Bright future for SNOLAB thanks to investment

January 12, 2009 — Facility Updates

One of the darkest and most remote research facilities of its kind in the world, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory has a long and bright future, thanks to significant public support.

“The lifespan is, at a minimum, 30 or 40 years and with a facility like this you just can’t imagine the program won’t go on indefinitely,” said physicist Tony Noble, SNO Institute director.

Noble made the comment Saturday after the SNO Institute received $380,000 from FedNor, the federal government’s economic development program for Northern Ontario.