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

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, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider”
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