Governance

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ESS is organised as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or ERIC, under the European Commission's ERIC legal framework.

European Spallation Source ERIC Council

European Spallation Source ERIC is governed by the European Spallation Source ERIC Council, which is bound by the Statutes ratified by the ERIC Member Countries.

Detailed documentation on the ERIC legal framework can be found on the EC’s website.

The constituting European Spallation Source ERIC Council Meeting was held July 2-3, 2015, where the leadership was appointed, the Council Rules of Procedure were adopted, and the Terms of Reference for all advisory committees were adopted by the Council. The EC's establishment of ESS as an ERIC occurred on August 31, 2015, and the transition of ESS from a Swedish limited partnership to an ERIC was completed as of October 1, 2015.

Appointed Leadership

The Director General of European Spallation Source ERIC is John Womersley. The Chair of the European Spallation Source ERIC Council is Prof. Lars Börjesson of Sweden and the Vice Chair is Dr. Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph of Germany.

Committees

The committees established by the ERIC Council, including the Administrative and Finance Committee (AFC), In-Kind Review Committee (IKRC), Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), serve as advisors to the ERIC Council.

Delegates to the ESS Council

The European Spallation Source ERIC Council is composed of up to two delegates from each Member Country in addition to a Chair and Vice Chair appointed by the Council.

  • Lars Börjesson
    Chair
    Chalmers University of Technology
  • Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph
    Vice Chair
    German Federal Ministry of Education & Research
  • Laurent Ghys
    Belgium
    Belgian Science Policy Office - BELSPO
  • Eric van Walle
    Belgium
    Belgian Nuclear Research Centre - SCK-CEN
  • Ivan Wilhelm
    Czech Republic
    Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - MEYS
  • Petr Lukáš
    Czech Republic
    Nuclear Physics Institute
  • Bo Smith
    Denmark
    Danish Ministry of Higher Education & Research
  • Niels Christian Nielsen
    Denmark
    Aarhus University
  • Toivo Räim
    Estonia
    Ministry of Education & Research
  • Priit Tamm
    Estonia
    Estonian Research Council
  • Amina Taleb-Ibrahimi
    France
    Institute of Physics CNRS
  • Patricia Roussel-Chomaz
    France
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission - CEA
  • Oda Keppler
    Germany
    Federal Ministry of Education & Research
  • Sebastian Schmidt
    Germany
    Research Centre GmbH Jülich
  • Laszlo Rosta
    Hungary
    MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics
  • Péter Kiss-Tóth
    Hungary
    National Research, Development & Innovation Office
  • Eugenio Nappi
    Italy
    National Institute of Nuclear Physics - INFN
  • Salvatore La Rosa
    Italy
    Ministry of Education, Universities & Research
  • H.T. (Bert) Wolterbeek
    The Netherlands
    Delft University of Technology
  • Marek Jezabek
    Poland
    The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • Mateusz Gaczyński
    Poland
    Ministry of Science & Higher Education
  • Inmaculada R. Figueroa
    Spain
    Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
  • Adolfo Morais
    Spain
    Basque Ministry of Universities & Research
  • David Edvardsson
    Sweden
    Ministry of Education & Research
  • Sven Stafström
    Sweden
    The Swedish Research Council
  • Martin Kern
    Switzerland
    State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation - SERI
  • Joël Mesot
    Switzerland
    Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
  • Andrew Taylor
    United Kingdom
    Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • Brian Bowsher
    United Kingdom
    Science and Technology Facilities Council