The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is a leading-edge, international experiment for neutrino science and proton decay studies. DUNE will consist of two neutrino detectors placed in the world’s most intense neutrino beam. One detector will record particle interactions near the source of the beam, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. A second, much larger, detector will be installed more than a kilometer underground at the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory in Lead, South Dakota — 1,300 kilometers downstream of the source. These detectors will enable scientists to search for new subatomic phenomena and potentially transform our understanding of neutrinos and their role in the universe. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) will provide the neutrino beamline and the infrastructure that will support the DUNE detectors.

The Bern group had a seminal role in the estabishement of the LBNF/DUNE project. The international collaboration presently includes about 1000 people from 165 institutes from 31 countries. The planned responsibility of our group concern the liquyid argon detector for the Near site at Fermilab and the so-called double phase far detector at Sanford Lab.

More information: http://www.dunescience.org

Figure of the DUNE detector