The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is going live on June 15, to discuss all things neutrinos with our partners at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. This Thursday at 11:00 am CDT, join the interactive livestream of, “Particle pursuit, a journey of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.” View the teaser to preview this exciting event here.
The DUNE experiment is hosted by Fermilab, and more than 1000 scientists and engineers from 35 countries spanning five continents – Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America – are working on the development, design and construction of the DUNE detectors. The experiment seeks to understand the nature of neutrinos – almost massless particles that could help answer fundamental questions such as why the Universe has much more matter than antimatter.
DUNE will be built at two locations: Fermilab, near Chicago, and SURF, in Lead, South Dakota. The Fermilab particle accelerator complex will provide the world’s most intense beam of high-energy neutrinos and send it 800 miles through Earth to huge neutrino detectors almost a mile underground at SURF. ProtoDUNE, the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world, recorded its first particle tracks from both cosmic rays and a beam created at CERN’s accelerator complex in 2018. ProtoDUNE is all set to begin its second run this year.
The CERN Neutrino Platform has provided a large-scale demonstration of the future DUNE detectors with the construction and operation of two prototypes known as ProtoDUNE. ProtoDUNE, the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world, recorded its first particle tracks from both cosmic rays and a beam created at CERN’s accelerator complex in 2018. ProtoDUNE is all set to begin its second run this year.
To celebrate this, CERN, Fermilab and SURF are joining forces to bring viewers to all three laboratory locations to learn more about neutrinos and the international DUNE project.
CERN will go live from the Neutrino Platform, Fermilab will broadcast from the control room for its neutrino experiments joined by the SURF in Lead, South Dakota streaming live from its Ross Hoistroom.
Join Fermilab on YouTube on June 15, 11 a.m. CDT for a gameshow-style livestream to learn about all things neutrinos and the preparations for DUNE. The live will also be broadcasted simultaneously on CERN (at 6 p.m. CEST (GMT +2) and SURF (10 a.m. MDT) social media channels.