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…


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…


Activity on both sides of the Atlantic

“Activity on both sides of the Atlantic is very intense,” said Gina Rameika at the collaboration phone call on 6 October. “Delivery of components is on-going and we are pushing very hard to keep to a schedule which will result in a fully instrumented ProtoDUNE-SP with six APAs on the same time scale as the cryogenics system…”


Neutrino trading cards a hit at Fermilab’s Open House

Leon Lederman or Willie Mays? Although the mid-20th century “golden age” of collecting baseball cards –the classic American hobby — is long past, it turns out that kids still like picture cards. The neutrino trading cards were a big hit at the Neutrino Campus during Fermilab’s Open House, September 23rd. A few particularly avid young visitors succeeded in collecting all 24…


Logistics manager to keep communication and components flowing

Given the sheer quantity and assortment of materials that will arrive and require storage in South Dakota over the course of several years, our new Logistics Manager for the Far Site, Elizabeth Hilgart, will be spending quite a bit of time there. The question is: will Lead, SD join her list of favorite cities in the U.S. – Boston, Bar Harbor, San Francisco and San Antonio?


The Official Data Catalog

The DUNE Data Catalog, started in late 2015 for use with the 35 ton prototype, then expanded to index Monte Carlo samples, got a makeover last summer.

Makeover by NOvA web tools. Because DUNE’s worth it…


Kicking off the Far Site construction

Barely a month after awarding the contract for the LBNF Far Site construction to Kiewit/Alberici Joint Venture (KAJV), LBNF and KAJV held their kick-off meeting at SURF to review contractual issues and expectations, establish the initial steps and deliverables, and establish communication channels… While the LBNF Far Site excavation is not a particularly large project for these firms, it is clearly one of the most interesting…


New MediaWiki site for DUNE

A new MediaWiki site for DUNE, wiki.dunescience.org, is ready for you to use. It is intended as a platform for collaborative work. Here you can keep notes about your work in a flexibly structured and easy-to-access place, and gather and develop content for official documentation.  We all know that the technical proposals and the TDR are coming up soon…


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