(image: members of the TITAN research team)
Speaking from the University of Ottawa this morning, The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced over half a billion dollars for the comprehensive Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)’s Discovery research programs, including more than $3M for TRIUMF-led and affiliated projects.
The results of the competition, which aim to “help create world-firsts in knowledge” and bring a specific focus to supporting early-career researchers, support a wide variety of new or existing science initiatives from across TRIUMF’s research portfolio and network of member universities.
The lab’s particle and nuclear physics research programs received funding for several initiatives, including high-precision mass measurements with TITAN and ab initio nuclear theory studies; the Life Sciences program also received new support for several radiochemistry-related projects. Additionally, the results include several awards that support TRIUMF’s contributions to member university-led projects or other collaborations that leverage TRIUMF’s expertise, personnel, and unique infrastructure and facilities. These include major awards for the ATLAS collaboration, the nEXO search for neutrinoless double beta decay, and fundamental symmetries tests at TRIUMF’s ISAC facility.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of the NSERC Discovery research programs,” said Dr. Petr Navratil, Acting Director, Physical Sciences and TRIUMF’s Research Grants Officer. “These awards recognize the tremendous value that TRIUMF’s research programs and one-of-a-kind facilities bring for Canadians and our national research ecosystem. They also reaffirm the critical role that our lab and community have in leading and supporting research initiatives in global Big Science.”
Congratulations to all awardees!
The announcement, including the full list of results, can be viewed here.