Organization: CERN

Canada invests $12M to participate in CERN research

The federal government is providing $10 million to build new specialized equipment at the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Quantum computing, brain research top list for new US-Canada collaborations

President Donald Trump’s push for major cuts to research funding in the US are fueling even closer scientific ties between our two countries. Preliminary talks have begun between the US National Science Foundation and research funders in Canada to kickstart new research collaborations in quantum computing, the brain, biodiversity and the Arctic. Recent meetings held in both Ottawa and Washington are expected, as a first step, to result in a Dear Colleague letter from the NSF encouraging its researchers to identify opportunities for joint projects the rapidly evolving field of brain research.

Canada & Japan sign new partnership agreement

Canada and Japan have signed a partnership agreement to enhance collaboration between TRIUMF and KEK, Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization. The agreement will see the centres establish a branch office at each other’s institution to boost research collaboration and joint projects ahead of next year’s 30th anniversary of the Canada-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation…

ATLAS data set to flow to TRIUMF

The ATLAS particle physics experiment is set to begin generating massive amounts of data that will be distributed in real time to 10 centres worldwide including ATLAS Canada Data Analysis Centre at TRIUMF in Vancouver. The launch of ATLAS coincides with the start-up of the large hadron collider at CERN in Geneva. ATLAS is one…

CANARIE participates in longest 10 Gig transmission

CANARIE’s CA*net 4 network has participated in a project creating the world’s longest 10 Gigabit ethernet circuit stretching from the Univ of Tokyo to CERN in Geneva Switzerland. The interconnecting light path was 18,500 km long and spanned 17 time zones, using equipment from Nortel Networks Corp, Foundry Networks, Cisco Systems and others. The demonstration…