The Institute of Particle Physics promotes Canadian excellence in particle physics research and advanced education.

Physics Programs

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While the IPP broadly supports particle physics research in Canada, we maintain a set of "IPP projects" that constitute our core programme. more

Research Scientists

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The IPP employs eight faculty-equivalent research scientists who lead the Canadian efforts in major particle physics experiments around the world. more

IPP mourns the death of Alan Astbury

Dr. Alan Astbury, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Victoria, died on 21 July 2014 following a brief illness. Alan, a leading figure in Canadian science, served as Director of IPP (1991-1995) and of TRIUMF (1994-2001). more

Englert and Higgs awarded 2013 Nobel Prize

“for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles..."
Background on Canadian and IPP's role in the Higgs boson discovery

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The Institute of Particle Physics provides support for Canadian citizens to participate in the CERN summer student programme. more