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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 PICO Collaboration is excited to announce that the PICO-60 dark matter bubble chamber experiment has produced a new dark matter limit after analysis of data from the most recent run. This new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit for spin-dependent WIMP-proton cross-section over the already world-...

SNOLAB recently took part in the Annual Conference hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals.


It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that SNOLAB passes on the news that Fraser Duncan, our Associate Director and dear friend, passed away peacefully over the weekend. Fraser passed away in Sudbury with his brother in attendance. Our thoughts are with his family and all his friends.


Motherboard visits SNOLAB, where scientists are searching for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos inside an active mine.

SNOLAB, one of the world's premier laboratories, searches for dark matter, supernovas and neutrinos two kilometers underground, inside an...

January 9, 2017– Sudbury, ON – SNOLAB is among 17 research facilities receiving support through Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiative (MSI) fund. The MSI fund aims to secure and strengthen these state-of-the-art national research facilities. The program enables...