AHEAD2020 builds on the previous AHEAD program. The AHEAD2020 overall objective is to advance further the integration of national efforts in high-energy astrophysics, keeping the community at the cutting edge of science and technology and ensuring that observatories are at the state of the art.

AHEAD2020 is now widening its horizons, to further integrate activities with the recently born multimessenger astronomy, boosted very recently by the discovery of gravitational waves and cosmic neutrinos and of their first high energy counterparts. This is achieved by a new large community of high energy astronomers, gravitational wave and astroparticle scientists. We continue opening the best infrastructures for data analysis of high-energy space and ground observatories.

Technological developments will focus on the improvement of selected detector, optics devices and advanced analysis tools for the benefit of future space missions and ground-based multimessenger facilities, with more emphasis on the observation of the new transient Universe.
Furthermore we integrate key infrastructures for on-ground test and calibration of space-based instrumentation and promote their coordinated use. AHEAD2020 will support the community via grants for collaborative studies, dissemination of results, and promotion of workshops and a strong public outreach package will ensure that the domain is well publicised at both national and international level. It will also contribute to the benefit of society and to the growth of the European technology market, with specific studies of devices for cultural heritage, material composition and environmental monitoring, as well as the creation of a new generation of researchers.

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Access the LARIX Facility trough AHEAD2020 Trasnational program