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Educator Resource: Field Trip

Surface Lab Tour

Dark Matter! Will we finally find it? The search continues with the LZ detector under construction in the Surface Lab.
High School
Time required
1 hour

LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is a next-generation physics experiment searching for elusive dark matter particles, which are believed to make up most of the mass of the universe. LZ will be 30 times larger than its predecessor-The Large Underground Xenon experiment (LUX). The detector will be constructed and tested in the Surface Assembly Laboratory before it is moved underground sometime in 2020.


*The facility has limited capacity, and will only be available for tours if no high-risk operations are taking place.

*Hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.

*Long pants and sturdy shoes are required. No sandals, high heels or open-toed shoes will be allowed.