Governor of China’s Guangdong Province visits ISIS

Friday 04 October 2013

ISIS scientist Shu Yan Zhang with Governor Zhu in the Engin-X hutch

ISIS scientist Shu Yan Zhang with Governor Zhu in the Engin-X hutch
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Governor Zhu of Guangdong Province, home to the China Spallation Neutron Source, visited ISIS on Saturday 28th September as part of a visit to the UK to highlight collaborations with the region.

The Governor toured the facility with senior ISIS and STFC staff and met ISIS scientist Shu Yan Zhang. She showed him the Engin-X instrument and explained some of the collaborations she has been involved in. She said, “Governor Zhu was impressed by the science that we deliver and our projects helping industry. He mentioned that we should enhance our collaborations in the future.”

UK collaboration with organisations in the Guangdong province will for the focus of a reciprocal visit when UK science minister David Willetts visits the region later this month. The trip will include a visit to the Dongguan-China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) to highlight potential co-operation between the UK and China on large science facilities.

The Governor was accompanied by journalists from the province and the visit was reported on Guangdong TV.

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