Marvin Marshak

Marvin Marshak

University of Minnesota

Department of Physics


Monday, March 7, 2011

4:30 p.m.

Cardwell 102


The Deep Underground Sky  

Beginning in the 1960's, Nobel Laureate Raymond Davis Jr. attempted to study processes in the core of the Sun with a neutrino detector located nearly 5,000 feet underground in South Dakota. The Davis Detector was the first of a series of deep underground experiments addressing questions such as the properties of neutrinos, the existence of dark matter, the ultimate stability of matter and the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. All of this activity has led to a proposal to establish a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) in the United States.