2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Jun 3, 2019, 1:15 PM
HC 126 (Simon Fraser University)

HC 126

Simon Fraser University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) M2-3 Particles deep underground (PPD) | Particules profondément sous terre (PPD)


Dr Erica Caden (SNOLAB)


Answering many of the outstanding questions in astroparticle and subatomic physics today requires the ultra-quiet environment provided by deep underground research facilities. SNOLAB is Canada's deep underground facility, at a depth of 2 km in Vale’s Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. In this environment, cosmic radiation induced backgrounds are minimized to levels allowing the operation of sophisticated experiments. SNOLAB is home to a number of experiments that make use of this unique location. The facility is growing, and the number of projects hosted is increasing. I’ll review the new construction projects and the status of the currently running experiments, as well as improvements to the infrastructure.

Primary author

Dr Erica Caden (SNOLAB)

Presentation materials