During 15-16 May 2017, ESRF was hosting the European-Russian CREMLIN Workshop on “Funding and Joint Research Programmes at the Megascience Facilities”. This workshop was held back-to-back with the third CREMLIN Consortium board meeting. More than 30 representatives and experts from European and Russian megascience labs came to Grenoble in order to discuss the topic of funding and joint research programmes with a focus on European-Russian collaboration in the context of Megascience facilities. A tour through the facilities at ILL and at ESRF rounded off this CREMLIN event.
In the coming year, the Russian research reactor PIK in Gatchina near St. Petersburg is scheduled to go into operation. The main focus of the workshop “The future of biology and soft matter research on reactor PIK”, which took place in mid-May in Peterhof, Russia, was the development of a scientific user community for neutron research in biology and soft matter. It is planned that suitable instruments for this purpose will be developed at PIK.
The creation of the “CREMLIN data management platform for lepton colliders” is completed. The Lepton Collider Platfom aims at sharing information among participants in e+e- collider studies.
During 15-16 February 2017, the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” hosted the CREMLIN Workshop on “Big data Management” in Moscow. More than 70 representatives and experts from European and Russian megascience labs came together in order to discuss the many facets of Big data management and its relevance for European and Russian megascience facilities and their collaboration. Representatives from European and global big data networks and initiatives discussed with Russian partner possibilities to start or extend cooperation with Russian partners. A tour through the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” Supercomputing facilities, through the Synchrotron Center and through the F-1 Reactor rounded off this CREMLIN event.