A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

A European strategy for astroparticle physics

09/29/08

Today, ASPERA, the AStroParticle European Research Area, a network of European national funding agencies responsible for astroparticle physics, released a roadmap for the next decade. The report recommends priority instruments in seven sub-fields of astroparticle physics including direct dark matter searches with one-ton-scale detectors, double beta decay experiments to explore neutrino masses, a ground-based very-high-energy gamma-ray telescope array, and the underground gravitational wave detector dubbed the "Einstein Telescope."

The report is based on an assumption of growth to doubled funding in the next eight years, a far more aggressive funding profile than has been assumed by US funding bodies in recent documents such as the recent P5 report.

ASPERA represents the following funding agencies in Europe: FNRS (Belgium), FWO (Belgium), MEYS (Czech Republic), CEA (France), CNRS (France), BMBF (Germany), PTDESY (Germany), DEMOKRITOS (Greece), INFN  (Italy), FOM (Netherlands), FCT (Portugal), IFIN-HH (Romania), FECYT (Spain), MEC (Spain), SNF (Switzerland), VR (Sweden), STFC (United Kingdom), and the European organization CERN.

Read more at the press release and roadmap PDF.

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