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Welcome to SNOLAB

SNOLAB is an underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics. Located 2 km below the surface in the Vale Creighton Mine located near Sudbury Ontario Canada, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment.

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March is National Engineering month in Canada and marks the start of the cavern excavation for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) that began 28 years ago at Creighton Mine. 


SNOLAB is extremely sad to learn of Professor Stephen Hawking’s passing earlier today.  Although Professor Hawking was a theoretical physicist, his personality, wit and sarcasm made him a legacy across all science fields.

SNOLAB was fortunate to host Professor...

Looking back at 2017, SNOLAB was thrilled to be a Contest Partner in the Innovation 150 year of events! This incredible year-long celebration included the Power of Ideas Exhibition, Actua's Maker Mobile, Quantum: The Exhibition, Festivals, Science Centers, a Digital Hub, Public Service Announcements and...

SNOLAB staff and scientists were delighted to welcome Karen Kennedy-Allin, the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Excellence in Teaching award, to site this December.  As part of the award,...