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Earth, Environment & Cultural Heritage
The understanding of environmental and earth sciences is crucial to help us find solutions to the problems that arise from ongoing global change. Population growth, increasing urbanization, the growing demand placed on natural resources, industrialization, environmental pollution, greenhouse gases and associated climate change and the natural disasters this sometimes provokes, all challenge our environment and our standard of living.
Research can help us understand processes taking place on earth and evaluate outcomes, consequences and the impact of human activities. This can eventually provide the driving force to foster political action for the establishment of a sustainable future, such as expanding clean technologies.
However, it is not only the gaining of more in-depth knowledge about our present and future which is important, but also the investigation of our past. The precise and non-destructive investigation of archaeological discoveries is of great interest.
In all three fields of geosciences, environment, and cultural heritage, we can gain new knowledge by employing the diverse analytical methods available to us using neutrons.