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European Particle physics Latin American NETwork

Objective

The High Energy Physics (HEP) European scientific community has developed cutting-edge, large-scale facilities that make it a world leader. Particle Physics Programmes in Europe are attracting participation of groups from non-European countries, in particular from Latin America. In the reciprocal direction, the Pierre Auger Observatory for High Energy Cosmic Rays, recently established in Argentina, receives a large European participation. The Latin American HEP community is composed of about 1000 physicists and engineers, more than a half young physicists, graduates and PhD's. In Europe, Latin American physicists collaborate with Research Institutions, Universities and with the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN). Current trend is to increase participation in CERN, in view of the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Large scale LA-Europe collaboration is recent, however, and needs to be consolidated. The EPLANET program will support visits from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico to CERN and other European Institutions and from European countries to the AUGER Observatory, with short exchanges (1-2 months) for senior and longer exchanges (2-12 months) for junior investigators, for a total of about 1800 months. Visits will be used to perform research on the LHC and AUGER experiments, inside well established groups. Scientific results thereby obtained will parallel advanced training and acquisition of new techonologies in accelerator and detector physics, medical physics and ICT. EPLANET will foster the community and develop internal Latin-American collaboration to reach the critical scientific mass and profit from the educational, technological and industrial impact of HEP. The detachment of European senior and junior scientists in Latin-America will strengthen research partnership between Latin America and Europe. EPLANET will foster a sustainable collaboration between Europe and Latin America in HEP and associated technologies.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 37 800

Administrative Contact

Lisena Rubini (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 000

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 388 800

LABORATORIO DE INSTRUMENTACAO E FISICA EXPERIMENTAL DE PARTICULAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 10 800

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 34 200

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 400

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 244 800

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 400

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 915 200

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246806

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 245 400

  • EU contribution

    € 3 245 400

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy