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CRISP- 3rd Annual Meeting – 2-4 June 2014, Grenoble, France

The third Annual Meeting was jointly hosted by the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and the Institut Laue-Langevin. It took place on the epn campus in Grenoble, and attracted more than 100 participants. The meeting started with parallel topic meetings on Monday morning, before the opening of the plenary meeting at 2pm, featuring three keynote lectures. John Womersley, the current chair of the European Strategy Forum on Research infrastructures (ESFRI), explained the role of ESFRI and its priorities within the new framework programme Horizon 2020; Alex C. Mueller presented the current status and perspectives for the SPIRAL2 and FAIR facilities; and Lyn Evans, the project leader of the Large Hadron Collider, offered fascinating insights from the design and the construction of the LHC to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Following short status reports from the eleven participating research infrastructures, the meeting continued with a poster session and a buffet dinner in the recently inaugurated Science Building.

The Tuesday session started with five highlight talks from the CRISP project, covering subjects from accelerator component diagnostics to federated identity management. These were followed by the status reports from the four topic leaders, and a guided tour to the ESRF and ILL facilities. The meeting left ample time for exchange of ideas, and lively discussions continued during the dinner which took place in the Chateau de la Commanderie in Eybens. 

CRISP - Workshop in Imaging with Neutrons – 17 March 2014, Grenoble, France

This workshop was aimed at promoting, developing and optimising Neutron Imaging and complementary techniques by identifying the needs of existing and new users.

Exchange of views was organised between potential users and experts in the field of Neutron and X-Ray Imaging will take place in order to identify novel perspectives and solutions for industry and research in the following fields:

  • Materials and engineering (aerospace, automotive ...)
  • New energy sources (hydrogen and lithium based)
  • Cultural heritage
  • Geology
  • Archaeology and paleontology
  • Medical / biomedical