DUNE: The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

LIP, Instituto para a Investigação Interdisciplinar da ULisboa

Por Ed Blucher (University of Chicago).

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will combine the world’s most intense neutrino beam, a deep underground site, and massive liquid argon detectors to enable a broad science program addressing some of the most fundamental questions in particle physics. A primary physics goal is the search for CP violation in neutrino oscillations, which may give insight into the origin of the matterantimatter asymmetry, one of the fundamental questions in particle physics and cosmology. DUNE will use a neutrino beam originating at Fermilab, and will consist of a far detector located 1.5 km underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, 1300 km from Fermilab, and a near detector located at Fermilab. In this seminar, I will describe the current status of the DUNE experiment, and the rapid progress in building large prototype detectors at CERN.

LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas