Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing field of science and technology, yet the potential it holds for enhancing some of the world’s most powerful experimental tools such as neutron and x-ray probes is yet to be fully explored. Applying machine learning methods to processes within these international experimental facilities could help to overcome some of the biggest challenges faced by scientists today. This includes automating some of the handling, processing, and linking together of large datasets. At Institut Laue-Langevin, exploratory projects are already underway to ensure scattering science also reaps the benefits of artificial intelligence research.
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility was placed into standby mode on December 2018 to make way for a revolutionary new synchrotron, the Extremely Brilliant Source.
Handwritten correspondence with Albert Einstein, early x-rays and videos of 1930s operating theatres are among the documents brought together by the European Library in a virtual exhibition entitled Science & Machines – Scientific and technological development since 1800. This virtual exhibition brings testimonies to some of our own basic beliefs in the possibility of a better world to be constructed by man and make us reflect on the path taken by Western society and the future which may be in store.