Skiss över anläggningen ESS i Lund

Seminarium: What can business learn from a physics professor?

Välkommen till ett seminarium med professor Colin Carlile, tidigare chef för European Spallation Source (den sameuropeiska forskningsanläggning som för närvarande byggs i Lund) och nu gästprofessor i fysik vid Lunds universitet. Seminariet direktsänds även via webben.

Titel: What can business learn from a physics professor?
Föreläsare: Professor Colin Carlile

Professor Colin Carlile was the Director of the European Spallation Source and is now Guest Professor of Physics at Lund University and Honorary Professor of Physics at University of Birmingham. He is also Project Manager in Ångströmslaboratoriet in Uppsala.

Colin Carlile specializes in the use of neutron beams to research the structural properties of solids and liquids ("materials from everyday life") – polymers, liquid crystals, metal hydrides, pharmaceuticals, magnetic materials etc. He has held senior managerial positions for the last 20 years, first as director of the department dealing with the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and then for two years as associate director and head of the Projects & Techniques Division of the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble.

In 2001, Colin Carlile was appointed director general of the aforementioned international research laboratory, with responsibility for 500 employees, on-site safety – including safety around the world's highest power nuclear research reactor driven by highly enriched uranium – and an annual budget of €80 million.

In 2006 he was appointed director general of the European Spallation Source in Lund. This strategic project in the Baltic Sea region, valued at €1.8 billion, was achieved with support from the Swedish government. Colin Carlile directed the project in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. From 2013 he has played an advisory role for the new director. The Swedish government has awarded him with the Order of the Polar Star.

The European Spallation Source (ESS) provides cognitive tools that make it possible to make further important discoveries in the field of nanotechnology, life sciences, pharmacology, material engineering and experimental physics. The cost of building the ESS has been estimated at 1,843 million euros (at 2013 prices). Half of this amount is covered by the host countries, namely Sweden and Denmark. The functioning of the ESS is expected to cost 140 million euros a year and is set to begin operating in 2025.

This special event will be also webcasted through this link: