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Presented By: Saturday Morning Physics

Saturday Morning Physics | UN/EARTH - Science and Art from a Mile Underground

Gina Gibson – Professor of Graphic Design (Black Hills State University) and Bjoern Penning – Professor (U-M Physics)

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Located in the former Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota, the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) houses experiments that give us a better understanding of the universe. The location—one mile underground—provides a near-perfect environment for experiments that need to escape the constant bombardment of cosmic radiation, which can interfere with the detection of rare physics events. Built in collaboration with University of Michigan Professor Bjoern Penning, LUX-Zeplin is the world’s most sensitive dark matter experiment. SURF also hosts experiments in biology, geology, and engineering. In 2019 Gina Gibson became the first artist in residence at SURF. In this special presentation, Bjoern Penning will introduce the LUX-Zeplin experiment, and Gina Gibson will describe her creations that celebrate research deep below the earth’s surface discovering beauty in the old and new, the light and dark, and the known and unknown.
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