Measure: Increasing international competitiveness of Estonian R&D and participation in the Trans-European research initiatives
Tartu Observatory's mission is to give benefits for Estonian society from space research and application. The project will increase the research quality of Tartu Observatory and expand an international cooperation, which provides sustainability of space science and related business activities in Estonia.
Start date: 1.1.2016End date: 31.8.2022
Budget: 1 183 240 €TO total amount: 1 124 078 €
Estonian Research Information System webpage
Measure: Increasing international competitiveness of Estonian R&D and participation in the Trans-European research initiatives, "Center of Excellence" project
Recent measurements show that dark matter and dark energy yield 95% of the energy content of the Universe. Despite the extensive experimental effort, the nature, properties and origin of this dark sector remain concealed. The current paradigm portrays dark matter as a relic density of weakly interacting massive particles. Whereas the planned next generation dark matter direct and indirect detection experiments, as well as the LHC, may still validate this picture, it is necessary to prepare for possible different outcomes. In this new perspective, the dark sector may potentially be as complicated as the visible sector, consisting of different types of particles and governed by nontrivial dark interactions. This CER aims to explore the consequences of an interacting dark sector considering both conventional and nonconventional models of new physics, and studying its possible experimental signatures within particle physics, astroparticle physics and cosmology in an exhaustive way.
Coordinator: National Institute of Chemical Physics and BiophysicsPartners: National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, UT Tartu Observatory
Start date: 1.3.2016End date: 1.3.2023
Budget: 1 146 376 €TO total amount: 1 146 376 €
"Smart specialisation" project
Implementation of the project "Applied research on system of sensors and software algorithms for safety and driver assistance on remotely operated ground vehicles for off-road applications".
Partnerid: AS Milrem, UT Tartu Observatory
Start date: 1.10.2018End date: 30.4.2021
Budget: 173 070 €