QUASAR Contributions to ESOF 2010
The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, young researchers, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over the world discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
ESOF is unique in that it is both international and multidisciplinary. ESOF takes place every two years, in a major European city and presents breakthroughs in disciplines as varied as mathematics, music, geography, genetics, etc. through a range of different formats, including lectures and workshops.
Sara and Carsten, together with Dr. Amy L. Schofield from the University of Liverpool, were invited to contribute a session on "Ions, Light and Antimatter: Different roads into the Quantum Universe" to this year's ESOF in Torino, Italy. During the 75 minutes of the session, they explained how particle accelerators and light sources can help improving the understanding of fundamental laws of nature and at the same time impact on society through developments in the health, security and energy sectors.
The session was very well attended with roughly 100 people in the audience and led to a number of interesting discussions.