Annual Report

Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut

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General information

The KVI is a leading Dutch institute in the fields of fundamental and applied subatomic and atomic physics. Central in the institute is the superconducting cyclotron AGOR. The KVI is situated on the campus of the University of Groningen and it is financed by the university, the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research of Matter (FOM) and the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany.

The KVI actively stimulates and participates in interdisciplinary fields of research, both within and outside the KVI, as well as undertakes application-oriented research together with industries, businesses and the public sector.

KVI is a user facility for the international scientific community. Being part of a European collaboration of nuclear-physics institutes, KVI receives EU money for trans-national access of users of the AGOR-accelerator facility.

KVI plays a central role in scientific education. The institute serves as an expert centre for the society, government and industry. The KVI plays a leading role in the international research school FANTOM, with partner institutes in Belgium, France, Germany and Sweden.

KVI is active in outreach activities aimed at raising the awareness of the general public and particularly high-school students of its research. KVI is aware of its important role in a regional, national and international context, which is put into practice by regularly opening its doors to the public, inviting groups to the institute and participating in several outreach and high-school projects.