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Origins of the Universe

UTA Hosts International Physicists Working to Explain Origins of Universe

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy's Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE, is called an international mega-science project. DUNE focuses on nearly massless subatomic particles and is led by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The project aims to solve the question of how the universe came to consist of matter rather than antimatter. In other words, the goal is to explain the origins of the universe and why we exist at all.  

“DUNE is the next big thing in particle physics,” said Jaehoon Yu, UTA physics professor and organizer of the meeting. “UTA’s key role in this billion-dollar, U.S.-led planned project consolidates our international reputation as a power-house in this field.”