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Deep Talks: Why DUNE?

What will we learn from the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment? Join us as we explore the major science goals of DUNE!
November 12, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This is an online event.

Event details: 

Join us for the virtual event as researchers with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment(DUNE) unpack the three major science goals of the experiment.

“Deep Talks: Why DUNE?” will be an online event, streamed on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. MST. You can join this event via Zoom webinar to answer polls and submit questions for our speakers OR watch live on Sanford Lab's Facebook page. Webinar space is limited, so register today! 

Preregister for the Deep Talks series on Zoom webinar. 

Watch live on Sanford Lab's Facebook page. 

Event description: 

The international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE, is the world’s flagship neutrino experiment, bringing together over 1,000 scientists from more than 30 countries and infusing millions of dollars into local, state and global economies. The experiment, hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab with locations at Fermilab and Sanford Lab, requires the construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, an upgrade to the particle accelerator complex at Fermilab and the excavation of more than 800,000 tons of rock to make space for a massive particle detector a mile underground at Sanford Underground Research Facility.

But why? What will come of this immense international effort?

At its core, the field of particle physics aims to advance our understanding of the laws of nature. This ambitious experiment will tackle some of the largest mysteries in the field, including the search for the origin of matter, the unification of forces and black hole formation.

Join us as three researchers with the DUNE experiment unpack the three major science goals of the experiment. Our speakers include Ryan Patterson, DUNE physics co-coordinator and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology; Kate Scholberg, co-convener of DUNE’s supernova working group and professor of physics at Duke University; and Chang Kee Jung, a professor of physics at Stony Brook University who has had multiple leadership roles in DUNE. 

The Deep Talks lecture series is sponsored by Crow Peak Brewing Company, RCS Construction, Northern Hills Federal Credit Union and Chuck and Jolene Lichtenwalner.