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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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SNOLAB staff scientist Dimpal Chauhan spent most of last month in India, teaching science to Tibetan monastics as a faculty member in the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI). This initiative began in 2006, following a call from His Holiness the Dalai Lama for...

The SuperCDMS experiment at SNOLAB is no stranger to cold temperatures. They operate at nearly absolute zero because the colder the germanium and silica crystals are, the better the chance of observing a vibration from a particle interaction. By designing...

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NEWS-G, one of the dark matter detectors that will be installed at SNOLAB in 2020, is slightly different from most of the dark matter experiments operating here. Experiments like DEAP-3600 and PICO 40 are searching for ‘heavy’ WIMPs, dark matter...

SNOLAB offers its warm congratulations to Dr. Arthur McDonald and Dr. Reiner Kruecken for earning the distinction of American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Both were named in the Physics category, for their contributions to science...

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Underground, in Doe Canyon Deep Unit in Dolores County, Colorado, there is a reservoir of gas – carbon dioxide mainly, but also traces of...