Astroparticle physics is a multidisciplinary field of research, where particle physics, astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology converge. The rapid development of the field has led to design and construction of infrastructures whose size, complexity and cost reach levels requires the cooperation of several scientific teams from different countries.    

    ASTRONEU is a collaborative research program, aiming to contribute significantly to international research projects of Neutrino Astroparticle Physics, including the design, construction and operation of a Very Large Volume Underwater Mediterranean Neutrino Telescope, KM3NeT, and a Dedicated SuperNova Detector Network as well as to study Cosmic Rays Physics.

    The objectives of ASTRONEU include, a) the development of innovative instrumentation, simulation tools, data analysis and experimental methodology for the detection of high and low energy neutrina from cosmic sources, b) the development of particle detectors, fast digitization electronic systems, and experimental techniques for the detection of Extensive Air Showers that are caused by high energy cosmic rays and c) the development of spin-off applications of particle detector instrumentation to the environmental Sciences (e.g to measurements of the environmental neutron radioactivity and to the monitoring of the anthropogenic, non ionizing electromagnetic radiation) as well as the exploitation of research facilities as platforms for advancing educational programs for educators, students and the general public.

    The ASTRONEU collaboration comprises research teams from the Hellenic Open University, the Institute of Nuclear Physics NCSR Demokritos, the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Department of Finance and Management Engineering of the Aegean University as well as external collaborators from SACLAY, University of Cyprus, University of Patras, University of Ioannina, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, ASTRON-LOFAR and Patras Hestia of Science.

    ASTRONEU is funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Lifelong Learning through the research framework “ΘΑΛΗΣ”.



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