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Majorana builds on experience

June 2, 2015

For the past year, the Majorana Demonstrator experiment has been collecting valuable information in its search for a rare form of radioactive decay using a prototype. Researchers believe neutrinoless double-beta decay occurs inside enriched germanium detectors and need to be sure everything that will be used in the actual experiment works the way it should. 

“The prototype was a complete shakedown of everything for the actual experiment,” said Vince Guiseppe, Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of South Carolina. 

Davis-Bahcall Scholars arrive at Sanford Lab

June 2, 2015

For seven years, the Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program has given students from across South Dakota the opportunity to learn from scientists and engineers around the world, including some very close to home.  Today, nine students arrived at Sanford Lab to begin a five-week journey that will take them from Sanford Lab to Fermilab in Illinois to Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy.

Ray Jayawardhana—Take a thrilling journey into the world of neutrinos

June 4, 2015

Ray Jayawardhana, the dean of science and a professor of physics and astronomy at York University in Canada, will be the keynote speaker for Neutrino Day 2015. In his talk, “Neutrino Hunters: Chasing a Ghostly Particle to Unlock Cosmic Secrets,” Jayawardhana will take you on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of these elusive particles, while recounting a “captivating detective story with a colorful cast of characters and awesome cosmic implications.”