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01/31/2023

For his project RES-NOVA, Dr. Luca Pattavina has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council and will thus be funded with 2.7 million Euros over a period of 5 years. Luca Pattavina is a scientist a TUM and also works at the Italian Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory where…

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12/12/2022

How are galaxies born, and what holds them together? Astronomers assume that dark matter plays an essential role. However, as yet it has not been possible to prove directly that dark matter exists. A research team including Technical University of Munich (TUM) scientists has now measured for the…

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11/03/2022

For over ten years the IceCube Observatory in the Antarctic has been monitoring the light traces of extragalactic neutrinos. While evaluating the observatory's data, an international research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) discovered a high-energy neutrino radiation source in…

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10/11/2022

Neutrinos occupy a key position in particle physics and in cosmology: without measuring their mass, our understanding of the universe will remain incomplete. The world's leading experiment to determine the neutrino mass, the KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN) is now led by two new…

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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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