MicroBooNE is a large 170-ton liquid-argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) neutrino experiment located on the Booster neutrino beamline at Fermilab. The experiment first started collecting neutrino data in October 2015.
MicroBooNE will investigate the low energy excess events observed by the MiniBooNE experiment, will measure a suite of low energy neutrino cross sections, and investigate astro-particle physics.
The detector also serves as a next step in a phased program towards the construction of massive kiloton scale LArTPC detectors for future long-baseline neutrino physics (DUNE) and is the first detector in the short-baseline neutrino program at Fermilab.
The MicroBooNE spokespeople are Bonnie Fleming (Yale University) and Sam Zeller (Fermilab). The international collaboration consists of over 179 scientists from 31 institutions.