Vancouver TALK 18: History of the TRIUMF Cyclotron Construction

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Speaker: Dr Ewart Blackmore, Former Head of the Accelerator Technology Division, TRIUMF

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  • Date: 16 Sep 2023
  • Time: 09:45 AM to 11:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 08 September 2023 08:00 AM
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Dr. Ewart Blackmore of TRIUMF - Canada's Particle Accelerator Centre


History of the TRIUMF Cyclotron Construction

Dr. Ewart Blackmore will describe the planning and collaboration involved in the construction of TRIUMF, a partnership among leading Canadian Research Universities. TRIUMF serves as Canada's particle accelerator centre advancing isotope science and technology. TRIUMF's mission is to "discover and innovate, inspire and educate, creating knowledge an opportunity for all". 


Ewart Blackmore received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of British Columbia in 1967 after a B.Sc. in engineering physics from Queen’s University. He joined TRIUMF in 1969 and was an important member of the team that built the 500 MeV cyclotron.  At TRIUMF he has worked in accelerator technology, instrumentation for particle and nuclear physics research, applications of particle beams as well as being the engineering division head for many years. From 1995-2007 he was project leader for Canada’s $41.5 million contribution of accelerator components to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Since 1995 he also developed the TRIUMF proton therapy facility and the proton and neutron radiation test facilities. Present research activities involve the use of muons and low energy protons for SEE testing.

Address:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


9:45 AM Zoom opens
10:00 AM Welcome and speaker introduction
10:05 AM Speaker