As part of a class on design thinking, a graduate student turned her research topic into an art installation resembling a giant disco ball.
Excavation of the large caverns for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility is in full swing. Over a third of the whopping 800,000 tons that need to be extracted from a mile underground have been removed. When finished, the underground facility will cover an area about the size of eight soccer fields and provide space for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is an international experiment to unlock the mysteries of neutrinos. DUNE will be installed in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, under construction in the United States. One mile underground, at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, the excavation of the large LBNF caverns for the DUNE far detectors is in full swing. When complete, the LBNF underground facility will cover an area about the size of eight soccer fields.
The first in-person meetings since 2020 provided space for fruitful discussions and overdue introductions.
How can you locate hidden chambers inside a Mayan pyramid? Mark Adams and his colleagues are in the process of exploring the interior of Kukulcan’s pyramid at Chichén Itzá using particles called muons. In March 2022, he and his teammates travelled to Mexico to start the work.
Scientists successfully used a new technique to cool a particle beam and make it denser. The new method may enable future experiments to create more particle collisions. Denser particle beams provide researchers a better chance of exploring rare physics phenomena that help us understand our universe.
It’s around you, it’s a part of you, and scientists are still trying to figure it out.
As the representative of Department of Energy Office of Science at Fermilab, Snyder will continue to support the lab’s mission and ensure work is accomplished safely and within DOE requirements. The Fermilab acting site office manager since February, Snyder has been permanently reassigned to lead the Fermi Site Office while also serving as acting site office manager for nearby Argonne Laboratory.
U.S. CMS scientists receive $7.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy toward CMS detector upgrades.
Physicists take on the mystery of the missing (and extra) neutrinos.
Kavin Ammigan won an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy to research new materials for high-power particle accelerator targets.
Dark matter is invisible; it’s everywhere; and it doesn’t interact with matter very often. The same is true for neutrinos. So are neutrinos dark matter? Neutrino physicist Kirsty Duffy and neutrino/dark matter researcher Asher Kaboth (Royal Holloway, University of London) break down the most likely dark matter candidates and where neutrinos fit into the mix.
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From Science News, August 15, 2022: W bosons are particles that transmit the weak force, which is responsible for certain types of radioactive decay. Last April, Fermilab researchers reported the W boson was more massive than predicted, hinting that something may be amiss with the standard model. Now a team of scientists with ATLAS at the LHC are reporting rare boson triplets which continues to test the standard model for any cracks.
From Big Think, August 13, 2022: After decades of research, astronomers cannot explain how and why galaxies exist. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln discusses the hypothesis of dark matter as the undiscovered form of matter to explain this galactic mystery.