LBNE science book released

The new book on LBNE covers the experiment’s scientific program and its current state of technical development and planning.

Last week the LBNE collaboration released its comprehensive 300-page document on the science program planned for Fermilab’s flagship experiment.

The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment: Exploring Fundamental Symmetries of the Universe presents the grand vision for the science of LBNE, its potential for transformative discovery, its current advanced state of technical development and planning, and its alignment with the national high-energy physics program. Colored boxes distributed throughout the document highlight important take-away points. They are integral to the document, but to the extent possible, are written in language accessible to the nonscientist.

Once the experiment is constructed, the LBNE beamline will send an intense neutrino beam 800 miles from Fermilab to a massive detector in Lead, SD. Using the world’s most intense neutrino beam and largest underground cryogenic particle detector, LBNE will explore the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe, probe the stability of the proton, stand ready to witness the birth of a black hole or neutron star from a core-collapse supernova in the Milky Way, and search for new physics in unexplored regions.