The area of medical and biophysical applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) using hyperpolarized gasses is relatively new. The method has substantially improved and accelerated some of the existing diagnostic methods in life-sciences. The idea of using the NMR technique on hyper polarised gases was recognised in 1994 and published in Nature vol 370 July 1994. The innovation of the topic has appeared from a number of multidisciplinary subjects brought together, which resulted in new applications of hyperpolarized gases. Thus, new research topics have opened up in vast areas of science in relation to production and application of the hyperpolarized gases such as in laser physics, materials science, spectroscopy, medical physics, radiology, and lung studies. The technological medical applications of the method to biology/biophysics, neurology, and lung studies have been widely developing during the last years. Because the field is multidisciplinary and new the subject is not presented as a whole at universities.
Therefore, it is important for the expansion of this field to present to the forthcoming generation of scientist the area of hyperpolarized gasses by introducing both the multidisciplinary scientific background and the fascinating area of technological applications of this method. It is planned to organise a 1-event Euro-Summer School. The Euro Summer School will be the first school to address the potential applications of hyperpolarized noble gasses. The school will introduce this new area to students from various fields thereby stimulating the European potential for research and applications within this promising area. The summer school will help to expand the network, that can be used later in the work of existing groups working with hyperpolarised gases and establish new groups in more EC countries as well as in Associated States.