16 February 2016 – The two neutrino collaborations Hyper-Kamiokande and KM3NeT have signed a memorandum of understanding for exchange of know-how on detector technology and software development. Hyper-Kamiokande is to be the third generation water Cherenkov detector in Kamioka in Japan designed for nucleon decay searches and neutrino studies. In the Mediterranean Sea, KM3NeT will be the largest water Cherenkov detector designed for neutrino astronomy and neutrino physics research. Read more
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KM3NeT congratulates the colleagues of the LIGO Collaboration with the first detection of gravitational waves. An impressive achievement that not only proves Einstein to be right, but also gives a strong boost to multi-messenger astronomy.
Thanks to the rapid sharing of information by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration, ANTARES and IceCube could search their data for neutrinos emitted simultaneously with the LIGO event.
Today the three collaborations published the results of this search in a draft paper with the title ‘High-energy Neutrino follow-up search of Gravitational Wave Event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube’.
For more information see also the news at the ANTARES website.
28 Jan 2016 -Today, scientists of the KM3NeT Collaboration have announced KM3NeT 2.0, their ambition for the immediate future to further exploit the clear waters of the deep Mediterranean Sea for the detection of cosmic and atmospheric neutrinos. The published Letter of Intent details the science performance as well as the technical design of the KM3NeT 2.0 infrastructure.
3 Dec 2015: Today, the first full size detection unit for KM3NeT-It has been successfully installed. The 700 m long unit – compactly wound on a spherical launching frame – arrived by ship at the installation site 100 km off-shore Sicily, Italy. There it took a big splash into the Mediterranean Sea and landed safely at the seabed at a depth of 3500 m. Read more
6 Oct 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.
22 Jul 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.
20 Jul 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. Read more
23 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 KM3NeT-Strategy Report 2015-05-06 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.