LArIAT upgrade will test DUNE design

The LArIAT time projection chamber will be used to conduct a proof-of-concept test for the future DUNE detector. Photo: Jen Raaf

In particle physics, the difference of a millimeter or two can make or break an experiment. In March, the LArIAT experiment began a proof-of-concept test to make sure the planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will work well with that 2-millimeter difference…

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Researchers face engineering puzzle

“We have to transfer almost 70,000 tons of liquid argon underground,” says David Montanari, a Fermilab engineer in charge of the experiment’s cryogenics. “And at this point we have two options: We can either transfer it as a liquid or we can transfer it as a gas…”

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DUNE’s Sowjanya Gollapinni to co-direct Saturday Morning Physics

Over the past 37 years, local students have spent their Saturday mornings not in front of a TV, but in front of a blackboard, learning physics at Fermilab. Since its inception, Saturday Morning Physics has been one of Fermilab’s most popular outreach initiatives. This year, the directorial duties will pass to DUNE collaborator Sowjanya Gollapinni and Fermilab physicist Elliott McCrory…

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