The first superconducting cryomodule built and tested at Fermilab for the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was successfully delivered. A series of 37 of these cryomodules will power the three-mile-long X-ray free-electron laser facility.
The international ProtoDUNE project is building two smaller-scale test detectors for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. But even the smaller detectors in this case are enormous and complex.
At a special session held during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES) announced today the public release of their first three years of data. This first major release of data from the Survey includes information on about 400 million astronomical objects, including distant galaxies billions of light-years away as well as stars in our own galaxy.
A team of scientists using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), the primary observing tool of the Dark Energy Survey, was among the first to observe the fiery aftermath of a recently detected burst of gravitational waves, recording images of the first confirmed explosion from two colliding neutron stars ever seen by astronomers.
The UK has committed $88 million to the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment as part of an umbrella science and technology agreement with the United States.