Backed by 22 partner countries, the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, is the world’s most intense X-ray source. The ESRF functions like a ‘super-microscope’ which reveals the structure of matter in all its beauty and complexity. Each year, 7 000 scientists from all over the world come at the ESRF to conduct experiments in many fields: chemistry, material physics, structural biology and medical applications, environmental sciences, information science and nanotechnologies, and archaeology and cultural heritage.
The ESRF has embarked upon an innovative project called EBS – Extremely Brilliant Source – (150M€ over 2015-2022). By constructing, inside the existing infrastructure, the first of a new generation of synchrotron, with performances multiplied by 100, EBS will offer new perspectives for X-rays Science.
Presenter: Francesco Sette, Doctor in physics and Director General of ESRF