Transnational access

Integrating Activity offer transnational access for state-of-the-art research based on unique performance of the accelerators and high quality of service...

The HadronPhysics3 project consists of:

  • 29 work packages:
    • 9 Networking activities, plus the Management of the Consortium,
    • 14 Joint Research activities,
    • 5 Transnational Access activities,
    • 48 beneficiaries as members of the Consortium,
  • 119 organizations not receiving EU funds but participating in the work packages,
  • More than 2.500 scientists from 35 countries contributing to the project.

The governance of the project is realized through the managerial structure displayed in Figure and described below. It is composed by:

  • the Governing Board, the decision-making body of the project;
  • the Project Coordinator, vis à vis the European Commission, assisted by the Management Team;
  • the Management Board to which the Dissemination Committee reports.

Management structure image

The composition of the managerial bodies and the operative procedures are described below.

The Coordinator
The Coordinator is the legal entity, scientific and administrative representative of the Consortium.
The Grant Agreement (GA) is signed between the Commission and the Coordinator. Other legal entities may accede to the Grant Agreement as beneficiaries by signing the Form A of
accession. All the beneficiaries together form the Consortium. The Consortium Agreement (CA) is signed by the Coordinator and the beneficiaries.
The Coordinator is, on behalf of the Consortium, responsible for carrying out the specific coordination tasks laid down in the GA with the Commission, covering all scientific, technical,  organizational and financial aspects.

The Project Coordinator
The Project Coordinator is the authorized contact person of the Coordinator, in direct contact with the Commission.

The Management Team
The Project Coordinator is assisted by a team, the Management Team, composed of:

  • a personal assistant (PA)
  • a financial assistant
  • a web-master

The Governing Board
The Governing Board is the decision-making and arbitration body of the Consortium. It is composed of one representative per beneficiary identified, in the Consortium Agreement, as the “Person in charge of scientific and technical/technological aspects of the project”, according to the Form A2.4 of the Grant Agreement Preparation Forms (GPF).

The Management Board
The Management Board is composed of nine members chosen to broadly represent the three fields combined in the project (hadron physics with leptonic, hadronic and relativistic  heavy ion probes), as well as of experiments and theory.
The Management Board is chaired and coordinated by the Project Coordinator.
The Management Board takes care of the implementation of the project.

The Dissemination Committee
The Dissemination Committee is composed by the person in charge of outreach activities, the web master and four members of the Management Board.
The tasks of the Dissemination Committee are, in particular, to provide the most complete information regarding the project to the scientific community, to acquaint a wider public to
the themes and achievements of the project, to promote the recruitment of new generations of scientists.

Figure below gives a global view of interconnections between the different types of activities.
The interconnections between different work packages appear as links connecting two or more of them. Results obtained in linked activities will mutually influence each other and may turn out in long-term sustainable effects. As an example, the exploration of the multidimensional structure of the nucleon is one of the central topics in this Integrating Activity. It is a significant science case for future infrastructures that will require innovative detector technologies and progress in the theoretical understanding. This is addressed with the JRAs WP23: GPDex and WP29: 3D-Mom, where the former focuses on exclusive processes and the other on complementary semi-inclusive reactions. Several techniques that are needed to carry out these measurements are developed within technology specific JRAs such as WP17: DPNMag, WP19: FuturePID, WP24: JointGEM and WP28: SiliconMultplier. The analysis of the results will be supported by theory networks (WP4: EPOS, WP10: LatticeQCD) as well as by the Transnational Access WP11: ECT*. The results will be very valuable in the planning of future experiments in Europe (FAIR-PANDA, FAIR-PAX), and at non-European infrastructures (JLab-CLAS12) and future
facilites (WP3: ENCstudy).
The role of theory is not limited to provide first-principle calculations of the sensitivity of hard probes to QCD thermodynamic and transport properties. It also includes the development and further improvement of complex phenomenological modelling tools, indispensable for relating measured medium-modifications of hard processes to characteristic plasma properties. And it starts to include essential theoretical contributions to data analysis techniques, such as the recent developments of fast jet finding algorithms, which can perform within the high-multiplicity environment of heavy ion collisions (WP27: Di-JETCAL). This multi-faceted work is needed to identify new opportunities and to draw firm conclusions and asks for an improved interplay between experiment and theory based on such interconnections.
There are many examples like this. From the densities of links, the interconnection between work packages aiming at the design of very innovative detector concepts for experiments at the future European facility FAIR is particularly evident.

 

 

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE, INFN
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER, FBK

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OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN, OeAW
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ, UNIGRAZ

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UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS, UCY

Czech Republic flag
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE, CUNI
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI, TUL

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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG, ALU-FR
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY, DESY
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAT ERLANGEN NURNBERG, FAU
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV, HZDR
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH, FZJ
GSI HELMHOLTZZENTRUM FUER SCHWERIONENFORSCHUNG GMBH, GSI
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GUF
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN, JLU
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM, RUB
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN, TUM
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG, UA
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN, UBO
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG, UHEI
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG, ULEI
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ, UMainz
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD, UNIBI
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG UREG
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER, WWU
FACILITY FOR ANTIPROTON AND ION RESEARCH IN EUROPE GMBH, FAIR

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UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, UB
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA, UMU
UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, USC
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCI,A UVEG

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HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO, UH

France flags
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, CEA
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, CNRS

Croatia flags
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE, RBI
FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB, UNIZG

Hungary flag
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT, KFKI RMKI

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RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN, RUG
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG, VU
STICHTING VU-VUMC, Stichting VU-VUmc

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NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH, NCBJ
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI, UJ
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI, UWR

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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO, IST

Romania flag
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE -DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA "HORIA HULUBEI", IFIN-HH
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LUNDS UNIVERSITET, ULUND
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN, KTH
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET, UU

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INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN, IJS

United Kingdom flag
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, UEDIN
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, UGlasgow

In hadron physics, several forefront experiments are either currently running or are planned to run at European facilities. Hadron physics experiments and studies are among the highest scientific priorities also in the USA and Japan. The close collaboration between theorists and experimentalists in sharing physics ideas, data analysis procedures, and proposals for new  experiments is one of the driving forces in hadron physics. Improving the performance of particle detectors, data acquisition systems, including their sophisticated electronic read-out systems, is one of the chief goals in hadron experimental physics, as well as optimising the computational capabilities and devising new computational tools. Worldwide, intense research and development activities are also directed towards designing advanced particle accelerators.

The HadronPhysics3 Integrating Activity (IA) aims at coordinating the existing, and fast expanding, hadron physics scientific community to make best use, and help develop the potential, of the most important Research Infrastructures in the field in Europe.

HadronPhysics3 will profit from the success of the previous Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) HadronPhysics in FP6, and the current HadronPhysics2 IA in FP7, which have been instrumental in promoting the field. The current project represents a logical continuation and expansion of these I3s or IAs. HadronPhysics2 and 3 are strictly related; most projects in HadronPhysics2 were originally planned for a longer duration than finally granted. In this respect, the new 3-year project HadronPhysics3 will allow the completion of otherwise unfinished work. There are however entirely new projects in HadronPhysics3 such as the Network feasibility study for a new Electron Nucleon Collider (ENC) in Europe and the JRA to develop a novel RICH detector prototype for experiments at the upgraded JLab in the USA, where a number of European researchers play a leading role.

The HadronPhysics3 IA involves more than 2.500 scientists at a large number of universities and research institutes in Europe, corresponding to a total effort of about 730 full time equivalents (FTEs). The project is centred around five European Research Infrastructures (RI) offering transnational access. It is further structured into nine Networking Activities plus the management of the Consortium and fourteen Joint Research Activities. Links with leading non-European laboratories and researchers regarding direct participation and scientific collaborations contribute to the activities in HadronPhysics3.

The project "Study of Strongly Interacting Matter" (acronym HadronPhysics3) is an integrating activity (IA) of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of EU.

The Project promotes the access to five European Research Infrastructures, and it is structured into nine Networking Activities, plus the Management of the Consortium, and fourteen Joint Research Activities.
The Project will profit of the success of the previous HadronPhysics project in FP6 and the current HadronPhysics2 in FP7, and originates from the initiative of more than 2.500 European scientists working in the field of hadron physics. Hadron physics deals with the study of strongly interacting particles, the hadrons.

Hadrons are composed of quarks and gluons. Their interaction is described by Quantum Chromo Dynamics, the theory of the strong force.
Hadrons form more complex systems, in particular atomic. Under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature, hadrons may loose their identity and dissolve into a new state of matter similar to the primordial matter of the early Universe.
The Networking Activities are related to the organization of experimental and theoretical collaborative work concerning both ongoing activities at present Research Infrastructures and planned experiments at future facilities.
In hadron physics the close interaction between experimentalists and theoreticians is of paramount importance.

The Joint Research Activities concentrate on technological innovations for present and future experiments. Applications in material science, medicine, information, technology, etc., represent natural fall-outs. The main objective of this Integrating Activity is to optimize the use and development of the Research Infrastructures existing in Europe working in the field of hadron physics.
The Project aims as well at structuring, on European scale, the way Research Infrastructures operate, and at fostering their joint development in terms of capacity and performance. The approach used is the “bottom up” approach, to respond to the needs of the scientific community in all fields of science and technology.

Networking activities

The nine Networking Activities cover all of the most important issues in hadron physics: from the structure of the nucleon to the characteristics of the quark-gluon plasma...

Joint Research Activities

The time-frame of this proposal coincides with the preparation phase of new experiments in hadron physics and the upgrade phase of running experiments.

Transnational access

Integrating Activity offer transnational access for state-of-the-art research based on unique performance of the accelerators and high quality of service...


The HadronPhysics3 project is supported by the European Union
under the 7th Framework Capacities Programme in the area of Research Infrastructures (RI).