DUNE - an international neutrino observatory

DUNE - an international neutrino observatory

Prof Stefan Soldner-Rembold, University of Manchester

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will be an international observatory for neutrino  science, designed, constructed and operated by a global collaboration of more than 1000 scientists and engineers with  a leading contribution from the UK. With DUNE, physicists will seek to understand the role neutrinos play in the formation of the universe, addressing the question why there is more matter than antimatter. DUNE will allow us to observe neutrinos from supernovae and to search for proton decays. DUNE will consist of two neutrino detectors placed in the world’s most intense neutrino beam. A near detector will record particle interactions near the source of the neutrino beam at Fermilab close to Chicago. A second, much larger, far detector operating with 70,000 tons of liquid argon, stored at -186 degrees Celsius, will be installed in a former gold mine one-mile underground in South Dakota. The lecture will introduce the science goals and the technology employed by DUNE.

Lecture held at 6.30pm. 

Refreshments are served from 6pm on the day of the lecture.

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London and South East Branch
27 Nov 2019 18:30 to 20:30
Institute of Physics
N1 9BU
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