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The Communications Office serves as the link between Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) and local and worldwide communities.

Please direct your general inquiries, requests for interviews and photo requests to Ann Metli, communications director.

The Communications Department also:

  • Fields requests from media outlets and original content creators
  • Gives science presentations that allow the public to interact with researchers nearly a mile underground
  • Supports the Deep Talks event series, ushering SURF research to the public sphere
  • Maintains the SURF ( website
  • Manages SURF social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Vimeo
  • Manages the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Publishes Deep Thoughts, a weekly newsletter that offers brief updates on SURF
  • Publishes printed materials, booklets and other information about SURF
  • Produces videos and assists other departments with a variety of projects


Matt Kapust
Creative Services Supervisor
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Ann Metli
Director of Communications
Contact by email