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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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Watch the third Perimeter Institute Public Lecture Series webcast on December 03.

Sudbury scientists have been bringing hundreds of fruit flies two kilometers underground to the SNOLAB, located in Vale's Creighton Mine, to test how the flies cope under pressure.

Laurentian biochemistry professor...

Gilles Gerbier is a world-renowned expert in astroparticle physics. Dr. Gerbier has joined Queen’s University as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics which involves working both in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy and at SNOLAB in Sudbury, researching the...

SNOLAB is pleased to welcome the SuperCDMS experiment to the underground science facility. The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is an international, multimillion dollar dark matter experiment currently based in Minnesota with plans to progress the project by building a more sensitive detector at SNOLAB. This...

The SNOLAB Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Nigel Smith to a second five-year term as Director of SNOLAB. This appointment comes after a very successful inaugural term that resulted in the first scientific results coming from SNOLAB experiments. 


Laurentian University and SNOLAB have teamed up to host this year’s Canadian Association of Physicists Annual Congress. The CAP Congress is the most important general physics conference in Canada. Every year, hundreds of Canadian and international physicists meet at the host university to communicate, present...