Nuclear Physics Group

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March 25, 2015
Alex Laffoley awarded the 2015 Carl H. Westcott Memorial Fellowship
Congratulations to Guelph Ph.D. student Alex Laffoley, who has been awarded the $12,100 Carl H. Westcott Memorial Fellowship for 2015. The Westcott Fellowship is awarded each year through a national competition administered by the Centre for Particle Physics at the University of Alberta and recognizes outstanding research by a graduate student carried out at TRIUMF or on a TRIUMF-related project.

March 20, 2015
Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position with the University of Guelph Nuclear Physics Group investigating a variety of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, and low-energy fundamental symmetry topics at TRIUMF's Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) radioactive ion-beam facility. Further details can be found in the attached advertisement.

October 27, 2014
Tenure Track Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Guelph currently has an opening for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental nuclear physics. This position will be jointly funded by TRIUMF for an initial six-year period, during which time the successful candidate will have reduced teaching assignments at the University of Guelph in order to accelerate the establishment of a vigorous externally-funded research program at TRIUMF's Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) facility. Further details can be found in the attached advertisement.

October 8, 2014
GRIFFIN Successfully Completes First Physics Experiment
The first physics experiment with the Early Implementation of the GRIFFIN spectrometer studying the deacy of 115Ag and the nucleosynthesis of 116Cd in stars was successfully completed at the TRIUMF-ISAC facility October 3-6, 2014

September 24, 2014
First in-beam gamma-ray spectrum collected with the GRIFFIN spectrometer!
Spectrum
The above spectrum was collected with a beta-gamma coincidence trigger condition in a period of 6 minutes and 7 seconds observing approximately 55,000 ions per second of 26Na, using 13 GRIFFIN clovers, 3 TIGRESS clovers and the SCEPTAR plastic scintillator array.

July 31, 2014
Congratulations to Michelle Dunlop for winning a best student poster award at the Nuclear Structure Conference (NS2014)!

February 26, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Paul Finlay for winning the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) Thesis Prize!

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