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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
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André Rubbia (Prof.)
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€ 325 200

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UNIVERSITAET BERN
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3012 Bern

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Antonio Ereditato (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
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€ 68 000
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Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Alain Blondel (Prof.)
LOMBARDI ENGINNERING SA
Switzerland
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€ 120 000
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Via R. Simen 19
6648 Minusio

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Pier Francesco Bertola (Dr.)
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
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Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Ilias Efthymiopoulos (Dr.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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€ 120 000
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40100 Jyvaskyla

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Henrik Kunttu (Prof.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
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Yliopistonkatu 3
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Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu

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Timo Enqvist (Dr.)
Kalliosuunnittelu Oy Rockplan Ltd
Finland
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Asemamiehenkatu, 2
00520 Helsinki

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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Arcisstrasse 21
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Mittelweg 177
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THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
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Radzikowskiego 152
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Agnieszka Zalewska (Prof.)
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
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Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock

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POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
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Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw

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Maciej Chorowski (Prof.)
KGHM CUPRUM SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA - CENTRUM BADAWCZO- ROZWOJOWE
Poland
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Ul Generała Władysława Sikorskiego 2-8
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Lg Tunel De Canfranc Subter
22888 Canfranc

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Alessandro Bettini (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
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Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid

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Mª Carmen Puerta (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
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28006 Madrid

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INGENIERIA ESPECIALIZADA OBRA CIVIL E INDUSTRIAL SA
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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
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QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
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SOCIETE FRANCAISE D ETUDES ET DE REALISATIONS D EQUIPEMENTS GAZIERS SOFREGAZ SA
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Via Della Pallotta 10 A
06126 Perugia

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"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
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End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
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INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA-HORIA HULUBEI
Romania
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Strada Reactorului 30
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Soseaua Panduri 90
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Alexandru Jipa (Prof.)
INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION, HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANISATION
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B.P. KONSTANTINOV PETERSBURG NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTITUTE
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1 Mkr. Orlova Roshcha
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