Deep Talks: Going with the flow

April 20, 2023 - April 20, 2023

Join laboratory director Mike Headley and members of the field team for a lab update and an introduction to underground airflow at SURF.

Event description:
At “Deep Talks: Going with the flow,” SURF laboratory director Mike Headley will take the audience behind the scenes of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) and will share an update on facility and experiment progress over the past year.

Headley will be joined by Jason Connot, Andrew Brosnahan, and Ashley Armstrong, who will talk about underground airflow at SURF. Connot, underground operations engineer, and Brosnahan, facility engineer, will dig into the nuts and bolts of tracking and directing underground airflow. Armstrong, science education specialist, will use a hands-on activity to help attendees conceptualize how air travels through hundreds of miles of drifts, ramps, and shafts at SURF.

Deep Talks is held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (160 W. Main Street) in Lead, South Dakota. The event begins at 5 p.m. MT with a social hour that includes a Crow Peak Brewing Company beer tasting (must be 21 and older to drink) and light refreshments. The presentation will begin in the Visitor Center classroom at 6 p.m. MT.

Want to attend virtually? The presentation will be livestreamed on the SURF webpage ( starting at 6 p.m. MT.

The Deep Talks lecture series is sponsored by Crow Peak Brewing Company, RCS Construction, Northern Hills Federal Credit Union, Edward Jones, and Chuck and Jolene Lichtenwalner.

Ticket Information

Ticket Information: free to the public

Event Contact Information

Name: Sanford Lab Homestake Visiotr Center
Phone: 605-584-3110

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