Breaking the symmetry between fundamental forces

At present scientists think that at the highest energies and earliest moments in time, all the fundamental forces may have existed as a single unified force. As the universe cooled just one microsecond after the Big Bang, it underwent a “phase transition” that transformed or “broke” the unified electromagnetic and weak forces into the distinct […]

The secret to measuring the energy of an antineutrino

Scientists study tiny particles called neutrinos to learn about how our universe evolved. These particles, well-known for being tough to detect, could tell the story of how matter won out over antimatter a fraction of a second after the Big Bang and, consequently, why we’re here at all.

MicroBooNE measures charged-particle multiplicity in first neutrino-beam-based result

MicroBooNE’s first neutrino-beam-based physics result, submitted to the journal Physics Review D this spring, launches the experiment’s journey along this path. May 31, 2018 – By Tim Bolton and Aleena Rafique

Neutrino experiment at Fermilab delivers an unprecedented measurement

MiniBooNE scientists demonstrate a new way to probe the nucleus with muon neutrinos. Tiny particles known as neutrinos are an excellent tool to study the inner workings of atomic nuclei. Unlike electrons or protons, neutrinos have no electric charge, and they interact with an atom’s core only via the weak nuclear force. This makes them […]