About the Organizers

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization and the largest national laboratory. CNL is a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering.

Highly skilled employees enthusiastically deliver a range of nuclear services – ranging from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, waste management and decommissioning. CNL’s legacy includes the great inventor Dr. George Klein (ZEEP reactor) and two Nobel laureates, Drs. Bertram Brockhouse (neutron spectroscopy) and Arthur McDonald (SNO lab).
Dr. McDonald is still associated with the lab.

Today, CNL continues its commitment to ensure that Canadians and the world receive energy, health including medical isotopes, and environmental benefits from nuclear science and technology with confidence that nuclear safety and security are assured.

TRIUMF

TRIUMF is operated by a consortium of Canadian universities, under a contribution from the National Research Council of Canada. TRIUMF was originally operated by three universities, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria and the acronym TRIUMF (TRI-University Meson Facility) stems from this. However, eight universities have since joined TRIUMF as member universities, and another seven Canadian universities are associate members.

TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories. It brings together dedicated physicists and interdisciplinary talent, sophisticated technical resources, and commercial partners in a way that has established the laboratory as a global model of success. Its large user community is composed of international teams of scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Scientists at TRIUMF are participating in developing new radiopharmaceuticals, microchips, computer software, original new designs for small cyclotrons, remote-controlled equipment, analysis of mineral samples, and many other high-tech innovations.


 Aerial view of CNL main campus on the Ottawa River, Canada.

Aerial view of CNL main campus on the Ottawa River, Canada.

 Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) at the National Research Universal Reactor (NRU). 

Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) at the National Research Universal Reactor (NRU). 

 National Research Universal Reactor (NRU) at Chalk River, Ontario, Canada.

National Research Universal Reactor (NRU) at Chalk River, Ontario, Canada.

 Fuel development laboratory hot cells at CNL, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada.

Fuel development laboratory hot cells at CNL, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada.

 World's largest magnet under construction at TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada.

World's largest magnet under construction at TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada.

 Jamie Hyneman of Discovery Channel's MythBusters visits TRIUMF, pictured here with technical team. 

Jamie Hyneman of Discovery Channel's MythBusters visits TRIUMF, pictured here with technical team. 

 Control room at TRIUMF Vancouver, Canada.      

Control room at TRIUMF Vancouver, Canada.      

 Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield visits TRIUMF, pictured with students.

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield visits TRIUMF, pictured with students.