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    The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment: Exploring Fundamental Symmetries of the Universe

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    The preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early Universe, the dynamics of the supernova bursts that produced the heavy elements necessary for life and whether protons eventually decay --- these mysteries at the forefront of particle physics and astrophysics are key to understanding the early evolution of our Universe, its current state and its eventual fate. The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) represents an extensively developed plan for a world-class experiment dedicated to addressing these questions. LBNE is conceived around three central components: (1) a new, high-intensity neutrino source generated from a megawatt-class proton accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, (2) a near neutrino detector just downstream of the source, and (3) a massive liquid argon time-projection chamber deployed as a far detector deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. This facility, located at the site of the former Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, is approximately 1,300 km from the neutrino source at Fermilab -- a distance (baseline) that delivers optimal sensitivity to neutrino charge-parity symmetry violation and mass ordering effects. This ambitious yet cost-effective design incorporates scalability and flexibility and can accommodate a variety of upgrades and contributions. With its exceptional combination of experimental configuration, technical capabilities, and potential for transformative discoveries, LBNE promises to be a vital facility for the field of particle physics worldwide, providing physicists from around the globe with opportunities to collaborate in a twenty to thirty year program of exciting science. In this document we provide a comprehensive overview of LBNE's scientific objectives, its place in the landscape of neutrino physics worldwide, the technologies it will incorporate and the capabilities it will possess.Comment: Major update of previous version. This is the reference document for LBNE science program and current status. Chapters 1, 3, and 9 provide a comprehensive overview of LBNE's scientific objectives, its place in the landscape of neutrino physics worldwide, the technologies it will incorporate and the capabilities it will possess. 288 pages, 116 figure

    Externado De Pediatría-ME82-201402

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    El inicio del ciclo acad√©mico 12 marca un cambio importante en el proceso de formaci√≥n del estudiante de la carrera al tratarse de un ciclo eminentemente pr√°ctico. Durante el externado el alumno rotar√° por las principales √°reas cl√≠nico quir√ļrgicas que le permitir√°n ir consolidando las competencias del perfil del egresado propuestas por la Escuela de Medicina. Cada alumno rotar√° 3 semanas por un servicio de Pediatr√≠a y 1 semana en Neonatolog√≠a de los diferentes hospitales concertados

    Externado De Pediatría-ME82-201302

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    El inicio del ciclo acad√©mico 12 marca un cambio importante en el proceso de formaci√≥n del estudiante de la carrera al tratarse de un ciclo eminentemente pr√°ctico. Durante el externado el alumno rotar√° por las principales √°reas cl√≠nico quir√ļrgicas que le permitir√°n ir consolidando las competencias del perfil del egresado propuestas por la Escuela de Medicina. Cada alumno rotar√° 3 semanas por un servicio de Pediatr√≠a y 1 semana en Neonatolog√≠a de los diferentes hospitales concertados

    Externado de Pediatría - ME82 201302

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    El inicio del ciclo acad√©mico 12 marca un cambio importante en el proceso de formaci√≥n del estudiante de la carrera al tratarse de un ciclo eminentemente pr√°ctico. Durante el externado, el alumno rotar√° por las principales √°reas cl√≠nico quir√ļrgicas que le permitir√°n ir consolidando las competencias del perfil del egresado propuestas por la Escuela de Medicina. Cada alumno rotar√° 3 semanas por un servicio de Pediatr√≠a y 1 semana en Neonatolog√≠a de los diferentes hospitales concertados

    Externado de Pediatría - ME82 201402

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    El inicio del ciclo acad√©mico 12 marca un cambio importante en el proceso de formaci√≥n del estudiante de la carrera al tratarse de un ciclo eminentemente pr√°ctico. Durante el externado, el alumno rotar√° por las principales √°reas cl√≠nico quir√ļrgicas que le permitir√°n ir consolidando las competencias del perfil del egresado propuestas por la Escuela de Medicina. Cada alumno rotar√° 3 semanas por un servicio de Pediatr√≠a y 1 semana en Neonatolog√≠a de los diferentes hospitales concertados

    The DUNE Far Detector Vertical Drift Technology, Technical Design Report

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    International audienceDUNE is an international experiment dedicated to addressing some of the questions at the forefront of particle physics and astrophysics, including the mystifying preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early universe. The dual-site experiment will employ an intense neutrino beam focused on a near and a far detector as it aims to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and to make high-precision measurements of the PMNS matrix parameters, including the CP-violating phase. It will also stand ready to observe supernova neutrino bursts, and seeks to observe nucleon decay as a signature of a grand unified theory underlying the standard model. The DUNE far detector implements liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) technology, and combines the many tens-of-kiloton fiducial mass necessary for rare event searches with the sub-centimeter spatial resolution required to image those events with high precision. The addition of a photon detection system enhances physics capabilities for all DUNE physics drivers and opens prospects for further physics explorations. Given its size, the far detector will be implemented as a set of modules, with LArTPC designs that differ from one another as newer technologies arise. In the vertical drift LArTPC design, a horizontal cathode bisects the detector, creating two stacked drift volumes in which ionization charges drift towards anodes at either the top or bottom. The anodes are composed of perforated PCB layers with conductive strips, enabling reconstruction in 3D. Light-trap-style photon detection modules are placed both on the cryostat's side walls and on the central cathode where they are optically powered. This Technical Design Report describes in detail the technical implementations of each subsystem of this LArTPC that, together with the other far detector modules and the near detector, will enable DUNE to achieve its physics goals

    The DUNE Far Detector Vertical Drift Technology, Technical Design Report

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    DUNE is an international experiment dedicated to addressing some of the questions at the forefront of particle physics and astrophysics, including the mystifying preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early universe. The dual-site experiment will employ an intense neutrino beam focused on a near and a far detector as it aims to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and to make high-precision measurements of the PMNS matrix parameters, including the CP-violating phase. It will also stand ready to observe supernova neutrino bursts, and seeks to observe nucleon decay as a signature of a grand unified theory underlying the standard model. The DUNE far detector implements liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) technology, and combines the many tens-of-kiloton fiducial mass necessary for rare event searches with the sub-centimeter spatial resolution required to image those events with high precision. The addition of a photon detection system enhances physics capabilities for all DUNE physics drivers and opens prospects for further physics explorations. Given its size, the far detector will be implemented as a set of modules, with LArTPC designs that differ from one another as newer technologies arise. In the vertical drift LArTPC design, a horizontal cathode bisects the detector, creating two stacked drift volumes in which ionization charges drift towards anodes at either the top or bottom. The anodes are composed of perforated PCB layers with conductive strips, enabling reconstruction in 3D. Light-trap-style photon detection modules are placed both on the cryostat's side walls and on the central cathode where they are optically powered. This Technical Design Report describes in detail the technical implementations of each subsystem of this LArTPC that, together with the other far detector modules and the near detector, will enable DUNE to achieve its physics goals

    The DUNE Far Detector Vertical Drift Technology, Technical Design Report