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Stawell’s Underground Physics Lab to End in December | The Stawell Times-News


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With COVID-19 affecting nearly every aspect of life in Australia over the past 20 months, completing a major technical and scientific development has come with an additional set of challenges. But despite the challenges, the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL) is nearing completion by the end of 2021. The lab’s latest work will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, which includes steel construction. construction and bulkheads and installation of plumbing and electrical services. Professor Elisabetta Barberio, director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, said the researchers plan to start work in the lab in 2022. “The pandemic has caused many unexpected challenges, but it’s nice to see that work on the underground physics of Stawell Lab is on track to be completed by the end of the year, “she said. READ MORE:” We can’t wait to get our equipment down into the lab and start collecting data that we hope will help us understand the nature of dark matter. “It’s amazing to think that what was once a cave will be a real working physics lab in a matter of months.” Professor Barberio hopes that the Centre’s research will have an impact on understanding an important part of the universe. OTHER NEWS: “Dark matter makes up approximately 85% of our universe, and the Center aims to carry groundbreaking research into its nature, playing an important role in our understanding of the universe,” she said. We are also proud to bring together researchers from around the world to foster the scientific talent of the future, ”she said ARC’s Center of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics provided an update on building the lab at the official launch earlier in September. The launch will celebrate the establishment of the Center which brings together researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, University of Adelaide, the University of Western Australia, Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Sydney, as well as international and industry partners SUPL will host one of the leading dark matter research experiments of the Center and the construction of the laboratory by H Troon of Ballarat will be completed by December. If you can see this post, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News as we have made this story accessible only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling the Stawell story. We appreciate your support for journalism in our beautiful city.