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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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Image: Blaire Flynn, SNOLAB Education and Outreach Coordinator is seen with Jessica Watts, the Coordinator of Outreach Programs and Partnerships at the Greater Sudbury Public Library, adding some “SNOLAB-approved” reading to the collection.
On Sept. 8, 2017 an information session was held at the Canadian Embassy in Rome to announce the formation of the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration, including members from the Darkside-50, DEAP-3600, ARDM and MiniClean collaborations. The membership totals 350 scientists from 68 institutions in 12...
The DEAP-3600 experiment at SNOLAB consists of a giant acrylic vessel which is filled with 3600 kg of liquid argon surrounded by light guides and photomultiplier tubes. It’s big. And heavy. And, not surprisingly, requires a highly sophisticated support structure. 
On the surface, it doesn’t seem that in a physics lab paint would matter all that much. And, literally on the surface, it doesn’t. 2 km underground in SNOLAB, however, it matters a lot. The reason SNOLAB is carved into the rock at the bottom of a mineshaft is to shield incredibly sensitive...

SNOLAB was proud to host the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today. The Minister, along with Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré, Lucie Perreault of FedNor, and Emily Depenveen of NSERC toured the underground facility.  Visitors spoke with research scientists about the experiments currently...

(Sudbury) The DEAP Experiment took advantage of the international audience at the TAUP 2017 Conference to announce new results from their experiment. 

Led by Carleton University Physics Professor Mark Boulay, Canada Research Chair in particle...