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SLAC researchers want to answer fundamental questions about neutrinos, including whether a new type of neutrino could be linked to dark matter and whether neutrinos explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.

Physicists take on the mystery of the missing (and extra) neutrinos.

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They’ll work on experiments that search for dark matter particles and exotic neutrino decays that could help explain why there’s more matter than antimatter...

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Four complementary analyses by Fermilab’s MicroBooNE show no signs of a theorized fourth kind of neutrino known as the sterile neutrino. Its existence is...

A green and red track slants across a blue background
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Daniel Ratner, head of SLAC’s machine learning initiative, explains the lab’s unique opportunities to advance scientific discovery through machine learning.

Physicist Daniel Ratner.
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A cheap technique could detect neutrinos in polar ice, eventually allowing researchers to expand the energy reach of IceCube without breaking the bank.

Radar echo
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The complete data from the EXO-200 experiment provide new information on neutrinoless double beta decay and set the stage for future experiments that will...

The EXO-200 underground detector.
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A team of electrical designers develops specialized microchips for a broad range of scientific applications, including X-ray science and particle physics.

This illustration shows the layout of an application-specific integrated circuit, or ASIC, at an imaginary art exhibition.
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The event attracted 124 participants and explores the successes and challenges of the theory that describes subatomic particles and fundamental forces.

SSI 2018
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Tais Gorkhover, Michael Kagan, Kazuhiro Terao and Joshua Turner will each receive $2.5 million for research that studies fundamental particles, nanoscale objects, quantum materials...

Photos of SLAC's 2018 Early Career Award winners
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Game-Changing Neutrino Experiments

This neutrino-watchers season preview will give you the rundown on what to expect to come out of neutrino research in the coming years.

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The accomplished particle physicist will prepare the lab for its role in DUNE, a next-generation experiment designed to demystify neutrinos and their fundamental role...

Hirohisa Tanaka
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Neural Networks for Neutrinos

Scientists are using cutting-edge machine-learning techniques to analyze physics data.

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A unique groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility – future home of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, which...

DUNE Groundbreaking