University of Jyväskylä

The Accelerator Laboratory receives significant funding from the Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland funds research infrastructures with 13.6 million euro in 2016

The Academy of Finland granted the Accelerator Laboratory over one million euro (€1,011,500) for research equipment and control system update.

In total, the Academy of Finland granted 13.6 million euro for the funding of research infrastructures. The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee decided to fund 47 research infrastructure projects.

In the project lead by Professor Ari Jokinen, the outdated control system of the Accelerator Laboratory will be renewed. The Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyväskylä (JYFL-ACCLAB) is among the leading accelerator laboratories in Europe.

For the University of Jyväskylä, the Academy of Finland also funds the Euclid project of Professor Kimmo Kainulainen with 70,000 euro. Euclid is the next cosmology satellite of the European Space Agency. Its main purpose is to solve the dark energy problem: why the expansion of the universe accelerates? The Finnish Euclid Science Data Center will participate in the analysis of observations.

In total 121 research infrastructure applications were submitted for three application rounds in 2015. Funding was granted for 39 percent of applicants. Infrastructure funding is granted every year for the best national and international infrastructures utilised by Finnish scientists.

Further information:

  • Senior Science Adviser Merja Särkioja, Academy of Finland, tel. 029 533 5111, merja.sarkioja(at)
  • Professor Ari Jokinen, tel. 050 539 9468,
  • Professor Kimmo Kainulainen, tel. 040 805 4692,
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