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INTENSE: particle physics experiments at the high intensity frontier, from new physics to spin-offs. A cooperative Europe - United States - Japan effort.

Objective

INTENSE promotes the collaboration among European, US and Japanese researchers involved in the most important particle physics research projects at the high intensity frontier. The observation of neutrino oscillations established a picture consistent with the mixing of three neutrino flavors with three mass eigenstates and small mass differences. Experimental anomalies point to the presence of sterile neutrino states participating in the mixing and not coupling to fermions. Lepton mixings and massive neutrinos offer a gateway to deviations from the Standard Model in the lepton sector including Charged Lepton Flavor Violation (CLFV). The FNAL Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program based on three almost identical liquid argon Time Projection Chambers located along the Booster Neutrino Beam offers a compelling opportunity to resolve the anomalies and perform the most sensitive search for sterile neutrinos at the eV mass scale through appearance and disappearance oscillation searches. MicroBooNE, SBND and Icarus will search for the oscillation signal by comparing the neutrino event spectra measured at different distances from the source. The FNAL SBN program is a major step towards the global effort of the neutrino physics community in realising the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Mu2e at the FNAL Muon Campus will improve the sensitivity on the search for the CLFV neutrinoless, coherent conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus by four orders of magnitude. INTENSE researchers have provided major contributions to the SBN and Mu2e projects and will take leading roles in the commissioning of the detectors, data taking and analysis. These endeavors foster the development of cutting-edge technologies with many spin-offs outside particle physics. INTENSE promotes multidisciplinary collaboration through “muography” which uses cosmic-ray muons to image the interior of large targets, including volcanoes, glaciers and archaeological sites.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Address

Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 46 000

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 36 800

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 13 800

COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI C.A.E.N. SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 46 000

SMART ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 27 600

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 101 200

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 73 600

CLEVER OPERATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 82 800

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 82 800

TECNO IN SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 9 200

B12 CONSULTING

Belgium

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 82 800

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 058 000

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 41 400

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 386 400

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 27 600

Partners (7)

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FERMI RESEARCH ALLIANCE LLC

KOKURITSU DAIGAKU HOJIN NAGOYA DAIGAKU

YALE UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KYUSHU UNIVERSITY

KANSAI UNIVERSITY

MASSACHUSSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIT CORPORATION

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822185

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 116 000

  • EU contribution

    € 2 116 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy