Canada invests in leading-edge physics and more

Universities and research centres across Canada share $900 million in federal research funding.

A new collaboration between Perimeter Institute, Queen’s University, and other research centres will pursue discoveries while securing Canada’s place at the leading edge of particle astrophysics.
The $63.7 million Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC) partnership, announced on Tuesday, is one of 13 research projects being funded through the $900 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)
The fund aims to build on Canada's research strengths and catalyze discovery in a number of key fields of science and technology.
The Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Canadian Science Minister, announced the results of the current funding competition during an event at the Institute for Quantum Computing, which itself received support for its Transformative Quantum Technologies research program
The new particle astrophysics hub will be based at Queen’s, with members located at seven affiliated Canadian universities (University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Carleton, Laurentian, McGill, University de Montréal, and University of Toronto) as well as Perimeter Institute, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Institute of Particle Physics, SNOLAB, and TRIUMF.
“Through this initiative we will develop new particle astrophysics detectors capable of probing the highest priority questions in physics today while integrating students, fostering greater international collaboration, engaging industry and cementing Canada’s place as the global leader in the field,” said Tony Noble, Interim Director of CPARC.
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About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

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The fund aims to build on Canada's research strengths and catalyze discovery in a number of key fields of science and technology.