The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the second Conference on
Science at the Sanford Underground Research Facility to address scientific research
related to the laboratory in nearby Lead, SD. Scientists from around the world are
conducting the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR project, CASPAR, SIGMA-V, and other experiments in geology, astrophysics, biology, and engineering. Planned experiments at the laboratory include the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) and the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter search.
Scientific areas of discussion include: Neutrino Oscillations, Proton Decay, Nuclear
Astrophysics, Dark Matter, Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Materials Science
for Nuclear and Particle Physics, Geology, and Astrobiology and Life in Extreme
Environments. Tours of the Sanford Underground Research Facility will be available as part of the conference.