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optimization of Particle Accelerators:
A Marie Curie Initial Training Network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289485

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 939 699

  • EU contribution

    € 5 939 699

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

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.
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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

€ 1 398 280,50

Administrative Contact

Carsten Peter Welsch (Dr.)

Participants (11)

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 461 909,80

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 240 404

CIVIDEC INSTRUMENTATION GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 240 045,22

COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 214 627

CST - COMPUTER SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 626,38

EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ESS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 472 645,78

GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 626,38

INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES, ELEKTRONSKA INSTRUMENTACIJA IN PRODUKTI ZA PROCESIRANJE SIGNALOV DD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 214 627,58

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 527 900,98

SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 095,58

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 461 909,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289485

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 939 699

  • EU contribution

    € 5 939 699

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom