Just days before the international particle physics conference Neutrino 2016 begins in London, England, an exhibit showcasing the world class science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and SNOLAB opens at Canada House, Trafalgar square on July 1st running until September 17th.
This interactive exhibit tells the story of the Nobel Prize winning results from SNO and the current experiments underway at SNOLAB. Scientists from SNO and SNOLAB worked closely with the design team at Science North in Sudbury to create the exhibit. Production was by Toronto designers and constructors Reich+ Petch and the Taylor Group.
“SNOLAB is delighted to be partnering with so many strong Canadian research and outreach organizations to bring together the story of the Nobel-prize winning research of the SNO experiment, hosted at our deep underground facility in the Vale Creighton Mine.” said Dr. Nigel Smith, Director of SNOLAB. “Initially at Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London, and then travelling internationally, this exhibition provides a great opportunity to show a broad international audience the capabilities of the research community brought together in Sudbury.”
SNOLAB is an expansion of the facilities constructed for SNO located in Creighton Mine, an operational mine in Sudbury, Ontario. “Vale is very proud to host SNOLAB at our operations in Sudbury and we are honoured to be part of this exhibit to showcase how mysteries are being unlocked beneath the earth at Creighton Mine,” said Stuart Harshaw, Vice President of Vale’s Ontario Operations. “We hope everyone in London and around the world enjoys this fantastic display.”
The exhibit will include 40 panels with spectacular images, video kiosks that invite visitors to explore, artifacts that offer a first hand look at unique detector components and a life sized video “presenter” of Nobel laureate Art McDonald describing the discoveries of SNO, new SNOLAB experiments and his take on the future. The awarding of the Nobel Prize to Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita is also featured along with stories of inspiration for young scientists.
This exciting exhibit was made possible through the generous support of more than 20 sponsors in Canada and the UK including the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, FedNor, the City of Greater Sudbury, Vale, Air Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, TRIUMF, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, Science North, the University of Alberta, the University of Guelph, Carleton University, the University of British Columbia, Queens University, Université de Montréal and Laurentian University.