ISIS-ITALY Partnership 40th Anniversary
29 Nov 2023




40th anniversary banner with number 40 on it and gold ribbon, number 1984-2024 and CNR and ISIS logos



We are thrilled to announce and commemorate four decades of steadfast collaboration and friendship between Italy and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. Over the past 40 years, our partnership has strengthened, fostering instrument innovation, excellent science and mutual growth.​​

Since our partnership's inception in 1984, we have shared a common commitment to promoting academic excellence, scientific advancement, the growth of neutron and muon techniques, and the development of early-career researchers.

Together, we have achieved remarkable milestones in various fields, including partnership in the development of ISIS instruments such as IMAT, Vesuvio, Tosca, Sandals, Nimrod and ChipIr; operation of the INES instrument; and science collaboration in areas such as biomaterials, materials for energy and cultural heritage.

To mark this momentous occasion, we are organizing a special event on the 15th February 2024 at the Visitor's Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The event will be attended by Prof Maria Chiara Carrozza, President of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Prof Mark Thomson, STFC Executive Chair. It will bring together scientists, technical staff and those who have supported the collaboration from both Italy and the ISIS Facility, creating a platform to reflect on our shared history, celebrate our achievements, and envision an even brighter future.

Join us in celebrating this remarkable journey of partnership and collaboration.​

Invitation to the event has been sent. ​Please fill in the registration form to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to continuing the successful partnership with between ISIS and Italy for many more years to come.

Thank you for being part of the Italy-ISIS (Neutron and Muon Source Facility) partnership's incredible story.

EVENT PROGRAMME15th February 2024

11:00 - Arrivals, refreshments
11:30 - Welcomes - Maria Chiara Carrozza, Mark Thomson
12:00 - ISIS: Endeavour and beyond - Roger Eccleston​
12:15 - Partnership Overview - Carla Andreani, Andrew Taylor
12:30 - Lunch
13:30 - Partnership successes 
            13:30 - Cultural heritage studies - Antonella Scherillo 
            13:45 - Molecular Spectroscopy developments - Vicky Garcia-Sakai
            14:00 - Muon Spectroscopy - Roberto de Renzi
            14:15 - Instrumentation developments - Roberto Senesi
            14:30 - In-Kind developments - Giuseppe Gorini

15:00 - Cake cutting and photos
15:45 - Tours of ISIS

How to get to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory​

Contact: Blaszczyk, Joanna (STFC,RAL,ISIS)