4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

DUNE: the Physics Potential of a Large, Underground, Liquid Argon Neutrino Detector

4 Aug 2015, 16:00
Hussey (Michigan League)


Michigan League

Neutrino Experiment Neutrino Physics


Chris Grant (UC Davis)


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) proposes to build four 10-kt liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) which will constitute what is known as the Far Detector in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility. These LArTPCs will be placed 4850 feet underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, SD. The overburden provided by SURF will allow DUNE the opportunity to study a variety of phenomena such as supernova neutrinos, nucleon decay, and oscillation effects from atmospheric neutrinos. A brief overview of the underground physics potential of DUNE will be given, and the challenges involved in supernova neutrino triggering and detection in liquid argon will be presented in detail.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Chris Grant (UC Davis)

Presentation Materials