26 November 2014: The KM3NeT Collaboration has published its strategy for a phased construction of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure at three locations in the deep seas of the Mediterranean at the southern coasts of Europe. The first phase of construction has started with furbishing the KM3NeT-Fr and KM3NeT-It locations with both deep-sea and on-shore infrastructures to host several hundredths of optical sensors of the neutrino telescope and two Read more
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07 May 2014: The first KM3NeT detection was put into operation at the KM3NeT-It installation site, 100 km off the coast of the South East of Sicily, at a depth of 3500 m. Since more than a year, the first KM3NeT optical module is already operational inside the ANTARES telescope, situated close to the KM3NeT-Fr installation site, 40 km south of Toulon at a depth of 2400 m. With the successful completion of these two important technological steps at two different installation sites, the realisation of the first phase of the distributed KM3NeT neutrino telescope is well on its way. KM3NeT-Press release 2014-05-11
Evidence for high-energy extra-terrestrial neutrinos – IceCube pushes neutrinos to the forefront of astronomy
22 Nov 2013: The IceCube collaboration reported in Science Magazine the observation of 28 very high-energy particle events that constitute the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos from cosmic accelerators. Read more about this exciting news at the Icecube website.
15 Oct 2013: The spokespersons of the ANTARES, Baikal, IceCube and KM3NeT Collaborations established the Global Neutrino Network (GNN) by signing a memorandum of understanding “for a closer collaboration and a more coherent strategy among the four neutrino telescope communities, resulting in significant synergistic effects and benefits for each individual project to pursue its science goals”. The GNN is the first step toward a truely Global Neutrino Observatory.
08 Oct 2013: The 2013 Nobel Prize Physics is awarded to Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs for “their theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.”
An interim management team has been installed to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding and the installment of a Collaboration structure for the implementation of the first phase of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure (KM3NeT-phase1).