Dr. Nigel Lockyer Lecture

Dr. Nigel Lockyer
Director, TRIUMF

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on September 26, 2009 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Quarks, Isotopes and the Future of Subatomic Physics


Dr. Lockyer came to TRIUMF from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Professor of Physics. His research has focused on high-energy particle experiments at the energy frontier with a keen interest in testing fundamental symmetries, and on the study of the heaviest quarks, with special emphasis on the bottom quark. His research has been conducted with the CDF experiment at Fermilab, located near Chicago. In recent years, Dr. Lockyer’s research has included lepton number and R-Parity violating supersymmetry searches as well as accelerator research aimed at the International Linear Collider. He also has a keen interest in proton therapy applications and medical physics detectors. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the Society’s 2006 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize.