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EuPRAXIA Doctoral Network

Project description

Cross-sector plasma accelerator research and training programme

Tens of thousands of particle accelerators are currently in operation around the world in many fields, including research, industry and medicine. Yet accelerator usage could be much more widespread were it not limited by cost and size constraints. EuPRAXIA was the first European project that developed a dedicated particle accelerator research infrastructure based on novel plasma acceleration concepts and technology. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the EuPRAXIA-DN project will enable the full potential of the EuPRAXIA deliverables. As a doctoral network of 10 fellows, it will provide a platform for the next generation of plasma accelerator researchers to carry out cutting-edge research and receive comprehensive training combined with hands-on experience at a large-scale research infrastructure.

Objective

EuPRAXIA is the first European project that develops a dedicated particle accelerator research infrastructure based on novel plasma acceleration concepts and laser technology. It focuses on the development of electron accelerators and underlying technologies, their user communities, and the exploitation of existing accelerator infrastructures in Europe. It was accepted onto the ESFRI roadmap for strategically important research infrastructures in June 2021 as a European priority.

To fully exploit the potential of this breakthrough facility, advances are urgently required in plasma and laser R&D, studies into facility design and optimization, along a coordinated push for novel applications. EuPRAXIA-DN is a new MSCA Doctoral Network for a cohort of 10 Fellows between universities, research centers and industry that will carry out an interdisciplinary and cross-sector plasma accelerator research and training program for this new research infrastructure. The network focuses on scientific and technical innovations and on boosting the career prospects of its Fellows.

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Net EU contribution
€ 518 875,20
Address
Via enrico fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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