A tour of TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Nuclear and Particle Physics, will be offered following the conclusion of the conference on Friday, July 9.
TRIUMF is a working, thriving research institution active in the areas of subatomic physics, including particle physics, nuclear structure, and astrophysics; life sciences, including cancer therapy and radioisotope production; and material sciences.
Some of the highlights of the tour include: the world's largest sector-focusing cyclotron, operational since 1974; the ISAC radioactive ion beam facility; TITAN, the world's most precise penning trap facility for nuclear mass measurements; DRAGON, the astrophysical recoil separator; TIGRESS, Canada's state-of-the-art precision gamma-ray tracking array; the TR13 medical research cyclotron; the ISAC II superconducting linac accelerator.
Knowledgeable and enthusiastic undergraduate students will escort you around the laboratory where a selection of experts will show you working experiments and facilities. The laboratory is located on the edge of Pacific Spirit Regional Park, 763 hectares of rainforest and shoreline, at the south end of the University of British Columbia Campus. Why not take a leisurely stroll (20-30 mins) back to your residences through the forest after the tour!
Tickets for the tour are $15 each and should be purchased prior to arriving at the conference. (They are part of the online conference registration form.)
Shuttles will run between UBC and TRIUMF at scheduled times. When you arrive at the conference, you will sign-up for one of the scheduled bus departure times. You will receive a ticket for the tour in your registration package, which you will need to show when boarding the bus or upon arrival at TRIUMF. Please ensure you wear sensible footwear as the tour route involves a variety of different floor surfaces and stairs.