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International Physicists Join Forces in Hunt for Sterile Neutrinos

…lease is adapted from the original press releases issued by the MINOS+ and Daya Bay collaborations. View an original release published by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. An international group of more than 260 scientists has produced one of the most stringent tests to date for the existence of sterile neutrinos, which are theorized particles related to the three known types, or “flavors,” of neutrinos but that are not directly detectable. S…

VIDEOS: Science Collaborations Find a Way During COVID-19 Pandemic

…this series: Some Lab Magnet Work Proceeds on Particle Accelerator Upgrade Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data Site of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search Project Carefully Ramps Up Science Work ### Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists have been recognized with 13 Nobel Prizes. Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop s…

In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New

…series: • Some Lab Magnet Work Proceeds on Particle Accelerator Upgrade • Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data • Site of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search Project Carefully Ramps Up Science Work • CUORE Underground Experiment in Italy Carries on Despite Pandemic • DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown More: A Gradual Restart Plan for CERN’s On-Site Activities # # # Founded in 1931 on the bel…

Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data

…ay experiment, leads U.S. participation in the experiment. Website: http://dayabay.ihep.ac.cn/ Note: This is part of a recurring series highlighting ongoing Berkeley Lab work in international physics collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Largely unaffected by the pandemic, the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment in Shenzen, China, has continued to pump data to remote supercomputers for analyses. “Since 2017, we have instituted remote shift…

Site of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search Project Carefully Ramps Up Science Work

…In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New • Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data • CUORE Underground Experiment in Italy Carries on Despite Pandemic • DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown Limited work in surface laboratories at SURF has progressed, and this work must follow strict safety measures. Some limited work has also been allowed to continue at a few…

DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown

…In International Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New • Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data • Site of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search Project Carefully Ramps Up Science Work • CUORE Underground Experiment in Italy Carries on Despite Pandemic In the last two days before this closure, DESI crews raced to use the instrument to capture some night-sky measurements. They succeeded in collecting the light signatures, o…

CUORE Underground Experiment in Italy Carries on Despite Pandemic

…ternational Physics Collaborations, Working Remotely Is Nothing New • Daya Bay Reactor Experiment Continues to Generate Data • Site of LUX-ZEPLIN Dark Matter Search Project Carefully Ramps Up Science Work • DESI Team Prepares for Telescope Instrument’s Restart after Unexpected Shutdown “We were already planning to transition to remote shift operations, whereby a scientist at a home institution would monitor the systems in real time, respond to ala…

The ‘Little’ Computer Cluster That Could

…ough access to the PDSF facility.” PDSF’s fast processing of data from the Daya Bay nuclear reactor-based experiment was also integral in precise measurements of neutrino properties. The cluster was a trendsetter for a so-called condo model in shared computing. This model allowed collaborations to buy a share of computing power and dedicated storage space that was customized for their own needs, and a participant’s allocated computer processors on…

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Four Berkeley Lab Scientists

…tudying neutrino oscillations using electron antineutrinos produced by the Daya Bay nuclear power complex in China. To resolve other longstanding questions about neutrinos, he is participating in the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) experiment, which will use a massive detector facility built deep underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility, South Dakota, to observe intense (anti)neutrino beams sent from Fermi Nati…

Setting a ‘Gold Standard’ for Ultrasensitive Particle Detectors

…experiments, including the Nobel Prize-winning SNO experiment, KATRIN, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, LUX, LZ, Majorana, CUORE, DM-Ice, LBNE (the precursor to LBNF/DUNE), Double Chooz, KamLAND. “I don’t think we would have achieved what we did without Al’s work,” said Poon. “He set the gold standard for low-background counting.” Looking forward Sanford Lab benefits tremendously from the impacts of Smith and his team. His scrupulous reco…