Dr. Kenneth Clark (SNOLAB)
Many of the outstanding questions in astroparticle and subatomic physics today require the ultra-quiet environment provided by deep underground research facilities. SNOLAB is one such facility, based at a depth of 2km in the Vale Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. In this environment, cosmic radiation induced backgrounds are minimized to levels allowing the operation of sophisticated...
Dr. Jaret Heise (Sanford Underground Research Facility)
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...
Prof. Yeongduk Kim (IBS)
The status of underground activities of Y2L in Korea is reviewed. And a new underground laboratory is planned at an active iron mine. A plan for the underground laboratory will be explained with the facilities under consideration.
Dr. Ali Dastgheibi Fard (CNRS/LSM)
The Modane Underground Laboratory (LSM) is located 1700 m (4800 m.w.e) below Fréjus peak (Alpes chain) mountain in the middle of the Fréjus tunnel between France/Italy. The LSM is a multi-disciplinary platform for the experiments requiring low radioactivity environment. Several experiments in Particle and Astroparticle Physics, low-level of High Purity of Germanium gamma ray spectrometry,...
Prof. Sean Paling (STFC Boulby Underground Lab)
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...
Dr. Aldo Ianni (Canfranc Laboratory)
The Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC) is the second largest deep underground facility in Europe. It is located in north of Spain under the Pyrenees at about 2500 m.w.e. depth. LSC has been in full operation since 2010. At LSC 1600 square meters underground are available for research. The LSC is equipped with a number of service facilities to support installation and commissioning of...