Summary of the workshop on the integration of the USSR into the European community of advanced light sources

The workshop was sucessfully conducted on 01.12.2021 in an online format. It included presentations of the USSR synchrotron, the LEAPS consortium, and explored the possibilities of the integration of USSR into the European community of advanced light sources.

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The aim of the workshop on the integration of the USSR (Ultimate Source of Synchrotron Radiation) into the European community of advanced light sources was to introduce the 6 GeV synchrotron designed in the Russian Federation to the European LEAPS (League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources) consortium. The workshop was conducted on 01.12.2021 and over 80 international participants registered for the virtual meeting, including CREMLINplus project beneficiaries, LEAPS members, researchers from different European Light sources as well as special guests.

The meeting was opened by the Vice President of the Kurchatov Institute, Dr. Alexander Blagov, who briefly described the Russian National Synchrotron-Neutron Programme and the needs of Russia with regards to the accelerator-based photon sources. His speech was followed by Martin Sandhop (DESY), who welcomed all members of the workshop on behalf of the CREMLINplus team.

A brief introduction to the project USSR, the corresponding work package in the CREMLINplus work programme and its context was given by Dr. Nikita Marchenkov (NRC KI). A detailed insight into the progress of beamline selection and suggested CDRs of two beamlines were presented by the work package researchers.

The final presentation was given by the LEAPS Coordination Board Chair, Rafael Abela form the Paul Scherrer Institut, who described the LEAPS consortium model and proposed concrete ways to integrate the USSR into the European scientific landscape. The workshop was wrapped up with an open and fruitful discussion. All presentation slides can be downloaded from the event website on Indico.