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TRIUMF science and accelerator programs galvanized with $3.2M from NSERC

08 September 2017

September 8, 2017 - 
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada  (NSERC) announced today the results of the 2017 Discovery Grants, scholarships, and fellowships, including nearly $3.2-million dollars for nine different particle, nuclear, and accelerator science initiatives at TRIUMF.

 Revealed this morning by Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan during a press event at the University of Victoria, as well as a series of parallel announcements at universities across the country, the funding contribution from NSERC will play a critical role in supporting TRIUMF’s position at the centre of cutting edge research in particle and nuclear physics and accelerator science.

Several awards were granted in support of TRIUMF accelerator science programs, including research related to fundamental superconducting radiofrequency technology and ionization techniques for rare isotope beams. Other initiatives will provide years-long support for particle and nuclear science research innovation at TRIUMF.

The NSERC Discovery Grants funding also strengthens Canada’s leadership role in international science projects by supporting TRIUMF researchers involvement in experiments at CERN. Among the projects receiving funding were the ALPHA experiment, which has seen TRIUMF co-lead the first measurement of antimatter properties, and the TRIUMF components of the Canadian contribution to upgrading the ATLAS particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). 

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