The ATLANTIC project of the European Commission stands for developing an “Advanced theoretical network for modeling light matter interaction”.
Since March 1st 2019, the ATLANTIC project, which aims at developing an international network and regular exchanges between theoreticians of laser materials interaction all around the world, has started. The international consortium is composed of 11 countries including 6 members of the EU (Bulgaria, Ireland, Czech Republic, France, United Kingdoms and Germany) along with 5 non-EU countries (Japan, Russia, Bielorussia, Argentina and Uzbekistan) for a total of 13 participants. The Bulgarian group is coordinator of the project.
Purpose of the project is to exchange researchers (permanents, post-docs and PhD students) between teams that have been pioneering various methods of numerical modeling for the description of interaction of laser light with materials. The project is funded by the European Commission, under the Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions, “Research and Innovation Staff Exchange” program, and comprises prestigious theoretical groups such as the groups of:
- Prof. Eric Suraud (CNRS Toulouse),
- Prof. J. Kohanoff (Queen’s University of Belfast),
- Prof. Tchavdar Todorov (Queen’s University of Belfast),
- Prof. Kazuhiro Yabana (Tsukuba University),
- Prof. Cristian Sanchez (Mendoza, Argentina),
- Prof. Nadezhda M. Bulgakova (HiLASE Centre, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic),
- Prof. Andrew Horsfield (Imperial College London, UK),
- Prof. Anton Husakou (Max Born Institute, Berlin),
- Prof. Mikhail Fedoruk (Novosibirsk State University),
- Prof. Olga Fedotova (Minsk, Bielorussia),
- Prof. Guillaume Duchateau (CNRS Bordeaux, France),
- and Prof. Tzveta Apostolova (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria), coordinator of the project.
The project looks forward to ensuring highest standards in term of scientific quality, ethics and diplomacy in view of training future generations of scientists with the best human and scientific standards.
The consortium will meet at the New Bulgarian University (Sofia, Bulgaria) this week, for the project kickoff meeting.
A new website will be opened for the ATLANTIC project soon.