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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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SNOLAB offers its warm congratulations to Dr. Arthur McDonald and Dr. Reiner Kruecken for earning the distinction of American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Both were named in the Physics category, for their contributions to science technology.    

Dr. Art McDonald is a particle astrophysicist, Professor...

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Underground, in Doe Canyon Deep Unit in Dolores County, Colorado, there is a reservoir of gas – carbon dioxide mainly, but also traces of helium and argon. It’s the presence of these noble gasses that sparked the interest of astrophysicists around the world and helped to ease the global helium...

The SNOLAB Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nigel Smith to a three-year extension as Executive Director, building on his previous and highly successful ten years at the helm of the organisation.  

Over the last year, with the assistance of an international Search Committee, the Board conducted a...

Julie Moskalyk, the Science Director at Science North, has been selected to be a part of the fifth cohort of Homeward Bound, a global leadership initiative for women in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM).  As a prominent member of the local scientific community in Sudbury, Julie also sits on the board of directors...

Last night, Sudbury's 2019 40 Under Forty award recipients were announced. Among those recognized was SNOLAB's own Dr. Erica Caden. 

Dr. Caden is one of SNOLAB's research scientists working primarily on the SNO+ experiment. She was selected as a 40 Under Forty recipient for her achivements and contributions to the...