Computing for Neutrino and Muon Physics

Particle physics experiments for neutrino and muon research explore fundamental particles and forces of nature using intense particle beams and highly sensitive detectors. One of the ways that researchers search for signals of new physics is to observe rarely interacting particles, such as neutrinos, and their corresponding antimatter particles. Some of these experiments search for evidence of the process theorists hypothesize allowed our universe full of matter to expand rather than being destroyed by an equal amount of antimatter created in the big bang. Other experiments seek to observe rare processes that can give researchers a glimpse of unknown particles and interactions.

The Scientific Computing Division (SCD) currently contributes to all muon experiments and neutrino experiments at Fermilab including the international experiment DUNE. We provide state-of-the-art computing facilities and a comprehensive set of computing services, including data acquisition, job submission and monitoring, workflow management, storage solutions, software tools and frameworks, as well as collaboration services. In addition, SCD scientists conduct active research in the neutrino and muon physics areas and provide scientific leadership in the experiments.