The project AVA (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) is an Innovative Training Network within the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The project will enable an interdisciplinary and cross-sector program on antimatter research. The network comprises a lot of the European expertise in this research area. It joins 5 universities, 8 national and international research centers with 13 partners from industry.
Within AVA, the project partners will carry out research across 3 scientific work packages. These cover facility design and optimization, advanced beam diagnostics and novel low energy antimatter experiments.
A total of 16 Fellows will be recruited and become part of larger scientific teams. A structured combination of local and network-wide training will also be offered within AVA. This includes hands-on training on accelerator facilities, as well as an international training programme consisting of schools, topical workshops and conferences that will be open to all Fellows, as well as the wider scientific community.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721559.