How the News page works

The stories below were created by the Sanford Lab Communications Department, the Berkeley Lab Operations Office or other institutions. The In the News link provides links to news media stories, arranged in descending chronological order. The press releases link includes both copy and photos from recent press releases.

Questions about these pages or the Web site may be directed to the Communications Department.

LUX: The end of an era

October 1, 2016

Five years ago, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment began its long journey to the Davis Cavern on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab. Results published in 2013 proved LUX to be the most sensitive dark matter experiment in the world. When LUX completed its 300-live-day run in May of this year, the world learned LUX was even more sensitive than previously determined. 

Employee News

October 1, 2016

Focusing on the mission 

Al StratmanFor 28 years, Allan Stratman served in the Civil Engineering Corps (CEC) of the Navy, supporting Navy and Marine Corps infrastructure requirements and operations, completing tours, deployments and assignments worldwide. 

“We planned them, built them, maintained them and ran them,” said Stratman, who recently began his role as engineering director at Sanford Lab. 

SCGSR Award opens door to new research

September 1, 2016

In an article he wrote for the University of South Carolina physics newsletter, Clint Wiseman said, “For the last three years I’ve been living under a rock with neutrinos on my mind.” The University of South Carolina (USC) graduate student was referring to his work on the Majorana Demonstrator Project, which is located on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab. But all of that is about to change. 

Yates Tunnel bridges gap

September 1, 2016

Moving equipment directly to the Yates Shaft just got a whole lot easier. For several years, equipment from the 4850 or other levels that needed repair was brought to the headframe then loaded onto forklifts and driven down to the shop yards. But over the past couple of years, Sanford Lab has been working to rehabilitate 192 feet of the Yates Tunnel, which stretches more than 200 feet. The project was completed Sept. 7, 2016.