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Europe-America-Japan Accelerator Development and Exchange Programme

Project description

Making a Higgs factory a global endeavour

As the highest priority of particle physics, a Higgs factory is a particle accelerator designed to produce Higgs bosons at a very high rate. Higgs boson (discovered in 2012) was the final missing particle of the standard model of particle physics. In this context, the Europe-America-Japan Accelerator Development and Exchange Programme will act as a training and staff exchange network for accelerator R&D within elementary particle physics. With the support of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, this EAJADE project will mobilise international staff exchanges as a vehicle to efficiently boost technical progress, exploit facilities worldwide, create unique training opportunities, and build strong collaborations with Japanese and American scientists, and with industry partners in Europe.

Objective

EAJADE is a training and staff exchange network for accelerator R&D within elementary particle physics. The recent update of the European strategy for particle physics emphasises the need for a “Higgs factory” — a lepton collider able to study the Higgs boson in detail. Such a machine is both a precision instrument and a discovery machine for potentially groundbreaking physics.
All Higgs factory proposals require wide international collaboration for their implementation and 5-10 years of design refinements and technical developments before construction. The relevant expertise and infrastructures are globally distributed, and a wide interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial network is essential to make progress and train future experts in the field.
EAJADE makes use of international staff exchanges as a vehicle to efficiently boost technical progress, exploit facilities world-wide, create unique training opportunities, and build strong collaborations with Japanese and American scientists, and with industry partners in Europe.
Accelerator R&D and the realisation of future machines like a Higgs factory are truly global endeavours relying on expertise in a broad set of fields and a number of state-of-the-art technologies. Future facilities also need to carefully address their CO2 footprint, study the use of renewable energy sources and of energy efficiency, and aim to become models of sustainability. These challenges require intersectoral efforts and development of best practices.
EAJADE is expected to lead to important and innovative advances for accelerators and the related high-tech industry, with substantial benefits also for other disciplines where accelerators are about to become key instruments. It will also help develop a more performant and sustainable European knowledge-based economy, by providing top-level training to many physicists and engineers, and through the efforts to reduce the energy consumption of accelerator technology used in numerous facilities.

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DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Net EU contribution
€ 193 200,00
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NOTKESTRASSE 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

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