In February, the foundation work for all accessible areas of the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility in Lund (SE) was declared complete. More than 6,000 pilings of varied composition, diameter and depth have been hammered into the bedrock of southern Sweden, creating a foundation designed to protect the linear accelerator, target station, neutron beamlines, and the array of more than two dozen sensitive instruments from all conceivable seismic and man-made interruptions.
Recently, fifteen police horses in Gothenburg, Sweden, have contributed to science. They have supported the development of a new method to detect damage in the hooves by using thermoelectric sensors. In the future, hopefully, this technique will be an attractive alternative to other diagnostic tools, for example X-rays.
On the 29th of October (2016) more than 70 physicists attended the inauguration of the second EPS historic site in Sweden. The Uddmanska house in Kungälv, outside Göteborg, is where the Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner was staying when she understood that it was possible to split an atomic nucleus.
A 4-week programme “Pushing the boundaries of cold atoms” will held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 21 January 2013 to 15 February 2013. It aims to bring together researchers and students working in this field, both theoreticians as well as experimentalists.
The programme focuses on new directions within the field of ultracold atomic gases. Interesting topics include for example: Synthetic gauge fields for cold atoms, Multi-component atoms, spinor condensates…