ESS data and software centre opening in Copenhagen

DMSC expected to have some 70 employees by 2025

The massive Nordic-based research facility European Spallation Source (ESS) will for the first time open the doors of its Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC) on Friday in Copenhagen this week.

A key component of the ESS currently being constructed across the Øresund Strait in Lund, the DMSC is tasked with storing and processing the data produced at ESS.

The research facility European Spallation Source (ESS) celebrates on August 26 the opening of the ESS Data permanent offices in Copenhagen,” ESS wrote in a press release.

The Danish minister for higher education and science, Ulla Tørnæs, the prorector for research and innovation at the University of Copenhagen, Thomas Bjørnholm, and the ESS director for science, Andreas Schreyer, will speak at the ceremony.”

READ MORE: ESS officially becomes a European research facility

Scientific mecca
ESS, which is the world’s most advanced neutron microscope, is expected to have 400-500 full-time employees and welcome 2,000-5,000 visiting researchers every year. It is expected to be ready for use in 2019, while the research centre is scheduled to be completed by 2025.

By then, DMSC is expected to have some 70 employees, principally in Copenhagen. At the moment DMSC staff are developing software and hardware for the control, analysis, and visualisation of the experiments to be carried out at ESS.

Read more about ESS here (in English).