17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Boulby Underground Laboratory: Status and plans

21 Jul 2016, 15:20
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Reina Maruyama; Session Manager: David Woodward ()

Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Reina Maruyama; Session Manager: David Woodward

Speaker

Prof. Sean Paling (STFC Boulby Underground Lab)

Description

Boulby is the UK's deep underground science facility, operating in a working potash and salt mine in the North East of England. Boulby has hosted the UK's dark matter search studies for many years including the NAIAD, DRIFT and ZEPLIN programmes. Dark Matter search studies continue at Boulby with the DRIFT programme, R&D for DM-Ice and LZ material screening with the growing Boulby Underground Germanium facility (BUGs). The facility also has a growing multi-disciplinary science programme in areas including geology, geophysics, climate and environment studies, development of mining and space exploration technologies and studies of life in extreme environments on Earth and beyond. A new underground facility is currently being built at Boulby to host the growing science programme for the decades to come. This talk will will give details of the new underground facility and summarise the current Boulby science programme and future plans.

Summary

Boulby is the UK's deep underground science facility, operating in a working potash and salt mine in the North East of England. Boulby has hosted the UK's dark matter search studies for many years including the NAIAD, DRIFT and ZEPLIN programmes. Dark Matter search studies continue at Boulby with the DRIFT programme, R&D for DM-Ice and LZ material screening with the growing Boulby Underground Germanium facility (BUGs). The facility also has a growing multi-disciplinary science programme in areas including geology, geophysics, climate and environment studies, development of mining and space exploration technologies and studies of life in extreme environments on Earth and beyond. A new underground facility is currently being built at Boulby to host the growing science programme for the decades to come. This talk will will give details of the new underground facility and summarise the current Boulby science programme and future plans.

Primary author

Prof. Sean Paling (STFC Boulby Underground Lab)

Presentation Materials

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