A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

Minnesota governor visits NOvA site

05/17/10

Saturday, May 15, marked a state holiday in Minnesota. Enthusiasts headed north to the annual Governor's Fishing Opener, the first day of the fishing season, in search of Minnesota's state fish, the walleye.

On Friday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stopped to visit Minnesota residents and visitors interested in a different type of catch: neutrinos.

Pawlenty took a quick tour of the future site of the NOvA neutrino detector facility in Ash River, Minn. The facility is not far from where Minnesotans cast their lines during this year's opener, Lake Kabetogama. Scientists and those managing construction held public tours on Friday before welcoming the governor.

Pawlenty expressed his support for conducting the research in Minnesota. But he didn't stay long; the afternoon clouds had begun to clear just in time for the Fishing Opener community picnic.

Watch a video of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty touring of NOvA site on YouTube.

Latest news articles
07/05/22
CERN

The collaboration has observed a new kind of “pentaquark” and the first-ever pair of “tetraquarks.”

07/04/22
Nature

Physicists are celebrating 10 years since the Higgs boson’s discovery. But many of its properties remain mysterious.

07/02/22
Gizmodo

Gizmodo asked physicists to predict the discoveries that will blow our minds in the coming years.

07/01/22
Physics World

Achintya Rao recollects the momentous day 10 years ago when CERN announced it had discovered the Higgs boson.