Understanding the (parameters of the discussion of the) true nature of the universe, featuring dark matter Powerpoint

Fans of this blog know that I’m a sucker for underground mines and dark matter. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Here’s the press release for an upcoming event related to both at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm.

Get to the bottom of Soudan lab experiments

On Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, August 5, Minnesota Discovery Center visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about experiments taking place in the Soudan Underground Physics Lab. An outreach education coordinator will be on hand to provide an overview of research being done at Soudan, touch upon the dark matter research there, and talk briefly about a new experiment to study neutrinos on the Ash River Trail. The Soudan Underground Physics Lab is one of the only underground high-energy particle physics and astrophysics facilities in the United States, and it is located at Soudan Mine State Park, 2,341 feet underground. Al Lipke, retired Hibbing educator and U of M faculty member, will present information in Powerpoint and answer questions. MDC admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free to six and under. Please call 218-254-1236 for details.

My friend Matt Nelson is working a summer internship at the bottom of said mine/experimental station and wrote a hilarious post about it at his blog, which you should check out. When I am finally dispatched as lord denizen of Iron Range internet bloggy writing it will be under the fearsome sword of Matt Nelson, but he should be warned that my legions grow stronger each year, and exist largely above the earth’s surface.

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