From Northern Public Radio, Feb. 13, 2018: The U.S. House has passed a measure Tuesday sponsored by a northern Illinois Congressman that increases funding at two federal labs in Illinois.
From Crain’s Chicago Business, Feb. 14, 2018: The U.S. House took a big step toward the next generation of research at Fermilab, authorizing a $1.8 billion project that would shoot subatomic particles from Fermilab’s facility to South Dakota.
De El Pais, Feb. 16, 2018: El chorro de partículas pasará por un gigantesco detector capaz de observar la formación de un agujero negro en tiempo real y permitirá buscar respuestas al origen del universo
One of the ProtoDUNE experiment’s detectors is a single-phase neutrino detector. It will require a number of anode planes to detect the signature of a neutrino interaction in a bath of liquid argon. The University of Wisconsin is fabricating some of these anode planes. This is a glimpse at the process.
From Rapid City Journal, Nov. 29, 2017: For more than five years, Ross Shaft crews have been stripping out old steel and lacing, cleaning out decades of debris, adding new ground support and installing new steel to prepare the shaft for its future role in world-leading science. On Oct. 12, all that hard work paid off when the team, which worked its way down from the surface, reached a major milestone: the 4850 Level. Deputy Director Chris Mossey weighs in.
From Scientific American, Sept. 19, 2017: Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer, Deputy Director Joe Lykken, DUNE co-spokesperson Mark Thomson, theorist Stephen Parke and Northwestern University’s André de Gouvêa help explain how DUNE, the largest experiment ever to probe mysterious neutrinos, could point the way to new physics.
From CERN Courier, Sept. 22, 2017: The DUNE far detector will be the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector ever built, comprising four cryostats holding 68,000 tons of liquid. Prototype detectors called protoDUNE are being built at CERN.