Lund University is already delivering a host of things to European Big Science (and internationally). On the 24th of April, Lund University and Big Science Sweden will co-host a workshop at LINXS in Lund. The focus will be on academic input and delivery to Big Science facilities like ESS, MAX IV, CERN and others*, when it comes to building, maintaining and upgrading these science factories.
Big Science facilities are not only important as major research tools for academia. The actual building and upgrading of these facilities drive the development of new, cutting-edge technologies and processes. This new technology not only boosts the Big Science community but can often also be used in unrelated research areas and may have major impact on other societal challenges and innovation.
Therefore, there are multiple benefits for academia when engaging in contributions to the upstream delivery of technology to Big Science facilities - scientific, technological and societal. Another possible benefit is new collaboration with industries that manufacture products used in Big Science.
This workshop focuses on Lund University's past and future involvement in upstream delivery to Big Science facilities, taking up questions such as:
One starting point for this discussion is the mapping of LU deliveries that was done for The Swedish Guide produced by Big Science Sweden (we are of course aware that many more contributions are relevant).