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Research

Located an hour's drive from the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the beautiful Black Hills, South Dakota Mines has made recent hires resulting in a group of seven faculty collaborating on internationally recognized underground/under-ice physics experiments to increase our understanding of particle physics and the universe, complementing the department's historic strengths in experimental and theoretical condensed matter and atmospheric science, all summarized below. Light TA loads and external funding allow graduate students to focus on research early, and undergraduates also take part in research both for pay and for academic credit.

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Adam French


Robert Corey, Tula Paudel, Vladimir Sobolev


Juergen Reichenbacher, Richard Schnee


David Martinez Caicedo, Juergen Reichenbacher, Jingbo WangXinhua Bai 


Frank Strieder


Xinhua BaiMatthias Plum  


Live Tour

The Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research (CASPAR)

In celebration of 2021 Engineers Week astrophysicist Mark Hanhardt, a Ph.D. candidate at Mines and an experiment support scientist at Sanford Underground Research Facility, leads the live tour of the Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research (CASPAR).

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