Helmholtz-Lund International Research School for “Intelligent instrumentation for exploring matter at different time and length scales”

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Project Details


Full exploitation of exceptional research facilities requires excellent training of a new generation of graduate students who will be able to follow through with significant developments in novel scientific approaches, experimental techniques, and high-throughput data acquisition, handling, and analysis. Here we propose a new Helmholtz-Lund International graduate School (HELIOS), to prepare a new generation of scientists on “Intelligent instrumentation for exploring matter at different time and length scales”. The increasing complexity of instrumentation development and control, as well as the increase in data volumes requiring novel data acquisition and analysis tools, are creating new and common challenges in several disciplines of physics. To face these challenges, scientists need to develop new advanced methodologies. HELIOS will merge competences from different physics domains in instrumentation development and control as well as data acquisition and data handling, to reach this goal and to prepare young scientists for the next generation of instruments.
The interdisciplinary approach of this school, across different disciplines including particle physics, atomic and molecular physics, nano science, and laser science, will allow us to engineer novel solutions for instrumentation development and data acquisition at the next generation of photon sources and particle accelerators. HELIOS will constitute a first step towards a larger educational
cooperation framework of leading universities and research centres between Hamburg and Lund connecting two major knowledge hubs in the Baltic Sea Region. HELIOS will not only serve as a role model for new research-based curricula, educational program, and integrated mobility in dynamic and rapidly developing research fields, but it will foster a new generation of open-minded
and broadly educated scientists ready to thrive and play a major role in the overall development of European science and technology in the coming years.
Effective start/end date2020/09/012026/09/01

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • University of Hamburg (Project partner)
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) (Joint applicant) (lead)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physical Sciences
  • Nano Technology