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It's not a party without someone to celebrate with.

Join us for a year of free events and programming that capture decades of discovery, innovation, and community. Bring your biggest, best questions and your endless sense of wonder.

No previous scientific experience required.
Lab coats are optional;
curiosity is a must.

Unveiling the Universe: "We are made of star stuff"

FEBRUARY 13 2018

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM

This inaugural Unveiling the Universe lecture is part of TRIUMF’s 50th anniversary series, hosted in partnership with Telus World of Science.

What Carl Sagan meant when he said, “We are made of star stuff”, is that every single atom of elements heavier than lithium – like the oxygen we breathe and the carbon that makes up our bodies – was created during the lifetime of some star. While we have a good understanding of how some elements are produced, the origins of others are still shrouded in mystery.

It’s a mystery we’re getting closer to solving.

 

Join Dr. Reiner Kruecken, Deputy Director of TRIUMF, for a talk on how the elements are created inside of stars, and discover the work currently taking place at TRIUMF in pursuit of more answers about the origins of the stardust we are all made of.

#DiscoverTHIS: TRIUMF + R&B Brewing

APRIL 12 2018

MAKERLABS

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM

Presented in partnership with R&B Brewing

TRIUMF and R&B Brewing are debuting their one-of-a-kind 50th anniversary beer at this free public talk and tasting. Enjoy a beer and learn about the science and creativity that went into this partnership between two Vancouver originals. Attendance is 19+ only. 

The Record Keepers of the Universe

MAY 9 2018

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM

This Unveiling the Universe lecture is part of TRIUMF’s 50th anniversary series, hosted in partnership with Telus World of Science.
 

As humans, we ourselves are a diverse mélange of stardust: a fragile composition of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, and other elements that hang in an improbable but finely tuned balance. What if we could use our growing knowledge of these elements, born during the life and death of stars, to better understand how our bodies function, and why we get sick? 

Join TRIUMF Research Scientist Dr. Monika Stachura and explore the human side of star stuff, journeying from the birth of elements forged in stars to their current destination inside our remarkable yet mysterious bodies. Delve into the unanswered questions and possibilities that swirl around these intriguing substances and learn about TRIUMF’s role in producing, studying, and applying rare isotopes the likes of which are manufactured in stars. 

2018 TRIUMF Photowalk

JULY 26 2018

4004 WESBROOK MALL

Calling all photographers: the biggest global photowalk returns to the lab on July 26th, 2018! This is your chance to snap exclusive photos of Canada's particle accelerator centre.
 

TRIUMF is inviting amateur and professional photographers to an exclusive, two-hour behind-the-scenes tour of its facility as part of the Global Physics Photowalk.

The top three photos from the lab will be submitted to the worldwide competition, where a panel of judges will select winners from the pool of international submissions.

What will you snap a photo of?

#DiscoverTHIS: TRIUMF, Science, and Society

OCTOBER 3, 2018

CANADA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

Hosted in partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum

During the 1976 commissioning ceremony of TRIUMF’s 500MeV cyclotron, The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau famously said, “I don't really know what a cyclotron is but I am certainly very happy Canada has one!”

 

Little did he know that this 4000-tonne giant would eventually become the driver for a world-class facility, whose people have been delivering discoveries and innovations for the past 50 years. During this free public talk at the newly renovated Canada Science and Technology Museum, discover TRIUMF’s history of innovation, and explore the new ways our lab is translating its science to society.

Catching Ghosts: Using Neutrinos to Unveil the Universe

OCTOBER 23 2018

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM

This Unveiling the Universe lecture is part of TRIUMF’s 50th anniversary series, hosted in partnership with Telus World of Science.
 

On a clear night, away from the bright lights of Vancouver, you can see the incredible expanse of the universe before you. To study these far-away celestial bodies, scientists use a “radiation toolkit” to observe our universe and understand how the galaxies we see today came to be. 

 

When it comes to studying the nuclear processes in the heart of stars, scientists must turn to neutrinos: subatomic particles that are currently flying unbeknownst through your body by the billions, right this second. These elusive little particles are an excellent probe into the core of the sun and distant supernovae, but they are notoriously difficult to detect. Difficult, but not impossible. 

 

Join Dr. Stanley Yen, TRIUMF Research Scientist, as he explores these curious particles that could unlock new knowledge about our universe