Round table: Branch B brainstorm

Round-table: Branch B brainstorm

ICMM Auditorium - Thursday 30th May from 17:00 to 18:00

A round-table meeting will be carried out between beamline management bodies, users and beamline staff, concerning with the science policy priorities, technical requirements, wishes and upgrades for SpLine-BM25B to ensure that the beamline maintains the high level of competitiveness and its scientific primacy in the key research disciplines that the beamline support.


Round-table panelist:


José Juan Sánchez Serrano

S.G. de Internacionalización de la Ciencia y la Innovación Secretaría General de Coordinación de Política Científica Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades - MICIU




Carmen García

Comisión para la Coordinación y Racionalización de Infraestructuras Científicas y Técnicas Singulares – CSIC Instituto de Física Corpuscular CSIC / Universidad de Valencia


Carlos Prieto de Castro

Coordinador del Área de Materiales del CSIC  -  Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid - ICMM - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas



Marcos Zayat Souss

Director de Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid - ICMM   Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas




María Gloria Subías Peruga

Asociación de Usuarios de Sincrotrón de España - AUSE


Topics to be discussed:


  • Science policy priorities associated to the beamline
  • Spanish beamtime allocation policy: public vs private.
  • Critical discussion about beamline operation and technical aspects
  • Demanding requests by users concerning upgrading of existing experimental stations and optical components in order to increase the technical capabilities.
  • Increasing sample environment capabilities
  • Improvement on detectors.
  • Incorporation of additional experimental techniques.
  • Incorporation of a third experimental station (empty hutch from BM25A).
  • Collaboration opportunities between users and beamline (Short and long-term PhD, junior and senior scientist stays; joint technical developments; joint long-term scientific projects,...)