SLAC topics

Neutrinos

Neutrinos are among the most mysterious particles, but they are difficult to study – they can pass through lead nearly 6 trillion miles thick without leaving a trace. 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 why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe.

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Physics of the Universe
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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...

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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.

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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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Our best model of particle physics explains only about 5 percent of the universe.

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SLAC researchers play an important role in the data acquisition of the largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world, a prototype for the future...

ProtoDUNE Tracks
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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.

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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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Waiting for a Sign

Some scientists spend decades trying to catch a glimpse of a rare process.

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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.