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November 14, 2015
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Ghosts are always welcome, when you’re looking for neutrinos

Halloween has come and gone, but Yale physicist Bonnie Fleming still has ghosts in her machine. On Oct. 15, Fleming and colleagues at the MicroBooNE physics experiment in Illinois detected their first neutrino candidates, which are also known as ghost … Continue reading

July 21, 2014
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It’s go time for LUX-Zeplin experiment in dark matter

From the physics labs at Yale University to the bottom of a played-out gold mine in South Dakota, a new generation of dark matter experiments is ready to commence. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National … Continue reading

April 19, 2012
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Cosmic Ray Mystery

Massive detector homes in on cosmic ray production IceCube, an international collaboration involving University of Delaware scientists, is shedding new light on cosmic ray production. Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most … Continue reading

November 29, 2011
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Fast Times in Physics

A U physicist will help determine if neutrinos can outrace light Back in 2007, a physics experiment clocked elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos going faster than light. That wasn’t supposed to happen. If the speed of light in a vacuum—denoted … Continue reading

August 16, 2011
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First Data from Daya Bay: Closing in on a Neutrino Mystery

*Berkeley Lab researchers are leaders in an international effort to close in on neutrino mass* Some of the most intriguing questions in basic physics focus on neutrinos. How much do the different kinds weigh and which is the heaviest? The … Continue reading

July 18, 2011
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Where the Earth’s Heat Comes From

*Berkeley Lab scientists join their KamLAND colleagues to measure the radioactive sources of Earth’s heat flow* What spreads the sea floors and moves the continents? What melts iron in the outer core and enables the Earth’s magnetic field? Heat. Geologists … Continue reading

November 22, 2010
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NSF Signs $34.5-million Operating Agreement With University Of Wisconsin as Antarctic Neutrino Detector Nears Completion

The National Science Foundation has signed a five-year, $34.5-million agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to operate a unique telescope–a cubic kilometer in volume–buried in the Antarctic ice sheet between 1,400 meters and 2,400 meters deep. The collaborative agreement covers … Continue reading