The University of Leicester has made their facilities available to astrophysics all around the world.

Free Acess – Benchmark Services – Laboratory Relocations

Part of the Integrated Activities for Head Energy Astrophysics (AHEAD), the University has decided to provide free access to cutting-edge X-ray and gamma-ray data analysis methods. The program aims to widen opportunities for scientists to exploit both European and international X-ray astronomy facilities.

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Benchmark Services – Laboratory Relocations

Professor Paul O’Brein who works at the University of Leicester had this to say:  “The University of Leicester is a world centre for high energy astronomy and the AHEAD project will help us train the next generation of scientists. The AHEAD programme provides expert training and access to world-class research institutes. We particularly encourage applications from young scientists, and over the next three years dozens will have the opportunity to learn how to make new discoveries about the most powerful energy sources in the Universe.”

Tutorials & Mentoring – Benchmark Services – Laboratory Relocations

The scientists that attend will provide tutorials and mentoring in the use of data tools, archives and space instruments in order to assist inexperienced users in smaller institutes from around the world. The AHEAD programme, which is led by professor Luigi Piro, from the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF).

Professor Luigi Piro, had this to say about the project: “The AHEAD project provides the backbone for the High Energy Astrophysics community in Europe. Our consortium comprises among the best centres in the field, with 26 institutes and one space company from 16 countries in Europe. We want to keep our community at the cutting edge of science and technology in this highly competing research field and to strengthen the infrastructure for the development of future space observatories.”

Benchmark Services – Laboratory Relocations

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