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Neutrinos 101

Learn more about the invisible particles constantly streaming through us all.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

10/25/18

Already beyond the Standard Model

We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?

05/24/18

Game-changing neutrino experiments

This neutrino-watchers season preview will give you the rundown on what to expect to come out of neutrino research in the coming years.

02/16/17

Wizardly neutrinos

Why can a neutrino pass through solid objects?

01/10/17

How heavy is a neutrino?

The question is more complicated than it seems.

 
06/14/16

The neutrino turns 60

Project Poltergeist led to the discovery of the ghostly particle. Sixty years later, scientists are confronted with more neutrino mysteries than ever before.

07/13/20

More than 3000 scientists gather online for Neutrino 2020

A dash of virtual reality helps replicate the serendipitous interactions of an in-person conference when participants are scattered across the globe.

06/24/20

DUNE moves to the next stage with a blast

Construction workers have carried out the first underground blasting for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, which will provide the space, infrastructure and particle beam for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. 

04/15/20

T2K advances investigation of matter-antimatter imbalance

New results from the T2K experiment in Japan rule out with 99.7% confidence nearly half of the possible range of values that could indicate how neutrinos behave compared to their antimatter counterparts.

01/09/20

Expanding a neutrino hunt in the South Pole

A forthcoming upgrade to the IceCube detector will provide deeper insights into the elusive particles.

11/13/19

How do you make the world’s most powerful neutrino beam?

DUNE will need lots of neutrinos—and to make them, scientists and engineers will use extreme versions of some common sounding ingredients: magnets and pencil lead.

10/14/19

DUNE scientists see particle tracks with dual-phase technology

Scientists working at CERN have started tests of a new neutrino detector prototype that uses a promising technology called “dual phase.”

08/01/19

Powered by pixels

An innovative use of pixel technology is making liquid-argon neutrino detectors even better. 

01/25/19

Success after a three-year sprint

After a rush to start up the first large prototype detector, stellar results show the technology for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is ready to shine.

12/17/18

First critical components arrive for SBND

International collaborators are delivering parts to be used in Fermilab's Short-Baseline Neutrino program.

10/25/18

Already beyond the Standard Model

We already know neutrinos break the mold of the Standard Model. The question is: By how much?

09/18/18

First particle tracks seen at ProtoDUNE

CERN and Fermilab announce a big step forward for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

09/11/18

A 25-foot thermometer for neutrino science

This instrument developed for DUNE can take 48 temperatures simultaneously and with expert precision.

08/16/18

ICARUS neutrino detector installed at Fermilab

With this move, ICARUS now sits in the path of Fermilab's neutrino beam, a milestone that brings the detector one step closer to taking data.

08/07/18

A dual-phase DUNE

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment is advancing technology commonly used in dark matter experiments—and scaling it up to record-breaking sizes.

07/12/18

Scientists trace high-energy cosmic neutrino to its birthplace

A pair of results bring neutrinos into the new era of multi-messenger astronomy.

06/06/18

Intriguing news from MiniBooNE

New research results have potentially identified a fourth type of neutrino: the sterile neutrino.