Over the course of two days, ESS has welcomed more than 70 members of the In-Kind teams from Italy and France. The visit included workshops, presentations, and a tour of the ESS facility, providing an opportunity for ESS’ partners to see the impact of their work.
During a two-day visit to ESS, In-Kind partners from France and Italy had the chance to see the results of their long-term efforts. For many of the guests handling administrative, design, and engineering tasks behind the scenes, this was their first visit to ESS. The event marked the third in a series of on-site visits organised for In-Kind partners. Similar visits have previously been arranged for In-Kind teams from the United Kingdom and Estonia, and the plan is to continue this initiative with the other nine ESS members states.
ESS is a unique pan-European effort made possible thanks to the contributions of more than 40 partner institutes working together to design, build and operate one of the world's leading research facility using neutrons for science. Member states France and Italy are responsible for significant In-Kind contributions across the Accelerator, Target, Instruments and Control System projects.
“Much of the detailed expertise needed to realise ESS rests with our In-Kind partners”, says Mark Robinson, Head of the ESS In-Kind Management Division. “Without them there simply would not be an ESS.”
Summary of the main French and Italian In-Kind contributions to ESS: