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Ruđer Bošković Institute: Twinning for a step forward of the Theoretical Physics Division

Objective

Research topics in theoretical physics at Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) are broad, from understanding the basic constituents of the Universe, to the study of new materials and complex systems. The research is performed within the Division of Theoretical Physics (DTP), mostly in collaboration with European research institutions. However, the effectiveness and impact is increasingly suffering from a strong limitation of resources, in terms of funding for students, collaboration and dissemination, in addition to the low salaries. In this context, RBI recently made significant efforts to increase its research capabilities in the applied sector, in line with the Smart Specialization Strategy. This is planned through two projects, the major infrastructure project O-ZIP (high priority in the Croatian Operational program for the European Structural Funds) and a recently granted ERA Chair project. Both will impact the theoretical community and call for a rise in its level. RBI-T-WINNING will provide the complementary funding for theoretical physics, with the aim of raising the research profile to that of excellent institutions. This aim will be pursued by supporting strong links with leading European research institutions. Intensive exchange of knowledge and experience will be organized with SISSA, CNRS/University of Paris-Sud Orsay, Ludwig Maximilian University and Niels Bohr Institute, excellent european institutes and altogether cover the investigations within theoretical physics. The set of measures include staff exchanges, training, conferences, summer schools, dissemination and outreach activities for impact on the local community. The project also enables active participation of Croatian researchers in top-level physics research programs, for increasing their experience and visibility. In synergy with other related projects RBI-T-WINNING will maximize the overall impact on the research & innovation potential of Croatia in theoretical physics and overall.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics

Call for proposal

H2020-TWINN-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 696 592,50

Participants (4)

SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 102 130
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 136 858,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 778,75
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 18 627,50
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments