The Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), the lab where LZ is being constructed, is effectively closed due to the COVID19 pandemic.
To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, contractors and partners, the SDSTA will temporarily transition activities at Sanford Lab to minimal essential operations only for a period of at least two weeks.
October 31st is International Dark Matter Day! The Dark Matter and Neutrinos group at Penn State hosted an information booth at the HUB (the main student center in the university), to talk to people about Dark Matter, Cosmology, and Physics in general! We had quite a number of people stopping by, and some lively discussions! In the spirit of Halloween, we also distributed some chocolate – dark, of course 😉
Below are some pictures of the event, with Profs. Carmen Carmona and Luiz de Viveiros; Dan Kodroff, Gavin Cox, and Andrew Ziegler, graduate students with our group; Rachel Ratvasky and Jake Miller, undergraduate students with our group; and Michael Ryan, graduate student researching Black Holes made of Dark Matter (!) with Prof. Sarah Shandera.
The Dark Matter and Neutrinos Group at Penn State will be hosting a Dark Matter Day event at the HUB on October 31st, 2019! We will have an information booth at the lobby from 10am to 4pm, to explore the science of dark matter and the experiments looking for it! Speakers include Profs. Carmen Carmona and Luiz de Viveiros, and several graduate students working on Dark Matter detection experiments!