GOLDEN SCIENCE: While this space may look like an elaborate gold vault, it's actually important for advancing scientific discovery. It's called the Prototype Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or protoDUNE @CERN.
The protoDUNE experimental program will test and validate the technologies and design that will be applied to the construction of the DUNE Far Detector at the @Sanford
Underground Research Facility. The metallic paneling will act as an expandable tank for liquid argon, which will generate electrons and light when a particle interacts with the atoms of the liquid. The protoDUNE detectors will be run in a dedicated beam line at CERN's SPS accelerator complex. The incredible rate and volume of data produced by these detectors will require extensive system design and integration.
That's where scientists from @FermiLab
come in, who will run the Data Management Infrastructure for the protoDUNE experiment.
The DUNE project involves 800 scientists and engineers from 145 institutes in 26 countries. The rapid development of this large collaboration highlights global interest in neutrino physics and the innovative science made possible with the DUNE near and far detectors and the proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab. The strong partnership between the Energy Department and CERN already established in the Large Hadron Collider program is also one of the essential components for the success of DUNE/LBNF.
📷 Maximilien Brice | CERN