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Astbury Symposium in April

11 March 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Alan Astbury Memorial Symposium will be held at the University of Victoria on April 27-28 this year. This two-day meeting will focus on Alan's professional interests during his career.

“Alan Astbury (1934-2014) had a distinguished career as a particle physicist and spent several years as director of TRIUMF during which he started the ISAC project and made contributions to the LHC,” says Richard Keeler, Chair of the Symposium Organizing Committee. “It will be a time to reflect on what was accomplished and to look at some of the new physics that has grown out of Alan’s legacy.

“The program will reflect the contributions Alan made to physics and to Canadian science,” adds Richard. Topics will include physics at the high-energy frontier, and the production of isotopes for nuclear physics and medicine.

Dr. Rolf Heuer, CERN Director General, will present the inaugural Astbury Lecture, a public talk on the night of April 27th.

The symposium received generous support from the University of Victoria, the Institute of Particle Physics and TRIUMF.  The Symposium Organizing Committee includes Richard Keeler, Chair, University of Victoria; Reiner Kruecken, TRIUMF; Rob McPherson. University of Victoria and IPP; Adam Ritz, University of Victoria, and; Randall Sobie, University of Victoria and IPP.  If you wish to contact the committee, please send your email to

Full details are available on the symposium webpage, which will be regularly updated. Please note the links for registration, and recommended accommodation options.