HYBRID Meeting: Neutrino Seminar Series – “A Gaseous Argon Near Detector for DUNE” by Dr. Alysia Marino

  • Nov. 10, 2022, 1:00 pm US/Central
  • Curia II

Title: “A Gaseous Argon Near Detector for DUNE”

This talk will briefly introduce the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and its suite of near detectors. The focus will be on one of the proposed near detectors, ND-GAr, which will feature a magnetized high-pressure gaseous-argon TPC surrounded by a calorimeter. Designed to provide fine-grained tracking, it will collect a significant number of high-resolution and low-threshold neutrino interactions on argon. It will constrain uncertainties in the long-baseline oscillation analysis and will have a rich program studying neutrino interactions and searching for new physics. This talk will provide an overview of the ongoing global R&D efforts for ND-GAr, including two test stands currently located at Fermilab.


Alysia Marino is a Professor and the Jesse L. Mitchell Endowed Chair of Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been a researcher in experimental neutrino physics for over 20 years, studying neutrino oscillations with solar neutrinos as a graduate student (on SNO) and with accelerator-generated beams since then. She received her A.B. in Physics from Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at Colorado, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Fermi National Accelerator Lab and later at the University of Toronto. Dr. Marino was awarded a Tanaka Dissertation Award from the American Physical Society (APS), an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.