Glossary

Follow the links below to visit the sites on the WWW.

Argonne National Laboratory

  • The Chemistry Division is dedicated to the solution of energy-related scientific problems, and the work is supported predominately by Basic Energy Sciences, United States Department of Energy.

CERN

  • CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is the world leading research institute in of pure scientific and fundamental character and of strictly non-military nature. It promotes the study of the fundamental constituents of matter. CERN is an international collaboration, some 3000 staff from 19 Member States work together to provide a service for the international physics community in general. In addition, CERN hosts some 6000 visiting scientists from all over the world. This generates an exciting and dynamic work environment between the Jura mountains and the Alps in Geneva, Switzerland.

Canada's National Research Council

  • The National Research Council of Canada has been the principal science and technology agency of the Canadian federal government. With 16 research institutes located in eleven major centres across the country, NRC is well-positioned to foster regional economic innovation.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

  • Fermilab is a high-energy physics laboratory, home of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Tevatron. Scientists from across the U.S. and around the world use Fermilab's resources in experiments to explore the most fundamental particles and forces of nature.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is operated by the University of California as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratory system.

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Chemistry Division

Los Alamos lab, located with the town of Los Alamos approximately 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe, occupies 43 square miles of land in Northern New Mexico. Owned by the Department of Energy, Los Alamos has been managed by the University of California since 1943, when the Laboratory was born as part of the Manhattan Project to create the first atomic weapons during World War II.

TRIUMF

  • Canada's national meson facility. It provides world-leading facilities for experiments in subatomic research with beams of pions, muons, protons and neutrons.