UVic leads BC particle accelerator project

UVic is leading a consortium of 13 universities to design and build a next-generation linear accelerator at TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. On Nov. 1, ground was broken on the $62.9-million Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory (ARIEL) that will be used to demonstrate new ways to solve medical isotope shortages, keep BC and Canada leading in particle and nuclear physics and create 160 permanent jobs. The BC government is providing $30.7 million for the project. ARIEL is to be operational in 2015. More: http://bit.ly/sznYBm

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