TRIUMF welcomes Dr. Oliver Kester as new Associate Laboratory Director for its Accelerator Division

An accomplished accelerator physicist and scientific leader, Kester will join the TRIUMF team in September, 2016. More details here.

Canada and Japan usher in a new era of partnership in physics research

Canada’s Minister of Science welcomed a new era of world-class scientific partnership between Canada and Japan as she unveiled the new TRIUMF branch office located at Japan’s KEK

Discover the 2015 Global Physics Photowalk Exhibit

The Global Physics Photowalk 2015 exhibit starts its Vancouver tour this summer. Discover the beauty of particle physics laboratories around the world and right at home.

Remote Handling Help Desk

TRIUMF’s Chad Fisher and Isaac Earle received a long-distance call from the 2016 Breakthrough Prize-winning T2K experiment in Japan. The T2K team needed an extra pair of remote hands for a critical repair mission in a highly radioactive area. Click for full story and video.

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.

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 both TRU's and the provincial ACE Co-op Student of the Year 2015 Award. Carlee spent 8 months collaborating with TRIUMF’s nuclear medicine team and the BC Cancer Agency.

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.

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.

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.


06 June 2016 -  This spring, TRIUMF partnered with Altera Corp., an Intel subsidiary, to offer three industry-leading training workshops designed to keep data acquisition experts at the forefront in their field.

27 May 2016 -  TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Dr. Oliver Kester will become Associate Laboratory Director for its Accelerator Division (ALD-Accelerator Division), effective September, 2016.

16 May 2016 -  On Sunday, May 15, The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, welcomed a new era of world-class scientific partnership between Canada and Japan as she unveiled the new TRIUMF branch office located at Japan’s KEK. 

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Research Highlights

21 April 2016 -  The 2016 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Contributions to Subatomic Physics is awarded to Dr. Akira Konaka, TRIUMF Research Scientist, for his outstanding contributions to the T2K long-baseline neutrino experiment, including his leadership in establishing the collaboration.

01 April 2016 -  TRIUMF's theory department offers a broad range of expertise in nuclear structure and reaction techniques, making them ideal candidates to host the Ab Initio Nuclear Structure and Reaction Theory workshop, a global dialogue hosted by TRIUMF.

26 February 2016 -  At five years old, Milena Čolović wanted to be a medical doctor. Now, as a master’s student at UBC and as a trainee of the ISOSIM CREATE program, she’s certainly on her way to achieving that goal.

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