AFFECT Magazine: Big Science for Small Particles, Tony Noble and SNOLAB

December 18, 2012 — Uncategorized

When Dr. Tony Noble describes the work going on at SNOLAB , one of Canada’s foremost facilities for astroparticle physics research, one gets an unsettling sense of humanity’s profound ignorance. But that sense is also exhilarating. “When we look into the night sky, we only see about five percent of what’s going on,” says Noble. “Even with the most powerful telescopes we can imagine, we have no way to see 80 percent of the matter that makes up our universe. We just don’t know what the other stuff is.”

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Author: Lowell Cochrane

Courtesy of Queen’s University