Office of the Minister of Science meets with researchers who use neutron beams

The Office of the Minister of Science received a delegation of Canadian researchers in support of the Canadian Neutron Initiative on Thursday last week (Feb 08, 2018). Delegates emphasized how irreplaceable neutron beams are to their fields of research.

Image: Delegates gather in Ottawa preparing for the meeting with the Office of the Minister of Science

“We greatly appreciated how interested and engaged the Minister’s policy advisor was, listening to our message, asking insightful questions, and taking extra time to explore the issue,” says Thad Harroun, President of the Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering.

Rob MacKay represented Nemak Canada to tell how neutron beams have been used to help their plant in Windsor, Ontario improve cost competitiveness of their light-weight car parts. Others presented a range of fundamental to applied research in clean energy technologies, energy conservation, health, and computing.

The delegates represented post-docs through mid-career scientists and engineers spanning Canada’s regions.