Angela Romano (University of Birmingham (GB))
The main goal of the NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS is to measure the branching ratio of the ultra-rare K+ -> pi+ nu unbar decay with 10% accuracy. The NA62 strategy foresees the collection of ~ 100 K+ -> pi+ nu unbar decays in two years of data taking, keeping the background at the level of 10%. This measurement can provide stringent tests of SM predictions, also offering a complementary approach, with respect to the LHC high energy frontier, to probe new physics at short distances, corresponding to energy scales up to ~100 TeV. Part of the experimental apparatus has been commissioned during a technical run in 2012. The physics prospects and the status of the experiment will be reviewed in view of the first physics run scheduled for 2014.