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SNOLAB is a world-class science facility located deep underground in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine, near Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. The combination of great depth and cleanliness that SNOLAB affords allows extremely rare interactions and weak processes to be studied.  The science programme at SNOLAB is currently focussed on sub-atomic physics, largely neutrino and dark matter physics.  SNOLAB seeks to enable, spearhead, catalyze and promote underground science, whilst inspiring both the public and future professionals in the field.


At 2km, SNOLAB is the deepest clean room facility in the world.  It is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment. SNOLAB has 5,000 m2 of clean space underground for experiments and supporting infrastructure.  On surface there is a 3,100 m2 SNOLAB building to support the underground experiments. A staff of over 100 seeing to business processes, engineering design, construction, installation, technical support and operations supports the specific requirements of developing and operating experiments in an underground laboratory. The SNOLAB research scientists provide expert and local support to the experiments and undertake research in their own right as members of the experiment collaborations.


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