This Friday, July 21, at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, Fermilab and its national and international partners will break ground on the international Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility.
Fermilab employees and users will be able to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony in Ramsey Auditorium via live video. For those not able to attend, watch the live stream of the ceremony.
The July 21 celebration kicks off at 3 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Come hear about the next steps for LBNF/DUNE from Fermilab scientist Rob Plunkett and watch members of Congress, the governor of South Dakota and officials from DOE, Fermilab, Sanford Lab and the project’s international partners break ground live underground in South Dakota. Afterward, enjoy some ice cream, which will be available in three flavors (just like neutrinos). Sterile neutrinos will also be represented by sugar-, dairy- and gluten-free options. Party construction helmets go to the first 300 people. There will also be a raffle and a group photo.
If you can’t make it to the 3 p.m. ceremony, consider joining your friends and colleagues for the ice cream social at 4:30 p.m.