“Next generation neutrino experiments at accelerators: the DUNE experiment at FNAL” di Sergio Bertolucci (INFN Bologna)


“Neutrino have never ceased to provide tantalizing questions and  experimental surprises, providing possibly the strongest hints of physics beyond the current Standard Model.

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is an international experiment that will consist of two detectors exposed to the the most intense neutrino beam in the world. A “near” detector will record the interactions of neutrinos close to the source, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois while the “far” detector, consisting of four large TPCs immersed in ~ 80000 t of liquid Argon, will be installed in the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, 1,300 km away from the point of production and 1.5 km underground.

The DUNE experiment has a wide experimental program, whose main topics are:

neutrino oscillation physics: the main goal of the experiment is the determination of the neutrino mass ordering and the possible CP symmetry violation in the leptonic sector.  This might provide information on the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry, one of the fundamental questions in physics of particles and in cosmology.

proton decay
: its observation would be a sensational discovery in particle physics and providing a key point for grand unification theories.

observation of neutrinos coming from the collapse of a supernova in our galaxy: the measurement of the neutrino flux coming from this source would provide unique information about the first stage of the nucleus collapse and on the formation of a neutron star. DUNE could also allow  for the observation of the formation of a black hole.

Moreover, in consideration of the large statistics, it will provide the most comprehensive set of measurements of neutrino induced reactions and will be sensitive to several signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model.”

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