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Happy holidays and a splendid 2024

With these special fireworks-neutrinos in our detector we wish you happy holidays and a splendid 2024.

(gif courtesy Paschal Coyle, click for animation)


Tamás Gál and Edward Berbee awarded the Giorgos Androulakis Prize

9 March 2023 – During the Spring KM3NeT collaboration meeting, the first-ever winners of the Giorgos Androulakis Prize were announced.

With the prize, KM3NeT recognises “exceptional contribution to the KM3NeT project that has a particularly high impact on the success or progress of KM3NeT”.

The prize is named after Giorgos Androulakis, the late KM3NeT Quality Manager, in order to commemorate Giorgos’ dedication to the project. The prize is awarded in two categories: Early-Career Scientists and Technicians & Engineers.

The winners of the KM3NeT Giorgos Androulakis Prize are:

  • in the category Early Career Scientists: Tamás Gál of ECAP, “for his prominent role and numerous contributions in the development and maintenance of essential software tools for the Collaboration, like the KM3NeT GitLab server, wiki, elog and online monitoring system,  allowing the transformation of the KM3NeT software infrastructure into a modern software system; and for his continued dedication to provide documentation and support whenever  needed in the most helpful way”
  • in the category Technicians and Engineers: Edward Berbee of Nikhef, “for his incredible set of contributions to all mechanical aspects of KM3NeT, including design, construction and testing of DOMs, DUs, LOMs, his never ending work and tireless dedication to the experiment”

Congratulations to Tamás and Edward! With many thanks for your dedication to KM3NeT.


The winners of the Giorgos Androulakis Prize: Tamás Gál (left) and Edward Berbee (right).


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The KM3NeT/ORCA neutrino detector is coming online

On 22 September 2017, after a two day long sea operation, the first detection unit of the ORCA neutrino telescope came online. This marks an important milestone of the scientific and technological endeavour of the international KM3NeT Collaboration.

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Media galleries

Several albums with pictures galleries and links to video’s show the details of constructing a neutrino telescope in the deep seas of the Mediterranean.

Material is copyright KM3NeT, but can be used provided credits are mentioned as follows: ‘Courtesy KM3NeT’ or ‘Credits KM3NeT’. For some material different credits are specified. Please take note of that.

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Artist’s impressions

KM3NeT by Edward Berbee
KM3NeT neutrino telescope (Courtesy E. Berbee/Nikhef)
KM3NeT Launcher of Optical Modules (Courtesy M. van der Meer/Quest)

KM3NeT selected for the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap

KM3NeT Installation Sites

(pdf version) (pictures taken during the launch event)

10 March 2016: Today, at its launch event at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam, the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) announced that KM3NeT 2.0 is selected for the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap. KM3NeT is a distributed research infrastructure with deep-sea sites planned in the Mediterranean Sea near Toulon (France), Sicily (Italy) and Pylos (Greece). Read more

Letter of Intent for KM3NeT 2.0

28 January 2016: Today, scientists of the KM3NeT Collaboration have publicly 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. Read more

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