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UK stumps up £65m for new US particle accelerator

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STFC will fund manufacture of major components for facility in the United States

Science minister Chris Skidmore has signed an agreement with the Unites States Department of Energy, committing £65 million to building major components of a new particle accelerator at the DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, stretching from Illinois to South Dakota, will study the properties of subatomic particles called neutrinos.

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