Lab Business: Digging Deep at SNOLAB

Lab Business: Digging Deep at SNOLAB

This is like no other lab in Canada.

Stepping out into a Sudbury morning at 5:30 a.m. in December in nothing but a pair of coveralls with shorts and a T-shirt on underneath is never a good idea, yet every day about a dozen researchers and 40 staff members make this trek. The 500-metre walk from the change rooms at the SNOLAB’s main building to the mine building seems to take an awful lot longer than 30 seconds as the cold bites and nostrils freeze.

The heat of the building offers sanctuary from the Canadian winter and about 50 bleary-eyed people ease into benches and as they thaw and wait for the elevator.

Full Story by Nicolas Heffernan available here.