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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles/w boson
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
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Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 325 200
Administrative Contact
André Rubbia (Prof.)

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UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 45 000
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Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ereditato (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 68 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alain Blondel (Prof.)
LOMBARDI ENGINNERING SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Via R. Simen 19
6648 Minusio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pier Francesco Bertola (Dr.)
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 656 080
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Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilias Efthymiopoulos (Dr.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 120 000
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Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik Kunttu (Prof.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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€ 8 700
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Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Satu Väisänen (Ms.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 15 000
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Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Timo Enqvist (Dr.)
Kalliosuunnittelu Oy Rockplan Ltd
Finland
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€ 312 000
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Asemamiehenkatu, 2
00520 Helsinki
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Guido A. Nuijten (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 143 000
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
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Research Organisations
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Nathalie Judas (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 179 000
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Eliane Perret (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
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€ 94 000
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Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
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€ 57 000
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Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Linda Reams-Behboud (Ms.)
THE HENRYK NIEWODNICZANSKI INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
EU contribution
€ 8 960
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Radzikowskiego 152
31 342 Krakow
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Research Organisations
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Agnieszka Zalewska (Prof.)
NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 8 960
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Ulica Andrzeja Soltana 7
05 400 Otwock
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Research Organisations
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Ewa Rondio (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 23 400
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Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Maciej Chorowski (Prof.)
KGHM CUPRUM SPZOO CENTRUM BADAWCZO-ROZWOJOWE
Poland
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€ 26 600
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Ul Generla Wladyslawa Sikorskiego 2-8
53 659 Wroclaw
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Witold Pytel (Prof.)
CONSORCIO PARA EL EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO SUBTERRANEO DE CANFRANC
Spain
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€ 17 000
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Lg Tunel De Canfranc Subter
22888 Canfranc
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Alessandro Bettini (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 640
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Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Mª Carmen Puerta (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 54 000
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
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Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
INGENIERIA ESPECIALIZADA OBRA CIVIL E INDUSTRIAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 000
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Calle Anabel Segura 11 Bloque D Centro De Negocios Albatros
28108 Alcobendas
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Octavio Garcia Moreno (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
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€ 31 320
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South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 270
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Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
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Wendy Harle (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 84 792
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
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Stephen Conway (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
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€ 65 000
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Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
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Christos Touramanis (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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€ 17 000
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Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
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Joanne Watson (Ms.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 050
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Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
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Densham Chris J. (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
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€ 47 000
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Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
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Peter Hedges (Dr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 48 000
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327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
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Francesca Di Lodovico (Dr.)
TECHNODYNE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 211 560
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Unit 16, Shakespeare Business Centre Hathaway Close
SO50 4sr Eastleigh Uk So50 4Sr
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ALAN AULD GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 323 160
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South Parade 1
DN1 2DY Doncaster
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RHYAL ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 190 000
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Thornton Industrial Estate, Unit 8
SA73 2RX Milford Haven
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Robert Thomson (Mr.)
SOCIETE FRANCAISE D ETUDES ET DE REALISATIONS D EQUIPEMENTS GAZIERS SOFREGAZ SA
France
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€ 192 000
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Rue De L Hotel De Ville 8
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
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Jérôme Sialelli (Dr.)
AGT INGEGNERIA SRL
Italy
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€ 68 000
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Via Della Pallotta 10 A
06126 Perugia
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Marco Temussi (Dr.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
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€ 48 000
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End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
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Evripidis Papadopoulos (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA-HORIA HULUBEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 9 600
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Strada Reactorului 30
077125 Magurele Ilfov
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Romul Mircea Margineanu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
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€ 9 600
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Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
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Alexandru Jipa (Prof.)
INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION, HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Japan
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€ 17 000
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Oho 1-1
3050801 Tsukuba
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Takuya Hasegawa (Prof.)
B.P. KONSTANTINOV PETERSBURG NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTITUTE
Russia
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€ 3 108
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1 Mkr. Orlova Roshcha
188300 Gatchina
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Administrative Contact
Yury Novikov (Prof.)