99 things to do at TRIUMF physics laboratory
When people ask university students Aaron Lao and Ryan East what it was like for them to intern at TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics in Vancouver, they have an easy answer: See it for yourself.
Over a couple of months in late 2011, the two communication interns, along with TRIUMF web publishing coordinator Jennifer Gagné, created “99 Things You Can Do At TRIUMF”, a video to give the non-initiated a peek into the lab life.
TRIUMF scientists research particle physics, nuclear physics, nuclear medicine and materials science. But when you’re surrounded by extraordinary equipment able to deconstruct supernovae, to create medical isotopes and to irradiate satellites; experiments with entertaining acronyms; and scientists with serious smarts and a touch of self-deprecating humor, the possibilities for awe and amusement abound.