News & Headlines

2012‑05‑09 HALO (Helium and Lead Observatory) is Operational at SNOLAB!

The HALO experiment located at SNOLAB went live as of today.

The HALO experiment is acquiring data on all 64 channels, all 128 NCD's (Neutral Current Detectors). There is still much work to do on this experiment but this is an exciting milestone for the experiment. 

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2012‑05‑07 First Dark Matter Search Results from COUPP-4 at SNOLAB

New data are being reported by the COUPP (Chicagoland Observatory for Underground Particle Physics) from the operation of a 4.0 kg CF3I bubble chamber at SNOLAB.

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2012‑01‑20 Dr. McDonald receives Order of Ontario

Dr. Arthur McDonald of Kingston, a respected physicist who led the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory scientific team confirming that neutrinos have mass. This changed the basic understanding of physics for these fundamental particles, a very significant scientific discovery.

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2011‑11‑18 SNOLAB Scientist Wins 40 Under Forty Award!

Christine Kraus (PhD) is an assistant professor in the department of physics at Laurentian University, and Canada Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics. She is the key onsite manager co-ordinating the construction for the conversion of SNO to SNOplus. She plays the guitar and flute, and is a member of the Ariadne Women's Choir.

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2011‑09‑28 SNOLAB and the OPERA Results

This week, the OPERA experiment publicly announced experiment results that appeared to indicate superluminal neutrinos.  SNOLAB explains the implications of these results.

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2011‑04‑14 SNOLAB Scientist Receives the CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Outstanding Experimental Contributions to Subatomic Physics

SNOLAB would like to congratulate Dr. David Sinclair, Director of Facilities Development for SNOLAB on his receipt of the inaugural CAP-TRIUMF Vogt medal for his contributions to sub-atomic physics. “I do, of course, feel very honoured to be selected for this award, especially when I reflect on the strength of the field in Canada.

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2010‑03‑05 SNOLAB staff and Scientists welcomed Adventurer Meagan McGrath

Meagan had the opportunity to tour the underground lab and our staff had the opportunity to here of her latest adventure in the Antarctic. Meagan was a good sport in answering our countless questions and our staff was thrilled at the opportunity to interact with Meagan.

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2010‑01‑21 "Queen's physicists receive $9 million to study the structure of our universe"

Sudbury (Ontario) - Staff and Scientists at SNOLAB are delighted with the funding announcement coming from the Ministry of Research and Innovation today. This funding will continue to support revolutionary research taking place two kilometers underground at Vale INCOʼs Creighton Mine in Sudbury.

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2009‑07‑22 SNOLAB Welcomes Dr. Nigel Smith

It is with great pleasure, that we welcome Dr. Smith as he formally takes over as SNOLAB Director today.

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2009‑06‑18 Government of Canada Invests in SNOLAB

Sudbury (Ontario) - Staff and Scientists at SNOLAB are thrilled with the funding announcement coming from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation today.

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