The popular Science colloquium series, co-organised by MAX IV Laboratory & ESS, have continued in 2021, though currently in webcast format. 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.
One recently took place on13 October 2021 where the topic was 'Climate change, roots and neutrons - is there a link?'
As climate continues to change and extreme events become more frequent, it is increasingly imperative to improve the predictive capacity of our earth system models. While some terrestrial ecosystem processes such as photosynthesis are well represented in models, others such as those related to soils and roots are often treated as black boxes. Here, we explore the current capacity of neutron imaging to provide insight into root function, specifically plant-soil water relations. Then we introduce advanced techniques that may provide novel breakthroughs in resolving root and soil dynamics in the future.
The colloquium was held by Jeffrey M Warren, Senior Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
You can watch a recording of the colloquium here.
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
RECORDED ONLINE TALKS
Apr 2020 Kristina Edström, Uppsala University: Batteries for a Climate Neutral Society
May 2020 Thomas Hellweg, Bielefeld University: Smart Microgels: Structure, Properties & Potential Applications
Jun 2020 Poul Nissen, Aarhus University: Micro-management of Amino Acid Transporters
Jan 2021 Professor Regine Willumeit-Römer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht: Biodegradable magnesium implants: ready to use or fake news?
Mar 2021 Professor Kristine Niss, Roskilde University, Denmark: Ionic liquids – does time and distance interact?
April 2021 Professor Joachim Schnadt, The MAX-IV Laboratory, Lund University – What’s inside? Atomic layer deposition studied in real time
May 2021 Professor Martin Müller, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon and Kiel University – Wood, silk and spider attachment hairs - Hierarchically structured biomaterials investigated with X-rays and neutrons