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vDUNE, a Virtual Tour of the DUNE South Dakota Laboratory

May 9, 2023, 5:45 PM
Marriott Ballroom I (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Marriott Ballroom I

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Oral Track 8 - Collaboration, Reinterpretation, Outreach and Education Track 8 - Collaboration, Reinterpretation, Outreach and Education


DeMuth, David (Valley City State University)


Deep underground, the removal of rock to fashion three soccer field
sized caverns is underway, as are detector prototypings. In 2024, the
first DUNE far detector will be constructed as a large cryostat,
instrumented as a traditional tracking calorimeter but in a cold bath of
zenon doped liquidized argon. An Epic Game UnReal Engine rendered 3D
simulation of the underground laboratory has been developed from
electronic engineering drawings for the purpose of outreach to middle
and high school students and to stimulate an academic interest to know
more about high energy physics to a computer savvy generation of
students. and ideally enroll in high school and college classes that
might one day lead to becoming a HEP scientist. An overview of the
project and a virtual lab tour will be provided in this presentation.

Primary author

DeMuth, David (Valley City State University)

Presentation materials