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Alan Astbury

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Alan Astbury, former TRIUMF Director from 1994 through 2001. Alan passed away, Monday, July 21st, after a brief illness. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the physics community at large.

Alan was appointed Director of TRIUMF in 1994. He strengthened TRIUMF’s reputation as a prime institution for subatomic research and redefined the priorities of its program. Alan advanced TRIUMF’s rare isotope beam program by developing the ISAC facility. He furthered Canadian participation in international particle physics projects by arranging Canada’s contribution to the LHC. His leadership and achievements have been widely recognized in Canada and abroad.

An event commemorating his life is to be announced separately.

Jonathan A. Bagger, Director

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