Mike Headley

Sanford Lab Signs Cooperative Agreement With DOE

Dec 4, 2019
Matthew Kapust/SURF

The South Dakota Science and Technology Authority has signed a cooperative agreement with the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Now, federal money will flow into the Sanford Underground Research Facility’s operations in Lead. 

Mike Headley is the Executive Director of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority. 


“This is a really big deal for South Dakota. These cooperative agreements like this are fairly rare at this scale.”  


Aaron Siders

Mike Headley, SDSTA Executive Director and SURF lab director, gives an update on the experiments and construction in the lab. Also, Communications Director Constance Walter provides a Neutrino Day overview.

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SDPB's Cara Hetland is underground at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead. This year marks 10 years of Neutrino Day. Mike Headley is SDSTA Executive Director and Laboratory Director.


Innovation ... July 7,2017 Hour 2

Neutrino Day is held in Lead, South Dakota because solar neutrinos were discovered there. Bonnie Fleming, a Yale University physics professor and neutrino oscillation researcher, tells Cara how a man named Ray Davis first identified solar neutrinos. She shares why neutrinos will soon be shot from Fermilab in Illinois to the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, and addresses the question: Are neutrinos the reason we exist?