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Public lecture: ALBA and Science for Sustainability in Synchrotrons


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This event is co-organised with the Embassy of Spain in Cyprus

Inauguration of the national strategic infrastructure

BioMERA Platform for Biosciences and Human Health in Cyprus: MicroCT and Synchrotron Radiation Enabled Analyses

We cordially invite you to a public lecture by


Professor Caterina Biscari

Director of ALBA Synchrotron


ALBA and Science for Sustainability in Synchrotrons

Tuesday, 27 June 2023     |     18:30     |     Fresnel Auditorium, The Cyprus Institute     |     Watch on The Cyprus Institute YouTube channel and Facebook channel





About the ALBA Synchrotron

Synchrotron light is a key instrument for the scientific approach towards a sustainable world, and the ever-growing communication among the different synchrotron facilities boosts their scientific and socio-economic impact at regional and global levels.
Over the past decade, the ALBA Synchrotron, the Spanish 3rd generation light source, has become an important pillar of the Spanish and European Research Area, providing research capabilities and a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation to a community of more than 7000 academic and industrial users.
ALBA is prepared to leap to the 4th generation, aiming at increasing its performance, reinforcing its role on the user community and on the industrial use of the instrumentation, as well as its educational vocation and training capacity. ALBA II, whose project has just started and is planned to be fully operative in the ‘30s, will combine the upgrade to low-emittance storage ring with the construction of new fully-optimized beamlines, the refurbishment of part of its instrumentation, the evolution of the data infrastructure.


About the speaker

caterina biscariProf. Caterina Biscari, Director of ALBA Synchrotron

Prof. Caterina Biscari is the Director of the ALBA Synchrotron - the Spanish national light source, since 2012, which has managed its development as a large multidisciplinary research facility with international projection, and is now planning the upgrade to 4th generation light source. She is an experimental physicist with experience in accelerator physics, recognized for her important contributions in the design, construction and operation of particle accelerators.
She worked in the past at CERN and at LNF-INFN. Has been and is member of several international advisory committees and boards, including CERN, SLAC, DESY, KEK. Strongly involved in the inception and in the evolution of LEAPS, the association of synchrotrons and FELs of Europe.





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The lecture will be in English and the live stream is open to the public.
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Additional Info

  • Date: Tuesday, 27 June 2023
  • Time: Starts: 18:30
  • Speaker: Prof. Caterina Biscari, Director of ALBA Synchrotron
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