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From the Black Hills Pioneer, July 7, 2023: Over 2,000 people in Lead, South Dakota celebrated Neutrino Day on July 8, organized by the Sanford Underground Research Facility with LBNF and DUNE members participating. The event featured a science comedian, interactive science booths, virtual underground tours as well as speakers on renewable energy and the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility for DUNE.

From CERN, June 13, 2023: Teams at CERN’s Neutrino Platform are currently upgrading and assembling multiple detectors to help large experiments like the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment to uncover the mysteries of neutrinos. But before the full-size detectors are built, CERN has created the large cryostat modules of the ProtoDUNE experiment. The Neutrino Platform is also an assembly station for the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) experiment in Japan.

You are invited to join a live event at the CERN neutrino platform, Fermilab’s neutrino control room and SURF’s Ross Hoistroom for, “Particle pursuit, a journey of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment” on June 15 at 11:00 a.m. CDT. All three labs will be broadcasting live simultaneously for a behind scenes tour of the preparations for DUNE and discussing all things neutrinos.

From Bioengineer.org, March 21, 2023: Congratulations to Mary Bishai, distinguished scientist from Brookhaven National Laboratory, who has been elected co-spokesperson of the international project DUNE. Bishai began working on DUNE in 2012 and will lead DUNE’s 1,400-member international collaboration alongside Sergio Bertolucci, a physics professor at the University of Bologna.

From Scientific American, March 16, 2023: Big news about a smaller size: MINERvA researchers used a new and entirely independent method to measure a proton’s radius. The team’s measurement of the proton’s radius was 0.73 femtometer, even smaller than the 0.84-femtometer electric charge radius. In either case, it is almost 10,000 times smaller than a hydrogen atom.

From Physics World, March 6, 2023: The MINERvA experiment at Fermilab has been used to study the structure of the proton using neutrinos. Teijin Cai and colleagues working on Fermilab’s MINERvA experiment have showed how information about the proton can be extracted from neutrinos that have been scattered by the detector’s plastic target.