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.

Deep campus, low background

January 1, 2016

Just over a year ago, the Ross Campus looked very much like it had during mining days. Today, the world-class research space houses CASPAR (Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research) and the Black Hills State University Underground Campus (BHUC). While CASPAR is assembling its accelerator and expects to be operational in the summer, BHUC is open for business—the business of research. 

Learning from role models

January 2, 2016

Ginger Kerrick dreamed of being an astronaut. When she failed the medical examination, she found another way to stay in the space program—she became a member of the flight control crew as a Capsule Communicator, or Capcomm. The Capcom communicates directly with the astronauts while they are in space.

A stellar year for Sanford Lab

December 2, 2015

From SDSTA Executive Director Mike Headley

As 2015 comes to a conclusion, I’ve been reflecting on the incredible progress we’ve made this year at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab). On many fronts plans are advancing to support our science activities today and to prepare for even larger experiments in the coming years.