AVA - Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics

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 pursue a closely connected R&D program across three scientific work packages. The first one focuses on facility design and optimization, addressing beam life time and stability issues in lowest energy storage rings, as well as beam cooling, deceleration and extraction processes. Work package 2 addresses the design, development and testing of novel beam diagnostics and in particular the establishment of a dedicated test stand, to fully determine the characteristics of an antiproton beam. Finally, novel low energy antimatter experiments will be enabled through R&D into beyond state-of-the-art beam handling, storing and analysis techniques.

A total of 16 Fellows will carry out their respective research project, as well as follow a structured combination of local and network-wide trainings. This will include hands-on training on accelerator facilities, as well as international Schools, Topical Workshops and Conferences that will all be organized by the AVA consortium.

You will find more information about AVA and all research projects at: www.ava-project.eu

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.