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Story Archive

Category Title Date Excerpt
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.

Awards & Honours

Inaugural Erich Vogt FYSRE Awarded

18 June 2014

Vancouver native Walter Wasserman, a first-year student at UBC, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Erich Vogt First Year Student Research Experience (FYSRE) award. The award offers first year students a paid research experience over the summer months.

Workshops & Conferences

TRIUMF Advances the Future of Wireless

16 June 2014

Data communication and processing protocols from cutting-edge physics experiments often exploit or even extend the latest developments in wireless communications; TRIUMF engineers recently pushed the technology forward.

Experimental Result

The SUSY Fever

10 June 2014

The ATLAS Collaboration has released three search analyses addressing the production of charginos and neutralinos, a strong component in supersymmetry. Supersymmetry is a promising extension of the Standard Model of elementary particles.

Experimental Result

Canadian Team Addresses Tc-99m Crisis

09 June 2014

In demonstrating technology suitable and scalable for multiple brands of cyclotrons, this Canadian team has developed a comprehensive solution to produce Tc-99m in large quantities suitable for large population bases. 

Experimental Result

ALPHA Charges Up Antimatter

03 June 2014

In a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications, the ALPHA collaboration reports on their latest measurement of a fundamental property of antihydrogen, the ephemeral antimatter twin to normal hydrogen.

Workshops & Conferences

Radiation Experts Meet in Vancouver

03 June 2014

The Canadian Radiation Protection Agency held their annual conference this year in Vancouver, bringing together the top safety professionals from across Canada to think about issues from environmental safety to risk communication.