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“Hard Rock Concert: Breaking into the Geothermal Good Life” livestream from the 4100 Level begins at 1 p.m. at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center.

As heat boils in the Earth’s deep subsurface, researchers around the world are developing better ways to tap into that energy source. The rock at SURF isn’t hot. But it’s perfect for researchers with the Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Collab who want to study rocks at relevant depth and pressures—without sweating the extreme temperatures.

On Neutrino Day, EGS Collab researchers will join us via livestream from their test site on the 4100 Level of SURF.

“The EGS Collab project wants to understand rock properties and to conduct experiments on increasing permeability in very hard, crystalline rock as a means for securing geothermal energy across the country,” said Dr. Paul Schwering, senior geoscientist at Sandia National Laboratories. “Please join us for Neutrino Day, where myself and members of the EGS Collab team will talk about the amazing experiment we are conducting underground at SURF.” 


Dr. Hunter Knox
Dr. Hunter Knox
Earth scientist with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Dr. Paul Schwering
Dr. Paul Schwering
Geophysicist with Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Paul Schwering is a geophysicist with Sandia National Laboratories, with 15 years of experience spanning geothermal energy resources, geologic engineering, infrastructure investigations and more.