neutrino

From WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, June 19, 2017: Director Nigel Lockyer and physicists Patricia McBride and Herman White appear in this six-minute segment on Fermilab’s leading role in particle physics, including neutrino research.

Imagine you are lying (or frying) on a beach near the equator at midday. Feel the heat! It is 1.37 kilowatts per square meter.

This story starts in Victorian times, with a huge puzzle. Charles Darwin had convinced biologists that all life has been evolving from simple forms for hundreds of millions of years. But, at the rate the sun is shining, without some unknown fuel it would burn out in less than 20 million years.

Technicians from CERN and INFN recently converged at Fermilab to help prepare the ICARUS detector’s future home.