International research cooperation has led to some of the most important scientific discoveries and technological advances. However, increasing barriers to international partnerships due to geopolitical tensions threaten to dismantle one of the most significant achievements of the postwar era – our ability to bring scientific communities together across geopolitical lines – at a time when collaboration is most urgently needed.
We must create new ways to bring our best scientific minds together and develop international solutions for the urgent crises that we face today and will confront us in the future.
The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY (desy.de) and the U.S. Carnegie Institution for Science (carnegiescience.edu) have launched the initiative of the Transatlantic Big Science Conference. It is is a two-day invitation-only event and will bring together scientific and political leaders from the United States, from Europe and the rest of the world to explore how to (re)invigorate historic cooperation between major research organizations and how to empower research communities to chart new roadmaps to create transformational and sustainable solutions to global challenges and strengthened resilience in our societies.
The Conference consists of plenary sessions (opening, five thematic and closing sessions). The event will conclude on November 1 with the launch of a joint declaration to strengthen and expand creative, efficient, and jointly financed scientific partnerships in variable geometries.