27 February 2017 – Three times a year, the researchers of the ANTARES and the KM3NeT Collaborations come together for a week to discuss the latest physics results of ANTARES, to report on the technical progress of building KM3NeT and present latest developments in the KM3NeT simulations. In preparation for the upcoming conferences, scientific results are scrutinised and debated in detail until everyone is convinced and satisfied. At these Collaboration meetings, new members and institutes are welcomed and farewell given to those that move on in their career in or outside academia. In addition, new science and project management is elected, work group leaders are appointed and opportunities for funding in the various participating countries are exchanged.
But above all, the meetings are the opportunity to talk to each other face-to-face over a coffee, a beer or a nice Collaboration dinner. To get a flavour, watch this video by Eliza Gritsi. She recorded an impression of the ANTARES and KM3NeT Collaboration meeting hosted by the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics of the National Research Institute ‘Demokritos’ in Athens.