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30-Mar-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Canadian-built laser chills antimatter to near absolute zero for first time

Researchers with the CERN-based ALPHA collaboration have announced the world’s first laser-based manipulation of antimatter, leveraging a made-in-Canada laser system to cool a sample of antimatter down to near absolute zero. The achievement, detailed in an article published today and featured on the cover of the journal Nature, will significantly alter the landscape of antimatter research and advance the next generation of experiments.

Released: 12-Feb-2021 10:30 AM EST
Dr. Nigel Smith appointed as next Director of TRIUMF

Dr. Nigel Smith has been selected to serve as the next Director of TRIUMF.

Released: 21-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
TRIUMF spin-off company secures US$19M investment

ARTMS Inc., TRIUMF spin-off company and global leader in isotope production technology, has announced US$19 million in Series A financing from a consortium led by Deerfield Management Company and Quark Ventures.

Released: 19-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
TRIUMF receives historic investment in 2019 federal budget

Building on a 50-year legacy of accelerating science for research, medicine, and business, TRIUMF today received an historic $292.7M investment in support of the lab’s future and its vision for Canada.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
TRIUMF Theory Helps Shed New Light on Thermonuclear Fusion of Deuterium and Tritium

Scientists at TRIUMF, the Institut de Physique Nucléaire, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have for the first time accurately predicted the properties of polarized deuterium-tritium thermonuclear fusion. Their findings, described in a Nature Communications publication released today, add to our current understanding of the dynamics of nuclear fusion and may enable more accurate predictions of other thermonuclear reactions critical to nuclear science applications.

Released: 1-Nov-2018 6:00 PM EDT
Prime Minister of Canada Announces Establishment of Premier Centre for Advanced Medical IsotopeResearch and Development at TRIUMF

This afternoon, TRIUMF welcomed on-site The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, for a special visit and announcement about public investments into medical isotope research and innovation infrastructure.

Released: 9-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT
TRIUMF Launches New Five-Year Plan 2020-2025

TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, is pleased to launch its new Five-Year Plan 2020-2025, developed with extensive internal and external community consultation. It leverages past investments by government and builds on the laboratory’s strong brand and global network to deliver a new level of top-tier science, training, and innovation to Canada for decades to come.

Released: 27-Sep-2018 9:30 AM EDT
TRIUMF and CNL Form Strategic Partnership to Enable Ground-Breaking Cancer Treatment

TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, are pleased to announce that they have agreed to pursue a strategic partnership around the commercial production of Actinium-225, a rare medical isotope that has the potential to serve as the basis of new ground-breaking cancer treatments.

Released: 21-Aug-2018 4:15 PM EDT
Top Pics Revealed for 2018 TRIUMF Photowalk

Canada’s particle accelerator centre unveils top three contenders for the international 2018 Global Physics Photowalk competition

Released: 17-Jul-2018 12:25 PM EDT
New Agreement Signed to Establish Canada-Germany Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Networks

Canadian and German research and private sector organizations sign MOU to establish corresponding networks to facilitate national and international collaboration in the use of quantum computing and machine learning tools

Released: 29-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Registration now open for the 2018 TRIUMF Photowalk on July 26

On July 26th, 2018, TRIUMF will welcome twenty photographers on an exclusive, two-hour behind-the-scenes tour of its facility as part of the 2018 Global Physics Photowalk

25-Jun-2018 12:15 PM EDT
Canada to lead ‘coldbox’ technology for High-Luminosity LHC upgrade with $10M from Government of Canada

Canadian Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan today announced a $10 million contribution to mission-critical components in support of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC).

Released: 1-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT
TRIUMF welcomes Anne Louise Aboud in new Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Director, Operations role

As TRIUMF looks to the next 50 years, a new operations leader will help further enable and enhance the laboratory’s world-class research programs and services

Released: 25-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
TRIUMF Welcomes New Senior Researcher Dr. Wolfgang Rau

TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Queen's University faculty member Dr. Wolfgang Rau will join the Physical Sciences Division as a senior researcher, effective September 1st, 2018.

Released: 13-Apr-2018 3:40 PM EDT
Beer Making and Science Collide for a Stellar Anniversary Celebration

TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, has joined forces with R&B Brewing, one of Vancouver’s original East Van breweries, to create an anniversary beer to celebrate the lab’s five-decade history of cutting-edge science and discovery.

Released: 22-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Governor General Visits TRIUMF to Explore Frontiers of Canadian Discovery and Innovation

TRIUMF welcomed Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, as part of her first official visit to British Columbia. 

Released: 19-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EDT
TRIUMF to Host Governor General During Her First Official Visit to BC

MEDIA ADVISORY: 8 a.m. PT, March 19, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – This coming Thursday morning, March 22, TRIUMF is thrilled to welcome on-site Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General Canada, as part of her first official visit to British Columbia.

Released: 15-Mar-2018 3:45 PM EDT
Behaviour of Exotic Titanium Isotopes Confounds Expectations

Precise weighing of very rare titanium isotopes has revealed subtle behaviours that have stymied predictions of the most successful theories of nuclear matter.

Released: 19-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
TRIUMF’s Original Main Magnet Power Supply Laid to Rest

On the afternoon of Thursday, December 21st, 2017, employees and alumni gathered around Ewart Blackmore on the second basement level of the Meson Hall for a celebration of a unique nature

Released: 28-Nov-2017 5:05 AM EST
TRIUMF's (Ultra)Cool Experiment Fires Up

After a 4-year installation period at TRIUMF, the transpacific TUCAN collaboration reported the production of the first ultracold neutrons in Canada on Monday, Nov 13, 2017.

Released: 18-Sep-2017 11:45 AM EDT
Dr. Rob Kiefl is Awarded 2017 Yamazaki Prize

Dr. Rob Kiefl, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia (UBC), member of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) at UBC and an affiliate Scientist at TRIUMF, has been awarded the 2017 Yamazaki Prize by the International Society for mSR Spectroscopy (ISMS).

Released: 28-Jun-2017 12:00 PM EDT
ARTMS Products Inc. Wins ‘Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology’ at BC Tech Association Technology Impact Awards

ARTMSTM Products, Inc. (ARTMS), a Vancouver-based medical technology company, today announced they received “Most Promising pre-Commercial Technology” award at the 2017 BC Tech Association Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) on June 22, 2017. The award is given to a company in any stage of growth for a pre-commercial technology in development that has the potential to commercialize within five years.

Released: 6-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT
From Research to Reality: TRIUMF Innovations to Unleash Canada’s World-Leading Capabilities in the Physical Sciences

TRIUMF – Canada’s national particle accelerator laboratory – announces the formation of TRIUMF Innovations, the lab’s new commercialization arm focused on connecting science with society.

Released: 1-Feb-2017 12:00 PM EST
TRIUMF Appoints New AAPS President and CEO to Lead Technology Commercialization Arm

Ms. Kathryn Hayashi will become President and CEO for TRIUMF’s commercialization branch, AAPS Inc., effective February 6, 2017

19-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST
ALPHA Shines Light on Antimatter Question

Released today in the prestigious journal Nature, the collaboration reports on the first spectroscopic measurement of an atom of antimatter using lasers. ALPHA is an international team of researchers, including the ALPHA-Canada group, which studies antihydrogen, the antimatter partner to hydrogen. Their latest work represents a major step towards developing a very precise test of whether antimatter behaves differently than its normal matter anti-twin, thus opening up a promising new front to address the basic antimatter question: “if matter and antimatter were created equally during the Big Bang, where is all the antimatter?”

6-Oct-2016 1:30 PM EDT
BC Investment Unlocks National Initiative to Accelerate Discovery and Innovation

Today the B.C. Government announced an $8.7 million investment in a national initiative to bolster Canada’s world-class rare-isotope capabilities.

Released: 14-Sep-2016 9:40 AM EDT
ARTMS™ Products Inc. Licenses Canadian Technology to Address the Global Medical Isotope Supply Challenge

A consortium of institutions led by TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science, is granting sole rights for its proprietary technetium-99m (Tc-99m) production technology to ARTMS™ Products, Inc (ARTMS). Technetium-99m is used in over 80% of all nuclear medicine imaging procedures and is vital to patient care in areas such as cardiology, oncology, and neurology.

Released: 23-Aug-2016 5:30 PM EDT
Jens Dilling Named Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences at TRIUMF

TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Dr. Jens Dilling will become Associate Laboratory Director for its Physical Sciences Division (ALD-Physical Sciences), effective September 1, 2016.

Released: 1-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Beta-NMR Finds New Antiferromagnet Behaviour

Magnetism permeates every scale of TRIUMF life, from the cyclotron’s 17m diameter main magnet down five orders of magnitude to the tiny internal magnetic fields inside millimetre-sized samples probed by μSR (muon spin rotation/resonance/relaxation) experiments, all the way down to probing materials at the tens of nanometre scale with the βNMR (beta-delayed nuclear magnetic resonance) facility.

Released: 27-May-2016 12:30 PM EDT
TRIUMF Welcomes New Associate Laboratory Director to lead its Accelerator Division

TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Dr. Oliver Kester will become Associate Laboratory Director for its Accelerator Division (ALD-Accelerator Division), effective September, 2016.

Released: 16-May-2016 12:30 PM EDT
Canada and Japan Usher in a New Era of Partnership in Physics Research

On Sunday, May 15, The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, welcomed a new era of world-class scientific partnership between Canada and Japan as she unveiled the new TRIUMF branch office located at Japan’s KEK. Minister Duncan was joined by dignitaries from both laboratories to perform the ribbon cutting, celebrating the research collaboration between these two hubs for subatomic physics research.

Released: 21-Apr-2016 5:05 PM EDT
The 2016 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal For Contributions To Subatomic Physics Awarded To Dr. Akira Konaka

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and TRIUMF are pleased to announce that the 2016 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Contributions to Subatomic Physics is awarded to Dr. Akira Konaka, TRIUMF Research Scientist, for his outstanding contributions to the T2K long-baseline neutrino experiment, including his leadership in establishing the collaboration.

Released: 9-Feb-2016 1:00 PM EST
Celebrating Canada’s TRIUMF-ant Traditionof Accelerating Discovery

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – TRIUMF is celebrating four decades of discovery enabled by the world’s largest cyclotron – a particle accelerator driving cutting-edge science with tangible impacts on our daily lives. Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan joined TRIUMF’s anniversary celebration and highlighted how the national laboratory continues to advance world-class science and engineering for the benefit of Canada.

Released: 5-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST
MEDIA ADVISORY: Milestone Anniversary at World’s Largest Cyclotron

TRIUMF will commemorate the 40th anniversary of commissioning of the world’s largest cyclotron on Tuesday, February 9. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, and Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science will join the celebration.

12-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST
Vancouver Photographer Wins Global Physics Photowalk Competition, Captures Childhood Memories

In September, eight research laboratories from around the globe hosted over 200 photographers at their world-class facilities for a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and capture the beauty of physics through the Global Physics Photowalk 2015. An panel of international judges, along with a public online vote, now reveal the winners from the thousands of submissions.

Released: 7-Dec-2015 11:30 AM EST
Canada and Japan Strengthen Partnership to Advance Physics Research

TRIUMF and KEK take next step in international scientific cooperation with the signing of agreement to create branch offices at each other’s respective institution.

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