Faculty of Science

Annual Review 2017

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Joining the neutrino hunt with Fermilab DUNE Experiment Image by Sandbox Studios Ray Jayawardhana, dean of the Faculty of Science; Rhonda Lenton, president and vice chancellor of York University; Nigel Lockyer, director of Fermilab 6 YO RK U NIVERSIT Y FACU LT Y O F SCIEN CE - YORK Sanford Underground Research Facility • •• soo rones U I I u . ,• , . , ,, , ,, , ,, , , ,, , (1. 3QO k.i\oroeters)_ - " - ,_-_ v::: :, • ';(;/:v;:::;•r\(v/• ·.· ... •. - I UNDERGROUND PARTICLE DETECTOR NEUTRINO PRODUCTION PARTICLE DETECTOR Facu lt y HigH ligHts York University took a signifcant step to strengthen its involvement in the next great neutrino physics experiment. In 2017, the Faculty of Science and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) announced an agreement to jointly appoint a scientist to participate in the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). It is the rst such agreement Fermilab has signed for the experiment with a university outside of the United States, and York is the only Canadian university currently involved in the international DUNE collaboration, which includes 31 countries. "We are delighted to partner with Fermilab and to have York scientists involved in one of the most exciting and ambitious new ventures in the world of physics," said Ray Jayawardhana, dean of the Faculty of Science. "Neutrinos play a starring role from the subatomic realm to the cosmic scale, so pinning down their characteristics will help scientists address fundamental questions."

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