MEGAPIXEL

How many birds am I hold­ing up?

Science Illustrated - - CONTENTS - Photo // Max­im­i­lien Brice

Neu­tri­nos are some of the most abun­dant el­e­men­tary par­ti­cles in the uni­verse, but they are also very dif­fi­cult to de­tect, as they rarely in­ter­act with other mat­ter. The par­ti­cles can only be cap­tured in large tanks such as the two that are un­der con­struc­tion at CERN. The cubes will be filled with ar­gon and cooled to a tem­per­a­ture of -184 °C. Although they mea­sure 12 x 12 m, they are just the fore­run­ners of the more ex­ten­sive DUNE ex­per­i­ment, which is to search for neu­tri­nos in a 20 times big­ger tank from 2026.

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