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Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics

Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics

Objective

Antiprotons, stored and cooled at low energies in a storage ring or at rest in traps, are highly desirable for the investigation of basic questions on fundamental interactions, the static structure of antiprotonic atoms, CPT tests by high-resolution spectroscopy on antihydrogen, as well as gravity experiments. Antimatter experiments are at the cutting edge of science. They are, however, very difficult to realize and have been limited by the performance of the only existing facility in the world, the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) at CERN. The Extra Low Energy Antiproton ring (ELENA) will be a critical upgrade to this unique facility and commissioned from summer 2016. This will significantly enhance the beam quality and enable new experiments.
To fully exploit the discovery potential of this facility and to pave the way for a vibrant long-term physics program with low energy antiprotons, advances are urgently required in numerical tools that can adequately model beam transport, life time and interaction, beam diagnostics tools and detectors that can fully characterize the beam’s properties, as well as in into advanced experimental techniques for improved precision and novel experiments that exploit the enhanced beam quality that ELENA will provide. AVA is a new European training network between universities, research centers and industry that will carry out an interdisciplinary and cross-sector antimatter research and training program for a cohort of 15 Fellows. It targets new scientific and technical developments and aims at boosting the career prospects of all trainees.

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

€ 819 863,64

Participants (10)

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EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 530 453,52

CIVIDEC INSTRUMENTATION GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

COSYLAB LABORATORIJ ZA KONTROLNE SISTEME DD

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 234 997,56

FOTON SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 232 422,48

GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

STAHL STEFAN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

Partners (14)

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Bergoz

Carbon Digital

Edge Wave GmbH

Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd.

Holdsworth Associates

INVENTYA LTD

RIKEN THE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL RESEARCH

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

TECHX UK

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

UK Intellectual Property Office

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

VIALUX MESSTECHNIK + BILDVERARBEITUNG GMBH

Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721559

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 848 975,64

  • EU contribution

    € 3 848 975,64

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom