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Our planned flagship long-baseline neutrino experiment, LBNF/DUNE, is predicated on Fermilab being host to the international neutrino community in a manner similar to how CERN hosts the ATLAS and CMS experiments. This CERN model of international cooperation has been very successful. Learn about some of the ongoing efforts to internationalize Fermilab and our neutrino program through this column and video.

From University of Chicago, Jan. 26, 2016: Argonne, Fermilab and the University of Chicago are among the dozen institutions that are working on upgrading the South Pole Telescope. Scientists are getting ready to install a new camera on the telescope later this year to plumb the earliest history of the cosmos.

Last month, a group collaborating across four national laboratories completed the first successful tests of a superconducting coil in preparation for the future high-luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider, or HL-LHC. These tests indicate that the magnet design may be adequate for its intended use. Physicists, engineers and technicians of the U.S. LHC Accelerator Research Program (LARP) are working to produce the powerful magnets that will become part of the HL-LHC, scheduled to start up around 2025. The plan…

Todd Nebel of the Fermilab Test Beam Facility helps unload the prototype hadronic calorimeter built by the PHENIX collaboration at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider as part of the sPHENIX upgrade proposal. The calorimeter, shipped from Brookhaven on Jan. 21 and to be used in the T-1044 test experiment, is a five-ton steel-scintillator calorimeter that is read out using silicon photomultipliers. The sPHENIX experiment is designed to measure jet energy loss in heavy-ion collisions to characterize the quark gluon plasma near the transition temperature.