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The League of advanced European Neutron Sources and the Horizon 2020 project BrightnESS2, invite you to the LENS Colloquium: How neutrons contribute to mission - based research.

The event will be held on Tuesday, the 11th of February, in the reading room of the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. The afternoon colloquium will be held in advance of the following day’s BrightnESS² Annual Meeting and General Assembly.

The three-hour programme (LENS Colloquium 2020 programme) will include keynote speakers from the neutron science community and the European Commission. The short talks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by the Commission’s Adam Tyson, Head of Research and Industrial Infrastructures at DG Research and Innovation. The programme closes with dinner at 19:00.

The purpose of the colloquium is to showcase for LENS stakeholders the vital scientific contributions that research with neutrons will make in support of the European Commission’s €100 billion Horizon Europe framework programme. Horizon Europe differs from all previous framework programmes by being mission-based. The Commission has defined five mission research areas, which will soon be refined into highly specific missions to be achieved within the constraints of the programme. The LENS Colloquium will bring together neutron scientists, LENS facility directors and Commission decision-makers in an intimate forum to facilitate the exchange of up-to-date knowledge and activities.

The LENS consortium was formed in 2018 to strengthen the position of European neutron science by building a collaborating ecosystem of neutron facilities. LENS is primarily an operational organisation, and has five active working groups investigating both strategic and technical synergies across its nine-member facilities. As part of this work, LENS is coordinating the stance of large-scale neutron facilities relative to Horizon Europe.

Please confirm your attendance at the LENS Colloquium by registering online as soon as possible.

Participants in BrightnESS2 may also register for the project’s annual meeting and general assembly as part of their registration for the colloquium.

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