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Scientists Find No Hint Of Sterile Neutrino

New results from the MicroBooNE experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory deal a blow to a theoretical particle known as the sterile neutrino. There is no such thing.
Related topics: Neutrinos, Physics

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Scientists Spot Rare Neutrino Signal For Big Physics Finding

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory developed a software toolkit that reconstructs and isolates neutrino data in 3D. This software directly enabled the long-awaited findings from the MicroBooNE experiment released today by Fermilab in four...
Related topics: Neutrinos, Physics

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Fermilab Concedes To Woke Ignorance

Physicists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, known as Fermilab, look at the smallest scales and greatest expanses of the universe. Known for its powerful particle accelerator, Fermilab epitomizes American physics research. But after...
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Argonaut Project Launches Design Effort For Super-cold Robotics

A new robotics project named Argonaut at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will share that same name and spirit of adventure. Argonaut's mission will be to monitor conditions within ultracold particle detectors by...
Related topics: Robots, Physics

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Icarus Gets Ready To Fly

The ICARUS detector, part of Fermilab's Short-Baseline Neutrino Program, will officially start its hunt for elusive sterile neutrinos this fall. The international collaboration led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia successfully brought the detector...
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Icarus Gets Ready To Fly

The ICARUS detector, part of Fermilab's Short-Baseline Neutrino Program, will officially start its hunt for elusive sterile neutrinos this fall. The international collaboration led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia successfully brought the detector...
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Us Physics Lab Fermilab Exposes Proprietary Data For All To See

Enlarge (credit: Glukicov) Multiple unsecured entry points allowed researchers to access data belonging to Fermilab, a national particle physics and accelerator lab supported by the Department of Energy. This week, security researchers Robert...
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Modeling Collisions Between Argon Nuclei And Neutrinos From A Supernova

Massive stars end their lives in explosions called core-collapse supernovae. These explosions produce very large numbers of weakly interacting particles called neutrinos. Scientists working on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by...
Related topics: Neutrinos, Supernova

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Fermilab’s Muon G-2 Experiment Finally Gives Particle Physicists A Hint Of What Lies Beyond The...

Since the long-awaited detection of the Higgs Boson in 2012, particle physicists have been probing deeper into the subatomic realm in the hope of investigating beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics. In so doing, they hope to confirm the...
Related topics: Higgs Boson, Physics

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Sensitive Qubit-based Technique To Accelerate Search For Dark Matter

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Chicago have demonstrated a new technique based on quantum technology that will advance the search for dark matter, the invisible stuff that...
Related topics: Qubits, Quantum, Physics

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Fermilab’s First Muon G-2 Experiment Results Challenge Known Physics

Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory has published its first results from the Muon g-2 experiment, hinting at ‘yet undiscovered particles or forces.’ At the core of the effort is confirmation that the particles referred to as muons...
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Fermilab’s Latest Muon Measurements Hint At Cracks In The Standard Model

Enlarge / The Muon g-2 particle storage ring, now housed at Fermilab. (credit: Cindy Arnold/Fermilab) The Muon g-2 experiment (pronounced “gee minus two”) is designed to look for tantalizing hints of physics beyond the Standard Model of...
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Trouble With G-2

On April 7, the g-2 experiment at Fermilab was supposed to reveal their new measurement of the magnetic moment of the muon.  *Was*, because the announcement may be delayed for the most bizarre reason. You may have heard that the data are...

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Random Twists Of Place: How Quiet Is Quantum Space-time At The Planck Scale?

Fermilab scientists have been conducting experiments to look for quantum fluctuations of space and time at the smallest scale imaginable according to known physics. At this limit, the Planck length, our classical notions of space and time break down.
Related topics: Quantum, Physics

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Quantum Internet Tested At Caltech And Fermilab

A joint team of researchers led by Caltech and including collaborators from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which Caltech manages for NASA, and Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) have established two test beds using off-the-shelf...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, NASA, Space

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First Measurement Of Single-proton Interactions With The Microboone Detector

The MicroBooNE neutrino experiment at Fermilab has published a new measurement that helps paint a more detailed portrait of the neutrino. This measurement more precisely targets one of the processes arising from the interaction of a neutrino with an...
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Major Upgrade To Fermilab Accelerator Complex Gets Green Light

The U.S. Department of Energy has formally approved the scope, schedule and cost of the PIP-II project at Fermilab. The PIP-II accelerator will become the heart of Fermilab's upgraded accelerator complex, delivering more powerful proton beams to the...

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One Minute With Kate Sienkiewicz, Lbnf Near Site Conventional Facilities Project Manager

From working at the CIA to designing science facilities at Fermilab, Kate Sienkiewicz enjoys tackling complex problems. Currently, she oversees the team tasked with designing and building conventional facilities at the Long-Baseline Neutrino...
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Contract Awarded For The Excavation Of Gigantic Caverns For The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

This month, Thyssen Mining Inc. was awarded the contract to excavate the gigantic caverns for Fermilab's Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. Excavation crews will drill, blast and remove approximately 800,000 tons of rock to create the underground...
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Contract Awarded For The Excavation Of Gigantic Caverns For The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment

This month, Thyssen Mining Inc. was awarded the contract to excavate the gigantic caverns for Fermilab's Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. Excavation crews will drill, blast and remove approximately 800,000 tons of rock to create the underground...
Related topics: Neutrinos

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