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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 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 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...


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In the search for dark matter, experimental collaborations are regularly made of of many individuals from institutions and countries across the globe. Now, two dark matter collaborations have combined their results to set new parameters on what dark...

It's that time of year again! Days get shorter, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and the physics community world-wide celebrates Dark Matter.

There is much more to the universe than we can see. In fact, we are only seeing about 5% of it! The remainder is comprised of dark matter and dark energy. 

Dark Matter Day is an...

Does the natural background radiation we are exposed to everyday living on planet Earth have an important role in life?