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Scintillation Light For New Physics with Liquid Argon Neutrino Detectors

Project description

Neutrinos back in the spotlight thanks to a new experiment

Neutrinos, the second most abundant known particles in the cosmos, could solve several fundamental questions about the nature of matter and the evolution of the universe. The Short-Baseline Near Detector (SBND) will be one of three liquid argon neutrino detectors sitting in the Booster Neutrino Beam at Fermilab. SBND will search for beyond-Standard Model particles and improve our understanding of how neutrinos interact, paving the way for the future Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, an experiment under construction which is expected to make transformative discoveries about these tiny particles. The EU-funded LightForNuLAND project plans to make critical contributions to SBND. In particular, it aims to commission the data acquisition and trigger systems of SBND, conduct simulations and analysis of the scintillation light in the detector and search for beyond-Standard Model heavy neutral leptons, which could change our understanding of the neutrinos.

Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 172 932,48