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Discovering SNOLAB: ten years of underground science

SNOLAB, Canada’s deep underground research laboratory, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Located two kilometres deep in a mine near Sudbury, Ontario, this facility hosts the world’s deepest, cleanest laboratory space. Over the past decade, SNOLAB has been at the forefront of astroparticle physics research and physicists anticipate an equally illustrious future. In this first installation of a two-part series, we explore what SNOLAB is, what it has accomplished, and what we can expect fr

Discovering SNOLAB: the cutting edge of astroparticle physics

Editor’s note: this post is the second in a two-part series by Eloise Chakour on Sudbury’s SNOLAB. Check out Part 1 here.

SNOLAB’s facilities in Sudbury, Ont. include the world’s deepest, cleanest lab. Researchers at SNOLAB do world-class science, including many experiments searching for dark matter and neutrinos. We will explore two dark matter experiments – the Dark matter Experiment using Argon Pulse-shaped discrimination (DEAP-3600) and PICO – and the neutrino experiment SNO+.

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