Helmholtz-Lund International School - Intelligent instrumentation for exploring matter at different time and length scales (HELIOS)

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY


University of Hamburg
Lund University

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 indynamic 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.

Coordination at DESY:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
Prof. Dr. Francesca Calegari
Notkestr. 85
D-22607 Hamburg

e-mail: francesca.calegari@desy.de
Tel.: 040 8998 6369

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