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January 30, 2019
MicroBooNE, Machine Learning, and Liquid Argon
Researchers on the MicroBooNE neutrino experiment at Fermilab designed a type of machine learning algorithm, convolutional neural networks, to
January 30, 2019
CSI: Neutrinos Cast No Shadows
Neutrinos usually sail through matter without bumping into it. But once in a while, it does shake hands with a nucleus, and sometimes the handshake
January 30, 2019
ArgoNeuT Hits a Home Run with Measurements of Neutrinos in Liquid Argon
All baseball fans know that probability is a huge component of their favorite sport. In baseball, each batter has a certain probability of hitting
October 17, 2018
Cryocooler Cools an Accelerator Cavity
All SRF particle accelerators to-date use liquid helium to maintain the extremely cold temperatures necessary for sustaining superconductivity.
September 15, 2018
Breaking the Symmetry Between Fundamental Forces
At present, scientists think that at the highest energies and earliest moments in time, all the fundamental forces may have existed as a single
August 28, 2018
Beautiful Higgs Decays
The 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson marked the beginning of an experimental program aimed at determining the properties of the newly discovered
August 28, 2018
ATLAS Experiment Uncovers Higgs Boson Interactions with Heaviest Quarks
The discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012 relied on the observation of Higgs bosons
August 28, 2018
Highest Precision Prediction of Muon “Wobble”
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) ran a version of the “muon wobble” experiment, known as “Muon g-2,” in
May 16, 2018
How to Cope with Cases of Mistaken Identity: MINERvA’s Tale of Pions and Neutrinos
How to Cope with Cases of Mistaken Identity: MINERvA’s Tale of Pions and Neutrinos
Scientists are working to resolve a case of mistaken identity in the world of physics. They want to disambiguate two types of neutrinos.
May 16, 2018
Perfecting the Noise-Canceling Neutrino Detector
Perfecting the Noise-Canceling Neutrino Detector
The primary component of the MicroBooNE detector is the TPC—a large, rectangular structure that includes a set of wire planes and readout
December 21, 2017
Studying Crowd Behavior at MINERvA
Studying Crowd Behavior at MINERvA
In the energy range of many oscillation experiments, the dominant interaction process is one in which a neutrino completely scatters off a neutron
December 19, 2017
Proton-Proton Fusion: Powering the Sun
Proton-Proton Fusion: Powering the Sun
The Nuclear Physics with Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Collaboration (NPLQCD), under the umbrella of the U.S. Quantum Chromodynamics Collaboration
July 7, 2017
Studying Crowd Behavior at MINERvA
Laser Stripping Powers Protons
The conventional method of merging beam pulses starts with an incoming pulse of energized hydrogen ions, H-, or a proton with two electrons, merges
January 26, 2017
Pure as the Driven X-Ray
Modern x-ray free-electron lasers use high-energy electrons to produce intense x-ray pulses to study the structure and behavior of matter. However,
December 6, 2016
Shattering Protons in High-Energy Collisions Confirms Higgs Boson Production
The 2012 discovery of a Higgs boson by two of the Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC’s) experiments—ATLAS (for ‎A Toroidal LHC
December 5, 2016
New Limits in the Search for Sterile Neutrinos
The detection of neutrino oscillations, a discovery that garnered the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, is a proof that neutrinos have mass –