DUNE completes Interim Design Report

The international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) achieved a milestone on July 29 when the collaboration released its 687-page Interim Design Report for the construction of gigantic particle detector modules a mile underground in South Dakota. The three-volume interim report, which was posted on the scientific online repository arXiv, summarizes the DUNE physics goals and the design of the detector to meet these goals…


Measures of progress: collaborators, prototypes and design reports

During the May collaboration meeting at Fermilab, the DUNE Institutional Board admitted two new institutions… Much of the collaboration meeting was devoted to the upcoming operation of the DUNE prototype detectors, with updates on the construction… Another important topic was the Interim Design Report (previously called the Technical Proposal) for the construction of DUNE far detector modules…


Deconstruction: Cosmic gall

In December 1960, The New Yorker published John Updike’s poem about the neutrino, a ghost-like particle discovered a few years before. Titled “Cosmic Gall,” Updike’s poem examines the neutrino’s bizarre properties. Fermilab’s Kurt Riesselman offers a deconstruction…