At the General Assembly in May, the application of the Canadian Light Source as a partner of LEAPS was unanimously accepted.
“We are very much looking forward to the mutual benefits a close partnership will generate”, says Caterina Biscari, Chair of LEAPS. “This partnership, building on already on-going collaborations, will strengthen future technological and scientific developments benefiting the light source user community and the global society.”
“I am proud to see CLS become the first non-European partner in the LEAPS initiative, which I believe will become the preeminent collaboration of lightsource facilities and model for future worldwide collaborations. We are eager to share our insights and seek collaborations with the consortium,” says CLS CEO Robert Lamb.
This new partnership is a continuation of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron’s strong commitment to international cooperation, as part of the program review and scientific advisory committees for the SESAME project in Jordan, and as a foundation partner in Lightsources for Africa, the Americas, Asia and Middle East Project (LAAAMP) and a range of projects with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The LEAPS partnership will enable the CLS and European members to work closely on a broad range of cutting-edge developments in lightsource technology, enhancing the value of these essential scientific facilities worldwide. As the CLS works on the design of a next-generation facility for the Canadian community, this insight will be invaluable.