Research Area

Subatomic Physics

We study fundamental symmetries and building blocks of the universe.

Subatomic Physics

Subatomic Physics

We have an internationally recognized research program in precision low-energy measurements of the fundamental symmetries in nature, making it the pre-eminent university-based group in this field in Canada. Current efforts include experiments at TRIUMF National Laboratory in Canada and at international facilities, including the US Argonne and Jefferson National Laboratories, the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and smaller efforts at RCNP Osaka, in Japan, and at MAMI, in Mainz, Germany. The group will continue to play a leadership role in large collaborations including a proposal to create a world-leading ultra-cold neutron facility at TRIUMF. The experimental effort is complemented by strategic theoretical efforts in low energy nuclear and particle physics and related work in string theory and quantum gravity.

More detailed information about the subatomic physics research efforts at The Manitoba Subatomic Physics Group.

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Faculty Active in this Research Area


Peter Blunden

Allen Building 509 204 480 1449
Senior Scholar

James Birchall

225 Allen Bldg 204 474 7354
Associate Professor

Wouter Deconinck

204 Allen Building (204) 474-6206

Michael Gericke

213 Allen Bldg 204 474 6203
Professor & Assoc. Head (Grad)

Gerald Gwinner

209 Allen Bldg 204-474-9856
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Scholar

Kumar Sharma

211 Allen Bldg 204 474 6181
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Willem van Oers

522 Allen Bldg 204 474 6890