Black Hills research explores early star conditions
This interview originally aired on "In the Moment" on SDPB Radio.
In order to get a look inside the earliest stars in the universe, researchers' days must start early.
We talk to Frank Strieder, Ph.D., and Mark Hanhardt about what it's like working at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. We also learn about the research they're doing with the Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research (CASPAR).
CASPAR allows them to recreate and study the conditions inside the earliest stars.
Strieder is associate department head of the South Dakota Mines Physics Department and the principal investigator for CASPAR. Hanhardt is an experiment support scientist at SURF and Ph.D. candidate in physics from South Dakota Mines.