New Neutrino Detector To Be Built in Minnesota

Which is great, because I understand we have LOTS of neutrinos here ….

The University of Minnesota and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory plan to break ground south of International Falls today on a multimillion-dollar project designed to help understand the universe.

The NuMI Off-Axis Electron Neutrino Appearance Experiment (NOvA) will be the Northland’s second detector studying subatomic particles being shot through the earth from near Chicago. Learning more about the mysterious particles, called neutrinos, will help scientists better understand how the universe formed and how it will develop.

More details.

This is very interesting work. And the Soudan Mines is a very interesting visit, if you are ever in the area. But wear a jacket, it gets cold down there.

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0 thoughts on “New Neutrino Detector To Be Built in Minnesota

  1. Sure undermining Wisconsin with Neutrino Beams. I knew those Illinois and Minnesota folks would start after us sooner or later. Your first try wasn’t enough so more power in the beams!

  2. Actually, Minnesota is a great place for the detector. In Michelle Bachmann, you might have the only substance in nature dense enough to slow down or stop neutrinos.

  3. I took the detector tour at the Soudan Mine a couple of years ago – it was amazing! I must agree with markk, though. Is Wisconsin getting paid for neutrino beam right of way?

  4. This is good news for the North American science community. It seems as though Europe has outshined us lately when it comes to particle physics.

  5. This is good news for the North American science community. It seems as though Europe has outshined us lately when it comes to particle physics.

  6. …I understand we have LOTS of neutrinos here.

    How do you know that? Are you saying you already *have* a neutrino detector?

  7. What’s next? A detector for “frickin’ sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their frickin’ heads”? Sheesh 🙂

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