Deep Science at Boulby Laboratory: The Search for Dark Matter and Beyond
Sean Paling, Whitby Museum, 7pm Thursday 20 June, tickets £5
For more than three decades astrophysicists have been engaged in the search for Dark Matter 1100m below ground at Boulby mine. This is one of the few places in the world free of interference from natural background radiation. The race to find Dark Matter is still on and Boulby currently operates the CYGNUS detector and is helping to build ‘LZ’, the next-generation system based on the ZEPLIN. In the meantime new projects operating at Boulby range from astro and particle physics to studies of geology/geophysics, climate, the environment, life in extreme environments on Earth and beyond.
Sean Paling is the director and senior scientist at Boulby Underground Laboratory. He will be telling us more about the fascinating work being undertaken there at a talk at Whitby Museum, 7pm on Thursday 20 June. Tickets are priced at £5 and should be booked in advance via the Museum Eventbrite page by clicking here.
The talk complements the current exhibition Whitby and the Cosmos which can be seen at the Museum until 20th July.