ASPERA Status Astronet GB 20 September 2006 S.Katsanevas CNRS/IN2P3

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  • ASPERA Status Astronet GB20 September 2006S.KatsanevasCNRS/IN2P3

  • What is the AstroParticle ERA net (ASPERA)?An EU ERANET program with17 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 EuropeProvide 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 facilitiesPropose common evaluation procedures, management, benchmarksAchieve 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

  • ASPERA17 agencies 12 countries + CERN:Belgium FNRS/FWOCzech Rep. MEYSFrance CEA/CNRSGermany BMBF/PTDESYGreece DEMOKRITOSItaly INFNNetherlands FOMPortugal FCTSpain MEC/FECYTSweden VR Switzerland SNFUK PPARCCERN

  • 5 workpackagesWP4Web/Database/OutreachNetwork ExtensionBMBF/MECWP2RoadmapPPARCWP1Status in research fundingNIKHEFWP5ManagementCNRS

  • Management structure

  • ASPERA WP1Status APP funding in EuropeInventory of systems & rulesIdentify barriers for collaboration (legal, financial)

  • Collect status informationHow do other agencies operateFunding philosophyWhich programs?Who can be funded?Which disciplines?Conditions?Other organisations?WP 1

  • InstrumentsProgram manager meetings:Define criteria (early 2007) 1st workshop 15 January 2007 ParisWorking stays abroad: Administrative open daysa.1st meeting in Paris on the 16/17 of January 2007 in Parisb.2nd meeting April in Amsterdamc.3rd meeting June in Hambourgd.4th meeting July Londone.5th meeting October Romef.6th meeting November Madrid g.7th meeting January 2008 Geneva/Bernh.8th meeting March Brussels i.9th meeting May Lisbonj.10th meeting June Stockholm k.11th meeting September Athens12th meeting November PragueA draft document ready a few major agencies serve as cobays for its pertinence before large diffusion (PPARC,INFN,CNRS,INFN, FOM)

  • ASPERA WP2A Roadmap for APP in EuropeRoadmap and areas of common R&DFormulation of a common evaluation policyA posteriori linking of existing infrastructures

  • Astroparticle Physics, a definition through 6 questions*

    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 ?Courtesy ApPEC PRC*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 antennasHigh energy cosmic rays Dark matterLarge Underground DetectorsNeutrinos mass (endpoint, doublebeta) and reactor neutrinos

  • Charged Cosmic RaysGeV-TeV gamma(incl. DM indirect)HE neutrinosatm. neutrinos(incl. DM indirect)Solar axionsunderwaterundericei.e. Hess, AugerCASTUG labDM directUG labSolar Supernova WIMP

  • No particles from heaven but:- same infrastructure () closely related question (tritium decay)

    UG lab

  • Resonance AntennasInterferometers(Geo-600, VIRGO)Interferometerlow frequency(LISA)