UA Joins DUNE Collaboration

Yemille Medina

The University of Arizona scientists have recently joined the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) collaboration. DUNE will be studying neutrinos and its antiparticle, antineutrinos, with the hope of answering the long-standing question of why the universe is matter dominated. DUNE will also be looking for neutrinos from core-collapse supernovae which will provide crucial information about the formation of neutron stars or black holes. Finally, the DUNE neutrino detectors will be designed to look for the predicted but never observed proton decay, which would lead to a confirmation of the unified theory of energy and matter.

On July 21, scientists around the world gathered at the Sanford Underground Research Facility to break ground on a massive global physics experiment, the DUNE. For more details and to watch a short video about DUNE science, as well as to watch the ground breaking ceremony, please see dunescience.org