CP3 - Research directions and experiments

KM3NeT is the next generation of neutrino telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea. Once completed, the telescopes will occupy a volume of several cubic kilometres of clear sea water. KM3NeT comprises two different instruments deployed at two different sites:
- ORCA, designed to study low-energy neutrinos (MeV-TeV) is currently installed near Toulon, France
- ARCA, optimised for high-energy neutrinos (>TeV) is being deployed offshore Capo Passero, Italy

The CP3 group uses both sites to study some of the most energetic phenomena happening in our universe, such as gamm-ray bursts, compact binary mergers, and solar flares.

The facility also houses instrumentation for Earth and Sea sciences for long-term and on-line monitoring of the deep sea environment and the sea bottom at a depth of several kilometers. The CP3 group uses these sensors to study the different signatures of bioluminescence species.


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  • This project gathers researchers studying neutrino physics and astrophysics.

  • This project aims at optimising neutrino telescopes, especially the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and KM3NeT, to detect GeV and sub-GeV astrophysical neutrinos. The instruments are then used to search for low-energy neutrinos from transient sources, such as solar flares, compact binary mergers, or gamma-ray bursts.