The present program of LUNA is descibed in the Proposal presented to the Scientific Commitee of LNGS in March 2007.
In summer 2012 INFN recievied funding by the Italian Ministray for Research to setup
LUNA-MV in the underground laboratories of LNGS. The LUNA MV project will focus on the measurement of the key astrophysical reactions
3He(a,g)7Be, 12C(a,g)16O, 13C(a,n)16O and 22Ne(a,n)25Mg using a MV machine located in
the Gran Sasso underground laboratory.
On Feb 6-8 2013 a workshop took place at LNGS to establish the LUNA MV Collaboration, define its structure, and formalize the tasks of its partecipating institutions.
If you are interested in being involved in the LUNA-MV Collaboration do not hesitate to contact Alessandra Guglielmetti (alessandra.guglielmetti at mi.infn.it).
The Hans A. Bethe Prize 2010
of the American Physical Society has been assigned to Claus Rolfs "for seminal contributions to the experimental
determination of nuclear cross-sections in stars, including the first direct measurement of the key 3He fusion reaction
at solar conditions." Claus Rolfs is co-founder and member of the LUNA-Collaboration.
To celebrate this prize LNGS organizes CLARO 2010 on April 2010.
On February 10-11,2011 LNGS has hosted a round table on underground accelerator LUNA-MV.
At the meeting the status of the Underground accelerator projects in Europe and in the USA and in particular the LUNA-MV project have been
slides of the presentations
and the proceedings are
Following the meeting a document on a next-generation underground laboratory for Nuclear Astrophysics has been prepared and made available to the communty.