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Forthcoming Project Peer Review Panel meeting - July 2021

The July meeting of the Projects Peer Review Panel (PPRP) will take place virtually via Zoom.

The presentation and Q&A session for the proposals are open to members of the science community to observe. The Panel will be reviewing one project proposal. Anyone who wishes to attend should contact Christopher Carlton who will send them the Zoom details for the meeting.

The proposal being reviewed, and time of review is as follows:

8 July 12:00-13:45 LBNF/DUNE Target Phase 2

The scientific objective of the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) / Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is to measure the matter/antimatter asymmetry of neutrinos (known as CP-violation).

The observation of CP violation in neutrino oscillations would represent a breakthrough discovery with a potential to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe through the process of leptogenesis. DUNE will undertake a game-changing programme of neutrino physics, making precision measurements of the parameters that govern neutrino oscillations.

The UK will contribute to the design and production of the high-power target for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility that scientists will use to produce the neutrinos for DUNE. The work carried out at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK, in collaboration with the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Bristol, will also advance research efforts in materials science and nuclear physics.

Funding is requested from 2022-2027 for this Phase 2 capital project to construct and contribute equipment designed and specified in the preceding 4 year ‘LBNF Beam and Target’ Phase 1 project that is currently being implemented by the same project team.

The Panel goes into closed session for the rest of the day.

Last updated: 05 July 2021

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