The MACRO Experiment at Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Italy

 

MACRO – Monopole, Astrophysics and Cosmic Rays Observatory

 

The MACRO underground structure (3.5 km below sea level) at Gran Sasso, Italy

Institute for Space Sciences contributions at the MACRO Experiment

• development, calibration and analysis of the experiment’s NTDs devoted to the search of exotic particles (GUT magnetic monopoles, nuclearites, Q-balls).

• the calibration of the MACRO NTDs, performed at different accelerator facilities including the CERN SPS (Experiment EMU18), produced significant results concerning nuclear fragmentation processes for a wide range of energies.

• atmospheric neutrinos data analysis: MACRO reported simultaneously with the Super Kamiokande the discovery of atmospheric neutrino oscillations.

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