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SNOLAB re-appoints director for five-year term

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jul 10, 2014 - 4:03 PM |
Nigel Smith was re-appointed to a second five-year term as director of SNOLAB, File photo.

Nigel Smith was re-appointed to a second five-year term as director of SNOLAB, File photo.

The SNOLAB Institute board of directors has re-appointed Nigel Smith to a second five-year term as director of SNOLAB.

The appointment comes after an inaugural term that resulted in the first scientific results coming from SNOLAB experiments.

SNOLAB is Canada’s world-class deep underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics.

Located two kilometres below the surface in Vale's Creighton Mine, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory solar neutrino experiment. The primary scientific emphasis at SNOLAB is on searches for dark matter and studies of the fundamental properties of neutrinos.

“It’s a great pleasure to accept re-appointment as director for another term, and I am delighted that the board and SNOLAB community have provided me with this opportunity,” said Smith in a release.

“The next five years will be a really important time for us as we deliver new science results and develop our science program, and I really look forward to being a part of this exciting period."

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