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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.

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From the bat cave to the 4850L

August 1, 2015

The Historic Cherokee Caverns near Knoxville, Tenn., tell a fascinating story about the geological history of the Tennessee Valley. The Caverns are a tourist attraction that often hosts special events—a music festival, Christmas in the Cave, and a “not-too-scary” Halloween party. But the Caverns are more than a tourist stop, they also play an important role in the Majorana Demonstrator Project.

CASPAR moves in

August 1, 2015

The mood was almost festive in the CASPAR cavern. After a nearly one-year delay, collaborators began putting together the backbone of the accelerator in which researchers will attempt to mimic nuclear fusion in stars. By January 2016, the collaboration hopes to begin calibrations and other tests on the accelerator.

Amazing Discoveries

August 2, 2015

Tom Campbell began collecting and studying fossils and minerals as a kid.  Eventually his childhood hobby led to degrees in geology from the University of Akron and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, which turned into a career as a geologist. 

While on that journey, Campbell, a Science Education Specialist at Sanford Lab, made some amazing discoveries. He was working on his master’s degree helping his mentor Bill Roberts characterize some minerals when he heard the Tip Top mine was reopening near Custer, S.D.