Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Daya Bay Is Up And Running

A major neutrino experiment has started to take data. Daya Bay, which is stationed in China, is the first major collaboration where the US and China are equal partners.

At its inception the Daya Bay Experiment broke new ground as the first equal partnership between the U.S. and China on a major high-energy physics project, leveraging monetary support, technical expertise, and intellectual contributions from over 40 institutions in collaborating countries around the world. Initial U.S. participation was guided by James Siegrist, Associate Laboratory Director for General Sciences at Berkeley Lab and Director of the Physics Division.
There's a tremendous amount of physics that can potentially come out of this experiment. With several other neutrino experiments going on, and about to come online, neutrino physics is as exciting as what is being done at the LHC.


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