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Author Bancroft, G. M. (George Michael), author.

Title The Canadian Light Source : a story of scientific collaboration / G.M. Bancroft with D.D. Johnson
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 171 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The University of Saskatchewan: The Electron Accelerator, Technical and Engineering Expertise, 1930s-1990 -- 3 The University of Western Ontario: The Beamline and Experimental Expertise, 1970s-1990 -- 4 Formation of the Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation and Competition between Western and USask, 1989-97 -- 5 The Creation of the Canada Foundation for Innovation -- 6 My Role as Interim Director, 1999-2001
7 The CFI: Goals, Impact, and Paul Martin -- 8 The Positive Impact on USask and Canadian Science -- Appendix 1 Synchrotron Facilities and Synchrotron Science: A Brief Overview -- Appendix 2 Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation: Announcementof CFI Funding, 1999 -- References -- Index -- About the Authors
Summary "The creation of the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon, which began operation in 2004, was the largest science project in Canada in the last fifty years. The multi-beam facility operates over five thousand hours per year for over one thousand Canadian and international users from a wide range of science, medical and engineering disciplines. This book describes the decades of intense research from many scientists to justify this project; the remarkable and unprecedented collaboration and cooperation of governments, universities, and industries across Canada; and the resulting outstanding research covering many areas of the physical, biological, medical, and agricultural sciences. With personal accounts and frank narration, this book describes the long history from 1934-2001 leading to the CLS, beginning in Saskatoon in the 1930s. The major part of the book details the remarkable and unselfish collaboration and cooperation of a few hundred people from Canadian and international universities, governments, and industry, showcasing how the Canadian Light Source represents pure and applied research at its finest."-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Canada
engineering research
national research
natural sciences
synchrotron radiation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 02, 2020)
Subject Canadian Light Source -- History
Synchrotrons -- Research -- Saskatchewan -- Saskatoon -- History
SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects
Saskatchewan -- Saskatoon
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Johnson, D. D. (Dennis Duane) 1938- author.
ISBN 9781487537487