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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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In the search for dark matter, experimental collaborations are regularly made of of many individuals from institutions and countries across the globe. Now, two dark matter collaborations have combined their results to set new parameters on what dark...

It's that time of year again! Days get shorter, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and the physics community world-wide celebrates Dark Matter.

There is much more to the universe than we can see. In fact, we are only seeing about 5% of it! The remainder is comprised of dark matter and dark energy. 

Dark Matter Day is an...

Does the natural background radiation we are exposed to everyday living on planet Earth have an important role in life?

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded this morning to three people for two important discoveries that have moved forward our understanding of the cosmos. Half of the award was to James Peebles, a Canadian scientist from Winnipeg, for his contributions to our understanding of the early universe and the other...

SNOLAB’s Director of Research recently attended the Workshop for the Federal Nuclear Science and Technology Workplan. Dr. Jeter Hall was invited because the Canadian Nuclear Security Commission, along with Health Canada, the National Research Council, and Environment and Climate Change Canada, submitted a proposal that includes developing...

This week is Science Literacy Week in Canada, "a nationwide celebration highlighting the excellence and diversity of science outreach events, resources and organizations from coast to coast." SNOLAB will be at the Sudbury Farmer's Market this Saturday with outreach activities, and we've also compiled a reading list of physics...