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Sanford Lab scientists to offer video tour, Q&A

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VERMILLION (AP) — People wanting to chat with physicists a mile underground at the Sanford Lab in Lead can do so Tuesday via video conference from Vermillion.

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“Deep Science in the Black Hills” begins at noon at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Physicists will give a short tour of the Davis Campus of the former Homestake gold mine and answer audience questions.

The lab is home to two major experiments.

The LUX experiment is looking for a mysterious substance called “dark matter,” thought to be the predominant form of matter in the universe. The Majorana Demonstrator experiment is looking for a rare form of radioactive decay, which could help physicists explain the origin of matter.

The presentation is free. An optional $8 lunch follows.

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