Features – April 2018

US and India expand collaboration on neutrino research

On Monday, April 16, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and India’s Atomic Energy Secretary Dr. Sekhar Basu signed an agreement in New Delhi to expand the two countries’ collaboration on world-leading science and technology projects. It opens the way for jointly advancing cutting-edge neutrino science projects under way... Read more »

Imagine the thriller…

Remember Particle Fever, the Higgs boson cliffhanger? Imagine the thriller pitting matter against antimatter — and the audacious team of scientists that build a machine to look far back in time and uncover the mystery of how matter triumphed…

SLAC group to focus on analysis with machine learning techniques

Accomplished neutrino physicist Hirohisa Tanaka has joined the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory as a professor of particle physics and astrophysics. He oversees a group at the lab that is preparing for research with the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility…

In the International press

 

  • Jagd auf sterile Neutrinos (www.welt.de 28 March 2018)  Hunt for sterile neutrinos
  • Concerto per violino a sopresa al CERN (ansa.it and  gds.it 19 March 2018) Surprise violin concert at CERN
  • El haz de neutrinos más potente atravesará 1.300 kilómetros de la Tierra (elpais.com 16 Feb 2018) The most powerful neutrino beam will cross 1,300 kilometers through the Earth

 

From Young DUNE

Madagascar students take on tau neutrinos

Two students from the University of Antananarivo-Madagascar, the first African institution to join the DUNE collaboration, are producing their master’s theses on tau neutrino studies for DUNE. Herilala Razafinime and Miriama Rajaoalisoa spent the summer of 2017 at Fermilab as recipients of the laboratory’s Neutrino Physics Center fellowship program…

News and updates

Technical Proposal on track

Many collaborators have worked around the clock to get their chapters written, and many more have formally reviewed these chapters… The Technical Proposal has evolved into a three-volume document: an executive summary plus a volume each for the single-phase and dual-phase designs… Now, with roughly a month to go, it is time for a second set of reviewers to ensure that the Technical Proposal satisfies its purpose… 

Rob Roser is new LBNF Near Site project scientist

Rob Roser, most recently the Fermilab chief information officer (CIO), has just been named the LBNF Near Site project scientist. Along with this role comes the responsibility for the delivery of beam, and thus he is the new project manager for the LBNF Beamline…