EURIZON project convenes at GSI/FAIR
On 9th and 10th February 2023, 75 delegates from 27 European institutes met at GSI to participate in the Annual Meeting of the EU-project EURIZON. Another 40 persons joined via video. After a fundamental transformation process triggered by the war of aggression of Russia on Ukraine end of February 2022, EURIZON emerged from the former CREMLINplus project.
The work packages, which originally were targeted on the cooperation of Russian and European research facilities, have been reorganized and focused on European projects, and the cooperation with Russian institutes was stopped. Key aspect of the agenda of the Annual Meeting was the discussion of the adapted working packages with focus on heavy-ion physics at FAIR, neutron physics, synchrotrons, lepton-collider, high-power laser, detector development and programs to support Ukrainian institutes and scientists.
FAIR/GSI participates in this EU project through the development of detector systems, read-out electronics and software for the CBM experiment, and by the development of Monolythic Active Pixel Sensors. Moreover, the organization of a detector school for students is in preparation. EURIZON will be financed until the beginning of 2024 (i.e. mid of 2024 including the prolongation of WP9) via the HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Programme of the European Union. (CP)