Partner’s Corner – February 2018

Research and community news from our industrial and corporate partners.

SNOLAB introduces three new Directors to its leadership team

SNOLAB is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to their leadership team who will work with Executive Director, Dr. Nigel Smith, in the delivery and development of the facility’s scientific programme.
Dr. Richard Ford, Director of Programme Development, is leading the team responsible for experiment development and the enhancement of facility capabilities including the low level radioactivity measurement lab.  Dr. Jeter Hall, Director of Programme Delivery for Science, is accountable for the successful execution of the laboratory’s large suite of projects in tandem with the successful operation of its scientific program.  Allan Barr, Director of Programme Delivery, is responsible for maintaining and coordinating the facility resources to ensure the deployment and integration of the SNOLAB scientific programme within SNOLAB operations.

Please visit the SNOLAB to learn more about the leadership and management team:

Take a virtual tour of SNOLAB in 3D

Explore SNOLAB from wherever you are in the world by visiting our virtual tour on our website:  With just your smartphone and a pair of VR glasses, you can travel through the lab without leaving the comfort of your home or school.  This new version for VR glasses provides an immersive experience that includes views of the experiment halls, support service areas and even provides a look inside the SNO+ detector.  Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @SNOLABscience and let us know what you think!

Perimeter Institute hosts live webcast by Rob Moore from SLAC on February 7, 2018

Check out the live webcast tomorrow, Feb. 7, of Perimeter Institute’s Public Lecture by Rob Moore, Staff Scientist at SLAC, on the emergence of quantum materials and the ways they’ll drive breakthrough technologies. You can find more information here:

Slice of PI series touches on accidental discoveries in physics

A touch of luck sometimes nudges the scientific process in interesting directions. Perimeter Institute has collected eight fun stories of accidental discoveries in physics for its award-winning Slice of PI series – read them here:


TRIUMF50: Save the Date — TRIUMF Science Week and Celebration July 16-20, 2018

2018 marks TRIUMF’s 50th anniversary and we are celebrating the occasion with a number of events over the course of the year. Please see for a look back at our past 50 years of discovery and innovation and some of the ways we are marking this milestone.

We’d love for you to be part of our celebrations. Mark your calendar for TRIUMF’s Science Week and Celebration, July 16-20, 2018:

– Monday, July 16, 2018: 50th anniversary alumni event

– Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 50th anniversary symposium and celebration

– Wednesday, July 18, 2018: ARIEL science workshop

– Thursday, July 19, 2018: TUG Annual General Meeting

Details about programming and registration will soon be available on the Science Week 2018 website,  Please join us at TRIUMF for a week of activities honouring our exciting science – past, present, and future!

Lesker Introduces the NANO 36  Newly optimized entry-level deposition system

The Kurt J. Lesker Company recently launched the 2018 NANO 36 Thin Film Deposition System Platform.  This newly optimized, entry-level deposition system has been specifically designed for glovebox integration. It also offers increased deposition capabilities and substrate platen options with a reduced system footprint.  The NANO 36 provides an accessible price point and exceeds all KJLC quality standards.  The 2018 NANO 36 Thin Film Deposition System Platform is compatible with multiple deposition techniques and substrate fixture options.