Monday 9 June 2014
The 3rd Cluster-Surface Interactions (CSI) conference convened in Varese, north of Milan, last week. Richard, Chair of the steering committee, is pictured
with Paolo Milani (conference Chair and pioneer of the use of cluster-generated materials in neuro-surgery) and Ib Chorkendorff (who has adopted the
Birmingham cluster source to discover new alloy catalysts for energy storage) outside the Michelin star restaurant where the conference dinner
was held (the trials of science!). The conference painted an optimistic picture of technical progress in cluster deposition and important developments in
materials discovery. Three NPRL grad students gave posters. In 2016 CSI heads to the USA (but possibly not New York…).