Excavating for Deep Science with Thyssen Mining

How do you create massive underground caverns to house the United States most ambitious particle physics experiment? Learn from the Thyssen Mining experts about the unique challenges and specialized techniques used to create safe spaces for underground discoveries. 

For the most interactive experience, join the Thyssen Mining team in Gather.town on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT.  


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Marine Ecosystems and the Western Interior Seaway

In this discussion and activity, you’ll learn about the food webs in the western interior seaway, the different types of organisms—from corals to sharks to prehistoric sea creatures—and what they eat.

What if…?

When was the last time you wondered “What if…?” For science education experts Deb Wolf and Chad Ronish, asking “What if…?” is part of their job each day. Experience weird science demonstrations during this live event for curious minds of all ages! 

The Dark between the Stars with Hugh Lippincott

What can the stars tell us about the universe’s missing matter? Why do researchers who study dark matter build their experiments as far from the stars as possible? 

Join Hugh Lippincott, spokesperson for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment, as he discusses the hints stars give, the difficulty of completing a rare event search and how the LZ dark matter detector will break records as it takes data this year. 


Star Knowledge with Mike Lammers

Stars tell us a lot about the vast universe we live in. But they can also help us track the seasons, navigate across distances and mark personal events in our lives. 


GEMADARC is a global partnership of 13 institutions across 5 countries. Their goal is to advance germanium technologies, helping researchers search for dark matter, neutrinoless double-beta decay and other rare physics processes. 

Visit PIRE-GEMADARC’s virtual booth on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT in Neutrino Day’s Gather.town space.