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University executives from across Canada met with their nation's Chief Science Advisor Mona Nemer and other neutron science stakeholders—including from ESS, ILL and LENS—in Ottawa on Wednesday to discuss how to establish a new, pan-Canadian, university-led organisation for materials research with neutron beams. Photo: Fedoruk Centre

Neutrons Canada

On Wednesday, January 29, the Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) working group took a major step toward their goal. On behalf of the working group, the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation Inc (the Fedoruk Centre) partnered with BrightnESS² to organize a roundtable meeting of university executives to learn about the situation of Canada’s neutron beam community, and consider whether and how their institutions could participate in establishing a new organization, Neutrons Canada. Representatives from the European Spallation Source (ESS), France’s Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS) were invited to enrich the discussion with their knowledge and experience of world-leading, multi-national facilities and partnerships.

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