The United Kingdom officially joins European XFEL

Today, the UK joined European XFEL as the research organization’s twelfth member state. In a ceremony at the British Embassy in Berlin, representatives of the UK government and the other contract parties including the German federal government signed the documents to join the European XFEL Convention. The UK’s contribution will amount to 26 million Euro, or about 2% of the total construction budget of 1.22 billion Euro (both in 2005 prices) and an annual contribution of about 2 % to the operation budget. The UK will be represented in European XFEL by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as shareholder.

see the European XFEL press announcement:
https://www.xfel.eu/news_and_events/news/index_eng.html?openDirectAnchor=1435&two_columns=0

see also the BBC News announcement “XFEL: UK signs up to super X-ray laser machine”:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43460795

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