Sanford Lab Scientists To Offer Video Tour
by Associated Press
October 19, 2013 12:58 PM
People wanting to chat with physicists a mile underground at the Sanford Lab in Lead can do so Tuesday via videoconference from Vermillion.
"Deep Science in the Black Hills" begins at noon at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Physicists will give a short tour of the Davis Campus of the former Homestake gold mine and answer audience questions.
The lab is home to two major experiments.
The LUX experiment is looking for a mysterious substance called "dark matter," thought to be the predominant form of matter in the universe. The Majorana Demonstrator experiment is looking for a rare form of radioactive decay, which could help physicists explain the origin of matter.
The presentation is free. An optional $8 lunch follows.