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TRIUMF Research Scientist Adjunct Professor of Physics, UBC


Jens Dilling is an expert in precision experiments for nuclear physics using atomic physics techniques, expertise he acquired during his graduate studies at the University of Heidelberg. In 1997, he carried out his M.Sc. work at TRIUMF with the TRIUMF Neutral Atom Trap facility (TRINAT) and investigations of the standard model of weak interactions, measuring beta-neutrino correlations.

Dr. Dilling completed his Ph.D. thesis in 2001 at CERN’s ISOLDE facility and at SHIP, the super-heavy ion in-flight facility at GSI in Darmstadt. His thesis focused on the ion trap technique of 1989 Nobel prize-winners Dehmelt and Paul and was the first to include measurements carried out both with Penning traps at ISOL-type and in-flight facilities. Dr. Dilling returned to TRIUMF in 2001 as a research scientist and leader of the TITAN (TRIUMF Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear science) project. This highly successful program now delivers the most precise mass data on the halo-nuclei, such as 11Li.

Jens is actively involved in the Canadian and international physics community. He served on the TRIUMF Users’ Group from 2005–2007 and on the NSERC Long- Range Planning Committee. He is currently the Canadian representative on the IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics) C2 commission for masses and fundamental constants, and Chair of the 2010 International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC) to be held in Vancouver.