The work towards a Swedish dedicated GISANS instrument project at ESS has been going on more than 3 years now. For "newcomers" and potentially interested persons it might be interesting to get a brief recap to what has happened so far:
- Summer 2015: Brainstorm meeting at KTH, resulting in a focus on a dedicated GISANS instrument at ESS
- November 2015: GRAZE 1.0, the first GISANS workshop is held at KTH (financed by the KTH Materials Platform).
- February 2016: The report from the first workshop is presented (including list of participants)
- 30 June 2016: A Skype meeting is held (initiated by Adrian Rennie) about submitting a joint GRAZE application to the VR call for neutorn projects. Participants in this meeting were:
- Adrian Rennie (UU)
- Daniel Söderberg (KTH)
- Lennart Bergström (SU)
- Thomas Ederth (LiU)
- Fredrik Höök (Chalmers)
- Tommy Nylander (LU)
- Hanna Wacklin (ESS)
- Aleksandar Matic (Chalmers)
- Mark Rutland (KTH)
- Max Wolff (UU)
- Martin Månsson (KTH)
- Summer 2016: It is decided that a joint application is to be sent into VR. Adrian Rennie should be main applicant and then co-applicants from remaining universities will join but we should be open to additional participants.
- Late Summer 2016: Input is sent to Adrian Rennie from co-proposers + some additional Swedish scientists including (may be additions to this list):
- Yasmine Sassa (UU)
- Martina Ahlberg (GU)
- 31 August 2016: Meeting for Swedish Neutron Instrument Initiative (Swess) is organized at KTH together with the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (SNSS).
- September 2016: A report from the Swess meeting is made available (including list of participants).
- September 2016: GRAZE application is submitted to VR
- October 2016: Swedish Chemical Society supports the development of a dedicated GISANS instrument at ESS
- December 2016: The GRAZE VR application is unfortunately rejected
- Throughout 2017: The GRAZE initiative receives an increased attention among the Swedish community as well as at several meetings and workshops
- November 2017: The GRAZE 3.0 meeting is being planned for early 2018
- 3 December 2017: SNSS publish a
press release that Swedish researchers strongly supports the GRAZE initiative for ESS.
- 29 January 2018: Information meeting at VR concerning potential Swedish instrument involvement at ESS
- 1 February 2018: The GRAZE 3.0 Workshop took place at KTH, resulting in the decision to form a Steering Group that should produce a National Science Case for GRAZE. Deadline is tentatively set as end of 2018.
- April 2018: The GRAZE application is re-submitted by Adrian Rennie et al. to VR within the neutron project call.
- May 2018: The GRAZE steering group is formed with members from 12 Swedish institutions.