ICARUS neutrino experiment to move to Fermilab

A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world’s largest liquid-argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean from CERN to its new home at the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. When it arrives at Fermilab, the detector will become part of an on-site suite of three experiments dedicated to studying neutrinos, ghostly particles that are all around us but have given up few of their secrets.

HEPTech: where academia meets industry

The high energy physics technology transfer network, or HEPTech, aims to bring together leading European high energy physics research institutions to provide academics and industry with a single point of access to the skills, capabilities, technologies and R&D opportunities of the high energy physics community in a highly collaborative open-science environment, bridging the gap between researchers and industry and accelerating the industrial process for the benefit of the global economy and wider society.

Air Separation

Air separation is one of the largest, as well as earliest, industrial applications of cryogenics. In this process, cryogenic temperatures are used to separate air into its constituent gases: nitrogen (78.08%), oxygen (20.95%), argon (0.93%) and carbon dioxide (0.3%). Trace gases such as krypton, neon, xenon and helium total far less than 1%. Water vapor … Continue reading Air Separation

US scientists celebrate the restart of the LHC

After two years of upgrades and repairs to the world's most powerful particle accelerator, proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). With the collider back in action, the more than 1,700 US scientists who work on LHC experiments are prepared to join thousands of their international colleagues to study the highest-energy particle collisions ever achieved in the laboratory.

The dawn of DUNE

The neutrino experiment formerly known as LBNE has transformed. Since January, its collaboration has gained about 50 new member institutions, elected two new spokespersons and chosen a new name: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE. The proposed experiment will span 800 miles and will be the most powerful tool in the world for studying neutrinos.