What would you do with $10,000? After receiving the Carl Westcott Fellowship for his exceptional work on TRIUMF’s Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear Science (TITAN) project, Maxime Brodeur is still thinking about what he will do with his award.
The Canadian who invented the Blackberry has a soft spot for physics. Mike Lazaridis, who made a fortune developing the BlackBerry handheld device, is donating another $50 million to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics located in North Waterloo, Ontario.
Some 34 members of the Qweak collaboration from all over North America, including Canadian members from TRIUMF, the University of Northern British Columbia, the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, met at TRIUMF from July 23rd to the 25th.
Stephan Ettenauer, a UBC graduate student working with TRIUMF researcher and adjunct professor Jens Dilling, is among the elite hundred or so graduate students across Canada that have been selected to receive the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, an award valued at $50,000 per year for up three years.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest particle accelerator and will be the highest energy collider ever built. Anticipating the exciting turn-on of the LHC this fall, the Theory Groups at TRIUMF and Carleton University organized a three day workshop to discuss the physics that could be discovered in the first year of LHC operation. The workshop took place April 27-30 at TRIUMF.