India plans to bring neutrino science home
India is investigating the possibility of building an underground physics laboratory to study neutrinos, which would use a huge slab of magnetised iron to detect the particles.
The project — which would be carried out with international participation — would cost at least 2.5 billion rupees (US$54 million).
To kick-start the initiative India is spending US$1 million on a feasibility study, to be completed in mid-2004. If all goes to plan, the proposed India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) could be operational by 2010.