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Agreement renewing Switzerland's Scientific Membership signed at the ILL

- News, General news, Switzerland

Today we welcomed Prof. Martina Hirayama, Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation for the signing of the agreement to renew Switzerland’s Scientific Membership of the ILL from 2024.

This agreement continues a 35-year-old partnership and guarantees Swiss scientists will keep using ILL's unique neutron source and state-of-the-art instrument suite and support infrastructures.

Prof. Hirayama was accompanied by a delegation including Ambassador Michael Gerber, Director General of the Division International Programmes and Organisations IPO at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Xavier Reymond, Deputy Head of the Division IPO and Head of International Research Organisations at SERI, and Patrice Soom, Scientific Advisor at SERI.  

The visit was also an opportunity for Prof. Hirayama and the Swiss delegation to visit the ILL, in the company of ILL's Director Ken Andersen and Associate Director Jacques Jestin. A highlight topic of the visit was certainly radioisotope production at the ILL for medical applications, introduced to the visitors by Ulli Koester, ILL scientist and coordinator of the programme.

Link to the SERI press release:  https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-101293.html