10-17 July 2019
Ghent
Europe/Brussels timezone

ANDES: the future Latin American deep underground laboratory

11 Jul 2019, 12:30
20m
Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 3 (Ghent)

Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 3

Ghent

Parallel talk Astroparticle Physics and Gravitational Waves Astroparticle Physics and Gravitational Waves

Speaker

Taisiya Mineeva (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María)

Description

In this talk I will present the project of creation of the first deep underground laboratory in the tunnel Agua Negra that will be connecting Argentina and Chile. This project profits from the construction of the highway linking two countries under the Los Andes mountain range. The depth of the tunnel provides an important cosmic ray shielding which opens vast possibilities to perform experiments in fundamental physics. The ANDES laboratory, planned as the first deep underground site in the Southern Hemisphere, will have a particular merit of providing complementary information to what is currently being learned from the existing laboratories in the Northern Hemisphere.

Primary author

Taisiya Mineeva (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María)

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