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Educator Resource: Assembly Program

Neutrinos–Just Passing Through

Neutrinos are the most abundant particle in the universe, yet very hard to detect. Every second, trillions travel through you. What are they and what can they tell us about our universe?
Level
High School

Students explore the properties of some of the universe’s most abundant, but least understood particles–neutrinos. Then they learn about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment coming to Sanford Lab, which will detect neutrinos as they oscillate their way through the earth from Illinois (and its accelerator complex at Fermilab) to South Dakota. Construction will start in a few years, and experiments in this new facility at Sanford Lab will last decades.