Many of the international members of the InterAction collaboration met at TRIUMF on October 30 and 31. InterAction is a collaboration among the communications experts at different physics laboratories, and the meeting reviewed lab communications and coordination strategies with different perspectives from around the world.
On November 11, 2008, a team of scientists led by Dr. Friedhelm Ames successfully accelerated a beam of 80Rb14+ ions at TRIUMF’s ISAC facility. This represents the first accelerated, charge-bred rare isotope beam (RIB) at ISAC, making ISAC one of only three facilities in the world with this capability and signaling the beginning of a new program of nuclear physics at TRIUMF
The Task Force on Alternatives for Medical-Isotope Production today released its final report in prepublication form at URL http://admin.triumf.ca/facility/5yp/comm/Report-vPREPUB.pdf. Task Force was convened by TRIUMF, the University of British Columbia, and Advanced Applied Physics Solution, Inc., with support from Natural Resources Canada.
A former member of TRIUMF has won the 2008 Nishina Memorial Prize, Japan’s most prestigious annual physics award. Ryu Hayano will receive the award on December 5, celebrating a remarkable career that he began as one of the first PhD students at TRIUMF in the 1970s.