The construction of the Agua Negra tunnel under the Andes Mountains
between Argentina and Chile gives the scientific community a unique
opportunity to build ANDES (Agua Negra Deep Experiment Site): an
Underground Laboratory inside the tunnel at its deepest point.
This site will be 1750 m deep under the Earth surface, and it will be the
first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The planning of ANDES is
expected to be finished by mid 2011, before the excavation of the tunnel
begins. The completion of the Agua Negra tunnel and the underground lab
ANDES is expected to be in 2018.
Laboratory follows the workshops held in April 2011 (Argentina) and June
2011 (Brazil) , and it is a call to the Particle and Astroparticle Physics
community, specially the community in Latin America, to participate in the
future planning and use of this international facility. Registration Fee $100 USD.
Scientific secretary: Hayk Hakobyan
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Manager: Alison Sherman
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Edificio T, Primer Piso, Avda. España 1680
Casilla 110-V, Valparaíso, CHILE
Fono: (56) (32) 2652647