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Vancouver TALK 22: Innovative Proton Beam Applications at TRIUMF
February 17 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Dr Ewart Blackmore, Former Head of the Accelerator Technology Division, TRIUMF Abstract: The presentation will describe applications of the TRIUMF cyclotron beams for cancer therapy, radiation effect testing of electronics and the production of medical isotopes. Although the TRIUMF cyclotron was initially built for basic research in nuclear and particle physics, there have been a number of practical applications of the proton beams. These include the treatment of cancers of the eye, radiation testing of electronics and materials for space, aircraft and ground level effects and the production of medical isotopes. Bio: Ewart Blackmore received his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of British Columbia in 1967 after a B.Sc. in engineering physics from Queen’s University. He joined TRIUMF in 1969 and was an important member of the team that built the 500 MeV cyclotron. At TRIUMF he has worked in accelerator technology, instrumentation for particle and nuclear physics research, applications of particle beams as well as being the engineering division head for many years. From 1995-2007 he was project leader for Canada’s $41.5 million contribution of accelerator components to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Since 1995 he also developed the TRIUMF proton therapy facility and the proton and neutron radiation test facilities. Present research activities involve the use of muons and low energy protons for SEE testing. Registration is optional, but we want to know who to expect. 10:00 AM P.D.T. You can log in at 9:45 AM (12:45 PM Montreal) to check connection and say hello.All IEEE members are welcome, especially those Life Members that don’t have a local Affinity Group. We are looking for speakers for the rest of the year, contact Carl Zanon if interested. Speaker(s): Dr. Ewart Blackmore, Agenda: 9:45 AM Zoom opens 10:00 AM Welcome and speaker introduction 10:05 AM Speaker Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/402325