EuPRAXIA Preparatory Phase Kick-off Meeting
EuPRAXIA, the European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications, is a distributed, compact and innovative accelerator facility based on plasma technology. Based on its Conceptual Design Report, published in 2020, and its government support the EuPRAXIA Research Infrastructure has been selected as only particle accelerator project for the 2021 Roadmap Update of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). In its first phase, its consortium will construct an electron beam-driven plasma accelerator in the metropolitan area of Rome, thus bringing innovation, potential for spin-off companies, state-of-the art scientific applications and a vibrant international user community to the middle of Italy. In its second phase, EuPRAXIA will build a laser-driven plasma accelerator at a site to be chosen between several options in Europe.
EuPRAXIA will serve users in ultra-fast science, e.g. on high-resolution medical imaging, deeply penetrating positron annihilation spectroscopy for materials and with Europe’s most southern free-electron laser (FEL). It will offer fascinating capabilities for research on biomolecules, viruses and microscopic processes. EuPRAXIA will thus be a transformative step in the development of ultracompact accelerators and applications. The Preparatory Phase project will prepare the full implementation of this new European Research Infrastructure EuPRAXIA.
Link to EuPRAXIA CDR
Link to ESFRI 2021 Roadmap
This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101079773
LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Ralph ASSMANN (DESY / LNF-INFN)
Lucio CRINCOLI (LNF-INFN)
Antonio FALONE (LNF-INFN), chair
Massimo FERRARIO (LNF-INFN)
Maria Rita FERRAZZA (LNF-INFN)
Massimiliano Gualtiero IUNGO (LNF-INFN)
Claudia PELLICCIONE (LNF-INFN)
Valeria ROSICARELLI (LNF-INFN)