Scientific Coordination and User Office (SCUO)

The user program is the heart of the facility. Still in its infancy, the Scientific Coordination and User Office is developing a system that ensures transparent access modes, links users to instruments and maximises ESS scientific impact.

  1. User office

    Operational management of the scientific research programme, maintaining databases, streamlining access and schedule, work environment.
  2. Community interaction

    Organising user meetings, gathering feedback, industrial liaison.
  3. Coordination of facility-wide scientific activities


Arno Hiess

Head of Scientific Activities Division


Chemistry of Materials, Magnetic & Electronic Phenomena

Some of the most exciting discoveries in a generation are being made with neutron science.

Life Science & Soft Condensed Matter

ESS will enable some areas of life science, medical and pharmacological research to investigate with neutrons for the first time.

Particle Physics

A fundamental part of ESS. The Standard Model is not what it used to be.