Department of Astronomy & Physics

$1.6 million CFI Grant

Dr. Kanungo's Research Collaboration Receives $1.6 million CFI Grant

Saint Mary's nuclear physicist Dr. Rituparna Kanungo has received $1.6 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation in support of an advanced research facility that will allow her to recreate, purify, and condition rare isotopes that haven't existed on the planet for millions of years.

"This exciting area of research has many potential practical applications," says Steven Smith, Dean of Science at Saint Mary's. "Researchers, industry, and government partners alike will be following the CANREB project closely."

The CANadian Rare-isotope facility with Electron-Beam ion source (CANREB) project is led by Saint Mary's University, the University of Manitoba, and Advanced Applied Physics Solutions, Inc., in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, the University of Guelph, Simon Frasier University, and TRIUMF.

TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for nuclear and particle physics. It is owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of Canadian universities that Saint Mary's University.

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