Thursday, November 20, 2008

TRIUMF Tour

Today I got the opportunity to tour the TRIUMF facility, out on the UBC Campus. It's a world class operation that has attracted physicists and other scientists from all around the world.


How many engineers can you squeeze into one room at the same time?

This made me VERY envious!


One might think that this is a trick photograph or that there's glue at the bottom of the paper clip. But there's not. Instead, there's a huge magnetic field in this area that causes the phenomenon.








Besides helping out with astrophysical research, they also are able to help out in the health care arena.
This is something really neat. What you're seeing are the traces of live particles that are naturally flowing through the air.
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1 comment:

David in North Burnaby BC said...

Very cool, thanks for sharing.