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It's big. It's important. It's coming to Fermi

It's big. It's important. It's coming to Fermi

A group of scientists led by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia will transport the world's largest liquid argon neutrino detector across the Atlantic Ocean to its new home at the U.S Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The press release caught my attention only because I didn't have a clue what a "liquid argon neutrino detector" was. But I figured it must be really important since it's the biggest in the world. And it was heading to our very own backyards. So I went to the really smart people at Fermi to ask if someone could please explain it all to me in terms a left brain journalist who never took chemistry in high school could...