Joint ESS - MAX IV Science Talks continue in 2021

People at a seminar
Photo: ESS

The popular Science colloquium series, co-organised by MAX IV Laboratory & ESS, will continue in 2021, and in webcast format for now, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will provide information on this page about upcoming talks and how you can attend.

The aim of these colloquia is to bring the science made possible by neutrons and synchrotron radiation into focus, and to bring people at ESS and MAX IV and the local science community together. They are held one Wednesday afternoon per month, and will be web-based for now.

Regine Willumeit-Römer: Biodegradable magnesium implants: ready to use or fake news?

Watch a recording here


Regine Willumeit, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.

Regine Willumeit, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany.

Magnesium and its alloys are a new class of loa-bearing metal implants because they degrade under physiological conditions. This amazing property offers significant advantages over classical, non-degrading implants which have to be removed upon the completion of the healing process. However, it is not easy to deal with Magnesium-based implant materials because the degradation in a biological environment is extremely complicated. This presentation will outline how close the interplay is between microstructure, material degradation and biological response and how nicely in situ synchrotron experiments can contribute to unravel the magic of magnesium.

Professor Regine Willumeit-Römer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany



SAVE THE DATE for upcoming talks:
17 March: Hanna Wacklin-Knecht, ESS
14 April: Joachim Schnadt, Lund University
12 May: Martin Müller, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
16 June: Kristine Niss, Roskilde University
Previous Colloquia
Apr 2019     Martin Månsson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden     
May 2019   Ann Terry, MAX IV Laboratory
Jun 2019     Robert Feidenhans’l, European XFEL
Sep 2019    Zoë Fisher, ESS
Oct 2019     Johan Chang, University of Zürich
Nov 2019    Elizabeth Blackburn, Lund University
Dec 2019    Martin Bech, Lund University
Mar 2020    Jan Knudsen, MAX IV Laboratory
Apr 2020     Kristina Edström, Uppsala University: Batteries for a Climate Neutral Society
May 2020   Thomas Hellweg,  Bielefeld UniversitySmart Microgels: Structure, Properties & Potential Applications
Jun 2020.    Poul Nissen, Aarhus University: Micro-management of Amino Acid Transporters