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2017 Low Energy Community Meeting will be held August 3 & 4 at Argonne National LaboratoryWebsite

CASPAR accelerator assembled underground. Website

First CASPAR beam on the horizon. Website

Conference on Science at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (CUSSL) was held at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, May 18 - 22, 2015. Website

The Low Radioactivity Techniques (LRT) 2015 took place at University of Washington in Seattle, WA from March 18 to 20, 2015. Website

Seventh International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics was held in Valparaíso, Chile from March 2 to 6, 2015. Website

2014 NuSTEC Training in Neutrino Nucleus Scattering Physics was organized in Batavia, Illinois from October 21 to 29, 2014. Website

DBD2014, International Workshop on Double Beta Decay and Underground Science was held at Waikoloa Village in Hawaii from October 5 to 7, 2014. Website

Workshop on "Present and Future Neutrino Physics" was organized at KITP, UC Santa Barbara from Sept. 29 to Dec. 29, 2014. Website

The 2nd Workshop on Germanium-Based Detectors and Technologies took place at University of South Dakota on September 14-17, 2014. Details

Neutrino Day was in Lead, South Dakota on July 12, 2014. This was an annual free science festival at SURF, Homestake Visitor Center, and downtown Lead. There were science exhibits and talks, surface campus tours of SURF, and other activities. Website

Neutrino 2014, XXVI International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics took place in Boston, MA on June 2-7, 2014. Website

A conference on Dark Matter 2014: Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe was organized at UCLA, CA on February 26 - 28, 2014. Website

The 2013 Fall Meeting of the DNP of the APS was held on October 23-26, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Newport News, VA. Website

TAUP2013, 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics took place in Asilomar, CA, from Sept. 9 to 13, 2013. It covers recent experimental and theoretical developments in astroparticle physics. Website

A Town meeting for China Jinping Underground Lab's 2nd-phase development was held on September 8, 2013 in Asilomar, CA, USA. Details

DIANA chooses Sanford Lab -- The DIANA scientific collaboration has chosen Sanford Lab as the preferred site for the Dual Ion Accelerators for Nuclear Astrophysics (DIANA) experiment, led by University of Notre Dame (UND) Physics Professor Michael Wiescher. In addition to UND, the DIANA collaboration includes researchers from MSU, UNC, WMU, Colorado School of Mines, and LBNL, as well as from a number of researchers from European Institutions.

ARMA, 47th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium will be held at Westin San Francisco Market Street, San Francisco, CA from June 23 to 26, 2013. Website

DURA annual meeting on March 5, 2013 at SLAC. Details

DIANA study begins with subgrant Details

The 13th annual international workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors was hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory from Oct. 4- 6, 2012 in Batavia, IL, USA. Website

International Workshops on Accelerator Alignment (IWAA) took place on September 10-14, 2012 at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL, USA. IWAA are normally held every two years at particle accelerator laboratories around the world. Details

DIANA hunts for neutrons -- Researchers from the Dual Ion Accelerators for Nuclear Astrophysics Project set up portable Helium 3 counters on the 4100 Level of the Sanford Lab to measure neutron backgrounds. Details

The 4th International Summer School on Neutrino Physics (INSS2012), co-hosted by Virginia Tech and Fermilab, took place at Virginia Tech's Center for Neutrino Physics in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA from July 10 to 21, 2012.   Website

The annual meeting of the DUSEL Research Association (DuRA) was held at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on January 19-20, 2012. The tentative agenda anticipates presentations on the future of the South Dakota laboratory, overviews of underground research around the world, and developments in underground research in the U.S.

The AGU Fall Meeting was held in San Francisco from December 5 to 9, 2011. It is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that benefits humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.   Website

DUSEL Changes Scope -- Once known as the DUSEL team, officials involved with planning efforts to build an underground science facility in Lead are now referring to the project as SURF — Sanford Underground Research Facility. Read more ...

The 12th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, with workshop WS-5 on Networks of underground research laboratories for international disciplinary innovations took place in Beijing, China, Oct. 18-21, 2011.   More information

Third International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation (BLV-2011) took place in Gatlinburg (Edgewater Hotel), Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee on September 22-24, 2011. The Workshop purpose is to discuss state of the art of B,L, and B-L violation search, stimulate experimental and theoretical developments in this area, and attract new and young researchers to this field.   Website

An International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics was held in Munich, Germany on September 5-9, 2011.   More information

The DUSEL Project sponsored an international workshop on Cosmogenic Activity and Backgrounds to take place in Berkeley, CA on April 13-15, 2011. Public Wiki

The Committee to Assess the Deep Underground Science & Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) conducted its second meeting on February 3-4, 2011. See the committee web page for more informaiton.

The Committee to Assess the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) conducted its first meeting at the Keck Center of the National Academies, in Washington, DC on December 14-15, 2010. Details | Presentations

The DURA Annual Meeting and DUSEL PDR Rollout took place at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois from September 2 to 3, 2010. This is the first annual meeting organized by the newly formed DUSEL Research Association. Details

The annual SNOLAB workshop was held in Sudbury, Canada on August 25th and 26th, 2010. Website
The Low Radioactivity Techniques Workshop (LRT 2010) followed on August 28 - 29, 2010. Website

On April 13-15, 2010, over one hundred and fifty people met on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, SD for the DUSEL NSF Status Review. The DUSEL Science Presentation at the NSF Status Review can be viewed Here.

The International Workshop on Stopping and Manipulation of Ions and related topics (SMI-10) was held at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, on March 21-24, 2010. Details

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