The project AVA (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) was an Innovative Training Network within the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The project enabled an interdisciplinary and cross-sector program on antimatter research. The network comprised a lot of the European expertise in this research area. It joined five universities, eight national and international research centers with thirteen partners from industry.
Within AVA, the project partners carried out research across three scientific work packages. These covered facility design and optimization, advanced beam diagnostics and novel low energy antimatter experiments.
A total of 16 Fellows were recruited and became part of larger scientific teams. A structured combination of local and network-wide training was also offered within AVA. This included hands-on training on accelerator facilities, as well as an international training programme consisting of schools, topical workshops and conferences that was 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.