19 September 2008
HiPER Launch Event
A prestigious launch event to mark the start of the HiPER Preparatory Phase Project. This event, at the Science Museum in London on 6th October 2008, started with a plenary session in the IMAX theatre in the afternoon, followed in the evening by a celebration reception and dinner.
The launch was hosted by Prof Mike Dunne (project leader) and Prof John Wood (International steering committee).
The opening address was by Ian Pearson MP (UK Minister of State for Science and Innovation). Other speakers included Prof Vlastimil Ruzicka (Vice Minister, Czech Republic) and Prof Steve Cowley (UKAEA Culham). The event included representatives from each of the 25 institutions across the 10 nations participating in the HiPER project. In the evening, Prof John Beddington (UK Chief Scientific Advisor) gave an after-dinner speech.