Partners & Collaborators of SNSS
The following are the organisations, programs and groups that SNSS are partnered and collaborate with.
The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is an affiliation of national neutron scattering societies and committees, which directly represent users. The overriding purposes of ENSA are to provide a platform for discussion and a focus for action in neutron scattering and related topics in Europe.
The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), a multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. Our vision is to build and operate the world’s most powerful neutron source, enabling scientific breakthroughs in research related to materials, energy, health and the environment, and addressing some of the most important societal challenges of our time.
The Nordic research community may have a front row seat when the European Spallation Source (ESS) becomes operational in 2019. But Nordic researchers have to be well prepared in scientific terms if they are to take full advantage of the unique opportunities offered by this nearly DKK 20 billion research infrastructure in Lund. Therefore, NordForsk has launched a Nordic programme for neutron research, with an emphasis on building new competencies: Nordic Neutron Science Programme.
Network for Young Nordic Neutron Scatterers (NYNNeS) is a network representing the next generation of neutron research leaders in the Nordic/Baltic region. The vision is to enable young, active neutron scientists to establish and grow new groups. The main objective of NYNNeS is to be a strategic network in the lead-up to ESS, to increase competence within the Nordic/Baltic region. This will be achieved by facilitating career path opportunities by enhancing awareness and promoting stronger overall Nordic/Baltic collaboration on the implementation and development of neutron scattering. This will expand the user base and prevent the loss of specialized competence in the Nordic countries.
The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) is a public agency under the authority of the Ministry of Education and Research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society.
SwedNess is a graduate school providing research training in neutron scattering and is operated by six Swedish universities, with the aim to strengthen Sweden's long-term competence and competitiveness within the area. The school is fully funded by The Swedish foundation for strategic research (SSF).
DanScatt is an instrument centre for the Danish users of synchrotron and neutron sources as well as free electron X-ray lasers. It provides funding for travels to experiments and provides advice for new users. It supports the Danish memberships in ESS, E-XFEL, ESRF and ILL, as well as strategic collaborations with PSI and MAX IV. DanScatt is supported by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.