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LAsers for Applications at Accelerators:
A Marie Curie Initial Training NETwork

Objective

The advancement of science and engineering in the past decades is inherently linked to the development of lasers. Ever higher laser beam powers, brightness and shorter pulse lengths have helped establish them as an invaluable tool for both a wide range of industry and medical applications, such as for example material treatment, precision measurements, laser cutting, display technologies, and laser surgery, and for fundamental research, where many of the most advanced experiments in astrophysics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, as well as in plasma research would be impossible without the latest laser technology.

Moreover, lasers have become increasingly important for the successful operation and continuous optimization of particle accelerators: Laser-based particle sources are well suited for delivering the highest quality ion and electron beams, laser acceleration has demonstrated unprecedented accelerating gradients and might be an alternative for conventional particle accelerators in the future, and without laser-based beam diagnostics it would not be possible to unravel the characteristics of many complex particle beams.

The LA3-NET consortium proposes to develop laser applications for particle accelerators within an initial training network. The network brings together research centers, universities, and industry partners to jointly train the next generation of researchers. The partners aim at developing long term collaboration and links between the involved teams across sectors and disciplinary boundaries and to thus help defining improved research and training standards in this multi-faceted field

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 004 200,98
Administrative Contact
Carsten Peter Welsch (Dr.)

Participants (10)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 739 342,40
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL CENTRO DE LASERES PULSADOS ULTRACORTOS ULTRAINTENSOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 461 909,80
Address
Edificio M5 C C/ Adaja 8 Parque Cientifico De La Universidad De Salamanca
37185 Villamayor
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro García García (Mr.)
DANFYSIK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 290 248,20
Address
Gregersensvej 8
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnd Baurichter (Dr.)
FOTON SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 210 680,78
Address
Studenka 1
509 01 Nova Paka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaroslav Moravec (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 458 752,78
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rainer Maletti (Dr.)
GRAND ACCELERATEUR NATIONAL D'IONS LOURDS
France
EU contribution
€ 254 095,58
Address
Boulevard Henri Becquerel
14076 Caen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Vandevoorde (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA-HORIA HULUBEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 180 684,90
Address
Strada Reactorului 30
077125 Magurele Ilfov
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ion Alexandru Popescu (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 458 752,78
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,48
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruth Taheri
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 261 200,48
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Peek (Mr.)