The long-baseline neutrino experiment formerly known as LBNE has a new name: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Served by an intense neutrino beam from Fermilab’s Long Baseline Neutrino Facility, DUNE will have near detectors at Fermilab and four 10-kt far detectors at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota (CERN Courier April 2015 p20). In March, the DUNE collaboration – now with more than 700 scientists from 148 institutions in 23 countries – elected two new spokespersons: André Rubbia from ETH Zurich, and Mark Thomson from the University of Cambridge. One will serve as spokesperson for two years, the other for three years, to provide continuity in leadership.
The experiment now known as DUNE
27 April 2015