Particle Physics Lab


The Particle Physics Lab is a research lab mainly for students in the astroparticle track of the space physics major. The lab allows students to research and conduct matter and anti-matter experiments as well as cosmic ray and muon observation.

In addition, the lab acts as a space for students and faculty to participate in the Mini-BooNE (Mini-Booster Neutrino Experiment) Collaboration project. The experiment, which takes place at Fermilab (a lab just outside of Chicago), is a collaborative project where scientists search for massive neutrinos. While the neutrino, a subatomic particle, was previously thought to be massless, recent detection of neutrino oscillations points to the fact that at least two of the three neutrino species in our universe truly have mass. How much mass? That is what we are trying to find out.

Lab Information

Location: Building 56, Lab B
Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email