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Excavation of massive underground caverns for DUNE halfway complete

A mile underground in South Dakota, construction crews have worked diligently to carve out an extensive network of caverns and tunnels that one day will house a huge neutrino experiment. Their efforts have paid off: With almost 400,000 tons of rock extracted from the earth, the excavation has reached the halfway point.

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From CERN, Jan. 20, 2023: CERN is celebrating the completion of civil-engineering work for the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider. This will improve its performance by increasing the number of particle collisions and boosting the potential for discoveries. The HL-LHC is expected to start operating in 2029.

From Laser Focus World, Jan. 12, 2023: What does the future of detectors look like and what problems will they solve? Advances in novel detectors are working on some of the most elusive mysteries in science—from quantum teleportation to neutrinos and dark matter. The long-baseline neutrino detectors of DUNE are part of this line up of international detectors.

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