Features – November 2017

The LBNC encourages full momentum

The Long-Baseline Neutrino Committee — the experts that advise the Fermilab Director on LBNF’s and DUNE’s scientific, technical, and managerial progress — had an opportunity to gain first-hand impressions of the Far Detector site during their recent review of the projects, held for the first time at SURF…

Preparing the Far Site players for success

Now is the time for LBNF to establish the procedures and best practices, and build the personal relationships that will ensure successful completion of the Far Site Conventional Facilities… After three days of meetings some LBNF staff visited an ongoing Kiewit tunneling project under the Hudson River…

Fermilab expands international partnerships

In parallel with the high-level science and technology agreement recently signed with the United Kingdom that supports participation by that country in LBNF/DUNE, Fermilab and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science have been working with international partners to develop and execute agreements that pave the way towards greater scientific collaboration…

From Young DUNE

Shedding light on ProtoDUNE-DP light detection

Anne Chappuis, a PhD student at LAPP in France, is making great progress in understanding the peculiar behavior that scintillation photons exhibit in liquid argon. Clara Cuesta, a postdoc at CIEMAT, is characterizing the ProtoDUNE-DP cryogenic photomultipliers to determine their gain and stability in response to different light signals…

At your fingertips

Technical Proposal and TDR: Get on your marks…

Plans are coming together for the DUNE Technical Proposal and the Technical Design Report (TDR)… Information about structure, contents, and so on will be maintained in the DUNE wiki, on pages dedicated to the Technical Proposal and the TDR. The collaboration leadership has briefed the Far Detector Consortium Leaders on the proposed plan, and has requested that they appoint editors… Get on your marks… get set…

New video on DUNE from U.S. Mission Geneva

“A game-changing particle physics experiment, driven by the ingenuity and expertise of 1,000 scientists and engineers in 30 countries, aims to transform our understanding of neutrinos and their role in the universe…”

News and updates

DAQ workshop examines options and constraints

Columbia University hosted a workshop October 30-31 for DUNE Far Detector DAQ Consortium members and collaborators to review the different architectures being considered for the DAQ system and to examine them under existing technical constraints…. The workshop was organized as part of the DAQ Consortium’s effort to narrow down options to a baseline DAQ design…

First ProtoDUNE-SP data challenge: finding the gaps

“We are learning essential steps towards making full use of the potential of the ProtoDUNE detectors in support of the final DUNE construction, operation and science outputs,” said Ruth Pordes, referring to the first ProtoDUNE-SP data challenge, which took place last week…

The RRB moving forward with global participation

The most recent meeting of the LBNF/DUNE Resources Review Board was held at Fermilab on November 2-3, and the attendance from across the globe reflected the international nature of the DUNE experiment… We surveyed the notable developments over the past few months, discussed the Board’s role going forward, and coordination between the Collaboration and the funding agencies, represented by the RRB participants…