In Search of the First Light

On Wednesday, September 16, join us as Professor Paul Hickson illuminates the journey through the galaxies and how telescopes are revolutionizing astronomy as we know it. Part of the Unveiling the Universe series. Image courtesy TMT International Observatory.

UNA Barn Raising

On Saturday, September 12, the University Neighbourhoods Association will be offering UNA families a fun day at the 9th annual Barn Raising. The event will feature live music, food, horse and carriage rides, an art battle and more.

Wesbrook Village Festival

Join us for the 5th annual festival on Saturday, September 19! Enjoy a day full of fun for everyone - from students to seniors and residents to visitors. Free BBQ, live music, rock climbing wall and of course, your neighbourhood friendly scientists!

20th Anniversary of Proton Therapy at TRIUMF

As the only one of its kind in Canada, the centre uses protons to irradiate cancerous tumors with high precision, thus destroying the tumor while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. In August, the centre celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

IsoSiM Enriches Young Researchers

Led by TRIUMF and UBC, with funding from the NSERC CREATE Initiative, the Isotopes for Science and Medicine program will enrich training experiences for young Canadian researchers.

ARIEL to Expand our Range of Isotopes

ARIEL will increase TRIUMF's capabilities for producing beams of rare isotopes. These isotopes will be used to study the nature of stars, where the elements come from, and how complex patterns arise from relatively simple building blocks.

LHC Ventures into the New Energy Frontier

After a 27-month shutdown, the LHC at CERN is now running stable beam collisions at 13 TeV and delivering physics data! TRIUMF has been integral to Canada's involvement in the ATLAS experiment. ATLAS Experiment © 2014 CERN

Col. Chris Hadfield at TRIUMF

Former Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Col. Chris Hadfield visited TRIUMF to meet with researchers, tour the lab, and learn about the latest science breakthroughs. Click through to listen to our interview with Hadfield.

NSERC Brockhouse Prize Honours CycloMed99

For their outstanding success in realizing a safe and reliable solution for medical isotope production, the interdisciplinary research team CycloMed99 received the NSERC Brockhouse Prize. Photo: NSERC

Instrument Explores Properties of Rare Isotopes

GRIFFIN, a state-of-the-art instrument, probes the atomic nucleus and studies the interactions between the constituent protons and neutrons.Photo by Sean Birch.


21 August 2015 -  TRIUMF's proton therapy centre is a one of a kind facility in Canada used for treating a rare type of eye cancer. Today, we celebrate its 20th anniversary.

19 August 2015 -  The team behind TRIUMF’s Ultra-Cold Neutron project reflects on their progress during this recent shutdown period and assesses their final steps towards realizing a first production of ultra-cold neutrons by early 2017.

19 August 2015 -  Weiwei Meng was a recipient of the 2015 TRIUMF High School Fellowship program.  Her six-week work experience was with the AAPS-associated company, CRM Geotomography.

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Research Highlights

20 August 2015 -  Jonathan Zhang was awarded the Erich Vogt First Year Student Research Experience fellowship, which gives outstanding first year students hands-on experience on a summer research project here at TRIUMF.

07 August 2015 -  PIENU's latest results have stunned collaborators, providing double the precision of the previous best measurement and limiting speculation on new physics that would require energies far over that accessible by the world's most powerful accelerator. 

24 July 2015 -  T2K observes three candidate electron antineutrino events in the muon antineutrino beam at SK. TRIUMF's Mark Scott and University of Victoria's Jordan Myslik describe how the collaboration’s latest results are beginning to hint at an answer for understanding asymmetry in the Universe.

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