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The Czech Republic participates in the European Spallation Source project

On 6 July 2011, the Czech Ambassador to Denmark, Zdeněk Lyčka, and the Czech Ambassador to Sweden, Jan Kára, took part in the festivity at Lund City Hall, where an agreement was signed, specifying the involvement of the Czech Republic in the European Spallation Source project, being built at the outskirts of Lund in Southern Sweden.

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Ing. Jan Dobeš, CSc.,Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

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RNDr. Petr Lukáš, CSc., Deputy Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics

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Sven Landelius,President of the ESS AB Board

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Prof. Colin Carlile,CEO and Director-General, ESS AB

The European Spallation Source is currently one of the largest research infrastructure projects in Europe, offering new possibilities for many scientific disciplines from material science to medicine. The Czech Republic will be represented by the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The agreement was signed by Jan Dobeš, Director of the Institute, and his Deputy, Petr Lukáš. For the European (or Swedish-Danish) side, the agreement was signed by Sven Landelius, President of the ESS AB Board, and Colin Carlile, CEO and Director-General, ESS AB. The signing ceremony was attended by Jan Hrušák, Director General from the Czech Ministry of Education, Christer Wallin, Deputy Mayor of Lund, Mats G. Bååth, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Malmö, and other guests.

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(From left) RNDr. Petr Lukáš, CSc., DeputyDirector of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Sven Landelius, President of the ESS AB Board, ing. Jan Dobeš, CSc., Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Jan Kára, Czech Ambassador to Sweden, Zdeněk Lyčka, Czech Ambassador to Denmark, and prof. Colin Carlile, CEO and Director-General,ESS AB