Accelerator and research reactor infrastructures for Education and Learning (ARIEL)


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Funds granted by main funder (€)

61 245,00


Funding program

CSA Coordination and Support Action, H2020 (H2020)


Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2019

Project end date: 31/08/2023


Summary

Accelerator and Research Reactor Infrastructures for Education and Learning: For the continuing improvement of the safety of current and planned nuclear facilities accurate and precise nuclear data are required to simulate the ongoing processes on the atomic level. In order to maintain the transfer of knowledge to the younger generation and to countries with less advanced nuclear programs the most modern and state of the art neutron beam facilities based on accelerators and research reactors will unite in this project international experts with interested early stage researchers (both before and after their PhD) to work on the most challenging problems. Experimental work in international teams at these facilities will be the most effective training and competence building tool. The project will provide 3500 additional beam time hours for external users groups at the neutron facilities of the consortium. Up to 70 early stage researchers will be able to receive full mobility and logistical support to participate in these experiments at 20 different accelerator or reactor based neutron facilities. The training of early stage researchers in the field of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering will be complemented by up to 30 research stays of up to 12 weeks duration for extended work at the participating facilities. This activity, which is also open to senior scientists, will continue to foster the exchange of knowledge that has grown in earlier EURATOM work programmes,e.g. within CHANDA, or ERINDA. The scientific proposals for experiments and training of early stage researchers will be selected by a Project Advisory Committee consisting of high-level experts based on scientific excellence and relevance to improve nuclear safety and support of current nuclear data needs as addressed by IAEA and NEA. In order to increase the visibility and attractiveness at the university level four summer schools with about 80 participants shall be organized during the project, where the wider target group should be students with physics and engineering backgrounds.


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