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Short-Baseline Neutrino Program at Fermilab

The Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino Program emerged from a joint proposal by three collaborations to use their detectors to perform sensitive searches for νe appearance and νμ disappearance in the Booster Neutrino Beam. All of the detectors utilize LArTPCs – liquid argon time projection chambers – and each contribute to the development of this technology for the long-baseline DUNE experiment. The joint scientific goals are outlined in the proposal, available on the HEP arxiv.


SBN Far Detector ICARUS T-600

The CSU group was one of the first US groups to join with the ICARUS collaboration to bring the world’s largest liquid argon projection chamber (LAr-TPC) to Fermilab.

The ICARUS T-600 detector, comprised of two 300-ton LAr-TPC modules with photodetectors, will serve as the Short-Baseline Program Far Detector, farthest from the BNB primary target. The T-600 is currently being refurbished at CERN following successful operation at the Gran Sasso laboratory from 2010-2014. The T-600 detector will be moved to Fermilab in 2017.


Bob Wilson (Professor)

Chris Hilgenberg (PhD student)

Tyler Boone (MS student)

Technical staff:

Dave Warner (Engineer)

Jay Jablonski (Sr. Technician)