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Story Archive

Category Title Date Excerpt
Workshops & Conferences

TRIUMF Hosts Nuclear Structure 2014

15 August 2014

The 15th international conference on Nuclear Structure (NS2014) has been held from July 20-25 in the Life Science Building on the UBC campus. 174 attendees from 22 countries and 80 different institutions discussed the latest experimental and theoretical research, with emphasis on the properties of nuclei at the extremes of isospin, excitation energy, mass, and angular momentum.

Student Stories

High School Fellowship Winners at TRIUMF

15 August 2014

After six weeks of hands-on research placements at TRIUMF, three distinguished high school fellows are now preparing to enter their first year of university with a unique experience straight from the laboratory.

Workshops & Conferences

Japan and Canada Foster Global Cooperation

13 August 2014

The 5th Open Meeting for the Hyper-Kamiokande Project was held in Vancouver at TRIUMF and UBC. Nearly 100 scientists from across Canada, Japan, Italy, US, UK, Brazil and other partner countries participated in the meeting to encourage global collaboration for the Hyper-K project. 

Student Stories

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Experimental Result

Accelerators: Potato Chips to Power Plants

07 July 2014

From the low energy electrons in CRT monitors to the tremendous near-light speed protons of the LHC, particle accelerators are everywhere. Accelerators are more commonplace than you might expect, with applications ranging from manufacturing to energy production to agriculture. 

Experimental Result

Are Neutrinos Their Own Twin?

23 June 2014

Is it possible that instead of having a distinct antimatter particle, neutrinos could be their own antimatter twin? Determining the nature of neutrinos is a key goal of modern particle physics. EXO-200 has recently announced a result that is helping scientists answer this fundamental question.