The annual BigScience@LU event will be held online via Zoom on November 5, 2020. Welcome to a half-day day filled with inspiration, networking, and ecosystem building, involving the research community at Lund University, the facilities ESS, MAX IV, CERN, and ITER, and Swedish companies.
The central question of this workshop will be:
Defining areas of strength at Lund University in Big Science
Last year’s conference focused on gathering proposals from the Lund University perspective for the upcoming Government Bill on Research. We will also be discussing the outcome of this.
- The event can only be attended digitally due to the latest restrictions
- The "workshop" element will be held over lunch
- If you live in Lund, you can register to have lunch delivered to you.
The Zoom-link will be sent out to all participants after the registration deadline, which is November 3.
Why attend BigScience@LU?
Big Science facilities are not only important as major research tools for academia. The actual building and upgrading of these facilities drives the development of new, cutting-edge technologies and processes. This new technology not only boosts the Big Science community but can often be used in unrelated research areas and may have major impact on other societal challenges and innovation.
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, present, and future involvement in upstream delivery to Big Science facilities, lifting questions such as:
What is Lund University's track record in boosting Big Science, and what are our main strengths?
In which additional areas do we want to develop over the next ten years? How do we ensure a steady flow of expertise and skills, and educate the right students?
How do we both attract and maintain the right expertise at the university when the needs of these facilities fluctuate over time and development cycles?
How should we tackle the national issue of in-kind delivery to Big Science projects?
This event is co-hosted by Lund University, Big Science Sweden, and LINXS.