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Design of a pan-European Infrastructure for Large Apparatus studying Grand Unification, Neutrino Astrophysics and Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations

Design of a pan-European Infrastructure for Large Apparatus studying Grand Unification, Neutrino Astrophysics and Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations

Objective

Key questions in physics can be answered only by constructing a giant underground observatory to search for rare events and study terrestrial and astrophysical neutrinos. The Astroparticle Roadmap of ApPEC/ASPERA strongly supports this, recommending that: “a new large European infrastructure of 100'000-500'000 ton for proton decay and low-energy neutrinos be evaluated as a common design study together with the underground infrastructure and eventual detection of accelerator neutrino beams”. The latest CERN roadmap also states: “a range of very important non-accelerator experiments takes place at the overlap of particle and astroparticle physics exploring otherwise inaccessible phenomena; Council will seek with ApPEC a coordinated strategy in these areas of mutual interest.”
Reacting to this, uniting scientists across Europe with industrial support to produce a very strong collaboration, the LAGUNA FP7 design study has had a very positive effect. It enabled, via study of seven pre-selected locations (Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and UK), a detailed geo-technical assessment of the giant underground cavern needed, concluding finally that no geo-technical show-stoppers to cavern construction exist. Building on this, the present design study will address two challenges vital to making a final detector and site choice: (i) to determine the full cost of construction underground, commissioning and long-term operation of the infrastructure, and (ii) to determine the full impact of including long baseline neutrino physics with beams from CERN.

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Address

Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 325 200

Administrative Contact

André Rubbia (Prof.)

Participants (38)

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UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 68 000

LOMBARDI ENGINNERING SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 656 080

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 8 700

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

Kalliosuunnittelu Oy Rockplan Ltd

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 312 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 143 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 179 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 000

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 57 000

THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 8 960

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 8 960

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 23 400

KGHM CUPRUM SPZOO ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA - CENTRUM BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 26 600

CONSORCIO PARA EL EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO SUBTERRANEO DE CANFRANC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 17 000

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 19 640

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

INGENIERIA ESPECIALIZADA OBRA CIVIL E INDUSTRIAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 31 320

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 154 270

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 84 792

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 17 000

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 050

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 47 000

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 48 000

TECHNODYNE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 211 560

ALAN AULD GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 323 160

RHYAL ENGINEERING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

SOCIETE FRANCAISE D ETUDES ET DE REALISATIONS D EQUIPEMENTS GAZIERS SOFREGAZ SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 192 000

AGT INGEGNERIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 68 000

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 48 000

"INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE -DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA ""HORIA HULUBEI"" (IFIN-HH)"

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 9 600

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 9 600

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION, HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 17 000

B.P. KONSTANTINOV PETERSBURG NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTITUTE

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 3 108

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284518

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 174 113,13

  • EU contribution

    € 4 900 000

Coordinated by:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland