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Tour of TRIUMF

Welcome Speech: Dr. Lia Merminga

Head of the Accelerator Division &
Awardee of the Women InTM Science Award 2013

    • Date: Saturday March 1st, 2014
    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
    • Cost: This is a free event. Everyone older than 12 years is welcome!
    • Register for the event!

Visit one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories, right here, in Vancouver! At TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, international teams of scientists and engineers, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students work on research projects in molecular and material science, nuclear medicine, particle physics, and rare-isotope beam science.

Ask them how a single atom can get accelerated to 3/4 of the speed of light in 0.3 ms. Learn from them about the ARIEL (Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory) and the ISAC (Isotope Separator and Accelerator) projects. Find out how TRIUMF’s research is affecting the life of Canadians, and meet Dr. Lia Merminga, a world renowned researcher in advanced accelerator physics, Head of the Accelerator Division, and awardee of the Women InTM Science Award 2013 by the Minerva Foundation for BC Women.

Dr. Lia Merminga


Dr. Lia Merminga has been working in the field of advanced accelerator physics for more than 20 years at leading research institutions in North America. Her exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise have been honored by her (mostly male) peers with a Fellowship in the American Physical Society.

Since 2008, Dr. Merminga is leading the accelerator program at TRIUMF, filling one of the most senior scientific positions in Canada. She is also a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria, and she has been an inspiration and mentor to many young scientists throughout her career.

She says: “Young girls ought to realize that if they love science and math, they should not feel limited by anything. They should just follow what they like to do with focus and determination.”

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