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Higgs boson, key to the universe, wins Nobel physics prize

October 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

STOCKHOLM – Britain’s Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle that explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
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SD Mines new president tours Sanford Underground Lab

June 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) The new president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has gotten an up-close look at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead.
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Mitchell residents to chat live via video with physicists underground

June 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Thursday event hosted by the Roatary Club is open to the public.

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Sanford lab selected for nuclear reaction experiment

May 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) Scientists have selected the Sanford Lab in Lead as the site for an experiment that seeks to simulate nuclear reactions that take place within stars.
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A taxpayer’s guide to the galaxy

April 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Researchers trying to parlay South Dakota’s $44 million mine bet into scientific gold.
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Ray Davis heralded as neutrino pioneer

April 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Nobel winner used dry-cleaning fluid to detect particles from sun.
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Scientists ready dark matter search at Homestake lab

February 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LEAD (AP) Scientists hoping to detect dark matter deep in a former South Dakota gold mine are hoping to flip the switch on their experiment next month.
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USD, SDSM&T could get physics doctoral programs

December 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Two South Dakota universities could be adding doctoral programs in physics to their curriculums in part to support work being done at the Sanford Underground Research Facility at Lead.
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SD students get chance to study at underground lab

December 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota high school seniors and college freshmen can apply for a scholarship and the chance to study next summer at the Sanford Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory in Lead with researchers from universities across the United States and overseas.
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Dark matter detector nears activation

November 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

New equipment in former gold mine could be ready to collect data in February. Continue Reading