Majorana Demonstrator

SURF and Adam Gomez

In The Moment ... July 16, 2018 Show 379 Hour 1

ws anCabot-Ann Christofferson is the Liaison and Deputy Director of the Majorana Project at the Sanford Underground Research Facility as well as an Instructor in the South Dakota School of Mines Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences Department.

The Majorana Demostrator Collaboration Project began in 2010 with growing clean copper to build the experiment.

Cabot-Ann Christofferson is the featured speaker at this month's STEAM Cafe at Hay Camp Brewing Company tomorrow evening.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Researchers with the Majorana Demonstrator Collaboration have proven they can create an environment that  lets them see what’s called neutrino-less double beta decay.

Lingo aside, it’s a reaction that researchers say may help explain why matter exists.

The Yates is one of two shafts from the Homestake Mine that takes researchers down 4,850 feet.