Top UK science facilities announce new fi

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

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From L to R: (Front row) CEO Dr Peter Thompson (NPL) and Prof. Isabelle Boscaro-Clark, Head of Impact, Communication and Engagement (Diamond), Dr Adrian Mancuso, Director of Physical Sciences (Diamond) and Prof. Sir Dave Stuart FRS, Director of Life Sciences (Diamond)

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Credit: Diamond Light Source and NPL

Commenting on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Chief Scientist at NPL, DR JT Janssen;

Our goal is to combine our expertise and equipment to achieve significant scientific impact. We want to develop shared specialist knowledge and increase the effective use of our facilities; as well as increased cooperation and mutual support between our students and staff.

In addition to joint meetings, networking and training, the MoU will facilitate the identification of collaborative research and skills development opportunities of mutual or individual interest through a dedicated Steering Committee with representatives from both organizations.

Prof. Gianluigi Botton, Chief Executive Officer at Diamond Light Source adds;

This agreement will create great opportunities for new science and organizations’ scientists and students. A key objective is to facilitate collaboration around student engagement activities, including using our respective expertise to deliver valuable scientific training to each other’s student groups.

Diamond and NPL may identify specific subjects for joint postgraduate training and development, including:

    • Identification and implementation of PhD projects co-funded/co-supervised with NPL and Diamond.
    • Synchrotron and measurement science curricular exchange for student groups of any institution. This will involve delivering half a day to a full day of content from both organizations and will include a site visit.

The Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility. It is a private limited company funded as a joint venture by the UK Government through the Science and Technology Facilities Council as part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

NPL is the National Metrology Institute of the United Kingdom, developing and maintaining national primary measurement standards. It is a public corporation owned by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT).

Commenting on the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Chief Scientist at NPL, DR JT Janssen;

Our goal is to combine our expertise and equipment to achieve significant scientific impact. We want to develop shared specialist knowledge and increase the effective use of our facilities; as well as increased cooperation and mutual support between our students and staff.

In addition to joint meetings, networking and training, the MoU will facilitate the identification of collaborative research and skills development opportunities of mutual or individual interest through a dedicated Steering Committee with representatives from both organizations.

Prof. Gianluigi Botton, Chief Executive Officer at Diamond Light Source adds;

This agreement will create great opportunities for new science and organizations’ scientists and students. A key objective is to facilitate collaboration around student engagement activities, including using our respective expertise to deliver valuable scientific training to each other’s student groups.

Diamond and NPL may identify specific subjects for joint postgraduate training and development, including:

    • Identification and implementation of PhD projects co-funded/co-supervised with NPL and Diamond.
    • Synchrotron and measurement science curricular exchange for student groups of any institution. This will involve delivering half a day to a full day of content from both organizations and will include a site visit.

The Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility. It is a private limited company funded as a joint venture by the UK Government through the Science and Technology Facilities Council as part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in partnership with the Wellcome Trust.

NPL is the National Metrology Institute of the United Kingdom, developing and maintaining national primary measurement standards. It is a public corporation owned by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT).


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