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optimization of Particle Accelerators: A Marie Curie Initial Training Network

Objective

There are more than fifteen thousand particle accelerators in the world, ranging from the linear accelerators used for cancer therapy in modern hospitals to the giant 'atom-smashers' at international particle physics laboratories used to unlock the secrets of creation. For many decades these scientific instruments have formed one of the main pillars of modern research across scientific disciplines and countries.

The optimization of the performance of any particle accelerator critically depends on an in-depth understanding of the beam dynamics in the machine, the availability of simulation tools to study and continuously improve all accelerator components from beam handling elements to rf cavities, a complete set of beam diagnostics methods to monitor all important machine and beam parameters with high precision, and a control and data acquisition system that links all the above.

The oPAC consortium proposes to carry out collaborative research into all the above aspects, with the aim to optimize the performance of present and future accelerators that lie at the heart of many research infrastructures. The network brings together leading research centers, universities, and industry partners to jointly train the next generation of researchers in this interdisciplinary field. oPAC aims 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 important 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

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carsten Peter Welsch (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 398 280,50

Participants (11)

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 461 909,80
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alejandro Sanchez (Dr.)
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 240 404
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)
CIVIDEC INSTRUMENTATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 240 045,22
Address
Schottengasse 3 A Stg 1/41
1010 Wien

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erich Griesmayer (Prof.)
COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 214 627
Address
Gerbičeva Ulica 64
1000 Ljubljana

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damjan Golob (Mr.)
CST - COMPUTER SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 626,38
Address
Bad Nauheimer Strasse 19
64289 Darmstadt

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Thoma (Dr.)
EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ESS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 472 645,78
Address
Box 176
22100 Lund

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agneta Carlekrantz (Ms.)
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUR SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 626,38
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Doris Scholz (Ms.)
INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES, ELEKTRONSKA INSTRUMENTACIJA IN PRODUKTI ZA PROCESIRANJE SIGNALOV DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 214 627,58
Address
Velika Pot 22
5250 Solkan

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nika Vodopivec (Dr.)
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 900,98
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Greaves (Ms.)
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 254 095,58
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Le Ray (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 461 909,80
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martínez - Pais Loscertales (Ms.)