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Marie Curie Training Network on Particle Detectors

Objective

The challenging questions of particle physics, like the origin of mass, the existence of new forms and states of matter, can only be addressed in technically complex and expensive large-scale research facilities. Well coordinated international effort is required to design, build and operate world class infrastructure comprising accelerators of highest energy and/or intensity and detector systems of unprecedented performance. Frequently the quality of the results and hence the progress of science is limited by the quality of the detectors and by the level of understanding of their characteristics and performance. Future detectors need to cap current state-of-the art performance in terms of position and energy resolution, number and density of read-out channels, dynamic range and noise, speed, radiation tolerance, robustness and reliability. We propose an Initial Training Network on Particle Detectors which spans 4 years. A multi-site network has been formed which comprises 9 academic participants, 3 associated industrial partners and 2 associated academic partners from 9 European countries. It will provide extraordinary training opportunities to young researchers (physicists and engineers) in the field of radiation detectors. The proposed Training Network will play an essential role to train a new generation of excellent detector scientists which is required to conceive, design, build and exploit the next generation of experiments which may come into operation in the years 2012-2020. Internationally renowned supervisors will provide scientific and technical training at the highest level. The trainees will be integrated in existing collaborative structures and profit from a unique spectrum of expertise and facilities available in the network. Complementary training, involving particularly our industrial partners, e.g. in communication skills, project and financial management, is an integral part of the programme.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 070 420,34
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)

Participants (8)

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 428 341,53
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Lohmann (Dr.)
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 611 660,99
Address
Planckstrasse 1
64291 Darmstadt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christian Joachim Schmidt (Dr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 364 767,73
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 496 830,99
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marek Idzik (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 349,96
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teresa Ghirelli (Ms.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 424 049,20
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arjen Van Rijn (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 453 377,66
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tilman Rohe (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 424 959,94
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gisela Neve (Ms.)