More than 30 experiments are taking place underground at SURF. Here are overviews of several of those experiments.
BHSU Underground Campus
This multidisciplinary underground lab space provides support to experiments around the globe and opportunities to students across the region
CASPAR is a low-energy particle accelerator that allows researchers to study processes that take place inside collapsing stars.
CAT MineStar for Underground Research Center
CAT MineStar for Underground leverages Wi-Fi to coordinate the movements of people and equipment throughout underground spaces
In 1969, a chemist by the name of Ray Davis began an experiment to detect neutrinos coming from the sun. In 2002 he would be awarded a share of the Nobel Prize for his work.
Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment
The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility will host the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, the world’s flagship neutrino experiment
The Deep Underground Gravity Laboratory placed sensitive instruments in Sanford Lab to determine whether it is suitable for a large gravitational wave experiment—and to monitor the earth.
GEOXTM created the world's largest, deepest network of underground fiber-optic strain and temperature sensors and tiltmeters to measure the movement and deformation of rock systems underground.
kISMET hopes to develop permeability enhancement techniques that can improve the ability to extract heat from geothermal reservoirs deep below the surface of the Earth.
When LUX completed its 300-live-day run in May of 2016, the world learned LUX was even more sensitive than previously determined.
LUX-ZEPLIN, the world’s most sensitive WIMP dark matter detector, is actively taking data on the 4850 Level of SURF
The Majorana Demonstrator investigated the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the universe—and the mystery of why we exist at all.