A pair of world-class particle physicists have been added to the
The new doctorate program will serve the needs of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, where scientists from around the world are conducting experiments in the search for dark matter.
The university’s unique physical proximity to groundbreaking experiments occurring nearly a mile below the Earth’s surface was instrumental in attracting top researchers to the new program, which is already becoming competitive for students.
“Our relationship with the underground facility in Lead is close, and with this expansion we will be working to strengthen it even more,” said
Dr. Bai, who has worked on the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment at
Dr. Lemut’s research activities have primarily focused on experimental nuclear astrophysics. He has conducted and participated in several deep underground cross section measurements at the
Dr. Lemut will continue his DIANA work at the
“The DIANA project is an ideal environment for involving students and post-docs in exciting, original and cutting-edge research in this field. Given the small scale of this laboratory, the students are offered a unique possibility to acquire skills in a multidisciplinary environment,” according to Dr. Lemut.
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