May 14 – 17, 2024
SD Mines
US/Mountain timezone


The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the fifth Conference on Science at the Sanford Underground Research Facility to address scientific research related to the laboratory in nearby Lead, SD. Scientists from around the world are conducting the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter search, the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR project, CASPAR, the DEMO-FTES & CUSSP geothermal experiments, as well as other experiments in geology, astrophysics, biology, and engineering. Cavern excavation for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility is now complete, and the onsite work on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) has just started.

Scientific areas of discussion include: Neutrino Oscillations, Proton Decay, Nuclear Astrophysics, Dark Matter, Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Materials Science for Nuclear and Particle Physics, Geology, and Astrobiology and Life in Extreme Environments.

Conference Chair: Jingbo Wang, South Dakota Mines