In late April, the research expedition completed the project on building deep-water neutrino telescope BAIKAL-GVD of cubic-kilometer scale. Over the period from February 17 to April 4, 2021, the participants to international scientific project BAIKAL-GVD assembled the eighth cluster of Baikal neutrino telescope. The effective volume of facility has grown to 0.4 cubic meters. Today, neutrino telescopes have become important tools of multichannel astronomy – a new powerful method for studying the Universe. It stands to mention that BAIKAL-GVD one of the four neutrino telescopes in the world. The rest three of them include IceCube on the South Pole, as well as KM3NeT and ANTARES in the Mediterranean. All of them are combined into the Global Neutrino Network (GNN) created for haring experience, joint data analysis and increase in general sensitivity at the expense of their different location. The observations using neutrino telescopes will allow for gaining the insight into the processes of galactic evolution, supermassive black hole formation and particle acceleration mechanisms.
For the 65th anniversary of JINR, the employees of Dzhelepov nuclear problems laboratory at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research produced a popular-science film about Baikal neutrino telescope – The Universe in Neutrino Telescope – featuring director of JINR Grigory Trubnikov, director of INR RAS Maxim Valentinovich Libanov, project manager Grigory Vladimirovich Domogatsky, and other members of BAIKAL-GVD collaboration.
Photo: Bair Shaybonov / JINR