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Feasibility Study for employing the uniquely powerful ESS linear accelerator to generate an intense neutrino beam for leptonic CP violation discovery and measurement.

Objective

After the Big Bang, matter and antimatter were produced in equal quantities through materialization of the huge energy released. Observations show that today, however, there is a nearly total absence of antimatter in the Universe. The occurrence of Charge-Parity Violation (CPV) is a necessary condition for an explanation of this absence. CPV has already been observed in the quark sector but the measured amount is insufficient to explain the observed matter-antimatter asymmetry. Recent neutrino oscillation measurements indicate that the discovery of neutrino CPV becomes an important candidate to explain the observed matter dominance in the Universe. The goal of ESSnuSB project is to discover and measure neutrino CPV with unprecedented sensitivity. The ESSnuSB concept takes advantage of two outstanding opportunities. The first is the construction in Europe of the European Spallation Source, ESS, the world’s most intense proton source, with a beam power almost one order of magnitude higher than any other accelerator. The second is the recently measured unexpectedly large value of the oscillation mixing angle θ13. The latter fact implies that to obtain maximum sensitivity, the neutrino detector shall be placed at the second neutrino oscillation maximum, not at the first as implemented by the other proposed experiments. The Garpenberg mine in Sweden, in which it is proposed to install the underground neutrino detector, is situated at a distance from ESS that corresponds to the second maximum. The COST Action CA15139, “Combining forces for a novel European facility for neutrino-antineutrino symmetry-violation discovery”, already recognizes the necessity to have neutrino facilities in Europe. The goal of the ESSνSB H2020 Design Study is to organize European physicists and accelerator engineers in co-operation with the ESS Laboratory and the Garpenberg Mining Company to study and produce a Conceptual Design Report for the ESSnuSB project.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-INFRADEV-2017-1

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 821 096,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 821 096,00

Participants (16)

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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
Net EU contribution
€ 20 200,00
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg

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Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 20 200,00
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 485 125,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 485 125,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 141 250,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 141 250,00
EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE ERIC
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 537 728,00
Address
Odarslovsvagen 113
224 84 Lund

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 537 728,00
UNIVERSITY OF CUKUROVA
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 39 613,00
Address
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01330 Adana

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Akdeniz Adana Adana
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 39 613,00
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 140 000,00
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 140 000,00
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 64 953,00
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
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€ 64 953,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 14 426,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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€ 14 426,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
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€ 5 000,00
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 5 000,00
RUDER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 106 858,78
Address
Bijenicka Cesta 54
10000 Zagreb

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Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
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Research Organisations
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€ 106 858,78
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 120 703,00
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 120 703,00
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 181 992,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 181 992,00
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 227 286,00
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 227 286,00
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCLEAIRE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 64 625,00
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneve 23

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
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Research Organisations
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€ 64 625,00
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

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Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 15 542,22
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 15 542,22
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 12 620,00
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 12 620,00