neutrino

After six weeks’ passage across the ocean, up rivers and on the road, the newest member of Fermilab’s family of neutrino detectors has arrived.

From The Beacon-News, July 26, 2017: Fermilab scientist Catherine James reflects on the large box sitting on a flatbed that contained half of the ICARUS liquid-argon particle detector, at 60 feet long and 120 tons the largest of its kind, which she will work with when its installed and running by the end of the year.

From CNN, July 22, 2017: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains how the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, which had its groundbreaking ceremony on July 21, could answer important questions of the universe, including, “Where did the antimatter go?”.

From The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2017: Scientists celebrated the launch of an improbable physics experiment that will shoot subatomic particles through 800 miles of rock and dirt to study some fundamental cosmic riddles. [subscription required]

From Science, July 21, 2017: To build the modular detector, workers have to carve out massive caverns 1,480 meters underground, haul out stone that weighs as much as a dozen aircraft carries, and truck in millions of liters of frigid liquid argon. On July 21, officials gathered deep underground to turn the first few shovels of stone.