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

The Sanford Underground Research Facility

21 Jul 2016, 14:20
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

Dr. Jaret Heise (Sanford Underground Research Facility)

Description

The former Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota, has been transformed into a dedicated facility to pursue underground research in rare-process physics, as well as offering research opportunities in other disciplines such as biology, geology and engineering. The Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) includes two main campuses at the 4850-foot level (4300 m.w.e.) – the Davis Campus and the Ross Campus – that host a range of significant physics projects: the LUX dark matter experiment, the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment and the CASPAR nuclear astrophysics accelerator. Furthermore, a new Ross Campus laboratory dedicated to critical material assays for current and future experiments is also operational, with two high purity germanium detectors online and additional instruments planned. Plans to accommodate future experiments at SURF are well advanced and include the next generation direct-search dark matter experiment LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) and the Fermilab-led international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF). SURF is a dedicated research facility with significant expansion capability.

Primary author

Dr. Jaret Heise (Sanford Underground Research Facility)

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