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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. SNOLAB follows on the important achievements in neutrino physics achieved by SNO and other underground physics measurements. The primary scientific emphasis at SNOLAB will be on astroparticle physics with the principal topics being:

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The deeper you go, the higher you fly.

The Beatles lyric seems apt while I’m plunging down a mine shaft at 10 metres a second. My ears pop as the open-air elevator descends and the bare rock walls rush past in a blur.


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...

With a mission to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development, Vale is a global mining company with headquarters in Brazil. They are leaders in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel.

Vale has and continues to be...

A Sussex physics student won ‘most outstanding project’ at an exhibition in Parliament on February 25, celebrating the UK’s best undergraduate research.

Talitha Bromwich, now in the final year of her MPhys degree at Sussex, spent last summer working on...

The latest in a series of Honda Fellows, sponsored by Honda Canada is working on the DEAP experiment at SNOLAB. Yuuki Nakano is here on a three-month exchange from the University of Tokyo. He is a graduate student who has been working with Professor Nakahata on the SuperKamiokande experiment at the Kamioka...

At the bottom of a nickel mine near Sudbury, Ontario, scientists at one of the world's most sophisticated particle physics observatories are investigating one of the biggest mysteries of the cosmos: What is dark matter? Science correspondent Miles O'Brien helps to shed some light on the research at SNOLAB...