ‘novel’ ways of using photons and neutrons as methods (e.g. applying photon and neutron methods ‘outside’ of the typical fields of research) and share good examples and practices of collaboration within the field, including involving industry.
Confirmed speakers:
Andris Anspoks, ISSP University of Latvia, on Latvia on using large facilities – what can be achieved in the cooperation within research partners in the EU and Baltic Sea Region;
Inari Kursula, University of Oulo, University of Bergen;
Joanna Czapla-Masztafiak, Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków, on complementary use of laboratory and free-electron X-ray sources to study metal-based complexes
Jörg Pieper, University of Tartu, Estonia, on insights into solution structures and dynamics of biomolecules provided by neutron scattering techniques;
Martin Meedom Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark;
Vadim Parfenov, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, on laser techniques in Cultural Heritage preservation.

The online conference will be followed by the online hackathon on October 27-29 where the ideas shared and generated during the online conference will be further elaborated on and developed into potential project ideas. For the hackathon, the participants will be pre-matched based on the information provided in the registration form.



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