Construction Begins on Project to Find Dark Matter With 10 Tons of Liquid Xenon a Mile Underground in an Abandoned Gold Mine
The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment is an ambitious, hyperbolic project.
An entire mile below the ground, in an abandoned gold mine that now serves as Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF),
scientists and engineers will build the most sensitive dark matter detector ever made, which includes a giant tank that will contain 10 tons of liquid xenon. Now, it's finally under construction.
It's the culmination of years of carefully coordinated planning. LEO A DALY, the architecture firm renovating the cavern where the LZ will soon live,