per aspera ad astra. AStroparticle ERAnet. ASPERA Status. Astronet GB 20 September 2006 S.Katsanevas CNRS/IN2P3. What is the AstroParticle ERA net (ASPERA)?. An EU ERANET program with
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per aspera ad astra AStroparticle ERAnet ASPERA Status Astronet GB 20 September 2006 S.Katsanevas CNRS/IN2P3
What is the AstroParticle ERA net (ASPERA)? • An EU ERANET program with • 17 partners from 12 countries and CERN, CNRS coordinator, ambition to cover all countries with astroparticle activities in Europe • EU budget 2.5 M€ for 3 years (1 July 2006 to 1 July 2009) used for 33 meetings, 10 new liaison officers , 26 deliverables, 5 milestones. • Goals (increasing level of ambition) • Evaluate the current status of Astroparticle Physics funding in Europe • Provide the community with a common electronic infrastructure and outreach policy • Increase the partnership to all European countries with activities in Astroparticle, coordinate with other regions • Prepare a detailed roadmap and strategic plan of the facilities • Propose common evaluation procedures, management, benchmarks • Achieve integration/coordination/linking of facilities (Ulabs, CT, GWA) • Achieve common funding calls (e.g for R&D) • Achieve partial alignment of funds in Europe for Astroparticle
ASPERA 17 agencies 12 countries + CERN: Belgium FNRS/FWO Czech Rep. MEYS France CEA/CNRS Germany BMBF/PTDESY Greece DEMOKRITOS Italy INFN Netherlands FOM Portugal FCT Spain MEC/FECYT Sweden VR Switzerland SNF UK PPARC CERN
WP3 European wide procedures INFN 5 workpackages WP1 Status in research funding NIKHEF WP2 Roadmap PPARC WP4 Web/Database/Outreach Network Extension BMBF/MEC WP5 Management CNRS
ASPERA WP1 Status APP funding in Europe Inventory of systems & rules Identify barriers for collaboration (legal, financial)
Collect status information • How do other agencies operate • Funding philosophy • Which programs? • Who can be funded? • Which disciplines? • Conditions? • Other organisations? WP 1
Instruments • Program manager meetings: • Define criteria (early 2007) 1st workshop 15 January 2007 Paris • Working stays abroad: Administrative open days • a.1st meeting in Paris on the 16/17 of January 2007 in Paris • b. 2nd meeting April in Amsterdam • c. 3rd meeting June in Hambourg • d. 4th meeting July London • e. 5th meeting October Rome • f. 6th meeting November Madrid • g. 7th meeting January 2008 Geneva/Bern • h. 8th meeting March Brussels • i. 9th meeting May Lisbon • j. 10th meeting June Stockholm • k. 11th meeting September Athens • 12th meeting November Prague • A draft document ready a few major agencies serve as “cobays” for its pertinence before large diffusion (PPARC,INFN,CNRS,INFN, FOM)
ASPERA WP2 A Roadmap for APP in Europe Roadmap and areas of common R&D Formulation of a common evaluation policy A posteriori linking of existing infrastructures
Astroparticle Physics, a definition through 6 questions* Courtesy ApPEC PRC • What is the Universe made of ? • Do protons have a finite life time ? • What are the properties of neutrinos ? What is their role in cosmic evolution ? • What do neutrinos tell us about the interior of Sun and Earth, and about Supernova explosions ? • What is the origin of cosmic rays ? What is the view of the sky at extreme energies ? • What is the nature of gravity ? Can we detect gravitational waves ? What will they tell us about violent cosmic processes ? *”Science is the art of replacing unimportant questions that can be answered by important ones which cannot” Edward B. Ferguson Jr. 1976.
A definition through instruments • High Energy neutrinos • High energy gamma rays • Gravitational antennas • High energy cosmic rays • Dark matter • Large Underground Detectors • Neutrinos mass (endpoint, doublebeta) and reactor neutrinos
satellite MeV/GeV (Agile, Glast) MeV/GeV CR (Pamela, AMS) CR @ extreme energies Charged Cosmic Rays GeV-TeV gamma (incl. DM indirect) WIMP Solar axions CAST i.e. Hess, Auger UG lab underwater underice UG lab DM direct HE neutrinos atm. neutrinos (incl. DM indirect) Solar Supernova Spiering, ApPEC.
m Laser axions Reactor Accelerator Oscillations (accelerators) NO proton decay • No particles from heaven but: • - same infrastructure () • closely related question (tritium decay) NO UG lab Spiering, ApPEC.
Interferometer low frequency (LISA) Gravitational Waves Interferometers (Geo-600, VIRGO) Resonance Antennas Spiering, ApPEC.