The Program for ProtoDUNE-SP

The single-phase ProtoDUNE detector

ProtoDUNE-SP will be the largest monolithic single-phase LArTPC volume yet built… It will serve as a critical engineering milestone prior to the construction and operation of the first full 10-kt DUNE detector module, and perform the measurements needed to control and understand the systematic uncertainties that will be present in the oscillation measurements…

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Prime Minister of Italy visits Fermilab

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (center)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (pictured, center) visited Fermilab on March 29 to celebrate nearly four decades of collaboration… Italian institutions have strong, ongoing partnerships with DUNE, its supporting Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Neutrino Program…

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Governed growth: the IB’s role

The three new member institutions approved at the March 18 IB meeting

The growth that the collaboration has been experiencing since its inception a year ago is governed by a document that the DUNE Institutional Board (IB) maintains… The IB recently welcomed three new institutions: Northern Illinois University, the Autonomous University of Madrid, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology…

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Your new “nusletter”

“Shoot, I missed the meeting!” or “Why didn’t anybody tell me this?” We all know what this feels like. Everybody misses meetings – and buried emails – sometimes. And being half a planet away from some of your colleagues makes communication that much harder. So, in order to keep everybody in the LBNF and DUNE… Continue reading Your new “nusletter”

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The 35-ton phase II run at Fermilab

A shower event induced by a cosmic ray muon observed in the TPC of the DUNE 35-ton prototype on Feb. 18, 2016. (Credit: Tingjun Yang)

After cool-down and fill in late January, the 35-ton prototype detector began its commissioning run on February 2. Liquid argon purification and recirculation started a few days later and the whole system has been running continuously since then — modulo the effects of a Fermilab-wide power outage on March 4. The prototype is outfitted with… Continue reading The 35-ton phase II run at Fermilab

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U.S. President’s Budget Request

“(President Obama’s FY2017 budget request) is positive news for US particle physics, and is evidence that the P5 plan continues to translate into increasing support for our field,” announced Nigel Lockyer, director of Fermilab. “The PBR, if appropriated by Congress, will send a strong positive signal to international partners in LBNF/DUNE.” — Chris Mossey Full article… Continue reading U.S. President’s Budget Request

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