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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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The DEAP-3600 experiment at SNOLAB consists of a giant acrylic vessel which is filled with 3600 kg of liquid argon surrounded by light guides and photomultiplier tubes. It’s big. And heavy. And, not surprisingly, requires a highly sophisticated support structure. 
On the surface, it doesn’t seem that in a physics lab paint would matter all that much. And, literally on the surface, it doesn’t. 2 km underground in SNOLAB, however, it matters a lot. The reason SNOLAB is carved into the rock at the bottom of a mineshaft is to shield incredibly sensitive...

SNOLAB was proud to host the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today. The Minister, along with Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré, Lucie Perreault of FedNor, and Emily Depenveen of NSERC toured the underground facility.  Visitors spoke with research scientists about the experiments currently...

(Sudbury) The DEAP Experiment took advantage of the international audience at the TAUP 2017 Conference to announce new results from their experiment. 

Led by Carleton University Physics Professor Mark Boulay, Canada Research Chair in particle...

As the sun set over Laurentian University on Saturday evening, the TAUP 2017 LOC was able to reflect on the incredible week that we were able to share with all the delegates. Great weather, fantastic talks and engaging extra events made for a successful 2017 conference; we are happy to report that there was almost...

(SUDBURY, ON) — Science North and SNOLAB invite visitors to learn more about the exciting
research happening locally through the special travelling exhibit New Eyes on the Universe.
Produced by Science...