• The ESRF site forms part of the "Polygone Scientifique", itshares its site with several other institutions including the ILL
and the EMBL
• 600 people work at ESRF
• It is host to more than 6000 visiting scientists each year.
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) is a remarkable example of European scientific cooperation. Eighteen nations share the use of the extremely bright beam lines produced by the facility's storage ring to study
a wide range of materials, from biomolecules to nano-magnets. Every year several thousand researchers come to Grenoble, in a top-grade scientific environment, to carry out experiments pushing back the limits of science. Physicists rub shoulders with chemists and materials specialists, biologists, doctors, meteorologists, geophysicists and archaeologists.
ESRF is planning with an investment of 180 M€ an ambitious programme to modernize its equipment and extend its buildings over the next 10 years. Its aim is to stay in the vanguard of X-ray radiation sources worldwide.