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Spotlight on Science

Spotlight on Science

The speakers from the EIROforum member organisations at the Spotlight on Science event
The speakers from the EIROforum member organisations at the Spotlight on Science event

Leaders of European research gathered at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France on 15 November for a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of EIROforum, a partnership of the eight largest European inter-governmental scientific research organisations (EIROs).

The Spotlight on Science event featured eight young scientists representing the EIROs’ diverse fields of research: from the origins of the universe to life beyond the Milky Way, from understanding the molecules that govern human biology to developing the materials that will provide tomorrow’s technologies.

The speakers and their presentations

Kerstin Tackman

“The use of particle accelerators and detectors to study the basic constituents of matter”


Ian Chapman

“The European Fusion Development Agreement and its JET experiment explore the potential of fusion as an energy source”


Anne-Claude Gavin

“Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences”



Daniel Müller

“The European Space Agency builds missions to explore the solar system and the wider universe”


Marina Rejkuba

“The European Southern Observatory builds and operates a suite of the world’s most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes”


Gema Martinez Criado

“The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility is a powerful x-ray light source and the global leader in photon science by users and output”


Gianluca Geloni

“The European X-ray free-electron laser will generate extremely intense X-ray flashes for a wide range of research uses”


Laurent Chapon

“The Institut Laue-Langevin operates the world’s most intense neutron source to reveal the fundamental properties of materials”