Our Laboratories

  • Our group's research is supported by local and remote laboratories, thanks to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Manitoba Government, and partner contributions.

Our Local Laboratories

  • Neutron and Neutrino Experiment Particle Detector Development Lab (PI: B. Jamieson)

    Rooms 3L25 and 3L10 and elsewhere at The University of Winnipeg

    The standard model of particle physics has been very successful at describing how nature works at the most fundamental level. The thrust of modern particle physics is in measuring the interactions of particles to higher precision, seeking any deviation from the standard model which could reveal the unexpected. The facility at UWinnipeg is used for developing particle detectors that will assist in measuring particle interactions with higher precision.

  • Polarized Xe Laboratory for Fundamental Physics (co-PI's: C. Bidinosti and J. Martin)

    Room 3L11 at The University of Winnipeg

    We produce nuclear-polarized xenon gas and use it for fundamental physics research using atoms and neutrons. The experiments aim ultimately at probing new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics. The technology we will develop has a strong relationship to medical imaging physics using polarized noble gases and supports an existing program at the University of Winnipeg to develop this technology for very-low-field nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging of the lung.

  • Laboratory for very low field MR(I) using hyperpolarized nuclei and SQUID-based detection (PI: C. Bidinosti)

    Room 2C37 at The University of Winnipeg

  • Subatomic Physics Detector Lab (PI: J. Martin)

    Room 3L10 at The University of Winnipeg

    Our experiments require international contributions from many universities and research institutes in order to be carried out. A typical way for a small university group to make an impact on an experiment is with a hardware contribution, normally in the form of a detector. The subatomic physics detector laboratory possesses infrastructure necessary to prototype, fabricate, and test such detectors. We have used it to build detectors and electronics for the G0 and Qweak experiments at Jefferson Lab.

Our Remote Laboratories

  • Canadian Spallation Ultracold Neutron Source (PI: J. Martin)

    in the Meson Hall at TRIUMF

    We are constructing the world's highest density source of ultracold neutrons (UCN), which will be used for a variety of fundamental physics experiments studying the properties and interactions of the neutron. The project is a collaborative effort between researchers in Canada and Japan.