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1 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Status of the EU-FP7-funded Integrating Activity European Nuclear Science and Applications Research (ENSAR) Christoph Scheidenberger (GSI) on behalf of Muhsin Harakeh (ENSAR Coordinator)

2 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July ENSAR is the Integrating Activity of Nuclear Scientists from almost all European countries performing research in three of the major subfields of Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Astrophysics and Applications of Nuclear Science. It proposes an optimised ensemble of Networking (NAs), Transnational Access and Joint Research Activities (JRAs), which will ensure qualitative and quantitative improvement of the access provided by the current seven infrastructures, which are at the core of this proposal. The novel and innovative developments that will be achieved by the JRA activities will also assure state-of-the-art technology needed for the new large- scale projects.

3 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Integrating Activities Call in July 2009 INFRA : Research Infrastructures for Nuclear Physics. A project under this topic should aim at integrating the key research infrastructures in Europe for studying the properties of exotic nuclei, and turning advances in nuclear physics experimentation into new applications. Targeted call; budget < 10 M ! Submitted Proposal: Large community 10 M for 4 years 7 TNAs 4.52 M 7 JRAs 4.01 M 6 NA M

4 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Partners of GANIL GSI LNL-INFN LNS-INFN JYFL RUG-KVI CERN-ISOLDE ALTO-CNRS TUW ULB KUL CEA INRNE-BAS RBI NP I TUD NCSRD ATOMKI-HAS ECT* UWAR IFJ-PAN FFCUL IFIN-HH USC CIEMAT UCM PSI UNIBAS JOGU UNIMAN 29 beneficiaries 18 countries 29 beneficiaries 18 countries 7 TNA facilities 53 associated partners

5 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Transnational Access Facilities in ENSAR TNA1 (Access to GANIL, 3510 hours of beam) TNA2 (Access to GSI, 3750 h) TNA3 (Access to INFN-LNL&LNS, 4424 h) TNA4 (Access to JYU-JYFL, 3000 h) TNA5 (Access to KVI, 800 h) TNA6 (Access to CERN-ISOLDE, 5200 h) TNA7 (Access to ALTO, 1470 h) 5 Strong emphasis on the support for users ( % of the TNA EC request)

6 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Network Activities in ENSAR NA01 FISCO (FInancial & Scientific COordination) NA02 ECOS (European Collaboration On Stable ion beams) NA03 EURISOL NET (EURopean ISOL NETwork) NA04 ATHENA (Advanced THeory & Experiments for Nuclear Astrophysics) NA05 EGAN (European Gamma & Ancillary detectors Network) NA06 EFINION (European Forum for Innovative applications of Nuclear ION beams and tools)

7 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Joint Research Activities in ENSAR The JRAs deal with all aspects of experimental activities from sources and targets, to detectors, simulations of experimental set-ups, data analysis and development of adequate theoretical tools JRA01 ARES (Advanced Research on ECR ion Sources) JRA02 ActILab (Actinide ISOL target R&D Laboratory) JRA03 PREMAS (Low-energy beam PREparation, MAnipulation & Spectroscopy) JRA04 INDESYS (INnovative solutions for nuclear physics DEtector SYStems: from basic R&D to applications for the society) JRA05 SiNuRSE (Simulations for Nuclear Reactions and Structure in Europe) JRA06 EWIRA (East West Integrated Research Activities) create a niche for the small(er) laboratories from Central and South-Eastern Europe and bring them to a level comparable to that of the existing Western European laboratories JRA07 THEXO (THeoretical tools in support of infrastructures)

8 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July ENSAR scored 14/15 in the evaluation (March10). The report was very positive, but with one remark: The larger partners in the consortium requesting the largest budget should cover a higher percentage of the costs through their own resources. Furthermore, the EC cut the total budget to 8 M, and added the following two conditions: The allocation of available funds within the project should take into account in particular the interest of the user community and The project should aim at a higher visibility of the opportunities and services offered by the TA facilities also to scientists from outside of the traditional user communities. 8

9 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Taking these recommendations into account and after consultation with the user community, the ENSAR Scientific Advisory Committee decided on 23 April 2010 to enforce the following cuts: TNAs: a 12% cut should be realised totally at the cost of, i.e. reduction of, unit cost leaving the minimum number of hours of beam time and the travel and subsistence for users the same. The total budget for AGATA within the three concerned TNAs should be cut by 20% ( EC request 3.97 M) JRAs: were proportionally cut by 27%. It was left to the JRA work-package leaders to realise this cut in the way they find best for their participants. However, it was strongly advised to cut tasks completely, if feasible ( EC request 2.93 M) The NAs were cut by 30% (except FISCO which has to stay at 7% of the total budget thus applying a 20% cut). Here also, it was strongly advised to cut tasks completely, if feasible ( EC request 1.10 M) Total ENSAR budget >>11 M (total EC request 8 M; enforced upper limit by EC) 9

10 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July ENSAR Organisation Coordinator: Muhsin Harakeh (KVI/GSI/GANIL) Deputy Coordinator: M. Lewitowicz (GANIL) Project Manager: K. Turzo (GANIL) … Managing institution: GANIL 10 NA01 FISCO

11 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July ENSAR Timeline Negotiation with EC opened on March 26, 2010 First negotiation meeting with EC on May 18, 2010 End of negotiations June 11, 2010 (fine tuning may still occur) We aim at an ENSAR starting date of Sept. 1, 2010 EC funds are expected by the end of 2010 End of the ENSAR project August 31,

12 IUPAP, Vancouver (Canada), July Thank you for your attention


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