MicroBooNE

Road trip

Anxious for the safe arrival of the long-awaited vessel that would house the MicroBooNE particle detector, scientists Bonnie Fleming and Gina Rameika decide not to sit around and wait for it. Instead, they get in a car and head into neighboring towns to look for a big, school-bus-sized object being hauled by a truck.

If you have ever tried to watch a movie or listen to music on a plane, then you know the problem well: The roar of the engines makes it difficult to hear what’s being piped through the speakers — even when those speakers are situated in or on your ear.

From Physics World, March 7, 2017: This episode of the Physics World podcast describes a virtual reality tour of the MicroBooNE detector at Fermilab.

The 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, commonly called Neutrino 2016, will bring together scientists from experiments around the world. Scientists working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will give numerous presentations at Neutrino 2016 and unveil some significant results.