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TRIUMF Science Week

August 19, 2019 - 23, 2019

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TRIUMF Science Week 2019

TRIUMF’s Science Week 2019 will be held during the week of August 19-23, 2019

This year we are planning a broad program featuring a summer school for IAMI, a workshop to discuss the first science of the ARIEL era with CANREB, a symposium celebrating 20 years of ISAC science, the TRIUMF Users’ Group (TUG) Annual General Meeting, and a data science and quantum computing workshop. Science Week is a wonderful opportunity for the whole TRIUMF community to come together, exchange ideas, and learn about the multidisciplinary program of the lab. 

Registration is now open for the events of this week.

Full week registration is $40 for regular participants and $20 for students. Registration for individual events is $10 per event.

We invite you to join us at TRIUMF for a week of exciting discussion about our science – past, present, and future!

Science Week 2019 at-a-glance (Program details are available here)

Date  Event
Monday, August 19 IAMI Summer School The one-day IAMI Summer School will give attending students an opportunity to learn more about the new Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI) currently under construction at TRIUMF as well as fundamental medical applications of nuclear physics. The program is primarily aimed at graduate students but is open to the wider TRIUMF community with morning lectures by leading experts. In the afternoon two hands-on activities are offered: a radio-chemistry course (limited space available) and an outreach workshop investigating radiotherapy.  The School will provide an opportunity for the whole TRIUMF community to learn more about IAMI, as well as enabling the nuclear medicine community to foster new collaborations around our exciting facilities.
Tuesday, August 20 CANREB Workshop The CANREB workshop offers a platform to discuss new experiments with re-accelerated beams of high mass (A>30) rare isotopes at TRIUMF utilizing the Canadian Rare Isotope Facility with Electron Beam Ion Source (CANREB). The meeting is intended to shape a first phase science program with CANREB beams that are anticipated to become available 2020 onwards. This will include the EEC approved Letters of Intent. Abstracts for the workshop will be solicited.
Wednesday, August 21 ISAC 20 Symposium 2019 marks 20 years of rare isotope beam experiments with the Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) facility. We will celebrate two decades of discovery with rare isotope beams from TRIUMF-ISAC with a symposium that will provide an opportunity to review highlights of the ISAC science programs in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, material and life sciences, and look to the future prospects with ARIEL.
Thursday, August 22 TUG Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the TRIUMF Users Group (TUG) will bring together scientists from across all TRIUMF disciplines to highlight recent research and discuss future perspectives for user-driven science at TRIUMF.

Students are encouraged to submit an abstract to present at our popular TUG student poster slam competition – with $1000 in prizes awarded for best student talk and posters! The best abstract will be invited to present a 15-minute highlight talk, and all others will participate in a rapid oral (3-minute) presentation.

Apply for the TUG Student Prize and Poster Prizes – See the flyer for instructions

Friday, August 23 Data Science and Quantum Computing Workshop  The Data Science and Quantum Computing Workshop during Science Week will give participants an opportunity to learn more about the latest applications and resources in machine learning and quantum computing. In particular, how these tools can apply and enhance our research output in particle, nuclear and accelerator physics, as well as in the life sciences. The workshop is intended to both enable new connections, as well as strengthen existing collaborations between academic and private sector institutions.


August 19, 2019 - 8:00 am
August 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm


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