Scientists with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) hope to revolutionize our understanding of the role neutrinos play in the creation of the universe. Using the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), they'll shoot a beam of neutrinos from Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, 800 miles through the earth to detectors deep underground at SURF in Lead, South Dakota. LBNF will provide the infrastructure at Fermilab and SURF to support the DUNE detectors.
This ambitious experiment will tackle some of the largest mysteries in the field of particle physics, including the search for the origin of matter and the unification of forces. And if a core-collapse supernova occurs in the Milky Way, we just might be able to see inside a newly formed neutron star and, potentially, witness the birth of a black hole.