Getting the beamline right for CPV sensitivity

Now a University of Oregon grad student, Amit Bashyal (left) spent some time at Fermilab as an International Fellow where he studied the uncertainties in CP violation measurements for different candidate LBNF beamline designs. Also a contributor to the beamline optimization effort is Rowan Zaki, a student at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands…


Going green with blue blocks

“When I got to Fermilab 20 years ago, the NuMI project had just placed a large order for blue blocks to build the NuMI target shield pile and shielding around the hadron absorber,” said Salman Tariq, now the LBNF Beamline Project Engineer. “Now they are the right thing to use for LBNF…”


Cranes, crates and conveyances

A December trip by the CERN cryostat design team to Fermilab for ICARUS provided an opportunity for discussions on the LBNF/DUNE Far Site interfaces, as well. Some outstanding issues require resolution within the next six months in order to advance the final Far Site facilities design…


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…”