SwedNESS’ goal is to educate 25 doctoral students as a base for Sweden's expertise in neutron scattering with respect to the ESS. The school focuses on four disciplinary areas, "fundamental studies of chemical and physical phenomena", "functional materials", "engineering" and "life-science and its technology", to get a spread of expertise, but also a sufficient critical mass for excellent research and education. The goal is that the graduate students will gain expertise in neutron scattering techniques by exploiting the different existing neutron facilities to be able to become involved in the development of the ESS. SwedNESS has an international board, a management group, with the involvement of ESS, and a director of studies. To encourage new users of neutrons one person per participating universities will be appointed. SwedNESS will develop courses and summer schools and the courses developed will also be offered to students outside the six universities. The school will stimulate networking between students, senior researchers and interaction with ESS.


Jan Swenson (contact)

Professor at Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Aleksandar Matic

Professor at Physics, Condensed Matter Physics


Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden


Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

Funding years 2016–2021

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

Funding years 2017–2020

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