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Development of a demonstrator for the Penetrating Particle Analyser (PAN) technology

Project description

A window on ionising radiation will shed light on our cosmos and foster safe space travel

The Universe is full of radiation, energy emitted as rays, electromagnetic waves, and particles. Space radiation differs from the radiation we experience on Earth. It consists of three main types of high-energy (ionising) radiation: particles trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field, particles during solar flares, and cosmic rays originating outside our solar system. High-energy radiation is dangerous because we cannot easily shield ourselves from it. It moves through substances, ionising atoms in the surrounding material. The EU-funded PAN project is building a demonstrator of a penetrating particle analyser to help us understand these particles in deep space. Insight will shed light on violent solar events, cosmic rays, and space weather, enhancing basic understanding and the future safety of humans in space.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 312 500,00
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 687 500,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 512 500,00
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00