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Sterile neutrinos in retreat

An experiment in Korea designed to search for light sterile neutrinos has published its first results, further constraining the possible properties of such a particle. Even though the number of light ...

Funding injection for SNOLAB

The SNOLAB laboratory in Ontario, Canada, has received a grant of $28.6m to help secure its next three years of operations. The facility is one of 17 research facilities to receive support through Can...

ProtoDUNE revealed

This 11 m-high structure with thick steel walls will soon contain a prototype detector for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), a major international project based in the US for studying...

KATRIN celebrates first beam

KATRIN celebrates first beam

On 14 October, the KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment, which is presently being assembled at Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe on the KIT Campus North site, Germany, celebrated “first light...

Ghosts in the machine

Ghosts in the machine

  In July 1956, in a brief paper published in Science, a small team based at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US presented results from an experiment at a new, powerful fission reactor a...

Neutrinos take centre stage

Neutrinos take centre stage

When CERN was founded in 1954, the neutrino was technically still a figment of theorists’ imaginations. Six decades later, neutrinos have become the most studied of all elementary particles. Several...

Japan eyes up its future

Japan eyes up its future

  Japan has been a leader in the global neutrino community since the 1980s, breaking ground (both literally and figuratively) with multiple generations of massive underground experiments. These e...

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