Jul 20 – 21, 2020
US/Central timezone

The future of DUNE in 10 minutes.

Jul 20, 2020, 10:45 AM


Miquel Nebot Guinot (University of Edinburgh)


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is an international project for neutrino physics and proton-decay searches. As a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, it will be exposed to a megawatt muon neutrino beam produced at Fermilab, with a near detector complex onsite and a far detector complex further down the beamline ($\sim$13000 km) at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (South Dakota). This will allow to answer the question about CP-violation in the neutrino sector as well as precision measurements of the neutrino mixing parameters.
Besides this, DUNE will use the near and far detectors to study a very vast science program. The four 17-kilotonne modules at 1.5 km underground conforming the far detector, based on liquid argon TPCs technology, aim to register a supernova burst signal and signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model, including baryon number non-conservation.
The advanced design of the three first modules of the far detector and its staged construction will allow DUNE to have a so called "module of opportunity" fourth detector for a plausible further extension of its capabilities.

In this talk, I will start with a description of the DUNE experiment. Then I will continue with a discussion about its physics program to end with a brief summary of the future possibilities for young researchers that it will open.

Primary authors

Miquel Nebot Guinot (University of Edinburgh) for the DUNE Collaboration

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