Extraordinary beamline alignment

Given that the final design for the Far Site Conventional Facilities will be starting soon, nailing down the coordinates for beam alignment is a high priority. Virgil Bocean, senior geodesist with Fermilab, and a team of surveying specialists made a comprehensive set of measurements at SURF in July.

A great showing at Neutrino 2016

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+

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…

Collaborative software tools

DUNE and LBNF have settled on a set of software tools to allow everyone to collaborate in a standardized and documented way. We would say “to collaborate easily,” but of course what you find easy is what you know, right? Eileen Berman, Computing Coordinator, has put together an overview page of the set of collaborative tools that the collaboration and projects use…

Planning for construction at CERN — no holes, bumps or pessimists

Overheard at the May collaboration meeting: “The difference between a pessimist and an optimist is that a pessimist knows the details.”

Might there have been a pessimist or two among the DUNE scientists and engineers gathered at CERN during the week of April 25 to map out the very detailed logistics for the upcoming ProtoDUNE-SP installation? Despite being amused by the comment, Jack Fowler doesn’t think so.