Scientific program

The Scientific Program focused on areas of professional interest for Alan Astbury during his career. Topics included physics at the high-energy frontier, and the production of isotopes for nuclear physics and medicine. 

The Alan Astbury Memorial Symposium Program:

Monday, April 27, 2015
08:00 - 09:30  Reception Desk & Breakfast Buffet
09:30 - ­10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00 - 10:45 Overview of Dr. Astbury's Science
(R. Keeler)
10:45 - ­11:15 Coffee
11:15 - ­12:15 Electroweak Physics at Hadron Colliders
(M. Vincter)
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 The Higgs Boson Discovery (M. Lefebvre)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
15:30 - 17:30 Beyond the Standard Model (S. Godfrey) & 
Neutrinos, Dark Matter and Astroparticle Physics (A. Hallin)
17:30  Reception (Grad House)
19:30 Public Lecture by Rolf Heuer (CERN)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
08:00 - 09:00  Reception Desk & Breakfast Buffet
09:00 - ­10:00 TRIUMF Accelerators (R. Laxdal)
10:00 - ­10:30 Coffee
10:30 - ­12:00 Nuclear Astrophysics in Extreme Environments: Nova, i Process and r Process (F. Herwig) & 
Nuclear Astrophysics with the ISAC facilities at TRIUMF (I. Dillmann)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Superallowed Beta-Decay Studies at ISAC: Testing CVC and CKM Unitarity (G. Ball)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee
15:00 - 16:30 Beta-NMR at ISAC-Past, Present and Future (R. Kiefl) & 
Isotopes for Science and Medicine: How Extraordinary Vision Paved our Path to the TRIUMF of Today (P. Schaffer)
19:30 Conference Banquet
(Royal Victoria Yacht Club)