SNOLAB experiments receive funding

October 16, 2017 — Experiment Updates
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SNOLAB extends congratulations to two members of our research community who were successful in receiving funding for new projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

The funding was announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, as part of a CFI investment of more than $554 million in 117 new infrastructure projects at 61 universities, colleges and research hospitals across Canada. With this announcement, the CFI also marks an important milestone, having funded more than 10,000 projects since it began in 1997.

Carleton University’s Mark Boulay, physics professor and Canada Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics and Subatomic Physics, has received $3,350,000 to support the study of neutrinos and dark matter at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ont. The funds will go toward supporting the Facility for Development of Noble Liquid Detectors and Optical Readout for Subatomic Physics and Particle Astrophysics. This facility will enable world-leading research into next generation detectors for neutrino-less double beta decay and dark matter.

Queen’s University physics researcher Anthony Noble was awarded $1,247,497 along with the PICO experiment collaboration to embark on a new program to build a next-generation of detector. This detector will employ a unique technology that will give it world-leading sensitivity in the search for the mysterious dark matter. 

To learn more, please visit the CFI website.