Approved DUSEL Design
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Approved DUSEL Design

July 27, 2010
The National Science Foundation has made an award to a research team, headed by Kevin Lesko of the University of California at Berkeley, to develop a technical design for a Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory, or DUSEL, at the former Homestake gold mine near Lead, S.D. Once complete, major areas of research planned include physics and astrophysical research that will explore the nature of dark matter; advancing the understanding of neutrinos; studying matter-antimatter asymmetry evident today, relative to the early universe; probing the fundamental stability of matter through study of proton decay; investigating how the universe evolved through studies of the solar neutrino flux; and pursuing other topics of fundamental interest, such as studies of life in extreme underground environments.

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