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Institute for Nuclear Physics (IKP)

Campus North

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Nuclear Physics
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Postal address:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Institute for Nuclear Physics
Campus Nord, Geb. 401
Postfach 3640
D - 76021 Karlsruhe

Secretary's Office:
Anna Friedrich
Phone: +49/721/608-23546
Fax: +49/721/608-23548





Past-projects at IKP

The Institute for Nuclear Physics is engaged in fundamental research in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics in cooperation with international research institutions. Here is a list of past experiments that have been completed:




KASCADE-Grande (KArlsruhe Shower Core and Array DEtector-Grande) was an extensive air shower experiment array to study the cosmic ray primary composition and the hadronic interactions in the energy range E0=1016-1018eV. 

It was situated on site of KIT-Campus North, the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, and measured simultaneously the electromagnetic, muonic and hadronic componenets of extensive air showers of cosmic rays.   

As an extension of the former KASCADE experiment running successfully since 1996, it aquired data in the years between 2003 and 2009.

Since 2012 the KASCADE data are provided for the public through the KASCADE Cosmic Ray Data Centre (KCDC).

Neutrino-Experiment KARMEN


The German British experiment KARMEN (Karlsruhe Rutherford Mittel-Energie Neutrino) at the Rutherford Laboratory near Oxford, performed with a leading contribution from Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, came to an end on July 20th 2001.

KARMEN investigated the nature of neutrinos and focussed on two research subjects: The investigation of neutrino-nucleus interactions and the search for neutrino oscillations.

For that purpose, KARMEN used an intensive source of neutrinos provided by the ISIS neutron spallation source. Neutrinos were detected in a 56t segmented scintillation calorimeter which was surrounded by 7000t of steel.