ICARUS

Physicists often find thrifty, ingenious ways to reuse equipment and resources. What do you do about an 800-ton magnet originally used to discover new particles? Send it off on a months-long journey via truck, train and ship halfway across the world to detect oscillating particles called neutrinos, of course. It’s all part of the vast recycling network of the physics community.

From Québec Science, Dec. 3, 2018: La mise en service d’immenses détecteurs au Fermilab, aux États-Unis, pourrait prochainement faire la lumière sur des particules aussi bizarres que prometteuses: les neutrinos.

Fermilab employees and users: Between now and about Aug. 17, the Neutrino Campus area will be blocked from all nonessential traffic. The moving company Emmert, under guidance from Fermilab staff, will move the ICARUS detector into its new and permanent home, the Short-Baseline Neutrino Far Detector Building, during this time. Once the move is complete, we will post photos and a video for all to enjoy. We will also post occasional photos on our social media channels during the move-in… More »