The facility has benefitted from a collaboration with Sweden lasting over 30 years, recently strengthened by ISIS providing considerable expertise to the European Spallation Source (ESS) currently under construction near Lund, Sweden. Swedish researchers also currently benefit from a 5 year agreement with the Swedish Research Council Vetenskapsrådet, which creates new opportunities for Swedish researchers and provides resources that benefit the whole user community.
Robert McGreevy, ISIS Director, says, “I am delighted to welcome the Swedish delegation to ISIS, to see the extensive benefits the collaboration has enabled over several decades. The neutron community is international by its very nature, and the long relationship between the UK and Sweden is a great demonstration of this collaborative approach. The construction of the ESS will strengthen this relationship further and provide new opportunities for scientists around the world to benefit from the unique insights neutron science can provide in solving global challenges."