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The Flagship ERA-NET (FLAG-ERA II)

Start date: Dec 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2021,

FLAG-ERA, the Flagship ERA-NET, gathers national and regional funding organisation with the goal of supporting, together with the European Commission, the FET Flagship initiatives and more generally the FET Flagship programme. Most funding organisations in Europe participate, either directly or as associated members. FLAG-ERA contributes to the construction of the two Flagship initiatives on Graph ...
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QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies (QuantERA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2021,

QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum TechnologiesQuantum Technologies (QT) has become a new and fast developing area of research initiated by a realisation that quantum physics opens up radically new modes of quantum information processing and communication. European researchers have been at the forefront of these developments delivering many groundbreaking scientific results and advancing technolog ...
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CHROMIUM

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2021,

Why the Universe is void of anti-matter is one of the remaining Big Questions in Science.One explanation is provided within the Standard Model by violation of Charge Parity (CP) symmetry, producing differences between the behavior of particles and their anti-particles.CP violation in the neutrino sector could allow a mechanism by which the matter-anti matter asymmetry arose.The objective of this p ...
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Proton conduction in structured water (PROWAT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2021,

In recent years water near surfaces and solutes has been observed to be differently structured and to show slower reorientation and hydrogen-bond dynamics than in bulk. Aqueous proton transfer is a process that strongly relies on the structure and dynamics of the hydrogen-bond network of liquid water and that often occurs near surfaces. Examples are thylakoid and mitochondrial membranes and the na ...
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Scanning Electron Optical Nanoscopy (SCEON)

Start date: Jul 1, 2016, End date: Jun 30, 2021,

Novel developments in optical technology increasingly depend on control of light at the nanoscale. To study light at this small length scale it is essential to employ techniques that can excite and image light at the nanoscale. In recent years, my group has explored cathodoluminescence (CL) spectroscopy for this purpose. Based on the exciting potential of this technique, I propose to design and co ...
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Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies (HOT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2020,

The hybrid optomechanical technologies (HOT) consortium will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices, which connect, or indeed contain, several platforms at the nanoscale in a single “hybrid” system. As hybrid interfaces they will allow to harness the unique advantages of each subsystem within a nano-scale footprint, while as integrated hybrid devices they will enable entirely novel fun ...
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Chemistry is fundamental to nanotechnology, as chemistry can prepare specifically tailored molecules to serve, in a bottom-up approach, as the building blocks for the fabrication of functional and structured nano-materials. Nanotechnology is the technology of the 21st century with applications from electronics to biotechnology and medicine. The next decade will thus be characterized by an increasi ...
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The objective of the AENEAS project is to develop a concept and design for a distributed, federated European Science Data Centre (ESDC) to support the astronomical community in achieving the scientific goals of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The scientific potential of the SKA radio telescope is unprecedented and represents one of the highest priorities for the international scientific communit ...
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KM3NeT is a large Research Infrastructure that will consist of a network of deep-sea neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea with user ports for earth and sea sciences. The main science objectives, a description of the technology and a summary of the costs are presented in the KM3NeT 2.0 Letter of Intent. Following the appearance of KM3NeT 2.0 on the ESFRI roadmap 2016 and in line with the re ...
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Authentication and Authorisation For Research and Collaboration (AARC2)

Start date: May 1, 2017, End date: Apr 30, 2019,

The goal of AARC2 is to design an AAI framework to develop interoperable AAI, to enable researchers to access the whole research and infrastructure service portfolio with one login. AARC2's objectives are:1. enable federated access in research communities participating in AARC22. assist research communities to map their requirements to concrete service offerings3. support research (e-)infrastructu ...
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Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster (ASTERICS)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2019,

ASTERICS (Astronomy ESFRI & Research Infrastructure Cluster) aims to address the cross-cutting synergies and common challenges shared by the various Astronomy ESFRI facilities (SKA, CTA, KM3Net & E-ELT). It brings together for the first time, the astronomy, astrophysics and particle astrophysics communities, in addition to other related research infrastructures. The major objectives of ASTERICS ar ...
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Control of the Structure of Light at the Nanoscale (CONSTANS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2019,

In the last decade, the fields of nanoplasmonics and photonic crystals have opened up the nanoscale for optical control. Both the flow and emission of light can be controlled at these small length scales, giving rise to new science and applications. Interestingly, freely propagating light beams can already contain nanoscale features, i.e. optical singularities. Little is known about this nanoscale ...
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Hydrogen is a highly versatile fuel that is believed to become one of the key pillars to support our future energy infrastructure. A clean and renewable method to produce hydrogen is to use sunlight to convert water into hydrogen in a photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell. The exact mechanism of this photocatalytic water splitting remains a largely unexplored area. In this project, I will provide insigh ...
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A Roadmap to the realization of fusion energy was adopted by the EFDA system at the end of 2012. The roadmap aims at achieving all the necessary know-how to start the construction of a demonstration power plant (DEMO) by 2030, in order to reach the goal of fusion electricity in the grid by 2050. The roadmap has been articulated in eight different Missions. The present proposal has the goal of impl ...
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"Understanding how cells control their shape is an important scientific goal, since cells in our body constantly need to undergo shape changes to perform vital tasks such as growth and division. Conversely, abnormal cell shape changes contribute to life-threatening diseases such as cancer and developmental disorders. I propose to resolve the physical basis of active cell shape control by studying ...
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"In a developing embryo, each cell has to assume the correct cell fate to yield a viable adult organism. It has become clear that the signaling networks that control development are heavily influenced by molecular noise, i.e. stochastic fluctuations on the molecular level. Intriguingly, in many organisms cell fates are assigned in a stochastic manner. Such stochastic cell fate decisions are though ...
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Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area (GENERA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

With the main goal to address gender equality in Research & Innovation the proposing GENERA (Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area) consortium has been formed to apply a bottom-up approach to enhance gender equality in the field of physics research as a benchmark for other sciences. Physics is a research field with a low representation of female researchers and a masculine image, s ...
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Novel Photovoltaics Enabled by Nanoscience (NanoEnabledPV)

Start date: Aug 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2018,

The “NanoEnabledPV” research program will exploit the fundamental benefits of nanomaterials and address their challenges to make low-cost solar cells a reality. NanoEnabledPV contains three focus areas necessary to reach our goal:1) “Nano surface doping” – surface-controlled nanomaterial properties. We will explore using charged surface oxides and surface ligands with dipole moments as a novel do ...
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Nanomechanical spin-to-photon transduction in silicon (NAMESTRANSIS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2016, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

The spin of an electron trapped in the binding potential of a phosphorous donor has recently shown some of the longest quantum coherence times in solid state and is now regarded as one of the most promising materials for quantum computing. However, current readout techniques rely on single-electron transistors for which millikelvin temperatures and nanoelectronic connections are needed.We propose ...
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MEMS made Electron Emission Membranes (MEMBrane)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Jan 31, 2018,

We propose a radically new and generic type of detector for photons, electrons and energetic charged particles: a stacked set of curved miniature dynodes in vacuum, created through MicroMechanical Electronic Systems (MEMS) fabrication techniques on top of a state-of-the-art CMOS pixel chip. This combination in itself is an extremely efficient electron detector. By capping the system with a traditi ...
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The main goal of the project is to provide excellent initial training to young researchers in the field of high energy particle physics, paving the road for new discoveries about the fundamental nature of the Universe at a time when new discoveries are expected, and when the new Standard Model of Particle Physics is going to be forged.The research goal of HiggsTools is the investigation of electro ...
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Hydration Dynamics of Antifreeze Proteins (AntWatFre)

Start date: Nov 1, 2015, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) and antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs) enable the survival of various organisms in freezing or subfreezing habitats. Even millimolar concentrations of these proteins are sufficient to lower the freezing temperature by several degrees. To reach a similar freezing point depression using sodium chloride would require molar concentrations. Nowadays AF(G)Ps already find applica ...
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Molecular Imaging of Brain Pathophysiology (BrainPath)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

BRAINPATH aims to build upon current developments in molecular imaging by creating an academic-industrial training and mobility network for the next revolution of imaging technology. Molecular in vivo imaging is a fertile area which combines expertise, state-of-art equipment and many disciplines and inter-sector work environments. Our goal is to better understand brain diseases and develop new pre ...
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The goal of AARC is to address technical and functional gaps that prevent the interoperability of existing R&E AAIs. AARC objectives are:1. Deliver the design of an integrated cross-discipline AAI framework, built on federated access production services (eduGAIN) 2. Increase the uptake of federated access within different research communities3. Pilot critical components of the proposed integrated ...
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The introduction of new photo-active materials with enhanced performance is enabling a fast technological development in fields such as photovoltaics, photodetection, display technology and imaging systems. The efforts on the improvement of the synthesis and growth of these materials are in many cases not accompanied with equal efforts on the development of appropriate techniques that enable thei ...
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ET-LCGT Telescopes: Exchange of Scientists (ELiTES)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

A new way to investigate the Universe will be possible when the new generation of gravitational wave telescopes becomes operative. First, the advanced detectors, then the 3rd generation observatories will allow to detect the gravitational wave signal emitted in catastrophic event in the Universe. The Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational wave Telescope (LCGT, now named KAGRA) in Japan and the Einste ...
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"We propose to establish a training network for the development of intelligent devices and tools for cutting-edge applications in Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Medical Physics and Telecommunications. The network aims to develop new technologies and algorithms, with a common theme of placing intelligence into data-acquisition, processing and transmission technologies very close to the informat ...
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FET Flagship ERA-NET (FLAG-ERA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

The FET Flagship ERA-NET, called FLAG-ERA, gathers national and regional funding organisation with the goal of supporting the FET Flagship initiatives and more generally the FET Flagship concept. Most funding organisations in Europe participate, either directly or as associated members. The project also fosters international cooperation with funding organisations outside Europe. FLAG-ERA thus offe ...
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SUPERSYMMETRY: a window to non-perturbative physics (SUSY)

Start date: Sep 1, 2010, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

"Supersymmetry provides an invaluable tool for quantitatively exploring a large variety of non-perturbative phenomena arising in gauge theories and gravitation. This proposal intends to exploit this fact to make significant progress on three important topics in theoretical physics, namely, black holes, strongly-coupled gauge fields, and instantons and supersymmetry breaking. Besides supersymmetry, ...
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Plasmonic Metamaterials (PLASMETA)

Start date: Jul 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2016,

"IIn this program I will demonstrate control of light at length scales well below the free-space wavelength, leading to entirely new fundamental phenomena and important applications. The research program is built on specially engineered metamaterials composed of metal nanostructures that support surface plasmons that are embedded in a dielectric. The program is composed of three strongly related t ...
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Science Friction (SciFri)

Start date: Jul 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2016,

"There is no fundamental law that dictates the necessity of losing energy in a sliding contact. In spite of its apparent simplicity, we have a relatively poor understanding of the mechanisms that determine how energy is lost when two bodies are forced to slide over one another. The SciFri project will launch a research attack on friction that will not only deepen our fundamental insight into this ...
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Microwave, Ultrasonic and Plasma assisted Syntheses (MAPSYN)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2016,

The proposed project, MAPSYN, aims to bring selected innovative energy efficient chemical reaction processes, assisted with novel microwave, ultrasonic and plasma systems, up to the manufacturing scale. A pragmatic approach of using these selected alternative energy sources for end user selected reactions, will be individually studied for both microreactor and flow reactor systems (i.e. continuous ...
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Ultra-fast control of THz plasmon polariton resonances (THZ-PLASMON)

Start date: Jun 1, 2011, End date: May 31, 2016,

"Active control of the optical properties of materials represents one of the most fundamental aspects of photonics. It is crucial to deepen our understanding on light-matter interactions, and for the development of novel technologies. Of special importance is the interaction of light with metal surfaces, leading to surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). SPPs can give rise to giant local field enhancem ...
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The hypermultiplet sector in N=2 supersymmetric theories has long defied a complete understanding. However, recent workon the couplings of off-shell hypermultiplets in flat space has opened the door to a comprehensive treatment of their supergravity couplings. In pursuit of this goal, this proposal aims to construct a complete description of off-shell N=2 supergravity-matter actions, including bot ...
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"TALENT is a 4-year multi-site training network aiming at career development of young researchers on design, construction, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of innovative radiation hard detector modules and novel scientific instruments. TALENT provides, to 15 ESRs and 2 ERs, training for deep understanding of the complexity of scientific instrument building from theoretical design until ind ...
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The goal of this project is the development of a suite of nanophotonic devices that interface with spins, for application in quantum information and quantum-enabled classical communi-cation technologies. Our technologies will be based on electron and nuclear spins in semi-conductor quantum dots (QDs) embedded in nanophotonic devices. We will combine knowledge of the physics of semiconductor spin ...
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"Many of the Higgs and new physics searches at the Large Hadron Collider involve signals with jets of energetic hadrons. This proposal will improve the theoretical predictions for such processes, focusing on three different aspects:1) Since backgrounds depend on the number of jets, search analyses are often separated into bins with a particular number of jets to improve sensitivity. I propose to i ...
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Mammography is an X-ray imaging technique widely used to screen women for breast cancer. The abilities to detect small micro-calcifications that are possible indicators of malignant processes and to distinguish between abnormal and normal soft tissue findings are crucial in mammography. Current systems employ high-resolution full field detectors to spot micro-calcifications and low energy X-rays t ...
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At the heart of the cell’s ability to maintain its mechanical integrity while dynamically altering its shape is an intimate interaction between plasma membrane and the underlying actin cortex. There is mounting evidence that regulation of actin–membrane anchoring by lipids and dedicated anchoring proteins is critical for the formation of dynamic actin structures needed for essential functions such ...
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Living cells maintain a high degree of functional and structural organization which largely depends on a highly dynamic scaffold, the cytoskeleton, with microtubules (MTs) and actin filaments as the central elements. While both components are comparably well characterized individually, their interplay and mutual regulation remains poorly understood. Precisely their cooperative functioning, however ...
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