Carleton Hosts Science Café – New Eyes on the Universe: A Guided Tour of the SNOLAB Exhibit

Carleton University will host a special edition of Science Café New Eyes on the Universe: A Guided Tour of the SNOLAB Exhibit. Hosted by guide Andrew Erlandson, the event will allow guests to experience the travelling exhibit that showcases the science of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and SNOLAB.

A doctoral candidate in Carleton’s Department of Physics, Erlandson works closely with Prof. Mark Boulay on DEAP – a SNOLAB experiment which searches for dark matter, one of the universe’s biggest mysteries.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fenn Lounge, Residence Commons, Carleton University
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Erlandson will help explain the connections between neutrinos, dark matter and the rest of the universe based on his first-hand experience in the field. Through SNOLAB’s research, both past and present, we have never been closer to seeing the big picture. This exhibit will take guests on a journey from the depths of the Earth to the far reaches of the cosmos guided by their own personal physicist.

About New Eyes on the Universe

The 800-square-foot exhibit features 40 panels with spectacular images documenting the history and development of SNO and SNOLAB, interactive video kiosks, a virtual tour of SNOLAB, and the stories of the people behind the science. Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald, whose work at SNO helped lead to the breakthrough discovery that neutrinos have mass and change identities as they travel from the sun to the Earth, is a life-sized video presenter; there are also artifacts such as intricate particle detector components and a 1-to-50 scale model of the SNO detector.

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