Nobel Price of Physics 2015
6th October 2015:
The KM3NeT Collaboration congratulates Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald who were awarded today the Nobel Prize in Physics 2015
"for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".
Read the press release of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
IceCube confirms astrophysical nature of high-energy neutrinos
20th August 2015: Scientists of the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole, announces a new observation of high-energy neutrinos that originated beyond our solar system. Neutrino astronomy is shaping up.
Press release of IceCube
NOvA sees its first neutrino oscillations
10th August 2015: Scientists of the NoVA experiments saw their first evidence of oscillating neutrinos. Read the Press release of Fermilab
New Lake Baikal telescope
First cluster of GVD neutrino telescope operational
22th July 2015: In the Spring of 2015, the first cluster of the Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD) - the "Dubna Cluster" - has been concluded and is operational since. Read the article
in the CERN courier.
And yet an other boost for KM3NeT
Important upgrade of the deep-sea infrastructure of KM3NeT- It
The new cable termination frame and the new junction boxes at 3500 m depth.
20th July 2015: In the morning of 20th July 2015, an important upgrade of the deep-sea infrastructure of KM3NeT-It was successfully concluded. During a sea campaign that started three days earlier the old termination frame at the deep sea end of the 100 km long main cable to shore was replaced by a new one and two junction boxes were installed.
This major upgrade of the seafloor network at a depth of 3500 m was necessary to allow for the installation of a large number of detection units of the KM3NeT telescope. The first detection units are expected to be connected to the new junction boxes later this year.
More about KM3NeT-It...
Interested to join KM3NeT?
The Collaboration invites new members
23rd May 2015: The KM3NeT Collaboration invites interested scientists to join the effort of building and operating the new generation neutrino telescope in the deep seas of the Mediterranean. Currently, the Collaboration is constructing the first phase of the detector. In the Strategy Document
you can read about the plans of the Collaboration for the next step, i.e.
realising the high-energy ARCA detector at the KM3NeT-It site and the low-energy ORCA detector at the KM3NeT-Fr site.
More about joining KM3NeT...
€15 million boost for European astronomy
Launch of EU funded ASTERICS project
1st May 2015: Astronomers and astroparticle physicists today are celebrating a €15 million EU funding boost for European telescopes with the launch of the ASTERICS project (Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster), which will help solve the Big Data challenges of European astronomy and give members of the public direct interactive access to some of the best of Europe.s astronomy images and data.
Again an important step for KM3NeT
First seafloor network node of KM3NeT-Fr installed
The node in the lab of CPPM. Note the titanium vessel inside and the sockets at the upper bar.
Loading the node on the
||Deployment of the node in the darkness of the early morning.
27/04/2015: In the early morning of 27th April 2015, the first node of the seafloor network at the KM3NeT-Fr site was successfully installed. This is again an important step in the realisation of the KM3NeT neutrino telescope.
During this April campaign, the node was connected to the 40 km long electro-optical cable which connects the network to the shore station. This cable was already deployed during the December campaign
of last year.
The heart of the node is an egg-shaped titanium vessel with electronics and photonics and sufficient sockets to plug in the cables coming from the many detection units to be anchored on the seabed. The first detection unit is expected to be connected later this year.
More about KM3NeT-Fr...
The next phase: ARCA and ORCA
01/02/2015: KM3NeT has defined the next step in the realisation of the research infrastructure in the deep seas of the Mediterranean: KM3NeT2.0
to conduct A
stroparticle & O
esreach with C
osmics in the A
with ARCA and ORCA.
More in the KM3NeT Strategy Document
The Collaboration is expanding
Morocco joins KM3NeT
24/02/2015: On 24 February, during the KM3NeT Collaboration meeting in Valencia, the
Laboratory of Physics Matter and Radiations (LPMR) of the
Mohammed 1st University in Oujda
formally joined the KM3NeT Collaboration. Focus of the group will be at the search for monolpoles and physics with the low energy ORCA detector in KM3NeT-Fr.
With LPMR, the KM3NeT Collaboration
now counts 42 institutes in 12 countries. The total number of scientists in the Collaboration is about 240.