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“Magnificent” KM3NeT receives 8.8 M€ subsidy

05 December 2008

End of November the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has decided to grant the requested 8.8 M€ for the KM3NeT project, a European research infrastructure for astroparticle physics in the Mediterranean Sea . The project was placed before on the European Roadmap by ESFRI , the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. ASPERA, the AStroParticle European Research Area, has selected KM3NeT recently as one of the “Magnificent Seven” of European major large-scale projects for astroparticle physics to answer some of the most exciting questions about the Universe: What is dark matter? What is the origin of cosmic rays? What is the role of violent cosmic processes?

The proposed infrastructure will be built by a European consortium (KM3NeT) of 30 research institutes with Dutch participation from Nikhef in Amsterdam , KVI in Groningen and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) at Texel . The construction is planned to start in 2011.

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