On April 27, Fermilab broke ground on the building that will house the future Short-Baseline Near Detector. The particle detector is one of three that, together, Fermilab scientists and collaborators will use to search for the sterile neutrino.
Scientists from Fermilab and more than 45 institutions around the world have teamed up to design a program to catch this hypothetical neutrino in the act. The program, called the Short-Baseline Neutrino program, makes use of a trio of detectors positioned along one of Fermilab’s neutrino beams.
A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world’s largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.