Scientists from around the world gathered at the next meeting in the hall of the University of Chile Santa Maria, to discuss innovative project ANDES, whose goal is to build at a depth of 1750 meters below the ground the new science lab.The project is developed as a joint initiative put forward by a group of scientists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, which have merged into a conglomerate " CLES " and decided to take advantage of co-operation between their countries.It is expected that the laboratory will attract interested scientists from around the world, so that Chile will become one of the major centers of research in the physics of elementary particles.
According to estimates of the authors of the project cost of the work will be in the region of fifteen million. US dollars and placed it will all be in the region of Coquimbo, on the border between Chile and Argentina by now being built in the Andes, a 14-kilometer tunnel between the Borough "Black Water" and "Vicuna"which will unite the ports and major commercial and industrial centers of the Atlantic and Pacific coastal South America.We are talking about the first and only in the southern hemisphere, and the third in the world in the depths of the twelve currently existing laboratories of this type, which are located including Canada (
specialist in elementary particle physics from the University of Santa Maria received at this time guests, and part-time project coordinator Claudio Dib told the audience that the depth is extremely important to eliminate the influence of cosmic radiation in the process of scientific experiments that have plagued primarily thosetarget flogged like neutrons and study dark matter.
At the moment, the final stage of design, and was approved by the world scientific community, whose members were enthusiastic about the news and now inspire and support their South American counterparts.Also, proponents claim that the financial resources too, everything will be fine, although the issue has not been resolved completely - it is difficult to find investors.Cash is already partially reached and is expected to come just a little later than the four above-mentioned countries, where there are some groups who are interested in financing the project.By the way, at the next meeting at the University of Santa Maria in addition to the Chilean and foreign scientists were present head of the Chilean Senate, foreign diplomats, representatives of different ministries and the National Commission on Science and Technology and other important persons.It is expected that work will begin soon enough, and the lab will be ready in 2018.