1 November 2018 to 19 December 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

Large-scale neutrino detectors: input for the 2020 update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics from the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Neutrino physics (accelerator and non-accelerator)


We propose a multi-purpose neutrino observatory comprising two very large detectors solving different problems at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics and Earth science. Baikal-GVD will work jointly with KM3NET and IceCube in the Global Neutrino Network, aiming at the detection and study of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos. The new Baksan neutrino telescope (NBNT) will inherit from its smaller precursor, Borexino, but will become the only large-scale neutrino detector geographically located in Europe. Thanks to the unique low-background conditions at Baksan, determined by a combination of depth and of location far from artificial nuclear reactors, it will be the best instrument in the world to measure the CNO solar neutrino flux, at the same time addressing a wide range of other problems.

Primary author

Prof. Leonid Kravchuk (INR RAS Director)

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