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In the News

Marmion students participate in QuarkNet Radio Telescope project

From Chicago Tribune, Oct. 21, 2015

QuarkNet, a national program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy, creates professional development for high school teachers and engages high school students in high energy research and cosmic ray detection. Multiple high schools across the country are participating in this the QuarkNet Radio Telescope project in order to collect a large amount of data that can be shared and analyzed to create a clean map of the universe.

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CERN Press Release

LHC luminosity upgrade project moving to next phase

New quadrupole magnets, which focus particle beams before collisions, are one of the key technologies for the High-Luminosity LHC. Photo: CERN

This week more than 230 scientists and engineers from around the world met at CERN to discuss the High-Luminosity LHC — a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) that will increase its discovery potential from 2025.

After a four-year design study the project is now moving into its second phase, which will see the development of industrial prototypes for various parts of the accelerator.

Luminosity is a crucial indicator of accelerator performance. It is proportional to the number of particles colliding within a defined amount of time. Since discoveries in particle physics rely on statistics, the greater the number of collisions, the more chances physicists have to see a particle or process that they have not seen before.

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Science Next Door November newsletter now online

The November edition of Science Next Door, Fermilab's monthly community newsletter, is now available online. View it or subscribe to get the latest about the laboratory's public events, including tours, lectures, arts events and volunteer opportunities.

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U.S. Secretary of Energy updates delegation on neutrino experiment

From KELO, Oct. 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (KELO AM) - U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today received an important project planning update from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). LBNF will facilitate the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which will be conducted at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois. The project seeks to advance our understanding of neutrino science and particle physics and will attract international scientists, researchers, and educators to the Black Hills, as well as an estimated $150 million in regional economic activity during the project's construction from 2017-2023.

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