The Analytical Research Infrastructures of Europe (ARIEs) released a Joint Position Paper on the 9th of July in which they present ARIEs as a key resource for the 5 Horizon Europe Missions. It is argued that these missions require exceptional solutions, and the world-leading ARIEs are one of the key places those solutions can be sought.
“The Analytical Research Infrastructures of Europe (ARIEs) provide unique windows into the workings of the world around us,” says Caterina Biscari, Chair of LEAPS and Director of the ALBA Synchrotron in Spain. “The cross-border cooperation within Europe allows for harnessing the power of its analytical research infrastructures collectively, to fuel the cutting-edge R&D required by the five Horizon Europe Missions. Nowhere else in the world is this readily possible.”
The ARIEs are centres of scientific and technological excellence, delivering services, data and know-how to a growing and diverse user community of more than 40,000 researchers in academia and industry, across a range of domains: the physical sciences, energy, engineering, the environment and the earth sciences, as well as medicine, health, food and cultural heritage. They include powerful photon sources, such as synchrotrons, laser systems and free-electron lasers; sources of neutrons, ions and other particle beams; and facilities dedicated to advanced electron-microscopy and high magnetic fields.
3 ENRIITC Partners took part in the development of this paper: The European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Source (LEAPS), and the League of Advanced Neutron Sources (LENS) as apart of BrightESS2.