Today at Fermilab South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels and Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti signed a proclamation declaring their joint support for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).
The joint proclamation demonstrates strong state support for the future U.S. flagship LBNF/DUNE project.
In attendance at the signing were Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer, Fermilab Deputy Director Joe Lykken, Deputy Director for LBNF Chris Mossey, DOE Fermi Site Office Deputy Manager Mark Bollinger and Fermilab Chief of Staff Hema Ramamoorthi.
DUNE will consist of neutrino detectors in Ilinois and South Dakota. One will be placed near the source of the beam, at Fermilab. A set of four much larger detectors will be installed more than a kilometer underground at the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory in Lead, South Dakota — 1,300 kilometers downstream of the source.
These detectors will enable scientists to explore rare neutrino interactions, search for new subatomic phenomena and potentially transform our understanding of neutrinos and their role in the universe.
For more information about the experiment, please visit the DUNE website.