The investment Sanford Underground Research Facility received from South Dakota Community Foundation will advance the Lab's future projects by allowing the purchase of liquid Xenon for use in a next generation dark matter detector. According to the statement of Mike Headley, South Dakota Science and Technology Authority executive director, in the Rapid City Journal article, this funding enables the Sanford Lab to maintain a science-leadership role in dark matter research. With this investment, Sanford Lab will be able have a larger economic impact in South Dakota.
More information about the Sanford Underground Research Facility can be found here.
For more articles on techology, click here to access the archives.