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Jet Simulations, Experiments and Theory

Objective

JETSET is a four-year Marie Curie Research Training Network (RTN) designed to build a vibrant interdisciplinary European research and training community centred on rigorous and novel approaches to plasma jet studies, with a focus on flows produced during star formation. The theme of the network is at the confluence of astrophysical observations, theoretical and computational modelling, laboratory experiments, and Grid technology. The core strategy of the network will be to create, for the first time, a powerful interdisciplinary synergy between these domains of expertise within Europe, and use it to break new ground in several key areas related to plasma jets, both in space and in the laboratory. Our main scientific goals will focus on understanding the driving mechanisms of jets around young stars (including their possible crucial link with planet-forming disks); the cooling/heating processes, instabilities and shock structures in stellar and lab jets; and the impact of jets on energy balance and star formation in the galactic medium. The network will overcome regional fragmentation and increase European competitiveness and visibility in these areas by coordinating between nodes the use of resources, and by implementing the joint development of state-of-the-art analysis tools. Lasting world-class results will include: unique sets of theoretical models for jet production with synthetic predictions; coordinated databases of multi-wavelength jet observations; complete sets of laser and pulsed power device experimental benchmarks; cross-validated simulation codes; and the setting up of a European Grid computing facilities. The network training program will provide a core of top-ranking early stage and experienced researchers with in-depth, multidisciplinary expertise in high demand strategic European research fields, such as plasma fusion and numerical fluid-dynamics simulations in climatology, engineering (aircrafts, spacecrafts, automobiles), and medical imaging.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

RTN - Marie Curie actions-Research Training Networks

Coordinator

DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Address
10 Burlington Road
Dublin
Ireland

Participants (10)

CENTRO DE ASTROFíSICA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE PORTO
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Estrellas S/n
Porto
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE PER L'ASTRONOMIA E L'ASTROFISICA
Italy
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini N.84
Roma
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
London
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
Address
University Campus
Athens
LANDESSTERNWARTE KöNIGSTUHL, HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Koenigstuhl 12
Heidelberg
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
Address
Avenue Denfert-rochereau
Paris
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG.
Germany
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
Heidelberg
THüRINGER LANDESSTERNWARTE TAUTENBURG
Germany
Address
Sternwarte 5
Tautenburg
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
621, Avenue Centrale - Domaine Universitaire De Saint Martin D'heres
Grenoble
UNIVERSITà DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO - DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA GENERALE
Italy
Address
Via Verdi 8
Torino