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Located an hour's drive from the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the beautiful Black Hills, SD Mines has made recent hires resulting in a group of five faculty collaborating on internationally recognized underground 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, Andre Petukhov, Vladimir Sobolev

Xinhua Bai, Juergen Reichenbacher, Richard Schnee

Xinhua Bai, Juergen Reichenbacher, Jingbo Wang

Frank Strieder

Xinhua Bai