Master Forum | China Spallation Neutron Source
Topic: China Spallation Neutron Source
Speaker: Prof. Chen Hesheng
Date: November 27, 2019
Venue: Governing Board Meeting Room, Dao Yuan Building
China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) is a National Science and Technology Major Infrastructure Project within China's 12th Five-Year Plan. It is China's first and the world's fourth pulsed spallation neutron source with an internationally leading performance. The country's independent and integrated innovation has resulted in a domestic manufacturing rate of over 90%. The facility construction was started in October 2011 and passed the national inspection and acceptance in August 2018 before an open operation. More than 100 user experiments have been completed so far. In line with national strategic needs and international science and technology frontier standards, CSNS provides the most advanced research platforms for materials science and technology, physics, chemistry and chemical engineering, life sciences, resource environment, and new energy. The speaker will introduce neutron scattering and its applications, CSNS development, multidisciplinary applications, open operation results, and future development plans.
Prof. Chen Hesheng is a particle physicist and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Department of Technical Physics of Peking University in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in nuclear physics and received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. He was the Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics, President of the High Energy Physics Association of China, and Vice President of the Chinese Physical Society. He currently serves as the Director of the National Laboratory of Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC), the Head of Command and Engineering Manager of China Spallation Neutron Source, etc.