Into The Dark: Artists Explore Dark Matter

Photographer Documents Mine-To-Lab Transition

Jul 11, 2013

This weekend the Northern Hills town of Lead is observing its annual Neutrino Day.  Neutrino Day is a celebration of science – and marks the transition of Lead from a small town of gold-miners to a community that is host to some of the world’s top scientists.

Back when the deep underground tunnels of Homestake were used for mining gold the work space was dark and dingy. Not these days – today many of those tunnels are sparkling clean and house expensive high-tech scientific research equipment.

South Dakota Artists Explore Dark Matter

Jul 11, 2013

The Sanford Underground Lab in Lead typically brings scientists together to explain the elusive and mysterious microscopic neutrino. Into the Dark: Artists Exploring Dark Matter is an art exhibit showing the interpretation of dark matter by artists from across the state.

The miles of deep underground tunnels beneath the town of Lead are slowly transitioning from a gold- mining operation into a first-class science research lab. Scientists at the lab are hoping to get to know dark matter a little better. What does it look like? What does it feel like?