SciTech Europa Quarterly Issue 31

The latest edition of SciTech Europa Quarterly explores the topic of space and physics research with the Cherenkov Telescope Array.

SciTech Europa Quarterly Issue 31 includes interviews with a vast range of EU-based researchers, industry professionals and representatives on the most current science and technology topics, including a focus on space and physics research with the Cherenkov Telescope Array. It includes a special feature on the Graphene Flagship; as well as in-depth looks at delivering digital healthcare solutions, Europe’s strategic building blocks for climate action, and how MEP candidates should respond to paediatric oncology in Europe.

With a foreword from Professor Mark Ferguson, the Director General of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Irish Government, this issue also examines the importance of European research programmes for Ireland and how it is staying competitive in the global market.

Research and development

The special focus on space and physics boasts several high level interviews, including:

  • The 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Takaaki Kajita;
  • Professor Werner Hofmann, Director of Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics;
  • CERN’s Professor John Ellis; and
  • Julie McEnery from NASA.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array, which will be the foremost global observatory for very high-energy gamma ray astronomy, is presented in this edition. You can find out about gamma ray detection, cosmic particle acceleration, and multi messenger astronomy within this feature.


The health section of SciTech Europa Quarterly Issue 31 opens with precision medicine, outlining the importance of precision medicine and individual therapies. The health section also contains comments from:

  • Pam Kearns, President of the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP Europe); and
  • EIT Health’s CEO, Jan-Philipp Beck.

Environment and sustainability

The environment and sustainability section includes comments on the EU strategy for climate action and the importance of Smart Cities respectively, from:

  • Mauro Petriccione, of the European Commission’s Climate Action DG; and
  • The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD).
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