Queen’s university team in France


Members of the NEWS-G team after a visit to Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM), in France. From left to right: Koby Dering, Carolyne Neron, Philippe Gros, Michel Zampaolo & Michel Gros

The NEWS-G team was at LSM to inspect the copper hemispheres that will form the centre of the NEWS-G project at SNOLAB, and to plan for the first testing of the experiment at LSM early next year (before packing everything up and shipping to Canada). Earlier in the week, the team members visited Fonderie de Gentilly, just outside Paris, to inspect ongoing work. Fonderie de Gentilly is fabricating the 28000 kg spherical lead shield for the SNOLAB project, which will protect the detector from gamma radiation

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