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Prof. Mark Chen receives CFI’s Innovation Fund Grant for SNO+

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) 2015 Innovation Fund has over $16 million in funding to support research projects in dark matter, cardiology, chemistry and nanotechnologies. Among this year’s recipient is Professor Mark Chen from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.

The grant of $1,853,263 will be used to make upgrades to SNO+, a very powerful and sensitive instrument for researching subatomic particles. Prof. Chen states:

An upgraded SNO+ detector highly increases the potential for a transformative discovery in particle astrophysics which would cement Canada’s position as a global leader in this field. We’re also looking forward to engaging with Canadian companies in the high-purity chemical process industry, as well as training highly qualified personnel in areas such as materials purification, nuclear technology and the processing of large data sets.

For the full coverage, please visit the Queen’s Gazette.