Celebrating Decades of Discovery

Forty years ago, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau officially commissioned TRIUMF’s 520 MeV cyclotron. "I don't really know what a cyclotron is, but I am certainly very happy Canada has one!" 

Co-op Student of the Year

Congratulations to undergraduate Carlee Poleschuk from Thompson Rivers University for earning TRU's Co-op Student of the Year 2015 Award. Carlee spent 8 months collaborating with TRIUMF’s nuclear medicine team and the BC Cancer Agency. 

Where is all the antimatter?

Scientists of the ALPHA Collaboration have once again pushed the boundaries of antimatter research. Published in Nature, the collaboration’s result improved the measurement of the antihydrogen charge. Photo: ALPHA/CERN.

Saturday Morning Lectures

TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU are proud to present the 2015-2016 Saturday morning lecture series on Frontiers of Modern Physics. Lectures are free and the spring schedule is now available!

Drop in for a tour!

Public tours resume January 13th, 2016. Join us on Wednesday and Friday at 1pm. If you are planning on coming with a group of 6 or more, please consider booking a group tour.

Jamie Hyneman visits TRIUMF

Jamie Hyneman, co-host of the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, experienced cutting-edge research in action during a visit to TRIUMF, meeting with the laboratory's multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers, machinists, technicians, scientists, students, and staff. Click for more photos.

The Emerging Field of Isotopes

The IsoSiM program - an NSERC CREATE joint offering from TRIUMF and the University of British Columbia - provides enriched training experiences in the production, preparation, and application of isotopes for science and medicine. To learn more, click to watch the video.

Breakthrough Prize in Physics

Congratulations to the Daya Bay, Kamland, SNO, Super-Kamiokande, and T2K/K2K collaborations “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”  Photo: 2015 Getty Images

Beam On: Delivering on the Promise

TRIUMF has completed the fifth and final year of Five-Year Plan 2010–2015. The Financial and Adminstrative report captures major milestones and highlights during the last fiscal year. Photo by B. Venzon.

Team Up: Sustainability

This Business Development Report takes a look at how AAPS and TRIUMF work together to identify and measure the fit of commercial opportunities. Photo by S. Brich.


09 February 2016 -  Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan joined TRIUMF’s anniversary celebration and highlighted how the national laboratory continues to advance world-class science and engineering for the benefit of Canada.

07 December 2015 -  On Friday, December 4, the heads of Canada’s TRIUMF and Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK, signed a new partnership agreement to significantly enhance research collaborations between the two centres.

03 December 2015 -  For his excellence in science, John D’Auria has been invited to be a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the world’s largest association of physicists.

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Research Highlights

11 February 2016 -  Distinguished visiting scientist Dr. Richard Hill brings law and order to physics problems through the simplicity of mathematics and the power of collaboration with like-minded individuals from around the world.

14 December 2015 -  Vancouver photographer wins Global Physics Photowalk 2015 competition by capturing her childhood memories in TRIUMF photo.

09 November 2015 -  This prize is awarded jointly to the Daya Bay, Kamland, SNO, Super-K, and T2K/K2K collaborations “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”

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