Monday, September 29, 2008

European Strategy for Astroparticle Physics

The Roadmap Committee for European astroparticle physics has released the strategy for future projects in this field of study. They listed the "magnificent 7" projects to try and answer some of the biggest questions in astronomy, astrophysics, and particle physics.

* CTA, a large array of Cherenkov Telescopes for detection of cosmic high-energy gamma rays
* KM3NeT, a cubic kilometre-scale neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea
* Ton-scale detectors for dark matter searches
* A ton-scale detector for the determination of the fundamental nature and mass of neutrinos
* A Megaton-scale detector for proton decay's search, neutrino astrophysics & investigation of neutrino properties
* A large array for the detection of charged cosmic rays
* A third-generation underground gravitational antenna


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