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Story Archive

Category Title Date Excerpt
Current Events

Emerging Aboriginal Scholars at TRIUMF

31 July 2014

For four years, TRIUMF has been involved with the Emerging Aboriginal Scholars program. This year, TRIUMF hosted two high school students, Genevieve Capilano from North Vancouver and Liam Gamble from Prince Rupert. Read on for accounts of their experience at the lab.  

Experimental Result

Success: ARIEL E-Linac Accelerates First Beam

28 July 2014

In the year since the ARIEL building was constructed, teams across the lab have intensified efforts towards the commissioning of ARIEL’s e-linac. On July 18, the e-linac completed the first acceleration of beam through the e-linac superconducting injector cryomodule to the 10 MeV beam dump. 

From the Director

Dr. Alan Astbury

25 July 2014

Dr. Alan Astbury, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Victoria, died on July 21 following a brief illness.  Alan, a leading figure in Canadian science, served as Director of TRIUMF from 1994-2001. 

Awards & Honours

ARIEL Wins Engineering Excellence Award

24 July 2014

Congratulations to the ARIEL team, as well our engineering consultants Stantec Consulting Ltd., Applied Engineering Solutions Ltd. and Bush, Bohlman & Partners Ltd, recipients of the 2013 ACEC-BC’s Engineering Excellence Award of Merit.

Funding Announcements

Dark Matter (Detector) Crossing Borders

22 July 2014

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is an international experiment on the hunt for dark matter, currently based in Minnesota and with plans to advance the project by building a more sensitive detector at Canada’s SNOLAB.

Current Events

SNOLAB Director Nigel Smith Reappointed

21 July 2014

The SNOLAB Institute Board of Directors announced the re-appointment of Dr. Nigel Smith to a second term as Director of SNOLAB, following a very successful inaugural term that resulted in the first scientific results coming from SNOLAB experiments. 



Experimental Result

DRAGON Probes Mass Limit in Novae

10 July 2014

Recently, the DRAGON facility ran the highest mass radiative-capture experiment ever performed with a radioactive beam, and in so doing, probed the upper mass limit for nucleosynthesis in novae. 

Current Events

Mini-Symposium For Grad & Postdocs

09 July 2014

The Society of Graduate Students and Postdocs organized a mini-symposium on June 13, 2014, to support eight students and postdocs in the preparation of their talks for the 2014 CAP Congress. Over 30 graduate students and postdocs gathered to hear their peers share their work.

Awards & Honours

ISAC & ARIEL Reference Book Released

09 July 2014

Scientists involved with radioactive-beam experiments at TRIUMF have a new reference guidebook that will prove to be an invaluable resource. ISAC and ARIEL: The TRIUMF Radioactive Beam Facilities and the Scientific Program contains information about each step of the beam's path and the future of ARIEL.