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Hunting for axion-like particles at neutrino detectors

Although neutrinos were discovered more than 60 years ago, they are the most mysterious particles in the Standard Model (SM). While the present data collected at the neutrino experiments can explain several neutrino properties, there are still at…

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T2K Neutrino Oscillation Results

The T2K collaboration studies neutrino oscillations. These oscillations arise from quantum mechanical interference caused by the fact that every neutrino of the type electron, muon, or tau is a combination of three neutrino mass states. The neutrino…

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Proto-DUNE at CERN: New technologies for new discoveries

Following many years of R&D work, recent results from ProtoDUNE-SP, the single-phase DUNE Far Detector prototype at the CERN Neutrino Platform, now validate the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology choice for DUNE providing…

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Using 3D printing techniques for future neutrino detectors

Plastic scintillator is one of the most used active materials in high-energy physics. A charged particle crossing a plastic scintillator loses part of its initial energy and produces a quantity of scintillation light that depends on its energy and…

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Baby MIND prepares for first physics run with WAGASCI at T2K

Extracting ever more precise information from long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments calls for a better understanding of neutrino production and neutrino interactions with their target detectors, through experimental programmes dedicated to…

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ENUBET: a beam for the precision era of neutrino physics

Even if neutrino oscillations were discovered more than 20 years ago, our knowledge of mixing, flavor oscillation and CP violation in the neutrino sector is still far from the precision achieved for quarks. CP violation in the quark sector was…

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Physics from neutrino near detectors: opening a new window for BSM searches

With the advent of a new generation of neutrino experiments which leverage high-intensity neutrino beams for precision measurements, it is timely to explore the opportunity that these experiments offer for searches of beyond the standard model (BSM…

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Data acquisition challenges for the ProtoDUNE-SP experiment at CERN

The ProtoDUNE Single-Phase (SP) experiment at the Neutrino Platform at CERN (read more) is taking data after about two years of construction and commissioning. Its primary goal is to validate the design principles, construction procedures, detector…

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ProtoDUNE sees first particle tracks

Introduction The CERN Neutrino Platform was installed in 2014 following the recommendation of the European Strategy Group for CERN to engage in the worldwide experimental neutrino program. The platform engaged from the start in the future Deep…

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First particle tracks seen in prototype for international neutrino experiment

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE’s scientific mission is…

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