Our mission is to advance world class research and inspire learning across generations.
Deep underground, scientists at Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) search for answers to the most fundamental questions about the universe. SURF is the United States' deepest underground science laboratory. The facility's depth, rock stability and history make it ideal for sensitive physics experiments that need to escape cosmic rays, as well as for research into biology, geology, and engineering. The impacts on science can be seen worldwide.
But our impacts go beyond science: Based on South Dakota's science standards, our education specialists work to create and advance innovative educational programming at the local, state, and national levels.
Learn more at SanfordLab.org.