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Emma Meehan is a Senior Science Support Technician at Boulby Underground Laboratory, located 1.1 kilometres underground in a working potash, polyhalite and salt mine in Cleveland.
Physicists who are trying to unravel the mystery of Dark Matter visit Boulby to run their experiments. These experiments are so sensitive that any background radiation, even from their own equipment, can throw them off.
Emma runs a lab within Boulby that helps scientists minimise background radiation of this kind to give them the best chance of success.
Last updated: 28 October 2021