He has been the Director General of the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) since 2001, covering essentially the period during which the EIROforum collaboration has matured. Today, Bill Stirling talks about his experience as chairman of this group, its past and its directions for the future.
Science is moving more rapidly than ever: one groundbreaking discovery follows the next. While schoolteachers have trouble keeping up with the latest research, many pupils call science lessons “boring”. In Spring 2006, EIROforum responded to this contradiction by launching Science in School, the first international, multi-disciplinary journal for innovative science teaching.