The global, perhaps even stellar, significance of TRIUMF’s nuclear astrophysics program was featured on MSNBC.com’s Cosmic Log on January 4, 2008, in an article by renowned science journalist Alan Boyle.
On the morning of Saturday, January 12, 2008, 56 high school students and a dozen adults gathered in the TRIUMF auditorium to peer into the future of particle physics and to consider the nature of science in general.
Since the 1990s, TRIUMF has secured its operating funds through a 5-year contribution agreement with National Research Council Canada. The present cycle ends in 2010 and efforts to develop the plan for the 2010-2015 are well underway.
TRIUMF is owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of seven Canadian universities together with six associate members. To assist TRIUMF in identifying the most promising directions for pursuit, the Board of Management has created a Policy and Planning Advisory Committee (PPAC).
Thanks to the contribution by TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics located in Vancouver, BC, Canadians can celebrate their role in placing the final piece of equipment in a mammoth machine begun over nine years ago: The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).