Discovering SNOLAB: the cutting edge of astroparticle physics

By Eloise Chakour, Physics & Astronomy editor Editor’s note: this post is the second in a two-part series by Eloise Chakour on Sudbury’s SNOLAB. Check out Part 1 here. SNOLAB’s facilities in Sudbury, Ont. include the world’s deepest, cleanest lab. Researchers at SNOLAB do world-class science, including many experiments searching for dark matter and neutrinos. […]

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Discovering SNOLAB: ten years of underground science

By Eloise Chakour, Physics & Astronomy editor SNOLAB, Canada’s deep underground research laboratory, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Located two kilometres deep in a mine near Sudbury, Ontario, this facility hosts the world’s deepest, cleanest laboratory space. Over the past decade, SNOLAB has been at the forefront of astroparticle physics research and physicists anticipate […]

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Why all the fuss about neutrinos?

SNOlab infrastructure

by Emmanuel Fonseca & Steph Taylor Physics & Astronomy subject editors On October 6, 2015, the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics were announced. Canada’s Arthur Macdonald and Japan’s Takaaki Kajita would receive the award for their contributions to understanding tiny particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos (an Italian word for “little neutral one”) are […]

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