JUNO-EU meeting participants visit underground Lab 2 at Pyhäsalmi Mine


Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a neutrino experiment in Southern China, and it is a collaborative effort between 72 institutions and hundreds of scientists worldwide. Around 40 of these contributing scientists convened in Jyväskylä to participate in the JUNO Europe Meeting for a discourse on the current situation and future plans of their relative projects.

Callio Lab hosted the JUNO-EU group for a visit to the underground infrastructure at Pyhäsalmi Mine on the 17th of October 2018. A bus full took up on the offer for a refreshing excursion and arrived at Pyhäsalmi Mine, where they were greeted by Callio Lab representatives. Decked out in hard hats, rubber boots and safety glasses, the scientists were taken underground by lift to the main level at 1400 meters. After a walking tour around the main level, the group continued by car to Lab 2 at 1430 meters.

This expedition provided a hands-on experience on the working conditions and environment provided by Callio Lab, as well as laying the groundwork for the concluding discussion at Jyväskylä, which explored the possibilities of locating a next-generation giant neutrino observatory at Pyhäsalmi Mine.


Photo by W.H.Trzaska