Highlights from the CINS meeting in Windsor

October 23rd, 2018

Science talks showing the range of research applications of neutron beams, from Alzheimer’s disease to rock formation, and intense discussion of the neutron beam community’s future are among the highlights from the CINS meeting at the University of...

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The Final Neutrons

May 30th, 2018

The final neutrons from Canada’s primary source supported clean energy, food security, human health, and fundamental science. (more…)

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Dr. Eric Svensson (1940-2018) – Obituary

May 29th, 2018

It is with sadness that the following announcement is made on behalf of the family of Dr. Eric Svensson, who was an NRC Researcher Emeritus with the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River. (more…)

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CBC Radio Windsor Morning interviews Drew Marquardt

April 6th, 2018

Drew Marquardt (DM) was interviewed by Tony Doucette (TD) on CBC radio’s Windsor Morning, April 6, 2018.  Listen to Audio: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/windsor-morning/segment/15535755 Editor’s note: CINS is not opposing the closure NRU reactor per se;...

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Neutron quest: Canadian Chemical News

April 6th, 2018

Highlights from “Neutron Quest” in the March 2018 edition of Canadian Chemical News: Canada is quietly marking a scientific and technological milestone this spring with the final shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU), a nuclear research reactor loc...

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Video: Closure of Canada’s neutron source

April 3rd, 2018

On Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the National Research Universal reactor quietly shutdown for the last time. The contributions to science and humanity made by this reactor and the team within are immeasurable. Video below published by Canadian Nuclear ...

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University Affairs covers the CNI

January 23rd, 2018

Perhaps the most informative coverage of the Canadian Neutron Initiative to date: Chalk River reactor closure threatens to scatter research community: With the shut-down scheduled for March, a group of researchers is lobbying the government to fund foreign fac...

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Spotlight on the McMaster Nuclear Reactor

January 3rd, 2018

In this video tour of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR), Fiona McNeill leads you through the reactor and discusses neutron imaging. The small-angle neutron beamline under construction is described at about 4:30. (more…)

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Canadian scientists visit the European Spallation Source

November 23rd, 2017

Canadian scientists talk opportunities for cooperation with the European Spallation Source. “We put together a delegation of scientists that represent a wide range of priority science research areas for Canada, including energy, health, advanced manufacturing,...

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Brock University physicist on hunt for neutron beams

November 15th, 2017

“You can find a lot of things on Kijiji, but a neutron beam from a nuclear reactor isn’t one of them. That’s why a team of Canadian scientists, headed up by Brock University Associate Professor of Physics Thad Harroun, is travelling to Sweden next week ...

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Consultations with CNI referred to in government report

November 3rd, 2017

Government of Canada response to the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee report on the nuclear sector. Oct 5, 2017. This report outlines a set of options it will examine that is very similar to the CNI’s proposal (more…)

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