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04/26/2022

Elisa Resconi, speaker of the SFB1258, receives an ERC Advanced Grant for starting a new observatory for cosmic neutrinos. Within the next five years Resconi and her team will develop and deploy the first three strings of P-ONE, the Pacific Ocean Neutrino Experiment.

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02/14/2022

The international KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN), located at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), has broken an important "barrier" in neutrino physics which is relevant for both particle physics and cosmology. Based on data published in the prestigious journal Nature Physics, a…

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05/31/2021

The European Physical Society awards the highly regarded 'Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize' 2021 to the scientific collaboration Borexino for their groundbreaking observations of solar neutrinos from the pp chain and the CNO cycle, with which the fusion reactions inside the sun could be proofed for…

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05/13/2021

IceCube began full operations on 13 May 2011 - ten years ago today - when the detector took its first set of data as a completed instrument. Since then, IceCube has been watching the cosmos and collecting data continuously for a decade.

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03/10/2021

For the first time, a resonance at ultra-high energies, predicted by the eventual Nobel laureate Sheldon Lee Glashow in 1960, was observed. The scientists of the IceCube collaboration identified a particle shower detected in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory as resulting from an interaction of a…

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12/18/2020

The GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) of INFN, Italy, has reported its final results on the search for the neutrinoless double-beta (0νββ) decay of 76Ge in the recent issue of Physical Review Letters. No signal has been observed, but all…

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12/09/2020

The positively charged protons in atomic nuclei should actually repel each other, and yet even heavy nuclei with many protons and neutrons stick together. The so-called strong interaction is responsible for this. Prof. Laura Fabbietti and her research group at the Technical University of Munich…

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11/26/2020

The Borexino Experiment research team has succeeded in detecting neutrinos from the sun's second fusion process, the Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen cycle (CNO cycle) for the first time. This means that all of the theoretical predictions on how energy is generated within the sun have now also been…

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09/09/2020

The “IceCube” neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. In order to investigate the cosmic origins of elementary particles with even higher energies, Prof. Elisa Resconi from the Technical…

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06/23/2020

At the neutrino 2020 online conference, the researchers from the Borexino experiment report to have spotted neutrinos from the second fusion process of the sun. The result was preceded by years of effort to control the background sources in the CNO neutrino’s energy range.

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