DUNE (2014)


Research project/group

DUNE (2014-)

Short description

The DeThe Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is a leading-edge, international experiment for neutrino science and proton decay studies. 

DUNE will consist of two neutrino detectors placed in the world’s most intense neutrino beam. One detector will record particle interactions near the source of the beam, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. A second, much larger, detector will be installed more than a kilometer underground at the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory in Lead, South Dakota — 1,300 kilometers downstream of the source. These detectors will enable scientists to search for new subatomic phenomena and potentially transform our understanding of neutrinos and their role in the universe.

Two prototype far detectors are at the European research center CERN. The first started taking data in September 2018 and the second is under construction.

Person in charge

Ara Ioannisian


Ara Ioannisian



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Ara Ioannisian

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