LBNF/DUNE/PIP-II/SBN media articles
From Discover, March 12, 2019: Fermilab, along with the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, is starting a new project called the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. The goal is to track and study shadowy neutrinos like never before. Fermilab scientists Deborah Harris and Angela Fava discuss the experiment.
From Big Picture Science, Feb. 18, 2019: Fermilab scientist Anne Schukraft is interviewed in this podcast episode about ghostly particles called neutrinos — intriguing partly because they came decades before we had the means to prove their existence.
From El Comercio, Feb. 18, 2019: Los neutrinos, esas part&iaacute;culas subatómicas, la más pequeñas y abundantes de la naturaleza, podrían ayudar a entender por qué el universo está hecho de materia.
From Saense, Feb. 14, 2019: Uma parte vital de um dos maiores experimentos da física de partículas atual foi desenvolvida no Brasil. O Arapuca é um detector de luz a ser instalado no Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment — projeto que busca descobrir novas propriedades dos neutrinos, partícula elementar com muito pouca massa e que viaja a uma velocidade muito próxima à da luz.
From Aurora Beacon-News, Fermilab scientists and engineers are hoping to understand neutrinos — tiny particles that many feel hold the key to answering many questions about the universe — and are using a very large thermometer to do it.
From Nature, Jan. 23, 2019: Fermilab’s neutrino program is mentioned positively in this editorial about plans for the next circular collider in Europe.
From Black Hills Pioneer, Jan. 18, 2019: South Dakota media reports on a public informational meeting that introduced the general contractor/construction manager for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility to the community.
From Gasworld: Jan. 1, 2019: Trade publication Gasworld published a three-page cover story on DUNE, focusing on the experiment’s use of liquid argon. Print edition only.
From MeteoWeb, Dec. 5, 2018: L’Italia con l’INFN fornirè contributi determinanti per la costruzione dell’acceleratore di particelle che sarà il fulcro del progetto PIP-II
From Forbes, Dec. 5, 2018: If there’s a fourth neutrino out there, Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program experiments will lead the way.
From Québec Science, Dec. 3, 2018: La mise en service d’immenses détecteurs au Fermilab, aux États-Unis, pourrait prochainement faire la lumière sur des particules aussi bizarres que prometteuses: les neutrinos.
From Kane County Connects, Dec. 4, 2018: Illinois media marvels at the 25-foot-high thermometer built for ProtoDUNE.
From This Week in Science, Nov. 28, 2018: Fermilab scientist Alex Himmel talks about neutrinos, DUNE and the excitement of particle physics. Segment starts at 5:01.
From Sinc, Nov. 30, 2018: Spanish media piece on researchers at the University of Valencia working on DUNE.
From Seeker, Nov. 26, 2018: This 5-minute video discusses DUNE along with other neutrino experiments.
From The Momentum, Nov. 5, 2018: Lengthy article on DUNE from Thai media.
From Earth magazine, Nov. 1, 2018: DUNE is featured in a cover story in Earth Magazine. Print edition only.
From Black Hills Pioneer, Oct. 26, 2018: The new building will serve as housing for equipment that is currently located at the Ross complex, which will need to be moved in order to make room for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment construction planned in the coming years.
From Live Science, Oct. 24, 2018: There are many huge unanswered questions in science, but it’s hard to beat “Why is there something, instead of nothing?” Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains how the study of neutrinos could answer it.
From Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s, The Science Show, Oct. 12, 2018: Dan Falk visits Fermilab and talks with Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer and MINERvA co-spokesperson Debbie Harris.
From New Scientist Netherlands, Oct. 9, 2018: De nieuwe neutrinodetector ProtoDUNE is aangezet en heeft zijn eerste metingen verricht. Deze detector is met 565 kubieke meter ongeveer zo groot als een gemeentelijk zwembad, en is het prototype voor een reuzendetector in de VS, die negentig keer zo groot wordt.
From Black Hills Pioneer, Sept. 25, 2018: Two years in the making, a neutrino detector built at CERN for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment , which is being used as the prototype for the much larger Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, detectors that will be housed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, has recorded its first particle tracks.
From CNN, Sept. 21, 2018: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln explains the goals of Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and how the ProtoDUNE detectors will validate the technology of the much larger DUNE.
From NRC, Sept. 19, 2018: Een nieuwe detector moet helpen begrijpen waarom materie en antimaterie elkaar niet onmiddellijk opheffen.
From Le Scienze, Sept. 21, 2018: Successo del prototipo dell’esperimento DUNE, allestito presso il centro di ricerca ginevrino: sono i primi indizi del passaggio di neutrini nei rivelatori costituiti da enormi serbatoi di argon liquido. È l’inizio di un progetto che porterà alla realizzazione di un apparato sperimentale simile ma 20 volte più grande al FermiLab di Chicago.
From everyeye.it, Sept. 23, 2018: Il più grande rilevatore di neutrini ad argon liquido al mondo ha appena identificato il suo primo neutrino: inizia così la storia del Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
From La Liberté, Sept. 18, 2018: Installé au CERN, le plus grand détecteur de neutrinos à argon liquide au monde vient d’enregistrer ses premières traces de particules. C’est le début d’un nouveau chapitre dans l’histoire de l’expérience internationale DUNE.
From Noticias CIEMAT, Sept. 18, 2018: La colaboración científica de DUNE, donde participan el CIEMAT, el Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), el Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC) y el Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT), cree que los neutrinos pueden tener la respuesta a una de las principales cuestiones de la Física: por qué vivimos en un Universo dominado por la materia.
From Science News, Sept. 18, 2018: An enormous future particle detector is now within closer reach. The first data from a prototype experiment, ProtoDUNE, hint that scientists may have what it takes to build the planned neutrino detector.
From Live Science, Sept. 18, 2018: On the occasion of the ProtoDUNE detector seeing its first signals, Fermilab’s Don Lincoln lays out the research goals of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
From Swiss Info, Sept. 18, 2018: L’immense détecteur de ProtoDUNE, un cube de la taille d’une maison de trois étages, a été construit au CERN.
From Big Think, Sept. 10, 2018: This primer on the world’s neutrino experiments discusses the international, Fermilab-hosted DUNE.
From Rapid City Journal, Sept. 14, 2018: DUNE is mentioned in this piece from South Dakota media on the federal appropriations bill.
LBNF/DUNE/PIP-II/SBN Fermilab-produced articles and videos
In this two-minute video, learn how scientists and engineers at universities and laboratories are working hand-in-hand with companies to design electronics, build hardware and develop computer programs for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab.
In this 12-minute video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln discusses the PIP-II project, a significant upgrade to Fermilab’s accelerator complex. With PIP-II, Fermilab enable the laboratory to continue to be a world leader in particle physics for decades to come.
This two-minute video features the PIP-II project, which is an essential upgrade of Fermilab’s particle accelerator complex. It is the first U.S. particle accelerator project with significant contributions from international partners. PIP-II’s high-intensity proton beams will provide a flexible platform for the long-term future of the Fermilab accelerator complex and the U.S. accelerator-based particle physics program. It enables the scientific program for the international, Fermilab-hosted Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility.
Physicists often find thrifty, ingenious ways to reuse equipment and resources. What do you do about an 800-ton magnet originally used to discover new particles? Send it off on a months-long journey via truck, train and ship halfway across the world to detect oscillating particles called neutrinos, of course. It’s all part of the vast recycling network of the physics community.
For several weeks, a prototype detector for the Fermilab-hosted Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment collected data using beams from CERN’s particle accelerators. The results show a mature technology exceeding all expectations. It’s the culmination of three years of hard work by a global team dedicated to constructing and bringing the new detector online.
Big discoveries need big detectors, and Fermilab’s DUNE experiment is one of the biggest. In this 10-minute video, Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln gives the lowdown on this fascinating project. Fermilab plans to shoot beams of neutrinos and antineutrinos through Earth’s crust from Chicago to western South Dakota. DUNE will study neutrino interactions in great detail, with special attention on (a) comparing the behaviors of neutrinos versus antineutrinos, (b) looking for proton decay, and (c) searching for the neutrinos emitted by supernovae. The experiment is being built and should start operations in the mid to late 2020s.
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that low-energy neutrinos can be thoroughly identified with a liquid-argon particle detector. The results, obtained with the ArgoNeuT experiment, are promising for experiments that use liquid argon to catch neutrinos, including the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
Fermilab has finalized an agreement with construction firm Kiewit-Alberici Joint Venture to start pre-excavation work for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will house the enormous particle detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. The South Dakota portion of the facility will be built a mile beneath the surface at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota.
Agencies in the United States and France have signed statements expressing interest to work together on the development and production of technical components for PIP-II, a major particle accelerator project with substantial international contributions. In addition, the French agencies also plan to collaborate on DUNE, an international flagship science project that will unlock the mysteries of neutrinos.
The upcoming Short-Baseline Near Detector at Fermilab continues scientists’ search for evidence of a hypothetical particle, the sterile neutrino. Collaborators around the world are participating in the detector’s construction. Its first critical components recently arrived from partner institutions. When complete, SBND will be the third and final detector in Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program.
The agreement launches a multinational collaboration to build a powerful new accelerator at DOE’s Fermilab complex. Italy and its National Institute of Nuclear Physics will provide major contributions to the construction of the 176-meter-long superconducting particle accelerator that is the centerpiece of the PIP-II project.
How do you calibrate a probe that is sealed inside a giant liquid-argon neutrino detector?
We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?
These international projects, selected during the process to plan the future of U.S. particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10 years.
In this 5-minute video, INFN Vice President Antonio Masiero discusses Italy’s long history of innovation in neutrino physics and their role and expertise. They will contribute to the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
The U.S. Department of Energy invites citizens to review and comment on the possible environmental effects of building and operating the Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II) particle accelerator at Fermilab.
Even though the ProtoDUNE time projection chambers are small compared to the planned DUNE far detectors, the data volume that these detectors produce are similar in size to what is coming out of the largest LHC experiments.
The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
LBNF/DUNE/PIP-II/SBN articles produced by U.S. and international partners
From CERN Courier, March 8, 2019: Newly published results from the MINOS+ experiment at Fermilab cast fresh doubts on the existence of the sterile neutrino — a hypothetical fourth neutrino flavor that would constitute physics beyond the Standard Model. MINOS+ studies how muon neutrinos oscillate into other neutrino flavors as a function of distance travelled.
From FAPESP, Feb. 13, 2019: Uma parte vital de um dos maiores experimentos da física de partículas atual foi desenvolvida no Brasil. O Arapuca é um detector de luz a ser instalado no Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment — projeto que busca descobrir novas propriedades dos neutrinos, partícula elementar com muito pouca massa e que viaja a uma velocidade muito próxima à da luz.
From University of Missouri – Kansas City’s University News, Feb. 6, 2019: Sánchez, a scientist at Iowa State University, is a part of Fermilab’s NOvA neutrino experiment and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. She also co-leads the ANNIE experiment at Fermilab.
From the University of Rochester’s Campus Times, Jan. 23, 2019: A University of Rochester undergraduate working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is interested in characterizing neutrinos because of the broad impact the particles may have on the very existence of matter.
From Syracuse University, Dec. 20, 2018: Collaborators at Syracuse University are contributing components for Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Near Detector, one of three particle detectors in the Short-Baseline Neutrino program.
From CERN Courier, Oct. 29, 2018: The world’s largest liquid-argon neutrino detector has recorded its first particle tracks in tests at CERN, marking an important step towards the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment under preparation in the United States.
From Colorado State University, Oct. 25, 2018: Colorado State University contributes detectors to the ProtoDUNE detector at CERN.
From FAPAESP’s Pesquisa, Oct. 18, 2018: Em meados de setembro, partículas vindas do espaço começaram a atravessar um tanque em forma de cubo com 6 metros de altura, instalado na Cern, na Suíça, e deixar rastros de luz que foram captados por detectores criados no Brasil.
From the University of Houston, Oct. 11, 2018: ProtoDUNE, a prototype for what will be a much bigger detector at the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, has been recording particle tracks, and physicists all over the world are collecting the data.
From University College London news, Oct. 5, 2018: International scientists are one step closer to answering the most fundamental question of our existence, ‘why are we here?’, as part of a global collaboration, DUNE, involving UCL researchers.
From William & Mary, Sept. 18, 2018: Scientists on the DUNE collaboration think that neutrinos may help answer one of the most pressing questions in physics: why we live in a universe dominated by matter. The project includes a substantial William & Mary contingent.
From University of Manchester, Sept. 18, 2018: The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. The university is playing a leading role in a £65million flagship global science project.
From CERN, Sept. 18, 2018: The technology of the first ProtoDUNE detector will be the same to be used for the first of the DUNE detector modules in the United States.
From Brookhaven, Sept. 18, 2018: The enormous ProtoDUNE detector – the size of a three-story house and the shape of a gigantic cube – was built at CERN as the first of two prototypes for what will be a much, much larger detector for the DUNE project, hosted by Fermilab.
From STFC, Sept. 18, 2018: The enormous ProtoDUNE detector is the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world. The size of a three-story house and the shape of a gigantic cube it has just recorded its first particle tracks signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.