Subatomic Physics - Pure and Applied

Subatomic physics is the major physics research direction at the University of Regina. Cutting edge research is performed in both experiment and theory, in collaboration with colleagues around the world. Our experimentalists perform nuclear and particle physics experiments at specialized laboratories in Canada and abroad, and bring data back to Regina for in depth computer analysis. Our theorists similarly travel to far flung research institutes for workshops, and detailed discussion. Such "suitcase physics" activities provide our research associates, graduate, and undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, interact with international collaborators and develop a broad range of expertise in their chosen field.

The people...

The subatomic physicists at the University of Regina have been involved in forefront research at national and international collaborative laboratories, seeking to shed some light on the mysteries of the nucleus and its contents, as well as apply nuclear experimentation techniques to the imaging plants for agriculture. The effort is divided among several groups, based on their different research emphases.

The Hadronic QCD Group is mostly involved in experimental work with electron and photon beams at Jefferson Lab in USA.

The T2K Group conducts its research within the T2K Collaboration, with its Canadian headquarters at the TRIUMF facility in Vancouver, BC.

The Rare Isotope Group studies reactions of decays of atomic nuclei located furthest from stability.  This work is conducted at TRIUMF in Vancouver, FRIB at Michigan State University and GANIL in France. 

The Nuclear Imaging Group carries out imaging on plants.

The Theory Group conducts research primarily directed towards better understanding the intersection between quantum mechanics and general relativity under conditions where potential observational insights can be attained.