Some of the latest news from the EIROs
European XFEL, 24 November 2015 EIROforum Directors General meet at European XFEL On 23–24 November at its headquarters in Hamburg, European XFEL hosted the EIROforum Directors General Autumn Meeting. The event brought together the leaders of the eight major international research organizations that constitute EIROforum, a collaboration that supports the advancement of scientific research in Europe and advises the European Union on science policy.
EUROfusion, 10 June 2015 JET’s next tritium experiments materialise Experiments with tritium are rare events which spark curiosity amongst the fusion community both in Europe and beyond. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, home to JET, has just received the first batch of tritium as part of preparations for the next set of full tritium experiments scheduled in 2017/2018.
ESO, 1 October 2014 Wild Ducks Take Flight in Open Cluster The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has taken this beautiful image, dappled with blue stars, of one of the most star-rich open clusters currently known — Messier 11, also known as NGC 6705 or the Wild Duck Cluster.
EUROfusion, 1 October 2014 European Commission launches EUROfusion On 9 October 2014 the European Commission invites the fusion community into the heart of the European Quarter, the Solvay Library, to officially launch the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, EUROfusion for short.
ESRF, 1 October 2014 20 years ago today experiments on ESRF’s first ever user schedule began The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is marking 20 years since the start of experiments on our first ever user schedule. A day after its official inauguration on 30 September 1994, the scientists listed on the original schedule, began their research, on 1 October 1994.
CERN, 29 September 2014 CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science Today, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries. Founded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and a prime example of international collaboration, bringing together scientists of almost 100 nationalities.
EMBL, 25 September 2014 How plankton gets jet lagged The hormone melatonin, which governs sleep and jet lag in humans, may also drive the mass migration of plankton in the ocean, scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have found. They discovered that it governs the nightly migration of a plankton species from the surface to deeper waters.
ESRF, 24 September 2014 Iconic 1960s ‘Grillo’ phone study helps preserve the past and ring changes for the future Iconic 1960s Italian design items including the first ‘Grillo’ phone to be made out of plastic and the famous E63 table lamp from a private collection have been studied at the European Synchrotron, the ESRF.