DUNE Project

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Researchers with the Majorana Demonstrator Collaboration have proven they can create an environment that  lets them see what’s called neutrino-less double beta decay.

Lingo aside, it’s a reaction that researchers say may help explain why matter exists.

The Yates is one of two shafts from the Homestake Mine that takes researchers down 4,850 feet.

Dr. Luke Corwin and Dr. Juergen Reichenbacher – both are School of Mines physicists who are leaders on the DUNE project.  DUNE stands for Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. Next week more than 150 scientists from around the world will meet in the Black Hills to collaborate on the project. The DUNE international megascience neutrino experiment is between the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago. DUNE is considered the world’s flagship neutrino project, driven by scientists from 27 countries.