From University of Virginia, Nov. 4, 2019: University of Virginia physicists are building major components for one of the largest and most complex physics experiments ever conducted in the United States: a $271 million particle physics project at Fermilab called the Muon-to-electron Conversion Experiment, or Mu2e.

In this 2-minute video, electrical engineer Luciano Elementi and company show us how superconducting cable is wrapped for the Mu2e experiment. Mu2e will search for a previously undiscovered process: a muon converting solely into an electron. The cables will help power the experiment when it comes online.

The building boom

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.

On Thursday, August 3, 2017 there will be a series of lectures on the Mu2e FNAL experiment for the Italian Summer Students, but open to all students and interested persons. The lectures are part of the outreach program of the MUSE european project (Muon Campus at FNAL), which contributes to the funding of the european collaborators to the Muon g-2 and Mu2e experiments at FNAL. Thursday, 3 August 2017, Wilson Hall, Dark Side room (WH6NW) ­ 10:00 J. Bono Introduction…