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European Light Sources Activities - Synchrotrons and Free Electron Lasers

Objective

Europe has the largest and most advanced system of synchrotrons and free electron lasers (FELs): 17 operating facilities, several under construction, some 300 beamlines, 25,000-30,000 users per year from many disciplines (materials, chemistry, biology, medicine, physics, technology and others); this is also the world’s largest experimental network. The system is an open resource for all scientists based on merit, without national barriers. The network and its bottom-up approach to transnational access are major factors in the European competitiveness in science and technology. The European Commission had a major role in this accomplishment by providing through different channels resources for joint activities and transnational access. The present proposal is will enhance this role guaranteeing full exploitation of the research infrastructure by European scientists. The specific objectives are: (1) to provide resources for a concrete transnational access independent of the financial situation of the concerned users; (2) to support joint research activities to build new capacities in existing research infrastructures to even better serve the transnational user community and make European synchrotrons and FELs even more competitive with respect to the USA, Japan and others. In addition, (3) networking activities - schools, workshops, documentation, standards and public dissemination - will boost cooperation in the network and its positive effects in Europe and beyond. The requested financial support is much smaller than the overall funding of the network but its impact is major, benefiting some 10,000 scientists in Europe. Transnational access is crucial for researchers from less-favored countries – new EU members in particular. The concrete access front-line instruments without emigration and brain drain is a key effect of the open access to the European synchrotrons and FELs. Similarly positive is the impact on junior researchers and women scientists.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 227 719
Administrative Contact
Michele Bertolo (Dr.)

Participants (16)

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 680,99
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Salvador Ferrer Fábregas (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 311 074
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Søren Pape Møller (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 028 613
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Frederking (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 198 997
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michele Saumon (Ms.)
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 538 843,99
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Krell (Dr.)
DIAMOND LIGHT SOURCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 931 474,02
Address
Diamond House Harwell Science & Innovation Campus Chilton
0X11 0DE Didcot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dominic Semple (Dr.)
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 145
Address
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Phil Irving (Dr.)
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 626 997
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Sette (Dr.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 958
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Van Der Meer (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 316
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 254 031
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 610,01
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Teresa Ghirelli (Dr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 062 265
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nils Mårtensson (Prof.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 904 610,01
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 992 927,98
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Bozec (Mr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 738
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gary Paul Robbins (Mr.)