Features – July 2016

A great showing at Neutrino 2016

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Neutrino physicists from around the world met in London at the XXVIIth International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics in early July… Jon Urheim of Indiana University presented the status and physics case of the LBNF/DUNE program.
“DUNE also had a great showing in the poster sessions,” said Andy Blake…

Thank you, MINOS+

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After 11 years, the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) experiment and its second iteration, MINOS+, have concluded their runs.
“MINOS was also a major player in the uncovering of large electron neutrino appearance, the phenomenon that underlies the DUNE program,” said former MINOS co-spokesperson Rob Plunkett…

SURF’s star-stuffed Neutrino Day

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Sanford Lab’s Neutrino Day 2016 celebrated the star stuff in all of us through activities, presentations, an art competition and displays… At the Opera House, Elizabeth Worcester, member of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, focused her presentation on neutrinos and how DUNE and LBNF will search for these ghost-like particles…

At your fingertips

Neutrinos for the neighbors

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In case you find yourself at a loss when your friends, relatives, or neighbors don’t speak eigenstates, mass hierarchies, or half-lives, send them to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the LBNF website…

News and updates

To note…

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A new feature is available to allow you to search the archives by month… Recent developments in INSPIRE include the remarkable progress made with ORCID registration… And Nus to SURF will take a break in August…

Guidance from the LBNC

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The Long-Baseline Neutrino Committee (LBNC) conducted a comprehensive face-to-face review of DUNE and LBNF at Fermilab in mid-June… Across the DUNE/LBNF program, the findings and recommendations confirm that the current efforts are aimed in the right areas and that the LBNC recognizes the challenges faced by the project and collaboration…

International standards and the U.S. DOE

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DUNE/LBNF has been an international project from the start. As such it presents differences from typical DOE-funded projects in many areas. We are evolving approaches to developing systems and procedures that will allow us to move forward in this international environment, and have completed an extensive amount of work in the codes and standards domain…

Project risks: make it or break it

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Hiding from the blistering summer heat in a nearly windowless, air-conditioned conference room, LBNF and DUNE management met to re-evaluate and update project risks that could potentially make or break the most ambitious neutrino experiment ever conceived…

SURF tour impresses DOE VIP

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On July 5th, Under Secretary Franklin Orr visited Sanford Lab in Lead, SD to visit the proposed site of the LBNF far site facilities and tour the laboratory’s 4850L…  His visit, for which he skipped a day of his family vacation in South Dakota, demonstrated his interest in this project, and it offered an excellent opportunity for an in-depth show-and-tell…