Overall aim and goals
The goals for the graduate school are manifold:
- To enlarge and broaden the neutron scattering community by forming and developing a world-leading interdisciplinary, co-operative community.
- To support the six participating universities to take full advantage of the different neutron scatteringtechniques at various facilities around the world in preparation for the start of ESS.
- To involve staff and students from universities outside the alliance to engage in courses and summer schools developed by SwedNess so as to further broaden the national scientific impact.
- To create a strong academic collaboration with Swedish industry in the use of neutron scattering.
- To be a strong partner in the Nordic neutron scattering community
- To strengthen academic and industrial networking both with ESS as well as other international neutron scattering facilities.
- To perform excellent research using neutron scattering within four research themes: functional materials, life sciences, basic chemistry and physics, and engineering; all including a perspective of instrument development.
- To promote interdisciplinary activities between the research themes, PhD students and their supervisors, the involved industries, ESS and partners within Sweden and internationally.
- To promote and plan for the complimentary use of neutrons and x-rays, especially in relationship to future great prospects with the co-location of the ESS and MAX IV laboratory in Lund.