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GNN – Global Neutrino Network formed

GNN-LR15 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.


2013 Nobel Prize Physics: The Higgs boson

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.”

Qualification of KM3NeT String Deployment method

KM3NeT-LOM test15 Apr 2013: During the first two weeks of April, an extensive qualification programme has been executed to qualify the novel string deployment method of KM3NeT. More…

Short video demonstrating this concept can be found at .




KM3NeT Collaboration formed

29 Jan 2013: On 29 January 2013, 40 institutes formed a collaboration for the implementation of the first phase of the KM3NeT Research Infrastructure. A governance and management structure was installed. The executive management team was elected.

October 2012

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).

June 2012

After the conclusion of the Preparatory Phase the formation of a Collaboration for the first phase of KM3NeT is being prepared by senior scientists of KM3NeT.

March 2012

After a positive midterm review, the Dutch governement prolonges the position of KM3NeT on the Netherlands roadmap for Large Scale Research Infrastructures.

February 2012

On 20-23 February 2012, the KM3NeT consortium will conclude the Preparatory Phase with a General Assembly meeting in Catania.