National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

June 11, 2007 09:40 ET

Media Advisory/NRC: Harnessing the Power of Neutrons

A giant step forward for material science

CHALK RIVER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - A new chapter is just beginning for Canadian neutron science. Building upon a 50 year legacy of scientific excellence that began with the Nobel Prize winning work of Bertram Brockhouse, MP Cheryl Gallant will officially open a new neutron reflectometer at the NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre - giving neutron science a boost.

Come and learn how neutrons deliver knowledge about materials helping Canada's industrial competitiveness, and improving public safety. Following the opening ceremonies, join a tour of the NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre located inside one of Canada's largest and most prolific science facilities: the NRU reactor.

What: Official Opening of the Neutron Reflectometer and Technology

Date: Friday, June 15, 2007

Time: 10:00 to 12:00 noon EST

Place: NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre, Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk
River, Ontario.
(2 hours drive from Ottawa).

Invited dignitaries include: MP Cheryl Gallant, MPP John Yakabuski, Pierre Coulombe President NRC, Brian McGee Vice-President of AECL, Isabelle Blain Vice-President NSERC, Vice-Presidents of research from the University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, University of Guelph, University of British Columbia and the University of Quebec in Montreal. Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the Ontario Innovation Trust, as well as local municipal officials

Prior notification is required to attend this event.

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